Jean Jackpot: The Best Under-$150 Pairs Hiding at the Nordstrom Sale

The Best Jeans Nordstrom Anniversary


The Style Stalker

Shopping for jeans, especially online, can be a difficult task. Unless you've heard via word of mouth or are supernaturally good at knowing what will look good on your body without trying anything on, the process of finding the perfect pair of jeans online is quite tricky. Add the pressure of a fabulous sale and barely there prices into the mix, and now you're really in a predicament. If there is one piece of advice we can give you, it would be to not let the low prices trick you into thinking you "need" a product. Instead, do your homework.

In case you've missed it, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full swing and prices are looking better than ever. Clearly, you clicked into this article to shop some quality denim, so instead of making you do the aforementioned homework, we did it for you. Ahead, we've rounded up the best under-$150 jeans, according to raving customer reviews, currently available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. From black skinny jeans to on-trend high-rise pairs, the selection ahead has a little something for everyone.

Customer review: "The most amazing jeans! Great dark color. Fit like a glove. I am normally between a 6-8 in jeans and needed a 4 in these, like my other GA jeans. They are a tad bit higher than I imagined but like the change. Perfect stretch. I never write reviews but I had too on these, they are just too perfect. I used to religiously buy only citizens or Paige jeans but have been really disappointed the last few years with the fit for my curvy/athletic body. I'm 5'7" and 145 lbs, Booty and tiny waist. They also don't stretch like other designer jeans. These are my new go-to jeans!"

Customer review: "Listen to the reviews! I did and they fit like a glove! In my first pair of good Americans I sized down but these I stayed with my true size and they are perfect! I am 6ft, 36in inseam, and 180, I got a 10 and I love them! Great length even on my long legs! They are super comfy and no back gap!"

Customer review: "WOW. These have a fantastic cut and they're really stretchy. Funny, I'm 5'4" and they look more cropped and flared than on the model—super flattering."

Customer review: "These jeans are so soft and comfortable that I don’t feel like I’m wearing jeans. I can legit do splits in these. Yet they still hold me in at the right places and make my butt look good." 

Customer review: "I saw these last week at the store during the Early Access days, and was impressed, though I didn't try them on. Received them yesterday in the mail after choosing the style online. These are a heavy denim (at least for me—I live in FL). The stretch is good but the fabric doesn't sag. I can't say this about many things I see in the Nordstrom's site: these look on me exactly the way they look on the model. I love the structure to the waist, the ankle length, and the slight distressing. The look is 'broken in,' casual, and on me the fit is perfect. I have smaller hips and a wider waist, so jeans shopping tends to be difficult. If they hold up well, I will be looking for a darker denim, undistressed pair as well."

Customer review: "I thought I might not really like these because of the rips; I usually prefer unripped ones, but these were too good a deal to pass up—and now that they came, I LOVE them. They are extremely soft, comfortable, and very good-looking. I ordered them in both 29 (my regular size) and 28 and they both fit, but I preferred the somewhat baggy look (since I have other fitted jeans), so I am keeping the 29. I don't find them TOO baggy; they are just right. If I could afford it right now, I might keep both sizes for different looks. ! am 5" 6" and 140 lbs."

Customer review: "I bought these jeans last year and wear them constantly. They have held their color well and are incredibly comfortable. On top of this, they also don't attract lint as much as other black pants that I have so I am not constantly having to use a lint roller. The raw hem does make them a bit more casual, but when paired with booties they can be dressed up more for a casual office outfit."

Customer review: "I love these! The fit is true to size (I'm 5'8 and have some curve—I got a size 29). They are slimming and the material feels great. The buttons are also super cute and add detail."

Customer review: "Love these AG jeans! So cute, soft, and comfortable!

Customer review: "Love these! I normally wear a 30 but bought these in a 29. They have that original/raw denim look but have a little stretch so they’re comfortable. Super soft and no breaking in necessary. I’m short so I cut mine a little shorter so they hit right above my ankle."

Customer review: "Love these! Fits true to size and the crop hits at a flattering spot for my 5’10 frame. Really comfortable and great for everyday or casual workday. They have a natural hem that will fray over time."


Customer review: "Bought these during the Anniversary Sale. They do not disappoint! Super comfortable and flattering—they fit TTS. I’m 5’4” these are the perfect ankle length for booties!"

Customer review: "I love the AG Prima cut and have several pairs. What I love about these is that they have no rips, so I can wear them to work if needed. This cut is great if you have more a more athletic build in your hips and in the rear and actually make your butt look good!" 

Customer review: "This is by far the best fitting most comfortable jeans I have bought! They have some stretch but also hold on the tummy area. The color is a perfect blue and the slit on the side dresses them up! So worth the money to fund a great fitting, nice looking jean!"

Customer review: "NYDJ always feel great and these are no exception. The color is rich and the amount of fade on the front of the jeans are just right. They are long enough and felt comfortable immediately."

Customer review: "I call these my 'workhorse' jeans because they are my go-to several times a week! These are the superstars of my denim collection. I am a little on the curvy side, and these jeans fit perfectly! They hug but don't suffocate... and they make all of my sweaters and tops look adorable! They win in every single category. Fit, style, price, compatibility. These are on repeat in my closet year-round."

Customer review: "Great pair of jeans! The material is super soft and high quality, the fit is true to size (I'm a size 6, and the 28 fits great), and the color is the darkest black. These jeans can be dressed up or down. They are super cute, and I can't wait to wear them! They are also very comfortable - the material moves with you rather than restricts like some other skinny jeans. I definitely recommend!"

Customer review: "LOVE these jeans! They have the perfect amount of stretch and fit true to size. The length is perfect and hits in just the right spot on my ankle (I'm 5'6). The only thing I will say is that they are more of a medium-rise than high but they still look great and hold everything in. These are definitely my new go-to pair!"

Customer review: "I love these pants so much! They're the most flattering pair of pants I have bought recently. The dark color and stretch make it easy to wear to work because they don't feel or look like regular jeans. I am so excited, to wear them in the fall tucked into boots also!"

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