15 Secret Spots to Shop for Unique Jeans

Sometimes the very best things are hidden in plain sight. Such is the case for the subject of today’s market roundup: unique jeans. But before we get to where to find them, let’s first chat about what warrants a pair of jeans to bear the label of unique.

The pickings aren’t slim when it comes to denim. There’s a seemingly endless supply of brands that offer a selection of jeans, jackets, and beyond in numerous shades of indigo. However, we think that once you have a solid inventory of everyday jeans from these brands, it’s not a bad idea to invest in a pair that feels a bit more creative. Whether it’s the Vetements route of reconstructed jeans or add-ons like patches or embroidery—anything that takes them to a not-so-basic level is something we can get onboard with.

So where can you find them? In simplest terms: just about everywhere. Even the brands you expect will only offer standard jeans usually produce a small handful of unconventional pairs with unexpected elements, like fringe hems, front zippers, or even exaggerated silhouettes. No need to dig through a thrift store or splurge on a crazy designer pair, you just have to know how to navigate your favorite sites and check back regularly for new arrivals.

This time we did the work for you and rounded up 15 pairs of unique jeans we know you’ll love. Shop our picks below.

For days when you can’t decide which denim wash to wear.

Available in sizes XS to L.

We’d wear these relaxed-fit jeans with a flirty cropped top this summer.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

Tuck a plain white T-shirt into this pair.

Available in UK sizes 6 to 14.

Jeans that look like trousers? We’re there for it.

Available in UK sizes 6 to 14.

Style this pair with a street-infused look—high-top sneakers and a smocked crop top do the trick.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

This new denim brand definitely has cult-following potential.

Available in sizes 24 to 31

Make this fun pair a set with the matching crop top.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Not for the faint of heart.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

The cut and wash alone will make this pair a hit this summer.

Available in sizes 2 to 26W.

This pair is classic enough to fit into your everyday denim rotation but unique enough to stand out.

Available in sizes 27 to 32.

This light blue shade is perfect for spring.

Available in sizes 12 to 24.

Wear as is in the warmer months and layer over a pair of colorful tights when it gets colder.

Available in sizes 24 to 30.

A pair with frayed edges is a perfect jumping-off point into the world of unique jeans.

Available in sizes 00 to 24.

Update your go-to skinny jeans with a pair that features a side slit.

Available in sizes 24 to 31.

The grommets on this pair give it a subtle cool-kid vibe.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.

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