We’re full blown ready for spring to arrive, and we’re stocking up our closets accordingly. One of our favorite things to do is search Etsy for vintage and pre-owned denim (one of our nyfw wardrobe staples was a vintage Levi’s orange tab jacket we got at Indian Vs. Indian), and it just happens that right now, the pickings are particularly amazing. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites so you can get clicking—but don’t hesitate, this stuff goes fast!
Note: Remember to check seller feedback and read all information before buying any used or vintage clothing on Etsy!
We’ve already shown you some great denim options currently on the market for women, but we haven’t forgotten menswear! Here is our selection of solid jeans, shirts, and denim accessories that cost less than $30, but still look utterly stylish. From chambray shirts to silver jeans to denim bow ties, we’ve got you covered.
1. Converse One Star Men’s Straight Leg Jean ($29.99) — buy at Target
2. The Jack Collection denim bow tie ($24) — buy at DJPremium
3. H&M Chambray shirt ($29.99) — buy at H&M
4. dENiZEN from Levi’s Jeans 208 Super Skinny Jean ($29.99) — buy at Target
5. Topman Denim Blue Oxford Tie ($20) — buy at Topman USA
6. Forever 21 Whiskered Slim Jeans ($21.90) — buy at Forever 21
7. HEbyMango Denim Shirt ($29.99) — buy at MANGO
Tags: cheap denim, Denim Menswear, denim on a budget, denim under $30
As much as we all love to drool over designer denim that’s way, way out of our budget, sometimes you have to climb down from your dream world and get real. Not everyone can pick up each and every delightful denim item that strikes their fancy, but that doesn’t mean budget-friendly options are limited! We’ve rounded up nine awesome pieces of denim–from jeans and jackets to dresses, shorts, and even underwear–that all hit the mark for under $30. Who says you can’t have it all?
1. Old Navy Women’s Denim Vest ($29.94) — buy at Old Navy
2. H&M Denim Shorts ($24.95) — buy at H&M
3. Topshop Daisy Print Mini ($12) — buy at Topshop
4. Life In Progress Belted Denim Shirtdress ($29.80) — buy at Forever 21
5. LIP Denim Faded Jacket (24.80) — buy at Forever 21
6. Mossimo Womens Skinny Fit 3 Premium Jean ($27.99) — buy at Target
7. Heritage 1981 Subtle Rose Skinny Jeans ($26.90) — buy at Forever 21
Tags: cheap denim, denim on a budget, denim under $30, Forever 21
Need a warm denim jacket for winter that’s stylish and budget-friendly? We found one for you! It’s the Dakota dark-wash denim jacket, available now at Nasty Gal—and it’s on sale for $54.60. Slightly distressed, it features faux shearling collar and trim. It also has a quilted poly lining, so you can keep the cold out, and still look totally rock’n’roll.
Tags: dark-wash denim jacket, distressed denim, fall jacket, jean jacket, nasty gal, what to buy, what to wear, winter jacket
Sparkly, shimmering, metallic denim is a really fun idea, and most of us have no problem pulling on the sequins and the shiny coated threads for big nights like New Years Eve (heck, we’re guilty as charged and there are facebook photos to prove it)—but what about January 2nd onward? Would you wear these glittery purple jeans, or do they remind you too much of early David Bowie costumes? Let us know on facebook!
Shine On Jeans ($98) – buy them at Nasty Gal.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, glitter jeans, metallic jeans, party jeans, purple jeans, skinny jeans, what to buy
James Jeans is having a Holiday Sample Sale in downtown L.A. and you’re invited. Score their jeans for only $20-$80! Buy two pairs, get the third at half off. This sale is for both mens and womens collections, so get your last-minute holiday shopping done. Expect to find boot legs, skinnies, denim leggings and flared jeans. They are clearing things out for the new year—don’t miss out!
Friday, December 16 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
James Jeans Showroom
127 E. 9th St., Suite 702
Los Angeles 90015
Cash and MC/Visa accepted.
Read about James Jeans’ new Couture Collection.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: James Jeans, L.A. Sample Sales, sample sales
This is major: Hudson Jeans is opening up their L.A. warehouse to host their denim sample sale, where guys and gals will get current and past season jeans for 60 to 80% off retail. You’ll likely find your favorite pair that you’ve seen covered on the Denim Therapy blog, so don’t miss out. It’s a short but sweet sale, starting Friday (tomorrow!).
Date: Friday, December 9 – Saturday, December 10.
Location: 2608 E. 37th St. Vernon, CA 90058.
Note: No strollers, no Hudson jeans to be worn to sale, no large bags or food or drink. [Source: LA Mag]
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denim deals, denim sample sales, Hudson Jeans, Los Angeles Sales, Sales in L.A., Sales in Los Angeles, sample sales, Warehouse Sales
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your best friends (or yourself — let’s be real here), Madewell has you covered! Not only does this New York-based store carry every single piece of trendy winter fashion you can think of, but they’ve taken the liberty of breaking down every version of gift-receiver on your list and made guides to what to buy for them. From accessories under $50 to entire ensembles for your very besties — just click around the site and we promise you will not leave with an empty cart.
Tags: christmas 2011 shopping guide, holiday gift guide 2011, Madewell, madewell gift guide, winter fashion
Ready to take your fall and winter fashion to another level? Coal N Terry has the audacious, stylish cut-off denim shorts you’ll need to go from run-of-the-mill to rock-n-roll in a flash. Just switch out your standard blue jean shorts for these colorful, embellished DIY jeans and wear a pair of black tights and some rockin’ winter boots. Every pair is less than $100 (and a few pairs are less than $50). Select styles are available in sizes XXS to XXL. Don’t wait for spring to put a little party animal into your denim collection—Coal N Terry has just what you need.
Above, left to right:
Pink Lemonady Cutoff ($95) – buy it at Coal N Terry.
Weezy Spiked Cut off ($65) – buy it at Coal N Terry.
Half Back Studded Cutoff ($60) – buy it at Coal N Terry.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, cut off shorts, denim shorts, diy denim studded denim, dyed denim, embellished denim, frayed denim, Jean Shorts
Make a statement this fall with a pair of Free People stretch denim utility jeans! A fresh take on the traditional skinny, these front panel cargo pocket jeans have a distinct chic design that sets them apart from other less delectable approaches to this style. Namely, the pockets aren’t low on the thigh (which adds additional texture and doesn’t work if you’re trying to look slim). With intricate contour seams, and a perfect ankle length, you can rock this style in ruby red or electric blue. Flats, platform wedges, and fierce stilettos will all suit this pair of jeans. Best of all, they’re on sale now!
Free People stretch denim utility jeans ($75) – buy it at Tobi.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: ankle length skinny jeans, blue skinny jeans, cropped jeans, denim on sale, denim under $100, Free People stretch denim utility jeans, Red Skinny Jeans