Jean Therapy: The Top 5 Denim Stores in Boston

Whether faded or torn, superdark or shaded light, no other trouser satisfies a body like a trusty pair of jeans.  Explore the top 5 places in Boston to snag this wardrobe essential—be it denim or dungarees.


A North End haven for five years, in-jean-ius has answered the call for perfect pocket placement for many a booty in this happening neighborhood. in-jean-ius proudly stocks over 30 brands of denim, including hard-to-find labels like Jelessy and Taverniti, and delights its clients by offering a taste of the tropics with its cabana-style fitting rooms.

in-jean-ius is located at 441 Hanover Street in the North End

Jean Therapy

Who wants denim styled a dime-a-dozen? At Jean Therapy, you can have your denim and tweak it too, with on-site tailoring consultations to help you decide if you should remove a front pocket or two ($22) or create a custom hemline ($22). Plus, they offer a wide selection of tops, shoes and accessories to perfectly complement your fresh pick.

Jean Therapy is located at 524 Commonwealth Avenue near the Boston College campus


For those who are willing to venture outside the bustle of Beantown for their denim delight (and what sane person wouldn’t?), there’s Izzy’s. Run by fashion industry veteran Leigh Heffron Newton, Izzy’s partners with manufacturers directly to offer its clients competitive pricing. They offer also private in-store shopping (booked in advance) a la “Girls’ Night Out,” where for parties of 10 or more,they offer discounts and complimentary refreshments. How’s that for refreshing retail?

Izzy’s is located at 21 Barnard Street in downtown Andover

Lucky Brand

Sure, it’s a chain, and sure, you can find a Lucky Brand store in most major cities. But with a seemingly endless supply of styles (have you scoped their new skinnies?) and a knowledgable staff, we’re grateful to have our own Lucky outpost on Newbury Street. (For an even better fit, we recommend the tailors down the road at 91 Newbury.)

Lucky Brand is located at 229 Newbury Street in the Back Bay


There’s denim, there’s premium denim, and there’s denim so amazing you’ll want to melt it down and make it into jewelry. For the latter, head to Riccardi, where, though not an exclusive denim retailer, it is exclusive, carrying high end designers (and their select denim) such as Vivienne Westwood, Moncler, D-Squared and Comme Des Garcons. (Sorry, Levis—although we love you, you didn’t make the haute cut.)

Riccardi is located at 116 Newbury Street in the Back Bay