I got the opportunity to visit the Nudie Jeans house in LA last week and I could not have been more thrilled. I’ve always felt that Nudie was stepping up the denim game and have always respected what they have been about. As I walked in to the warm, cozy room I was greeted by the ever so lovely Ruari and was offered a latte or “water in a box” (as apposed to water in a plastic bottle well, because it’s more eco friendly of course!) and we began our journey.
The 600 sq foot House opened up in early September 2011 and is in an ideal location. The house is a small little bungalow off Melrose Blvd. smack dab in the middle of West Hollywood and is made out of wood with rod iron accents, chalkboard walls and a gorgeous sky light in the middle of the roof bringing a great light to the space. I was taken around the LA house which serves as a denim sanctuary, showroom and retail space open to the public. Not only can go you shop there but you can bring your old damaged Nudie’s in for repair or come in for an alterations clinic (which is why they have that rad sewing machine in the building).
I browsed, touched, and fell in love with the line, bungalow and brand all together leaving me wanting to own every pair of Nudie Jeans that they produce. To give you an idea of what Nudie is all about, in the fall they launched their Repair: Reuse: Reduce program which sees old Nudie Jeans repaired and recycled for sale again.
Also on display at the LA house is their Woad / Guado collection which is a limited edition line made out of the traditional way to make indigo. The dyestuff is from the Woad plant and is very labor intensive as it takes 1000 kilos of leaves to make 1 kilo of dyestuff. This line is only at a select number of Nudie stores and the LA store has it. Nudie loves encouraging a sustainable lifestyle and it shows through their brand and the way they produce it.
Another awesome little fact about Nudie for all of you LA residents… The rad dudes at Handsome Coffee House in the Arts District in Downtown all sport Nudie aprons. They are world class professional coffee makers that roast their own beans and travel the world to find the best ones, making them a perfect partner for Nudie. If you’re ever in the LA area you HAVE to check out the Nudie Jeans House and if you make your way Downtown, stop by Handsome Coffee House to support an awesome local business. Nudie would approve. Thanks for having me Nudie, I will be back and my bank account will not be happy about it.
Images belong to Chanelle/DenimBlog.com.
This month, I got to style J Brand’s latest patterned jeans, the 835 Baroque print in both Plum and Romantic. I love how flourished and romantic the pattern on these jeans is, plus the cropped length is perfect for spring and summer.
First, I styled the Plum pair, which were a bit bolder than the pair in Romantic wash. Because I wanted the details of the jeans to be the star of this outfit, I styled them with feminine pieces like this white Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse with slight peplum hem, Givenchy Heels, YSL Cuff and Proenza Schouler Bag.
For the Romantic pair, the print is a lot more subtle than the Plum color, so I styled it with pieces that are a bit bolder, allowing the jeans to add a bit of texture to the outfit. I paired them with a structured yellow blouse from Under.ligne, Malene Birger heels, a Dannijo collar necklace and a Marc Jacobs Nude Tote.
J Brand also has a variety of other patterns, prints and washes in their 835 cropped style here.
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Cheap designer jeans are being sought after every day. So many people want to get their hands on a pair of great premium jeans, but they just can’t afford the high price tag that comes with them. This is why we have put together a post letting you know that you don’t always have to pay the retail price of $160 upwards for an authentic pair of designer jeans. There are quite a few other ways to get your hands on a pair!
1 – During The Sales.
One of the best ways to get your jeans cheaper is during the sale seasons! This used to only be a few times a year, but now companies are offering sales throughout most of the year! There are the mid season sales, end of season sales, sales during the Christmas period, around Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Mothers Day, Fathers Day… There are a lot of times when the retail stores offer discount codes or drop their prices! You can’t go wrong!
Most of the time during these events though, you wont find the jeans for more than 20-30% off of their retail price, but when it’s the end of season sales, you can easily find the less popular styles with over 50% off of their original price. So the sales are always a good time to shop! You just have to keep your eyes open for the codes and seasons. Here on DenimBlog though, we always list the best places to shop when there are sales and we announce when companies are doing discounts too. Tobi.com are known for having great discounts and sales.
2 – Sample Sale Websites.
Sample Sale websites are a wonderful place to shop! Usually you have to be a registered member and the pop up sales last between 1-3 days. For example Gilt Groupe, Hautelook, Rue La La and Beyond The Rack (click on the names to register) are 4 of my personal favourite sites! They are very popular and they will have a schedule for the week of which sales are starting and when.
You can find brands like J Brand, Diesel, Siwy, Current/Elliott, James Jeans and so many more brands having pop up sales! When these sales happen you have to be quick with getting what you want into your basket because everyone has the same idea as you! The best part though is that you can find these jeans with over 50% off! Sometimes they can even have up to 90% off the retail price on the less popular styles. I have got some amazing deals on these websites before! The only thing is, these sales don’t happen all the time so you need to keep a regular check on the websites!
3 – Past Season Websites.
Past season websites like Yoox.com and TheOutnet.com are wonderful! Yoox carries a huge majority of designer brands (not just denim) and they are all past season pieces. So you will find the previous season jeans with a discounted price! Yoox is also full of Diesel jeans, so it’s a great place to snap those up for the men and women! The Outnet is actually Net-A-Porter’s sister site and it stocks all of the old Net-A-Porter products that are past season or didn’t sell. You can find amazing deals on there from Current/Elliott to Balmain and they also stock brands like Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu and Yves Saint Laurent. They are a great website and I have bought quite a few things from there! I have from both Yoox and The Outnet. Unlike the other ways to score cheap designer jeans, you don’t have to wait for the sale or a pop up sale because these two websites are stocked all the time.
4 – eBay.
Oh eBay! eBay can be such a wonderful place, but at the same time it can be awful. However, I have had way more good experiences than bad and it’s actually an amazing place to find cheap designer jeans! If you are not familiar with eBay (which I am sure you know all about it) it’s a huge auction website where members sell and buy their items. You do get actual stores on eBay though that are registered and sell authentic items. When you run a search on eBay, if you keep the words basic like ‘Diesel Jeans’ then you can come across some gems in amongst the rough! I have probably bought over 60 pairs of jeans on eBay over the time that I have had my account (quite a lot of years) and sometimes I have managed to get really good condition jeans for as little as £10 because they have been listed badly.
The only bad thing about eBay is that it’s also full of fake products. You have to be so careful with what you are buying because of the amount of fake jeans on there. You definitely don’t want to end up with a fake pair, so you need to make sure they are authentic. You can do this by having them checked out in the DenimBlog community and our members who are experts in different brands will be able to help you out, or you can leave a comment on DenimBlog and I can personally help you check the authenticy of the jeans. I learned many years ago on the DenimBlog community how to determine the fake jeans from the authentic jeans and once you learn how to do it, it’s actually quite easy to tell them apart. So don’t be afraid to ask and get them checked out!
Also, make sure you only buy from members who have a good positive feedback and that you pay with paypal using a credit card. That way you are not only covered by paypal (up to a certain amount) but you are also covered by your credit card company if in the event you were scammed by the seller. But always check their feedback and see what people have said about their transactions with the seller. This all might sound scary, but in general eBay is a good place to buy jeans. People usually don’t want their pairs anymore so they sell them on and you can pick up a pair that you have been searching for for many months at a great price.
5 – DenimBlog Community Mall.
Here at DenimBlog we also have a mall! All of the items that are listed in the mall are checked for authenticy so we only have authentic jeans listed by our members. In the past I have bought and sold many jeans in the DenimBlog mall and had only positive experiences with it. Our members love jeans and are very passionate about denim, so it’s a great place to buy and sell your jeans! You can check out the mall here and you can also join in the discussion about where to buy cheap designer jeans on the forum here.
Kristen Stewart was spotted during the last day of Coachella in Indio, California. She wore a pair of Mink Pink Slasher Flick shorts. I never would have thought that I would see Kristen in these. Surprisingly…they look really good on her.
I wonder if Kristen ended her weekend with the Dre and Snoop show? That was probably one of the most amazing things that I had ever experienced in my life. It was definitely the best way to end the festival due to the atmosphere alone, in my opinion. You can click here to purchase these shorts at Singer22 for $79.