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The Skinny on the Jean Scene: Where to Buy Denim in Miami

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Ashley Brozic

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Denim never goes out of style, but this year the working man's fabric has really woven its way into runways. Bell bottoms are back, Canadian tuxedos are no longer scoffed at, and designers found a way to make everything, and knee length jean skirts are back. (The key word here is knee length, NOT your inch-long A&F skirt from 2005).

Returning this year is our denim map, a comprehensive list to guide you through your search for the perfect pair of dungarees. We added a few more fan favorites to the list–Joe's Jeans, Diesel, and Bloomingdale's– and tacked on two local boutiques that specialize in the fabric, like Sunset Clothing Co. and the recently opened Lost Boy Dry Goods in Downtown.

As always, scroll through our list and let us know if we missed any in the comments. And if you're really curious, here's the complete history of how denim came to be.

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Tupelo Honey

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When Eric Clapton writes a song after visiting your store, you know you've made it. Tupelo Honey has come a long way since its bell bottom days in the 70s, however it's still known for carrying the best of the best when it comes to denim. J.Brand, Rag & Bone, AG, Mother; you name it, and Tupelo Honey has got it at one if its two stores at Town Center Aventura and South Miami . [Photo: Ashley Brozic]

Scotch & Soda

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With locations on Lincoln Road, at Aventura Mall, and in the Miami Design District, prices at Scotch & Soda trickle under $200. Plus, the denim comes in so many colors, prints and fits, you'll have a tough time deciding which pair you'll take home. [ Photo]

Lucky Brand

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Lucky Brand literally has a style for every shape of denim in the book. Same width from chest to hips? Slip into a Charlie. Trunk a little fuller? The Lola or Easy Rider makes for a nice squeeze. Most of its jeans are well under the $150 mark, and don't even get us started on Lucky's sales. OH. MY. GOD. [Photo]

True Religion Brand Jeans

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True Religions are unmistakable for their pocket-sized logos and their fit. The Dadeland Mall location has shelves upon shelves of blue jeans, along with soft basic tees to match. There are also True Religion stores at Dolphin Mall, Aventura Mall, and on Collins Avenue. [Photo]

Express

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If you walk past Express's trendy spring pieces, you'll stumble upon the store's treasure trove of denim, which fits like a glove without breaking the bank. [Photo]

Urban Outfitters

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BDG's stretchy jeans reign supreme at Urban Outfitters, but the store has a hefty collection of high-waisted denim shorts that will make you look like you walked straight out of a 90s ad. There are three Urban Outfitter's locations in Miami: Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, and Lincoln Road. [Photo

G-Star Raw

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If Afrojack endorses the brand, you know it's gotta be good. G-Star RAW was one of the firsts to incorporate 3-D printing into its products, and the brand prides itself on its unwashed, untreated, raw denim. [Photo]

7 For All Mankind

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In a short 15 years, "Sevens" have become a household fashion name. The brand is creative in its usage of different fabrics and materials, and if you head on over to its Aventura Mall location, one of Seven Brand's jeans specialists can surely help you find the perfect pair. [Photo]

AG Adriano Goldschmied

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From shirts to bottoms, AG is truly dedicated to denim. Most pairs run above $200, but you're certain to find cigarettes, leggings, boot cuts or flares that you may never want to take off. Like, ever. [Photo]
We're calling out Macy's for great selection of jeans at multiple price points, and giving a special shout out to its second floor denim department, which carries Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply line. Bravo, Macy's. Bravo.

All Saints

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If you want a pair of jeans that go seamlessly with a leather jacket and are tight enough to make any man or woman in the room say "DAY-UM," then step right into All Saints's rustic stores Aventura Mall or Lincoln Road. If you're pinching pennies, check out the outlet at Sawgrass Mills. [Photo]

Levi's Outlet Store

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Taking scissors to a brand new pair of jeans? That hurts. Taking scissors into a brand new pair of jeans you bought for less than half the price? Doable. If you want to DIY your own pair of cutoffs, head over to the Levi's outlet and snag yourself a set that won't hurt cutting into. There's also an outlet location at Sawgrass Mills. [Photo: Dolphin Mall]

Madewell

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What preppy duds are to J.Crew, workwear is to Madewell, which means that denim is a main attraction. Whether you're in to classic skinnies or a pair of loose boyfriends, you're sure to find it at Madewell's Denim Bar, whether you're shopping at Lincoln Road or Merrick Park. [Photo: Karli Evans for Racked]

Sunset Clothing Co

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Sunset Clothing Co. has that laid-back, carefree vibe that Sunset Harbour is so known for. Just consider the brands it carries: Current/Elliott, James Perse, Frame Denim, Mother, and Levis Made and Crafted. Also notable is its selections of linen and cotton button downs, James Perse tees, and any essential you'd need for a lazy Saturday. [Photo: Sunset Clothing Co.]

Joe's Jeans

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Whether you like a classic bootcut fit or you're searching for this year's biggest denim trends, like joggers and jumpsuits, Joe's Jeans has had a decade or so to perfect its methods and deliver you the most deliciously rich pair of jeans you've ever slipped into. [Photo]
Few brands have been able to maintain the level of cool that Diesel has for this many years, thanks not only to great marketing, but also to its quality fit and feel whether you're a woman, a man, or a kid. Push the boundaries with Diesel's atelier collection, which features light wash denim made by artisans in loose baggy fits, or keep it tight with Diesel's DNA collection. Whatever you choose, you can find a Diesel store on Washington Avenue in South Beach and in Aventura Mall. [Photo]

Lost Boy Dry Goods

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Lost Boy Dry Goods has opened in Downtown Miami, and boasts stacks and racks of premium and affordable jeans for guys and girls, plus the collared shirts and tees to match. It's all set within a very, very Western themed backdrop. Plus, where else can you buy hot sauce where you buy your pants? [Photo: Lost Boy Dry Goods]

Bloomingdale's

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Joe's Jeans, James Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, Hudson- the department store is seriously dedicated to denim, so much so that an entire section of the store is committed to the pursuit of a good fit. You can find the perfect fit at any point in the year, but we'd recommend waiting for one of Bloomingdale's many sales. [Photo: Raquel Zaldivar for Racked]

Forever21

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Alright, so maybe you're not ready to blow $250 on a pair of skinny jeans. Maybe you don't even feel like blowing $50. Forever 21 has a great selection of denim styles, and every curvy girl knows that they'll always find the right amount of stretch here. The F21 Contemporary line does a great job of keeping up with the latest styles, and you'll probably never pay more than $30 bucks for a pair either. [Photo: Getty]

Superdry

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Expect to walk out with several pairs of jeans here, because rarely will a pair cost you more than $120. There are jeans for both men and women in dozens of styles from loose to fitted. [Photo: Getty]

Tupelo Honey

When Eric Clapton writes a song after visiting your store, you know you've made it. Tupelo Honey has come a long way since its bell bottom days in the 70s, however it's still known for carrying the best of the best when it comes to denim. J.Brand, Rag & Bone, AG, Mother; you name it, and Tupelo Honey has got it at one if its two stores at Town Center Aventura and South Miami . [Photo: Ashley Brozic]

Scotch & Soda

With locations on Lincoln Road, at Aventura Mall, and in the Miami Design District, prices at Scotch & Soda trickle under $200. Plus, the denim comes in so many colors, prints and fits, you'll have a tough time deciding which pair you'll take home. [ Photo]

Lucky Brand

Lucky Brand literally has a style for every shape of denim in the book. Same width from chest to hips? Slip into a Charlie. Trunk a little fuller? The Lola or Easy Rider makes for a nice squeeze. Most of its jeans are well under the $150 mark, and don't even get us started on Lucky's sales. OH. MY. GOD. [Photo]

True Religion Brand Jeans

True Religions are unmistakable for their pocket-sized logos and their fit. The Dadeland Mall location has shelves upon shelves of blue jeans, along with soft basic tees to match. There are also True Religion stores at Dolphin Mall, Aventura Mall, and on Collins Avenue. [Photo]

Express

If you walk past Express's trendy spring pieces, you'll stumble upon the store's treasure trove of denim, which fits like a glove without breaking the bank. [Photo]

Urban Outfitters

BDG's stretchy jeans reign supreme at Urban Outfitters, but the store has a hefty collection of high-waisted denim shorts that will make you look like you walked straight out of a 90s ad. There are three Urban Outfitter's locations in Miami: Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, and Lincoln Road. [Photo

G-Star Raw

If Afrojack endorses the brand, you know it's gotta be good. G-Star RAW was one of the firsts to incorporate 3-D printing into its products, and the brand prides itself on its unwashed, untreated, raw denim. [Photo]

7 For All Mankind

In a short 15 years, "Sevens" have become a household fashion name. The brand is creative in its usage of different fabrics and materials, and if you head on over to its Aventura Mall location, one of Seven Brand's jeans specialists can surely help you find the perfect pair. [Photo]

AG Adriano Goldschmied

From shirts to bottoms, AG is truly dedicated to denim. Most pairs run above $200, but you're certain to find cigarettes, leggings, boot cuts or flares that you may never want to take off. Like, ever. [Photo]

Macy's

We're calling out Macy's for great selection of jeans at multiple price points, and giving a special shout out to its second floor denim department, which carries Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply line. Bravo, Macy's. Bravo.

All Saints

If you want a pair of jeans that go seamlessly with a leather jacket and are tight enough to make any man or woman in the room say "DAY-UM," then step right into All Saints's rustic stores Aventura Mall or Lincoln Road. If you're pinching pennies, check out the outlet at Sawgrass Mills. [Photo]

Levi's Outlet Store

Taking scissors to a brand new pair of jeans? That hurts. Taking scissors into a brand new pair of jeans you bought for less than half the price? Doable. If you want to DIY your own pair of cutoffs, head over to the Levi's outlet and snag yourself a set that won't hurt cutting into. There's also an outlet location at Sawgrass Mills. [Photo: Dolphin Mall]

Madewell

What preppy duds are to J.Crew, workwear is to Madewell, which means that denim is a main attraction. Whether you're in to classic skinnies or a pair of loose boyfriends, you're sure to find it at Madewell's Denim Bar, whether you're shopping at Lincoln Road or Merrick Park. [Photo: Karli Evans for Racked]

Sunset Clothing Co

Sunset Clothing Co. has that laid-back, carefree vibe that Sunset Harbour is so known for. Just consider the brands it carries: Current/Elliott, James Perse, Frame Denim, Mother, and Levis Made and Crafted. Also notable is its selections of linen and cotton button downs, James Perse tees, and any essential you'd need for a lazy Saturday. [Photo: Sunset Clothing Co.]

Joe's Jeans

Whether you like a classic bootcut fit or you're searching for this year's biggest denim trends, like joggers and jumpsuits, Joe's Jeans has had a decade or so to perfect its methods and deliver you the most deliciously rich pair of jeans you've ever slipped into. [Photo]

Diesel

Few brands have been able to maintain the level of cool that Diesel has for this many years, thanks not only to great marketing, but also to its quality fit and feel whether you're a woman, a man, or a kid. Push the boundaries with Diesel's atelier collection, which features light wash denim made by artisans in loose baggy fits, or keep it tight with Diesel's DNA collection. Whatever you choose, you can find a Diesel store on Washington Avenue in South Beach and in Aventura Mall. [Photo]

Lost Boy Dry Goods

Lost Boy Dry Goods has opened in Downtown Miami, and boasts stacks and racks of premium and affordable jeans for guys and girls, plus the collared shirts and tees to match. It's all set within a very, very Western themed backdrop. Plus, where else can you buy hot sauce where you buy your pants? [Photo: Lost Boy Dry Goods]

Bloomingdale's

Joe's Jeans, James Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, Hudson- the department store is seriously dedicated to denim, so much so that an entire section of the store is committed to the pursuit of a good fit. You can find the perfect fit at any point in the year, but we'd recommend waiting for one of Bloomingdale's many sales. [Photo: Raquel Zaldivar for Racked]

Forever21

Alright, so maybe you're not ready to blow $250 on a pair of skinny jeans. Maybe you don't even feel like blowing $50. Forever 21 has a great selection of denim styles, and every curvy girl knows that they'll always find the right amount of stretch here. The F21 Contemporary line does a great job of keeping up with the latest styles, and you'll probably never pay more than $30 bucks for a pair either. [Photo: Getty]

Superdry

Expect to walk out with several pairs of jeans here, because rarely will a pair cost you more than $120. There are jeans for both men and women in dozens of styles from loose to fitted. [Photo: Getty]