We live in a world of denim. We lounge around the house in our favorite jeans, dress them up for a night out and some of us even wear them to work.
But not all denim is created equal and finding the perfect pair of jeans often seems like a mythical and elusive quest with no end in sight. So it's a good thing for all of us that the great demand for a variety of quality denim has led to an emergence of specialty denim stores and bars in Orange County.
American Rag at Fashion Island has answered the call for denim by opening its first World Denim Bar, an in-store shop featuring a variety of denim from more than 85 vendors with more than 1,000 styles from around the world. Including a great selection of Levi’s along with popular denim brands like RRl, J Brand, Earnest Swen, AG, Genetic, Nudie, Acne, and Rag & Bone, the World Denim Bar also includes alteration services and high-tech fitting rooms with the must-see-to-believe “Ass Camera.” 953 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach :: amrag.com :: shopfashionisland.com
Solutions in Newport Beach serves up to 150 styles of designer denim ranging in fit and price with brands that can be found in Hollywood’s most exclusive boutiques. Skilled denim consultants are readily available to assist customers with the "denim menu." 1719 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach :: solutionsdenim.com
Levi’s Dry Goods, a concept store from Levi Strauss & Co., has opened at The Market Place in Tustin. This store offers a broad range of Levi’s products including a variety of fits and popular styles. 2801 El Camino Real, Tustin :: levis.com :: shopthemarketplace.com
Java Jean Bar believes in selling quality food with their fashion. The boutique offers a haven of premium brand denim along with martinis and a sit-down sandwich area featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Not only does Java Jean offer lunch but also Italian gelato and a variety of breakfast items. And if that isn't enough, the denim bar also features live entertainment in its patio. From Diesel to Hugo Boss, Java Jean Bar promises a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. 116 S. Fairmont Blvd., Anaheim Hills :: javajeanbar.com
AG Adriano Goldschmied first opened as a small boutique line a few years back and has since become a high-quality denim store with state-of-the-art washes. The ultimate goal of this denim brand is to create jeans with a vintage appeal, while still maintaining a modern silhouette. 3333 Bear St. Ste. 301, Costa Mesa :: agjeans.com
The Denim Bar in Los Alamitos specializes in denim, but also carries shoes, jewelry, gloves, and scarves - all reasonably priced. By offering one-on-one customer service, The Denim Bar staff promises to help you find a complete ensemble you will love. 10661 Los Alamitos Boulevard, Los Alamitos :: 562.493.3364