Nestled in South Gate, and manufacturing all of its fine fabrics right here in the SoCal — AG is a Cali mainstay — and we have to give it mad props for its 100% "Made In The USA" status. In addition to that coup, the company's totally eco-chic: It utilizes an "Ozone Technology" that reduces H20 use by 50%, and recycles denim scraps for the reusable totes you receive your jeans in after hitting the register. Formed by denim's guiding light, Adriano Goldschmied, and production authority, Yul Ku, in 2000, the line's been especially alive and kickin' lately with casual separates that we've been digging, too. And we actually have Ku's offspring Samuel to thank for that, since he took the design reigns in '08 and offered a totally fresh take.
AG Jeans Legging in Bronze, $215, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photos: Courtesy of AG Jeans