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Even in the worst, most depressing, picked-over thrift shops, there's usually one area that's bound to hold a gem: denim. And, don't think that we're just talking about women's pants — we have a tendency to hit each collection of jeans throughout the shop, digging through the women's, men's, and kids' sections for a pair that fits. Because, as any real denim fanatic knows, that plastered-on look isn't the only one that's worth shopping for.
With the obvious signs of a much-loved existence (rips, fray, and that "DIY distressing" that can only come with years of wear-and-tear), these vintage-look denim pieces can make your everyday basics Brigitte Bardot-worthy. As for what to wear beyond that? Well, you know the drill...
Photographed by YoungJun Koo.