The Broke Girl's Guide To Designer Denim

Photo: Courtesy of The Dreslyn.
Sure, there are great jeans at every price point, and finding vintage denim worn to suede-like softness will always make our hearts leap with joy. But, for many of us, once we've done designer denim, it's hard to go back to any other kind. Luckily — with a little know-how — a deep, abiding love for the premium stuff doesn't have to cost a fortune.
We spoke with Hukkster — a site that allows you to track the products you love, gives coupon codes, and alerts you when your favorites go on sale — and got some seriously juicy intel on when, where, and how to get the best deal on the denim brands you love. Whether you swear by rag & bone's slouchy boyfriend blues or J Brand's perfect skinnies, click on to learn how to shop smarter, and take advantage of some major sales going on right now (80% off, anyone?). Now, you can keep yourself in the high-end denim brands you adore — and have enough left over to take 'em for a spin on the town, too.
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And the best high-end brands for deal-seekers are…
“We've seen the deepest discounts on classic fits in basic washes trigger on DL1961, Citizens of Humanity, and 7 For All Mankind — all over 60% off.”
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Where to score must-haves on sale?
"Sites like Shopbop and Piperlime offer a curated selection of top brands and are a great place to score deals on brands like AG Jeans, Paige Denim, rag & bone/JEAN, and J Brand — all on major sale now."
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Now's the time to take the white-denim plunge.
"White denim is a spring/summer must-have, and they go on sale sooner than you think. We’ve already seen discounts trigger on premium white denim at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, and Intermix. Neiman Marcus also offers free shipping and returns always, so your buys are risk-free."
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Coated, leather-look denim has never been a better deal.
"We're seeing amazing discounts on the coated denim trend: Up to 76% off Hudson Waxed jeans, and the rag & bone pair shown here is 50% off — plus, The Dreslyn is currently has a site-wide, extra-25%-off promotion when you use the code WITHBENEFITS."
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Some brands don’t discount the classics.
"Discounts on classic styles by rag & bone don't go as deep (usually just over 30%), but you can score embellished and destroyed denim by the brand for over 60% off. You can also use Hukkster to track any style you like, and we'll alert you when they go on sale."
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Look beyond department stores.
"Anthropologie isn’t usually thought of as a denim destination, but it’s a great, on-the-low place to score discounts of up to 60% on Paige [Denim], AG [Jeans], J Brand, Citizens [of Humanity], and Current/Elliott. Some MiH styles are going for an amazing 80% off. We especially love these Current/Elliott coated skinny jeans, and the bootcut style shown here). And, they’re currently offering an extra 20% off all sale items — so get shopping!"
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If you take certain sizes, definitely don't wait to buy.
“Sizes 26-28 sell out quickly on super popular styles, so it's better to act fast if you have your heart set on something special."
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Keep an eye out for site-wide deals.
"Bloomingdale’s is currently running a private sale, with an extra 30% off almost all already-reduced women’s clothing now through 4/27, including denim by 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Paige [Denim], J Brand, and Joe's Jeans."
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Trendier styles mean better sales.
"We've seen discounts up to 55% on classic styles by J Brand, and over 70% on the brand's super-trendy coated and piped styles. NYDJ's two-tone jeans are a great deal now, too."
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Skip the sample sales.
"Sites like Barney's Warehouse and Last Call offer deep discounts on denim, without having to tussle over the last pair in your size."
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