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The Top 10 Places to Buy Denim in San Francisco

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San Franciscans don't joke around when it comes to denim. Some of us won't bat an eye at dropping $300+ on a pair of jeans as stiff as a board. We'll freeze them to try killing bacterial rather than expose our precious denim to the fading effects of water. We're also the home of Levi's, the most iconic denim brand in the world, so it's no surprise we take our 5-pocket-styles seriously.

We narrowed the shopping options in San Francisco down to 10 of the stores where we found the best denim merchandise.

How did we do? Did we miss your favorite denim shopping spot? We'd love to hear from you via email or in the comments below.


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1. Levi Store

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300 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 501-0100
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Levi's hardly needs an introduction, and the company's flagship store at Union Square is impossible to miss with its dramatic stairway outside. The store carries pretty much any Levi's style your heart desires and has tailors on site. They also host some can't-miss exhibitions and special events.

2. Industrie Denim

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300 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA
Big Star, Current/Elliott, all the Js (J, James and Jones), Koral, Levi's Made & Crafted, Nudie, Paige, Rag & Bone—yup, all the best denim brands can be found at Industrie for both men and women. Look for the "booty cam" in their dressing rooms, so you can get a real good look at how the goods will look in those jeans you're about to spend a couple hundred bucks on.

3. Self Edge Denim

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714 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 558-0658
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Self Edge is a store for the serious denim connoisseur, with rare brands including including Strike Gold, Dry Bones, Real Japan Blues and Sugar Cane. They pride themselves on providing "selvedge lines made of metallic red silk, rivets made from sterling silver, poisonous python skin tags from Okinawa." They also offer repair service on denim jeans, jackets or shirts.

4. G-Star Raw

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76 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 398-5381
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From A-crotch to dropped crotch, from overalls and cutoffs to vests and jackets, the G-Star Raw brand most likely has your denim tastes covered. You'll find every wash imaginable, and everything from skinny to wide-leg jeans, plus t-shirts, jeans, and even undies.

5. Brooklyn Circus

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1521 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 359-1999
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The Brooklyn Circus carries its own line of Japanese raw denim, plus denim hats and jackets and super cute varsity jackets to go with them.

6. The Blues Jean Bar - SF

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1827 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 346-4820
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Sidle up to the Blues Jean Bar in Cow Hollow, and a friendly bartender will help you find--among their 40+ brands--your perfect style (bootcut, skinny, straight), wash (dark, light, distressed), and waist size.

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1519 Grant St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Address 1519 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133 Located between Union & Filbert Streets Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:30-6:30 Sunday 12-6 Closed Mondays Phone Us 415.982.5726
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It's one of the few places in San Francisco where you can find Dope & Drakkar denim, which is made of raw denim made of organic cotton grown in Texas and fabricated on mid-century shuttle looms salvaged from a North Carolina textile plants. Need we say more?

8. 7 For All Mankind

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224 Grant St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 399-0549
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They've come a long way since being one of the first brands to lure women to spend $100+ on jeans in the '90s with their low-slung bootcut style. These days, you'll find every wash, color and style.

9. AG Adriano Goldschmied

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20 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 398-0546
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You'll find always on-trend cuts from skinnies to colored to destroyed denim styles, plus tops, jackets and accessories wear with your jeans.

10. Joe's Jeans

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239 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 986-7171
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Known for making you butt look the best it possibly can, Joes will hook you up. The brand is the ultimate cool-girl go-to, and the SF store carries a huge men's selection as well.

1. Levi Store

300 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Levi's hardly needs an introduction, and the company's flagship store at Union Square is impossible to miss with its dramatic stairway outside. The store carries pretty much any Levi's style your heart desires and has tailors on site. They also host some can't-miss exhibitions and special events.
300 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108

2. Industrie Denim

300 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA
Big Star, Current/Elliott, all the Js (J, James and Jones), Koral, Levi's Made & Crafted, Nudie, Paige, Rag & Bone—yup, all the best denim brands can be found at Industrie for both men and women. Look for the "booty cam" in their dressing rooms, so you can get a real good look at how the goods will look in those jeans you're about to spend a couple hundred bucks on.
300 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA

3. Self Edge Denim

714 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Self Edge is a store for the serious denim connoisseur, with rare brands including including Strike Gold, Dry Bones, Real Japan Blues and Sugar Cane. They pride themselves on providing "selvedge lines made of metallic red silk, rivets made from sterling silver, poisonous python skin tags from Okinawa." They also offer repair service on denim jeans, jackets or shirts.
714 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. G-Star Raw

76 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108
From A-crotch to dropped crotch, from overalls and cutoffs to vests and jackets, the G-Star Raw brand most likely has your denim tastes covered. You'll find every wash imaginable, and everything from skinny to wide-leg jeans, plus t-shirts, jeans, and even undies.
76 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108

5. Brooklyn Circus

1521 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The Brooklyn Circus carries its own line of Japanese raw denim, plus denim hats and jackets and super cute varsity jackets to go with them.
1521 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. The Blues Jean Bar - SF

1827 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sidle up to the Blues Jean Bar in Cow Hollow, and a friendly bartender will help you find--among their 40+ brands--your perfect style (bootcut, skinny, straight), wash (dark, light, distressed), and waist size.
1827 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

7. ab fits

1519 Grant St., San Francisco, CA 94133
It's one of the few places in San Francisco where you can find Dope & Drakkar denim, which is made of raw denim made of organic cotton grown in Texas and fabricated on mid-century shuttle looms salvaged from a North Carolina textile plants. Need we say more?

8. 7 For All Mankind

224 Grant St., San Francisco, CA 94108
They've come a long way since being one of the first brands to lure women to spend $100+ on jeans in the '90s with their low-slung bootcut style. These days, you'll find every wash, color and style.
224 Grant St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

9. AG Adriano Goldschmied

20 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
You'll find always on-trend cuts from skinnies to colored to destroyed denim styles, plus tops, jackets and accessories wear with your jeans.
20 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

10. Joe's Jeans

239 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Known for making you butt look the best it possibly can, Joes will hook you up. The brand is the ultimate cool-girl go-to, and the SF store carries a huge men's selection as well.
239 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108