Mav’s Fab 5- September 18th, 2012

our 5 picks

SOLD Design Lab: Columbus Baby Bell

When celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Diaz are spotted in the same pair of jeans, you know that brand has got to be first-class. It is no surprise that these leading women were each seen in SOLD Design Lab jeans. Our favorite style is the Columbus Baby Bell cut, a 5-pocket lightweight stretch jean that is fitted through the leg and features a slight flare at the bottom. Comfort has never looked so stylish!

Adriano Goldschmied: Coated Legging Pants

Looking for an out of the ordinary, edgy look? The coated legging pants from Adriano Goldschmied’s collection would definitely fulfill your appetite for trend. A far cry for your everyday pairs of denim, these legging pants are super skinny and made of a leatherette material. Snag a pair of these and set the bar high for the upcoming fall and winter fashion trends.

J.Crew: Matchstick

The J.Crew Matchstick jean sits lower on the hips, is slim through the hip and thigh, and has a slim straight leg. Available in an abundance of colors, this style is made to suit just about anyone. These jeans cling tight all the way down the leg and leave room to show off any girl’s best accessory: her shoes.

GAP: 1969 Straight Leg

The 1969 Straight Leg Jean from GAP instantly slims and elongates your figure. The straight fit looks great on women of all sizes and gives the illusion of long, model-like legs. This low-priced pair of denim will lift your spirits every time you put them on.

Adriano Goldschmied: Ballad

With the official start to autumn swiftly approaching, every woman is going to need a pair of boot-cut jeans. Our suggestion is Adriano Goldschmied’s Ballad style. The slimmest fit of all of AG’s boot cut styles, the Ballad stretches perfectly through the waist, hips, and knees but has the perfect amount of flare at the ankles. The Ballad can be worn casually during the day and is easily dressed up at night when you want to look a bit more sophisticated. When you purchase a pair of these, you are definitely making a long-term investment.

Best Places to Buy Jeans
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1000 3rd Avenue (59th Street and Lexington Store)
New York, New York 10022
(212) 705-2000

Since its opening in 1927, Bloomingdale’s has remained one of New York City’s most famous department stores. Soaring “seven and a half” floors into the sky and taking up an entire city block, the store is a shopping legend in itself. You can find all of the latest trends and designer brands at Bloomingdale’s. Shop here for the jeans you are looking for and leave with them in a “little brown bag,” one of New York City’s shopping traditions.

Adriano Goldschmied (“AG”) Soho
111 Greene Street
New York, New York 10012
(212) 680-0581

Denim and caffeine are the two obsessions that lay between the brick walls of this intimate Soho shop. Customers can cooly cruise through multitudes of neatly folded jeans in many differently styles while they enjoy complementary espressos from the shop’s very own espresso bar. The shop’s in-house seamstress is always available to ensure that each customer walks out with a nothing-less-than perfect fit to their denim picks. Not only is the product here top notch, but the shopping experience is also hard to top.

Denim Habit
525 3rd Avenue
New York, New York 10016
(212) 213-8250

Denim Habit has one of the best selections of designer-brand jeans in New York City.  Their price spectrum varies from lower-priced designers to the highest-priced, making it a go-to place for a wide variety of shoppers. Aside from jeans, Denim Habit also has an abundant selection of tops and accessories to go along with your denim purchases.

SAKS Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 753-4000

After 88 years in business, it is safe to say that SAKS Fifth Avenue must be good at what they do: providing an extravagant shopping experience to all of its customers. Set directly across from Rockefeller Center, SAKS consumes an entire city block and consists of ten floors filled to the brim with the best and latest designer material. Once you find your perfect pair of jeans, you can head to the 8th floor and indulge in a delicious lunch at Café SFA.

Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10065
(212) 450-8700

Barneys New York is one of the most luxurious and renowned department stores in the history of New York City. Spacious and luxurious, the majestic storefront boasts their proud collection consisting of all of the trendiest designer material. Barneys is the place to get your priciest jeans that you will be most proud to wear. The experience of shopping at Barneys and the merchandise you walk out with are equally rewarding.

Best Online Shopping
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At its conception in 2000, it was a moderately size online boutique specializing in hard to find denim lines.  It grew so quickly that it was bought by in 2006. Daily Candy calls ShopBop “the editors of what’s cool.”  They’re also revered as having the best customer service around.


WhoWhatWear was launched by two former Elle Magazine editors.  It is an authority for trendsetting fashionistas.  The website also puts out books and videos.  WhoWhatWear TV was the #1 downloaded podcast of the fashion world during its fourth season.  The website has become so successful that they have now added a beauty section, which features new trends regarding hair and makeup.


This website encompasses men’s and women’s apparel, lingerie, bags, shoes, gifts and more.  They focus more solely on high-end luxury brands and keep their clients in the fashion know with sections like “What’s New this Week.”  Like WhoWhatWear, they have a TV station on the website.  It provides four channel options; Runway, Trends 101, Who’s Who and Flashbacks, allowing people to educate themselves on the industry and its taste-makers before purchasing.

Open Sky

Open Sky is one of the easiest shopping websites to use on the internet because it allows the consumer to personalize a search based on unique, individual tastes.  Browsing through “Today’s Must Haves” makes satisfying a mid-day shopping itch a cinch.  Open Sky also partners with celebrities who share their personal fashion and lifestyle favorites and where you can get them. So pick your celebrity style twin and live like a star

Planet Blue

Planet Blue opened its doors in Malibu, California in 1995. Since then, they have expanded and opened stores in Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills and Westlake. But East Coast fashionistas are still in luck—all can access their fashions from around the world on the Planet Blue website. With dozens of designers, there are chic pieces to fit any style or taste.


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