You don’t need to be in one of the big fashion districts to score an amazing deal on designer denim. Sacramento’s eclectic style of art and culture has helped bring the area a number of designer boutiques and clothing stores offering some of the top designers without the Fashion Avenue prices. If you are looking for a place to pick up some designer denim for less than $200, check out one of these five hot spots in and around greater Sacramento.
1050 20th St. Ste. 170
The personal attention you get at Denim Spot is akin to shopping for a wedding dress, sans the designer boutique markup. While you may not bring your mom or best friend to select your jeans, the attention to detail and personal service will still make you feel like a princess. It is best to schedule an appointment as you can have someone walk you through the process to find that perfect pair of jeans for any occasion. Denim Spot’s highly knowledgeable staff will have you check out 10 to 20 pairs of jeans to find what looks best on you. The shop carries some premium denim brands like 7 For all Mankind, Joe’s Jeans and Citizen’s of Humanity, however, be sure to check out some of its perhaps lesser-known designers as you might find a hidden gem amongst the selection. And men, don’t feel left out. Denim Spot carries an excellent selection of designer men’s jeans as well including 7 For all Mankind, Diesel and G-Star.
222 D. St.
Head west to Davis and check out Renew Denim. Founded by Davis residents and longtime retail denim industry experts Samantha and Barth Ballard, Renew Denim has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top spots to find discount denim. Prices at Renew Denim are typically 40 to 70 percent off original retail prices and it carries a good selection of designer brands including Joe’s Jeans, J Brand, Kunna and Denim by Victoria Beckham.
3230 Folsom Blvd.
Krazy Mary’s is another locally owned shop in Sacramento that offers a great selection of designer fashions and jeans. It keeps up on the latest trends by traveling around to domestic and international trade shows each year and its inventory is updated weekly. The selection of designer denim includes a range of styles — boot cut, high-waisted, wide leg, skinny leg and boyfriend baggy fit. Since Krazy Mary’s inventory is hand picked, the quantity on hand is limited so it’s best to stop by regularly if you don’t find what you are looking right away. Be sure to also ask about Krazy Mary’s private shopping parties where you and your friends and family can enjoy a one-of-a-kind private shopping experience.
5362 H St.
If you haven’t been to this East Sac boutique yet, you are definitely missing out. Serendipity Boutique has won countless awards over the years for ‘Best Women’s Boutique’ from Sacramento Magazine. The shop opened back in 2002 and not only offers some of the best prices on designer jeans, but Serendipity also has a wonderful selection of unique jewelry, handbags and other designer fashions. Be sure to ask about its upcoming events and sales and pick up a frequent buyer card.
Freestyle Clothing Exchange
6412 Tupelo Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Freestyle is the best spot to find one-of-a-kind discount designer jeans. This discount designer haven was opened by Elizabeth Kelly who many may remember from midtown’s Cheap Thrills. It is a buy, sell and trade clothing store featuring brand-name and designer merchandise. Freestyle Clothing Exchange buys and carries new and used clothing, jewelry and accessories. Many of its top picks are vintage style so expect a huge variety of items and brands ranging from Express to Escada. Some other brands you may find at Freestyle Clothing Exchange include everything from Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle to Marc Jacobs and Rock & Republic. In addition, Freestyle seeks out high-end designer apparel and popular vintage fashions.
Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs. She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.