Premium designer jeans are popular for their
fabric quality, fit, and attention to finishing
details. Styles range from classic to trendier
looks, with classic cuts and washes often the
most popular across multiple demographics.
Prices points usually hover around the $100
mark, with some designer labels more than $200
retail. The extra cost comes from the
specialty finishes, attention to fit, and higher
Because women come in so many shapes and sizes,
it's not unusual for customers to become
extremely loyal to a brand or style that fits
their particular body well. The holy grail
of shopping is the perfect pair of jeans!
The major upscale
department stores can be some of the best places
to find designer jeans in size 14 to 24W.
The most upscale labels regularly available
include James Jeans and hard-to-find European
Saks Fifth Avenue
and labels such as Marina Rinaldi, Lafayette
148, CJ by Cookie Johnson, and Eileen Fisher at
Lord & Taylor
will often carry many of these, in addition to
slightly more moderately priced labels such as
Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, and DKNY.
Dillard's is especially reliable
Ralph Lauren and Eileen Fisher in addition
to other labels such as Silver and Calvin Klein.
The deepest inventory of Silver Jeans
including all their different cuts for both body
types and sizes is available directly from their
Meanwhile, the extremely popular Not Your Daughter's Jeans
label which is found throughout most department
store and boutique inventories is especially
well represented at
They also carry other labels such as Eileen
Fisher, CJ by Cookie Johnson, Melissa McCarthy's
Seven7, and Kut from the Kloth.
carries more moderately priced labels with a
trendier style vibe appealing to those with a
youthful look. Look for Melissa McCarthy Seven7,
Rachel Roy, Nanette Lepore, and
Jessica Simpson, in addition to more classic
labels such as Ralph Lauren and NYDJ.
Bon Ton is
the place to stop for labels such as Earl,
Silver, Laura Ashley, and Gloria Vanderbilt.
also a resources for plus labels in denim
with inventory and brands changing frequently.
Sometimes extended sizes to 26 or 28W in
some brands turn up here.
most of their designers in sizes up to 28W with
names such as Isaac Mizrahi and Liz Claiborne
retailers can also offer designer collaborations
extending sizing for curvy fashionistas.
Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Jeans available
on-line in size 14 to 28W.
Trendy premium label Vigoss is regularly available at
Torrid for size 12 to 28W.
Many of these
labels will turn up at deep discounts at flash
sale sites such as
6PM or on
the racks of
Saks Off Fifth
Neiman Marcus Last Call.