Where to buy cheap designer jeans?

Unless you’re a regular visitor to the US, designer jeans are not cheap, so where do you find the brands without splashing the cash?

I wear jeans pretty much every day and so do most of my friends and family. And when it comes to buying jeans, there are plenty of shops that sell them. If you’re shopping for jeans on a tight budget, you’ve got plenty of options both on the high street and online, from Primark to New Look and other similar stores.

The only problem with cheap jeans is, as with anything, you get what you pay for.

So I turned my quest for a good pair of jeans to the designer aisles – I do not deny myself luxury once in a while, I deserve it. Brands such as Levi’s, G Star and Wranglers, they’re all good quality designs but unfortunately not at a purse-friendly price. But, a good pair of jeans can last for years and I’ve had some in my wardrobe for over five years (that I bought in Canada).

My instant reaction was to look online for cheap designer jeans, in particularly from the bargain Shangri-La that is eBay.  Without a doubt, it’s pretty easy to get a cheap pair of Levi’s; prices were slashed well over 50%. But there was always that doubt in the back of my mind as to whether they would be real genuine Levi’s, or a cheap ‘fell off the back of a lorry’ copycat. Even at the cheap prices they were selling at, it wasn’t worth the risk.

A Google search (my second best friend after my bank manager ;-)) later and I found Buy Jeans. Buy Jeans is part of Denim Nation Ltd, a Midlands business, and were one of the first online jeans retailers in the UK over 10 years ago.  Their tag line claims that they sell the ‘UK’s best value jeans’ so I was keen to look further into it.

My first investigation was to check whether these designer jeans were actually the real thing, and I was pleased to read the claim that Buy Jeans source all their products through the actual manufacturers official lines, so you’re guaranteed a genuine pair of designer jeans.

Buy Jeans then also offer a price promise, promising to always offer the best available prices on their jeans, so what have I got to lose I thought. At the time of writing a pair of Lee Scarlett Skinny Jeans cost only £69.99, saving me £30 on the normal price. Seems pretty good as it is, but Buy Jeans then also promise that, if a lower price is found on the same product, they’ll lower theirs!

Having looked through the whole website, there is some big savings to be made with up to £45 saved on a pair of men’s Wrangler jeans (from £84.99 to £39.99); that’s enough to buy another pair! Even better, in the UK can also get free economy delivery.

So how can they afford to give such reasonable prices? It looks like they only concentrate on the most popular brands and style of jeans. This means they can then buy in bulk and offer a cheaper price. While it might mean that there is not much in the way of choice, it’s much better for your wallet.

My tips for buying jeans

I am no fashion expert, but sometimes I do get complemented on the clothes I wear, so here are some tips from me about jeans.

When it comes to choosing the style of jean, it can often be a little trickier if you’re on the smaller side, height wise. Choose a jean too baggy and you end up looking drowned in denim. Skinny jeans can therefore be somewhat of a life saver, as the slimmer shape then gives the appearance of longer legs.

But not everyone feels comfortable enough in skinny jeans, which is why Levi’s Curve ID range may be a better fit. It’s supposedly a range of jeans designed with every woman’s body shape in mind, or rather their curves.  It’s as simple as choosing which curve best fits your figure (slight, demi and bold) and then choosing from the range of skinny or straight leg jeans.

According to the guys at Buy Jeans, they’ve also noticed a rise in the number of women wearing men’s jeans, in particular, the Levi’s 501 jeans. This classic style has been around for decades, but now that I think about it, the straight leg design is a perfect relaxed look for us ladies too, that’s very much in vogue at the moment.

I got in touch with Buy Jeans to ask them about their business and get a Buy Jeans discount voucher code for you lovely readers – Mrs Bargain Hunter readers get a 15% discount when they use the code BARGAINHUNTER – it expires 9 May 2014, so hurry.

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