Selvedge denim is known for its high quality and ability to age beautifully with wear, as its “selvedge” edge prevents it from unraveling. Woven using a traditional loom and neatly finished, selvedge denim has become quite popular with the stylish set. The one drawback: Since it’s usually only available in certain styles and special editions—rather than as part of main-line collections—selvedge denim can be difficult to locate. Fear not, though, as we canvassed the Valley and found eight places where you can get your hands on (and legs in) the good stuff.
Exile on Main Street
This recently opened Downtown boutique sells denim by Nashville-based imogene + willie, whose high-quality selvedge jeans are made in the USA. The boutique also offers denim repair services to extend the life of your investment. 1007 S. Main St., 702-823-3957; ExileBoutique.com.
Another chain that has an impressive selvedge denim collection, Nordstrom carries 7 For All Mankind, A.P.C., Baldwin, Nudie, rag & bone and Unbranded. In Fashion Show, 702-862-2525; Shop.Nordstrom.com.
Feature Sneaker Boutique
A locals go-to for some of the hottest sneakers, this shop also carries high-quality denim from Naked & Famous and A.P.C. 3735 Spring Mountain Rd., Suite 205, 702-463-3322; FeatureLV.com.
This high-end retail powerhouse carries a variety of brands that will tickle the fancy of even the most pretentious denimhead. Make sure to check out their offerings from Naked & Famous (pictured above), Nudie, A.P.C. and Levi’s Made & Crafted. Barneys in Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-629-4200; Barneys.com.
Sometimes you just have to honor tradition. The store in Fashion Show carries the 501 ‘shrink-to-fit’ model, which is the classic American style jean with an equally classic fit. In Fashion Show, 702-731-1866; Levis.com.
Christian Dior in Wynn
The Dior Homme line is famous for its vintage take on traditional blue and black denim. The store at Wynn carries the 17cm and 19cm fits, with the former fit being slimmer. In Wynn Las Vegas, 702-735-1345; Dior.com.
This hidden gem at the Forum Shops offers selections from Nudie, AG, rag + bone, Citizens of Humanity and more. In the Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-734-0026; ScoopNYC.com.
Liv Tyler is famous for modeling for this Netherlands-based brand. Visit Las Vegas’ first outpost and browse their raw denim and military-inspired looks. In Fashion Show, 702-464-3077; G-Star.com.