It all started when I worked at a department store during college. There was some kind of contest/ bang-up deal where I ended up with a $100 store credit. I had just finished up a hard semester, so I decided to treat myself to something I had always stayed clear of: premium denim. On my break from the make-up counter, I took the escalator up to the second floor and tried on jeans that cost five times as much as all the other pairs of jeans I had, and boy howdy, was I hooked!
Usually, I get a stomach ache when I spend a lot of money on single items. I don't own a lot of luxury brands that aren't finds from Buffalo Exchange or rescues from my mother's giveaway pile. The exception? Jeans.
One of the best places to get premium denim is Shopbop. Much better deals than department stores!
These are some of my favorites.
They carry perennial favorites like 7 for all mankind, Paige Premium Denim (my favorite!), and Genetic Denim. With the $100 giftcard they're giving away here, you would be well on your way to treating yourself to a pair of hoity-toity jeans. And if that's not your thing, check out the Shopbop on Sale section. I used to think that Shopbop's stuff was way out of my price range (and that $100 would *maybe* get you a pair of socks), but when I started perusing their goods a year ago, I saw that there were affordable brands like Mink Pink and BB Dakota, too. There's plenty to be had at all price points.
Shopbop is giving one lucky Adored Austin reader a $100 gift card just for being awesome. Want to try to win it? If so:
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