1273–1277 Third Ave., nr. 73rd St.; 212-535-5577
National Jean Company has sheer breadth and Jean Shop has denim-geek cred, but for a focused, trendier denim selection, Scoop is the place. In addition to a good selection of reliable brands like Paige Premium Denim and J Brand, it carries under-the-radar names like GoldSign ($115 to $238), whose velvety, soft, figure-flattering black acid-washed jeans perfectly express this spring’s punk-tinged trend.
Best Jeans for Women
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).