Gloria Vanderbilt is America’s original designer jean. The brand started in 1976 between Gloria Vanderbilt and designer Mohan Murjani. It was known for its fit, signature Gloria Vanderbilt embroidery, and swan logo. Gloria Vanderbilt has sustained the test of time and is still one of the largest denim brands in North America. Today, the brand encompasses a wide range of fits, quality fabrics, and updated washes and details. The brand is known for its best in class fit and colored bottoms, and has expanded beyond denim and bottoms to include jackets, knits, and woven tops. Most well known for the Amanda Jean – America’s original slimming jean.
Gloria Vanderbilt is available at:
Amazon, Beall’s, Belk, Boscovs, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Shopko, Stage
Vintage America encompasses the spirit and attitude of a bohemian lifestyle. The brand is built on the ideals of a natural, easygoing, romantic sensibility. Vintage America is a better missy jeanswear brand with a foundation of great fitting denim bottoms in advanced fabrics with premium washes. Feminine, casual woven, knit tops, sweaters and jackets work back to the denim. In Fall 2016, Vintage America launches plus sizes.
Vintage America is available at:
Amazon, Beall’s, Belk, Boscov’s, Stage
Jessica Simpson established her young contemporary jeanswear brand in 2010 with the Jones Group. Like Jessica, her pieces are approachable yet inspirational, sweet and sexy, and always of-the-moment with a touch of vintage influence. Jessica’s philosophy celebrates all body types without sacrificing comfort or confidence. She is always creating great product at a surprising value. Since launching, the brand has expanded to include a thriving Plus and Tween business.
Jessica Simpson is available at:
Amazon, Belk, Boscov’s, Dia & Co, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Stage, Von Maur
Nine West Jeans
Every day, everywhere. Nine West Jeans is designed for the eternally evolving modern woman and merges her vivacious sensibility with trending jeanswear essentials. The jeanswear brand is founded on exceptional denim fits with elevated fabrics and washes and an astute attention to detail. Nine West targets the modern American woman with a cultivated taste who’s looking for premium fashion at a compelling price.
Nine West Jeans is available at:
Belk, Boscov’s, Stage
Vibrant style, polished comfort, and remarkable value are the core values of the Erika lifestyle brand. Soft, coordinated looks with unexpected details keep the customer coming back season after season. Erika is built on easy to wear silhouettes with an emphasis on colorful novelty prints, color and embellishments.
Erika is available at:
Beall’s, Blain Supply, Boscov’s, Mill’s Fleet Farm, Sears, Shopko
Distinctive, updated details, femininity, and flawless fit are the signatures of the Bandolino brand. Bandolino is a feminine jeanswear brand known for its exceptional denim fit, innovative fabrics, and trend-right washes. Sophisticated knits, woven tops, and jackets that work back to the denim round out the product assortment. Bandolino is an accessible department store brand providing refreshing options for the fashionable missy consumer.
Bandolino is available at:
Amazon, Belk, Boscovs, Stage
Founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala in 2005, William Rast is anything but mainstream. The premium Men’s and Women’s jeanswear brand is designed to target a generation that looks for connection, engagement, and captivating product at a compelling price. The brand is based on a new take on American denim with best in class fits, premium performance fabrics, exceptional washes, and an astute attention to detail. Effortless woven tops, knits and graphic T’s work back to the bottoms. Outerwear is all about the special and exciting pieces. Steeped in southern heritage, mixed with an LA vibe, William Rast has taken everything iconic about American jeanswear and made it new.
William Rast is available at:
Amazon, Belk, Dillards, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s
L.E.I. stands for life, energy, intelligence. It is sold exclusively to Wal-Mart. L.E.I. encompasses Junior’s and Girl’s jeanswear. Denim is the heart and soul of the brand, led by best in class fits, innovative fabrics, and trend-forward washes. Knit, woven tops and denim jackets easily complement the bottoms. L.E.I. creates accessible, on-trend product that women and girls of all ages love.
L.E.I. is available exclusively at:
Ella Moss is a purist jeanswear brand inspired by art, culture and travels. Ella Moss offers a “t-shirt and jeans” kind of attitude in a laid back California sensibility.
Skinnygirl jeans is a dynamic contemporary jeanswear line for women of all sizes inspired by the chic downtown edge of its founder, Bethenny Frankel.