CHEAP: The days of paying hundreds of dollars for jeans are long gone, especially when you consider Express is parting with its pairs with a buy-one-get-one-50-percent-off sale. Both guys and girls can slip out of the store with two pairs of jeans for around $100. Yes, you read that correctly. Two pairs of jeans for around $100. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., #3206, Miami; 305.935.1110
CHEAPER: The Gap’s new collection of 1969 jeans have the potential to take over the lower half of you all fall long. With six styles for her, including the long and lean and the always skinny, and five fits for him, ranging from slim to loose, there’s a different pair for every look you can put together. And with The Gap offering $20 off every pair of 1969 jeans, you can afford to dress up in denim from hip to heel all season long. $39.50 to $69.50 for her, $34.50 to $68 for him.
CHEAPEST: Twenty dollars doesn’t even fill up your car with enough gas to get you halfway through the week. But at Old Navy it lands you a pair of jeans and change. And change! Old Navy is practically giving jeans away at just $19 for men and women. And they’re not selling the other leg for an additional $19, either. At that price you can buy a pair for every day of the week. Through August 27.
DENIM WINNIN’: Still looking for the perfect pair? The originator, Levi’s, is offering you a chance to win $500 worth of jeans with its Best Dressed Back to School contest. All you have to do is log on and enter. While you’re on the site, sign up for Levi’s e-mails and get free shipping with your first order. Then peruse the different types of denim lingering around out there. With more than 150 years in the business, we’re sure they’ve come up with something to your liking.
THE URGE TO SPLURGE: One of the hottest trends in denim this fall is the advent of denim leggings. Finally, jeans that fit into your boots with little to no effort. Celebs like Annalynne McCord are already rocking the trend. And you can, too, by slipping into this pair from Charlie 0.5. But don’t expect discount denim prices for the curve-clinging craze. These babies sell for $158 a pop, making them the most expensive leggings you’ll ever own. Intermix