Nothing reads cool like a great pair of jeans, and denim has come a long way since its one-time informal connotations. “Nowadays, denim can be worn to work, but also to dinner with friends or even out to a swanky party,” says Barneys denim buyer Stephanie Pilevsky. And since people are wearing their jeans more places than ever before, they need more style options to go along. “Everyone has their everyday jeans, but I find that people today are also looking for their go-to ‘fashion’ jeans, whether it be flared, roughed up with some distressing, or even embellished with a little novelty.”

Looking to broaden your own denim collection? Our buyers have been working to scour the market for jeans styles you won’t see elsewhere. “Barneys isn’t afraid to take a risk with up-and-coming trends or new brands—that’s what makes our assortment unique,” Pilevsky tells us. As far as her own personal favorites among the season’s new trends, she says, “Brands have been taking the vintage look to great places. Both RE/DONE and GRLFRND are bringing an element of true, iconic ’90s fit. Crop flare and boot-cut jeans are also becoming staples from brands like J Brand, Frame, and Current/Elliott, where we’re seeing the boot-cut reinvented. A little novelty goes a long way too, with embroidery from Sandrine Rose and dip-dye jeans from Rag&Bone, and the perfect distressed details from R13.”

We tapped Pilevsky, along with her compatriots on our women’s buying team, to find out which styles you’ll find them wearing this season. Scroll on for a peek at spring’s best jeans, then head to Barneys to add a new flare—or boot-cut, crop, or skinny—to your own denim wardrobe.


Marina Larroude
Fashion Director

spring denim
FIORUCCI Edie Archivio Flared Jeans

“This season, I’m looking forward to purchasing a pair of Fiorucci jeans. The brand is re-launching in the spring exclusively with us, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of the iconic denim (and the little angels sweatshirt too!). Great fashion pieces just in time for NYFW.”

Shelby Alt
Associate Buyer

spring denim
R13 Alison Leyton Crop Jeans

“Jeans are a staple in my everyday wardrobe, so denim should be easy—but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. I love the novelty of the frayed patchwork on these R13 jeans, which will definitely be my go-to stand-out style for spring.”

Jillian Scorsese Harsch
Senior Buyer

spring denim
CURRENT/ELLIOTT The High Waist Ankle Skinny Jean

“My personal style errs on the side of subtlety, and denim is one of my favorite things to wear. These Current/Elliott skinny jeans look smart for work when paired with boots, perfect on the weekend worn with sneakers, and I love to dress them up with heels when I am going out. They’re truly my go-to skinny jean.”

Athena Petropoulos
Assistant Buyer

spring denim
RAG & BONE 10-Inch Crop Jeans

“The 10-inch crop from Rag & Bone is the perfect everyday denim and can be worn effortlessly from day to night. Paired with a platform, chunky-heeled ankle boot, or a classic stiletto pump, these make the perfect statement.”

Hannah Bibb
Assistant Fashion Director

spring denim

“This exaggerated, wide-leg crop definitely has some attitude. It’s not a culotte, not a short, and not a skirt, but you can style it as any of these! Wear these jeans with an easy slide for a casual spring look or over tall leather boots on a cold winter day.”

Adriana Berguer
Associate Buyer

spring denim
3X1 W3 Starlight Authentic Crop Jeans

“I love the relaxed fit of these 3X1 jeans, and they pair perfectly with either flat slides for day or stilettos for night. The cropped length is great for showing off a little ankle, and the frayed hem detail is so cute—it elevates any outfit.”

Leah Kim

spring denim
RE/DONE The Black High Rise Ankle Crop Jeans

“These high-waisted RE/DONE jeans, paired with a shrunken T-shirt, are universally flattering. I would wear them with R13 combat boots or anything with a platform.”

Jen Low
Associate Buyer, Women’s Developing Designer RTW

spring denim
GRLFRND Helena Straight-Leg Crop Jeans

GRLFRND’s Helena jeans—which you’ll find exclusively at Barneys—are the perfect transitional style to wear from spring into summer, and you’ll find me wearing them constantly throughout both. They can be worn casually with a flat slide, or dressed up with a chunky heel.”

Jee Lee
Associate Buyer

spring denim
NILI LOTAN Tribeca Boyfriend Jeans

Nili Lotan is known for the great tailored fit of her pants, so I was extremely excited when she launched her denim collection for spring, as well as offering her classic pant styles in denim. I’ve been eyeing these boyfriend jeans since I saw them in market few months ago—I love the straight-leg fit that gives them an effortlessly chic look and the raw-edge frayed hem that makes them even cooler!”

Stephanie Pilevsky
Associate Buyer

spring denim
BALDWIN Straight-Leg Distressed Jeans

“I am a creature of habit, so once I find my go-to jeans, I can’t seem to take them off. The black distressing and rips give these Baldwin jeans an edge, while they still maintain an easy transitional work-to-dinner aesthetic. I know I’ll be wearing these all season long!”



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