Hello, Queen City!
I believe in “quality vs. quantity” when it comes to clothing in general now that I’m getting older and that is especially true when I’m shopping for jeans too. Finding a high-quality pair that you love AND that fits good can get difficult though…well until now. Charlotte got a one-stop shop for both men and women to find a solid pair of jeans and it is called Blue Hem. This speciality store is newer to the South End area which helps you avoid the stress of the mall. They even have a small selection of apparel and accessories too.
I really fell in love with their concept when I saw they carried my favorite local t-shirt company, 704 Shop and a couple local, Charlotte jewelers like Erin McDermott. The adorable owners AND sisters left the corporate world when they decided to finally open their dream store. Today, the two take pride in helping shoppers find that perfect fit and believe Blue Hem is especially helpful for those with insecurities about their body/sizing.
Vanessa (pictured far left) said “they want to give a tailored experience to each customer based on their likes, dislikes, height, shape, size and really just what they feel most comfortable in wearing…” I personally experienced this when I stopped in and actually ended up finding two pairs of jeans that fit me phenomenally and don’t ride down at all.
I haven’t invested in a nice pair of designer jeans in about a year, and before that two years, so it was definitely time! I also loved how Suzy (pictured left of me) wasn’t afraid to tell me her personal thoughts when I needed a smaller size in these ripped in the knee, darker, skinny jeans by a NYC brand called 3 x 1.
I love this wash and how it makes it easy to dress up like I did above, but I have also worn them dressed down with a t-shirt plus some cool sneakers. The best part about owning a nice pair of jeans is once again the quality of the material they are made out of and it does make a huge difference when it comes to comfort.
Also, the store’s crisp, clean, and chic look makes it easy to find what you’re looking for instead of searching through racks in a department store… or being limited to a small selection in a boutique. Speaking of selection, Blue Hem’s is unreal. They carry my personal favorite brand, Raleigh Denim and all types of jean colors, lengths and sizes.
Second look that I bought? These high waisted, white, multi-button shorts by James Jeans. They are sooo comfortable and don’t stretch out after wear. TBH, they have been worn every week probably since I brought them home. I promise I’m not the only one raving on this new addition to South End though!
I sent my guy friend who grew up playing basketball because he lives in the area. It turns out, he found some of the best jeans he’s ever owned for his heighth and sizes that he could only find online. I loved hearing this and hope this helps if you are on the search of either another local place to support or a perfect pair of premium blue jeans.
For you foodies like me, you may know where the new Blaze Pizza is, and they are located right next door. For more information, you can visit their site and I hope you all have a great rest of the week. I’ll be starting another GIVEAWAY soon so you better stay tuned.