The L’Agence Denim Guide

L’Agence did not start as a denim company. It began in 2008 in California as a ready-to-wear company with luxury fabrics and timeless styles. The brand was built on perfectly fitting shirts, camisoles, and bodysuits.

In 2015 they launched their first denim collection, because I mean people needed something to pair with their amazing tops. Well, the rest is denim history. The fabrics (sourced exclusively in Europe) have the perfect amount of stretch and there are cuts that works for every body type. I love the high rise because the waist band doesn’t seem to slouch like some brands. It actually has a contoured waistband with a stay-put fit. This brand just has a ton of “wear-ability.” The other amazing thing I have noticed is how they keep their color as you wash them. Let’s just say, they know how to make denim. Their secret weapon is CEO Jeffery Rudes. He has been in the denim business for more than 35 years and co-founded J Brand. He knows denim.

They started with the Margot, which is the perfect skinny. If you want something a little different (which more and more people come in looking for; an option besides skinny) I love the Sada, which has a slim straight fit. My second favorite is the Oriana, a little longer and a tad bit more flair.

We decided we would break down each style, so you know exactly what we’re talking about. We have one of each style in stock. Once you get a pair, I promise it won’t be your only pair.



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The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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