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10 reasons to buy ripped jeans this year

Dress like an off-duty model and up your style game this season. Here’s where to buy your ripped jeans, aka the denim of your dreams.

Ripped jeans are a big player in the model off-duty look that’s caught on around the globe with women of ultimate style, celebrities (go right ahead and Google RiRi and Kendall rocking the look) and regular girls everywhere all jumping on board. Fact. Since the trend resurfaced a few years back, it’s been doing the rounds again on street-style blogs and Instagram feeds everywhere.

When it comes to the distressed denim itself, forget about doing a home job, you want your rips and tears to be a little more strategic and so damn cool. For one, your ripped jeans are going to be repeat-outfit worthy, so you don’t want to mess it up.

Leave it to the denim pros to slash the knees of your next pair of jeans. Scroll through to find the best retailers of ripped jeans.

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How to style ripped jeans?

Balance tight-fitting skinny jeans with a loose-fitting plain white tee, and play with textures like silk and cosy knits. For boyfriend-style ripped jeans, pair a belly-baring crop top with a bold pair of heels.

You might also like: Where to buy cute crop tops



1. ASOS

This is your #1 destination for cheap and cheerful ripped jeans. Shop from the ASOS house brand as well as other designers including Aussie label One Teaspoon and Brit-baby River Island.

Attracting shoppers globally, ASOS is the ultimate fashion destination for the twenty-something fashion addict looking for new threads on the reg. The brand offers a mix of house labels, exclusive styles and hot brands.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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2. THE ICONIC

Shop your favourite labels at THE ICONIC for the ultimate pair of ripped jeans and exclusive styles you can’t buy anywhere else.

THE ICONIC has a mix of Australian and international labels ready for you to shop. Launched in late 2011, the Aussie favourite is your answer to last-minute emergency outfit shopping as well as guaranteed best-dressed status.

  • Free returns for 100 days
  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 3-hour delivery to Sydney metro for $12.95

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3. General Pants Co.

Shop denim that has a '90s flavour with the cool kid on the block, General Pants Co.

General Pants knows the street style crew like no other. An edgy Australian brand with a love of music festivals and summer, shop brands like Cheap Monday, Levi’s, Stussy, Converse and Ksubi.

  • Free express delivery on orders over $75
  • Returns accepted in-store or online
  • Returns accepted within 10 days of purchase

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4. Boohoo

Your perfect pair of ripped jeans are just a few clicks away, and they’re super affordable!

British-based brand Boohoo is your go-to when shopping on a budget. With fashion-forward clothing ranging between $10-$70, up to 100 new arrivals every day and a flexible returns policy, you can afford to buy in bulk and always look your best.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • $15 express delivery (arrives within 4 working days)
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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5. Missguided

Missguided has all the wardrobe staples you need to shop right now, including the best ripped jeans online.

A bold brand designed for the fashion-obsessed girl, online retailer Missguided pumps out collections inspired by celebrities, social media, bloggers and street style.

  • Free delivery on orders over $80
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery
  • 20% student discount

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6. Topshop

The Topshop denim section is packed to the brim with ripped jeans. Worn by the IT-girl celebrities hot on the scene, this is your go-to denim destination.

From a dedicated denim section to fancy apparel, footwear and accessories, Topshop has new-season styles that will catch everyone’s attention.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free delivery on orders over £100

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7. Surfstitch

Denim lovers can unite with summer-approved ripped jeans at Surfstich.

As the name suggests, Surfstitch is your local online surf store. Started out of a garage on the Gold Coast, the brand has attracted a cult following and grown into one of Australia’s largest online retailers.

  • Free express delivery on orders over $25
  • Gift-wrapping available
  • Returns accepted within 100 days
  • Free returns on orders over $99

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8. Cotton On

Affordable slashed denim, ripped knees and distressed styles are all available at Cotton On.

Summer lovers unite with Cotton On. Shop affordable swimwear in classic styles and a wide range of bright colours and prints.

  • Free standard shipping on orders over $55
  • Express shipping available for $14.95
  • Returns accepted online and in-store within 14 days of purchase

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9. Dotti

Cheap pairs of jeans with rips in all the right places can be found at Dotti.

Aussie retailer Dotti produces apparel injected with bright colours and prints, ideal for the summer-lovin’ gal. The brand takes inspiration from all over the world and brings it back to the women of Australia.

  • Subscribe to Dotti and receive 30% off your next order
  • Express delivery available for $12.95
  • Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

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10. Jeanswest

Look no further – Jeanswest has ripped jeans and distressed denim in abundance.

As the name suggests, Jeanswest caters to all your denim desires. The local Australian retailer opened its doors in 1972 and has been a household ever since, stocking the essentials and collaborating with designers in the industry.

  • Free delivery on orders over $75
  • Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase
  • Free returns

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Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery

Most of the retailers mentioned above (as well as a few others listed below) offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop for ripped jeans online with ease.

ASOS: Free shipping on orders over $40

THE ICONIC: Free shipping on orders over $50

BNKR: Free express shipping on orders over $39

Showpo: Free express shipping on orders over $50

Beginning Boutique: Free express shipping on orders over $50

Dotti: Free shipping on orders over $90

General Pants Co.: Free shipping on orders over $75

Surfstitch: Free shipping on orders over $25

Princess Polly: Free express shipping on orders over $50

New Look: Free shipping on orders over £55

Topshop: Free shipping on orders over £100

City Beach: Free shipping on orders over $75

Missguided: Free shipping on orders over $80


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We’re calling it – this trend is here to stay. At least for another few years.

Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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