I bought the highest-rated pair of jeans on Amazon under $25 and will never buy jeans in-store again

Erin McDowell/Business InsiderI decided to put Amazon’s reviews sections and incredible prices to the test.

Jean shopping isn’t easy. I’ve tried countless fits, washes, and styles over the years, and have yet to find my perfect pair, though I did come close with a $US245 pair from a clothing rental service.

I usually like to try clothes on in the store to ensure they fit before buying them, especially when it comes to jeans. However, this week, I decided to try something a little different.

I shop on Amazon for most things, from laundry detergent to socks and cookware. However, I rarely buy clothes through the global online retailer.

I decided to put Amazon’s reviews sections and incredible prices to the test and order the highest-rated pair of jeans on Amazon under $US25, not including taxes and fees.

Here’s what happened when I tried a pair of Amazon-approved jeans.


First, I adjusted my search filters to find the best pair under $US25.

AmazonAmazon women’s jeans.

I made sure every pair I was viewing had received an average rating of more than four stars and was priced under $US25. I also only considered jeans that could be delivered with Prime shipping.

Right away, I noticed a couple of pairs that were more out-of-the-box than I was going for. For this experiment, I was looking for a pair of classic jeans that would never go out of style and maybe, just maybe, last for years.


It was then that I decided on a pair of Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

AmazonLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

Marked as an “Amazon’s Choice” item, the jeans were $US24.99 with Prime shipping. I ordered them in a size 6 regular, my usual size, in a medium to dark wash.

I figured these jeans would be a safe bet and they looked like they would be decent quality. Knowing the Levi brand, I had high hopes for the jeans.


The jeans had an average 4.5-star rating from 3,829 reviews, which was extremely positive compared to other jeans I saw on the site.

AmazonLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

One reviewer said she loved them so much, she wanted a second pair, while others showed off their jeans in photo reviews.


When my jeans arrived, I was excited to see how they would compare to other skinny jeans I’ve purchased in the past.

Erin McDowell/Business InsiderLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

When I removed them from the Amazon package, I immediately liked what I saw. They seemed high quality.


They were well-packaged and didn’t look like they had ever been tried on.

Erin McDowell/Business InsiderLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

This was definitely a plus, as I’ve tried jeans on in-store before and felt like they weren’t as fresh as they could have been after being tried on multiple times.


The stitching looked well-done, and the actual material of the jeans was thick.

Erin McDowell/Business InsiderLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

The pockets also appeared well-constructed.


Examining them more, I really liked the slightly-faded wash and the fabric.

Erin McDowell/Business InsiderLevi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

These felt like really good quality jeans – even more so than pricier jeans I currently own.


Slipping them on, they had the perfect amount of stretch.

Caroline Fox/Business InsiderMe wearing the Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

Honestly, these jeans fit me better than any other jeans I’ve ever owned – including my $US75 Roadtripper jeans from Madewell.

They were tight but didn’t dig in anywhere. When it comes to skinny jeans, it can be hard to escape that “10-pound sausage in a 5-pound bag” feeling, but I felt confident in these.


Sometimes when buying cheap jeans, you end up with something similar to a legging. However, these were clearly well-made.

Caroline Fox/Business InsiderMe wearing the Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

They came with four pockets, a button, and a zip. They were comfortable, very flattering, and true to size. I also think that people one size higher or lower could most likely fit into them, due to the stretch of the fabric.


My colleagues, upon hearing I was reviewing jeans from Amazon, asked if they could feel how thick they were — and they were impressed.

Caroline Fox/Business InsiderMe wearing the Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

Everyone was pleasantly surprised at the quality – and wanted to order a pair for themselves.

Not only was I impressed with my purchase, but I would buy more pairs of the Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans in other colours. My only note is that while the jeans were marketed as “mid-rise,” I felt they were more high-waisted since they went up past my belly button.


I would rate these jeans 5 stars, especially considering they were under $US25.

Caroline Fox/Business InsiderMe wearing the Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label skinny jeans.

Paired with blazers or a going-out top, I know I’m going to get a ton of wear out of them.

Next time you’re in the market for a pair of jeans, maybe consider checking out Amazon’s clothing selection. You might just find your new go-to pair.

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