6:18 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
Southern California is the home of high-priced luxury denim manufacturers. Designers flock here for the denim laundries and experienced craftsmen who can guarantee that a $600 pair of jeans will fit your hips and rear end just so (whether that justifies the price is another matter entirely). Last year alone, Americans dropped about $2 billion on premium jeans – most of which was made in the Los Angeles area.
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