Hollister may have been off your radar for a while, but you shouldn’t write off your favorite middle school brand just yet. After spending time on their website and social media, it is no surprise that the popularity of Hollister jeans has been rising due to their style, quality, and price. While Hollister experienced huge success as a teen favorite in the 2000s, young women are turning to Hollister in 2021 for their inexpensive, varied styles of jeans.
In fact, it may be time we all stop overlooking the Californian-style brand and revisit the famously low-lit stores in search of our perfect denim. Finding just the right jeans can often require a lot of patience, money, and hassle. Navigating the world of jeans can sometimes be a little overwhelming with so many different styles and varieties. But thanks to Hollister, finding jeans to fit your shape, style, and budget has never been so easy.
History of Hollister
Founded by Abercrombie & Fitch in 2000, Hollister is described as embodying the “spirit of endless summer”. The brand seeks to represent the Californian laid-back attitude and style in their apparel and stores.
Understandably, you might presume that Hollister was founded in California. In fact, Abercrombie & Fitch created a fictional history regarding the founder of Hollister. The fictional story was that John Hollister, Sr. emigrated from New York City to the Dutch East Indies, and then established the company when he returned to the United States and settled in California in 1922.
In reality, Hollister was actually founded in Ohio in 2000. We’re not quite sure what to do with this surprising piece of information, but we still love how authentically Californian their stores feel. Despite being founded in the Midwest, Hollister has done their research and successfully taken a lot of inspiration from Californian life.
Hollister has a whole section dedicated to jeans on their website. Firstly, you select your desired style. You can choose from curvy, skinny, mom jeans, and straight, boot and flare, and crop jeans. You can then break down your search even further by selecting either high-rise, mid-rise, or low-rise jeans.
From distressed styles to a more formal fit, the ideal jeans can often depend on the occasion. Hollister has so many styles, washes, and hems that you can refresh your wardrobe inexpensively for your every need and mood.
The wide selection of jeans range from super light to dark washes, full length to crop. There are also a variety of hems available: frayed, cuffed, let-down, and clean hems.
Perhaps most importantly, Hollister jeans are size inclusive and available in sizes 00-21. They can also be bought in extra short to long lengths, so petite and tall girls can also find their perfect denim.
Hollister is increasingly using more earth-friendly alternative dyes so achieving the perfect blue shade does not come at a cost to the environment. With sustainable jeans in every style at an accessible price point, Hollister is ahead of its competitors.
Hollister jeans range from $29 in the sale, up to $64.95. Currently, the jeans are offered at buy one get one 50% off. At these affordable prices, Hollister competes with H&M, The Gap, and Old Navy.
With the majority of jeans under $60 as well as a wide variety of styles, purchasing jeans from Hollister allows us to create a versatile jean wardrobe. Rather than breaking the bank on just one pair of designer jeans that can only be worn in certain circumstances, shopping at Hollister will allow you to purchase more than one pair of quality, stylish jeans.
Hollister describes their denim collection as “jeans you’ll want to live in”. By focusing on comfortable fits and fabrics, the denim has a lived-in feel, perfect for casual living. No cardboard jeans here!
Sweats and loungewear may have been our clothing of choice recently, but Hollister is proving that jeans can be just as comfortable. Despite our love for our comfy sweats, jeans will forever be a wardrobe staple (especially when they are as soft as Hollister jeans!).
With jeans in different levels of stretches and in styles you’ve never even heard of (who knew balloon jeans were a thing?), the possibilities for Hollister jeans are endless.