Maria Skinny, €285, Size 12 (29)
I had often heard J Brand dubbed the Holy Grail of jeans but I'd never even tried a pair on, mostly due to the price. After my other designer experiences, I was terrified to try these on. I persevered though, and aren't I glad! They're magnificent. Soft and comfortable but durable - I forgot I was even wearing them at one point, which is pretty much unheard of when it comes to me and jeans. Love at first fly zip.