Denim Brand Review: Miss Me Jeans

by Jaime on September 19, 2009

 

I know some of you give me crap for only liking the more expensive brands of denim and, to be honest, it’s mostly because my experience has found that those hold up better, look better and feel better on my skin.

Here’s my quasi-exception.

Miss Me jeans are a newer brand (note: started in this decade) that has established themselves as a good, reliable mid-range brand. Here’s a little bio:

Miss Me launched its first collection in the Spring of 2001 – with the single purpose to dress the modern girl who was no longer definable, but multi-dimensional in character and style. With this recognition and appreciation, Miss Me designs for those who hold a multitude of passions, personas and cultures. Successfully capturing the many identities of a woman, Miss Me creates three lines to provide versatile pieces that represent every facet of the Miss Me woman – from casual wear, formal wear to nightlife styles.

Miss Me has grown to be everyone’s favorite piece in the closet, never compromising comfort for style.Today, the Miss Me brand has developed three successful lines along with a children’s line,Miss Me Girls. Established as the American fashion brand, Miss Me celebrates innovation and quality with young contemporary price points.

The line has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Teen Vogue among others and has been worn by Miley Cyrus, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Beyonce Knowles among others. Miss Me can be found worldwide at select retailers all throughout Europe, Latin America, Japan and the US.

I was sent a pair of the main line, Miss Me jeans, to try out and review for you guys, and there were some things I loved and some things that were very disappointing.

For those of you who know me, you’re aware that I like my denim clean, simple and elegant… but I still need a great fit. Here’s the pair that I was sent (in the three-way shot):

This is the Miss Me Irene Bootcut in Palm Hill. Check them out, form your opinions for a second (including how you feel they look on me) and then read on.

To begin with, there are a lot of things going for these jeans. For those of you who really like the wide stitch style of True Religion, there are a TON of similarities between the two brands, with two fairly big differences: price (The Irene Bootcut costs $98 retail, while True Religion jeans cost anywhere between $200-400 retail) and fit (I genuinely think that these fit better).

But some the similarities of the MM jeans are very similar TR jeans: the arcuate is extremely similar, the wide stitching is something that True Religion is really known for, and the flap pocket, while not an original trait from True Religion, is something they’ve really made popular again.

Honestly, they really do fit much better than my True Religion jeans. I don’t know if it’s because of the added stretch, the tighter fit in the upper thighs (the Miss Me seems to run about a half size small) that lifts the butt (between the lifting and the stitching, these jeans are FABULOUS for women who are lacking in the butt department!) or some unknown factor I can’t decipher, but they are fabulous in that respect.

They have a nice, medium weight denim that they use, and I really like the wash. It’s flattering, but not overdone (as so many brands are right now). It’s hard to gauge (since I’ve only worn these babies for two days now), but it feels like these jeans would last for the long haul.

There are other pairs they have available that are more “me”; they have less vibrant stitching and seem to focus more on the jeans themselves. But, if you like the style of True Religion jeans (especially the wide, heavy stitching they use), these are a great pair to try. They’re in the right price range, fit wonderfully and really provide you with a lifted look in your backside which I think can be oh-so-flattering for most body types.

Miss Me jeans only run from 25-31 (with running approximately a half size small), and all seem to have a uniform inseam (the site says that the 26 is a 33.5″ inseam, mine measures at 35″, so I’m not sure where they came up with their number). If you want more information on the brand, head over to the Miss Me website, MissMe.com.

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Melissa October 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm

you helped me immensely… I Love all my True Religions but, was eyeballing these online and now I know.. You answered JUST the question I had… sizing and comparison!!! Sweet!

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paige November 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm

MISS ME JEANS ARE A RIP OFF. I BOUGHT A PAIR FOR $118. THERES A 5 INCH RIP IN THE BACK AND A 2 INCH RIP IN THE CROTCH. I BOUGHT THAT PAIR 2 SIZES BIGGER THAN I USUALLY GET JUST IN CASE I GREW. I LOVE THE WAY THEY LOOK BUT BEWARE OF THE HORRIBLE STITCHING.

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Connie January 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I totally agree! Bought a pair a size bigger than normal, and the back ripped at the pockets and rear seam and the front ripped along the crotch. What a waste of money!

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Anonymous March 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I also agree… but my diamonds/bling always fall off! They wont let me return them too… I am 12 and bought both of them myself…

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barbiewannabe August 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

yah i just bought a pair of miss me jeans and the bling is falling off and btw im thirteen and i tried taking them back but they wouldnt let me they would only let me exchange them. i hate the store buckle now. what a rip off dont buy these jeans.

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Misty September 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Just an FYI, if you buy them from Buckle they will repair them any time.

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Joyce March 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I agree….my daughter purchase her first pair in 2010 and loved them….they became the only type of jeans that she wanted to own…..so she purchased 4 more Miss Me jeans……..I think because they’ve become more desired jeans, they got cheap in their production to save on cost…..all 4 pairs are basically crap….2 pair have shredded at the crotch and the other 2 have ripped where the destressing was…….the only surviving pair were the original pair that she first purchased……they are cute jeans but we will never buy another pair

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Robyn Yahola December 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I’ve bought my daughter several pairs of these. While they do fit well because she is flat in the butt department, I have been very disappointed with the quality, especially since I’m paying $90+ for one pair. The cute little fleur-de-lis buttons that decorate the pocket corners and hold the label on continue to fall off. In fact, we tried on a pair in a boutique last night and one fell off right there. Of course, that pair hadn’t even been washed. Also, my daughter had a pair that’s a little over a month old that ripped on the butt between the center seam and the pocket. We’ll be looking for a new, better quality brand of jeans.

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Jaime December 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Robyn,

Thanks for your comment! If you’d like help trying to find your daughter some new, affordable and fun pairs of jeans, let me know!

Love,
JP

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Amanda December 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I just love these jeans. I now have 3 pairs of them and they are all I wear. They are very comfortable and easy to wear and they do lift the backside.

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Dani Excellence January 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Yes, They make the butt look great and they are just the perfect length. Ive had my 2 pairs for a little over three mths now. I love them!

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Courtney Redmon February 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I tried a pair of Miss Me Jeans on at the Macys by my house and I have to admit it was a huge disappointment! I thought they would look super cute and I was going to fall in love with them like I did Hollister and American Eagle jeans… But I didn’t! They are probably the most unflattering jeans out there! The back pockets are really long so if you don’t have the perfect shapped butt for them they aren’t gonna work. Also I am hoping to find a pair of them that are 100% cotton and not 98% cotton 2% spandex! That 2% spandex really makes them show every flaw in your thighs! My ftowns recommended True Religion so I am going to try them out next!

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Anonymous March 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I hate Miss Me jeans. I have two pairs and I am 12. The diamonds/ bling ALWAYS fall off! They are comfortable but don’t get the bling…

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Mariann April 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

i love miss me jeans! They are soo sexy and chic i get soooo many comments on them! They are very affordable and look awesome in my butt! I have 27 pairs and i am very happy because they can be formal and informal… the clue is to be careful and dry clean them

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Rachel May 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Agreed. They look great, feel great, seem great. Then they rip. I’ve had 3 pairs of them be completely destroyed within a month or two. The crotch always rips. Always.

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paige June 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

mine just ripped as i just sat done on the couch. they ripped at the butt pocket inseam. its not even like they tooo tight. they are loose. so disapointing . i will definetly be buying cheaper jeans and going back to Fox jeans.

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Kayla June 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I love my Miss Me Jeans! I always get compliments on how great they look on me! I have suchhhh a small butt and they really do help. The only real problem for me is that I am soooo short, so they drag. It’s a pain having to roll them up and wear tall shoes, so I usually resort to my Hco jeans if my Miss Me’s aren’t cooperating. Altogether they’re awesome and very trendy :)

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JS June 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I haven’t received my Miss Me jeans in the mail (ordered them last week) but I had to speak with them about a shipping problem with my order – customer service is poor. The rep I spoke with had an attitude, and just made no effort to be polite with me. I definitely won’t buy from them again.

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Amber July 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I own 13 pair of miss me jeans. These used to be my FAVORITE jeans… i was obsessed with them!! The customer service used to be great. everytime a rhinestone/metal piece came off they would mail me the replacement with instructions on how to replace the missing piece. My mom bought me 2 pair from macy’s. I only wore them a couple times and the pockets completely started ripping apart. These jeans were $108 +tax. I contacted customer service to let them know I had a defective pair thinking they would replace/fix/do something!! They wanted the original receipt/bank statements. My opinion…who keeps every receipt?? Everything I’ve ever bought, if defective the company work with you! After dealing with customer service, i have decided I will never buy a pair of miss me jeans again. Their customer service has gone downhill. I asked for my jeans back so I can post pics and let friends/family know the way their customer service is. cute jeans, pretty costly jeans… HORRIBLE service!!!

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Notafan October 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I am also disappointed with the quality. The bling fell off after a couple of wears and of course the store won’t help and neither will Miss Me customer “service”. I’m lucky I only wasted $100 on one pair. At half the price (or less sometimes) Hollister and American Eagle jeans are much better quality. I won’t buy anymore Miss Me products.

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BrightEyes October 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I’ve had 3 pair…all 3 pair ripped along the butt pocket. Tries to mend them…ripped again. Took a pair back…ripped again. Took them back again, got a size bigger…ripped again…all the the same spot. Waste of money.

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BrightEyes October 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Yea i’m at work with my 3rd pair and as I sat down. Riiiippp! I’m pissed. They are the size bigger ones too so they are even a little baggy on my butt. Pissed,

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ava November 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

I have had one adorable, flattering pair that has ripped…guess where…in the crotch and along the butt pocket seam. I even tried stitching it only to have it rip even worse. I got them in September and I already need toss them.

In a way I am relieved to hear other people are experiencing rips because I was seriously getting down on myself thinking I am backsliding on my fitness kick….despite the fact I have lost 4-5 pounds since then! I am now convinced that I’m not bulking up and there are serious material and/ or craftsmenship issues with this brand. Good thing I got them on clearance for $66, but in retrospect I should have gotten the other pair I wanted (M.E.K.) at twice the price because my current pair from that brand has lasted 3 years.

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daisymaye December 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

While I haven’t owned a pair of Miss Me jeans yet, I used to think they were super cute and I really wanted a pair. That was until I worked at a dry cleaners one summer- no less than 20 customers came in with Miss Me jeans, needing them to be repaired. Bling and buttons had come off, and about a dozen of them had rips along the back pockets and the crotch. Some of the rips weren’t even at the seams, it was the actual denim that was tearing apart. I’ve changed my mind on those jeans since then. You’re better off buying a good quality brand and then embellishing them yourself.

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Jenn January 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I went shopping for a pair of MM jeans and the girl at the store actually steered me the other way to Rock Revial. She stated their horrible in the material and the bling falls off. In the past month they have had too many people to keep count try to return due to them ripping at the pocket, crotch and butt. I didn’t like any of the RR jeans so went back to my Luck Brands. I love them I have 10 pairs and all in great shape still!!! Glad I read these reviews and listened to the sales girl!!

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kim johnson January 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I have 6 pair of miss me jeans with the pocket flap on the back pockets. i have had these jeans for less than a year and a half. So far 4 of these jeans have come apart at the back inner pocket flap. The material by the p.f. stitching starts to come apart. I got these jeans at a store for a discount. the miss me company online offered to replace if I paid the difference. I feel that they should be replaced without any more money from me. Four out of 6 pair of jeans with a material deffect is a company problem. I will no long spend my money on jeans that don’t last. I am not hard on jeans. I have 7 jeans and paige jeans that are 6 years old , that I bought on ebay that are still great. So buyer be ware when purchasing Miss me jeans. k.j. kc,mo

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Nicole January 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

I have several several pairs of miss me jeans and I just feel in love with the designs and bling! When I first discovered them at Buckle I bought 8 pairs in one day! what a huge mistake! It took several wears to notice the pockets were ripping off on almost every single pair! I am a size 2 which I think is a 26 waist and I even stepped up to a 27 waist! I have had such bad luck with them! I even washed every pair on hand washables and hung dry. I have friends that say the same thing happend to them! I warn people Don’t Waste Your Money like I did! I found Rock Revivals at the same store, they are a bit more in cost, but much better quality! I have even had better luck with American Eagle and Abercrombie Jeans and thats really sad because they are much cheaper!

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madison March 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm

K so i own hella miss me jeans. But i mean you don’t buy jeans from Macy’s and expect them to last, Macy’s makes there own jeans, so the jeans you bought are miss mes but not the ones straight from miss me. I get all mine from buckle and i never have any problems, I’ve also got some straight from miss me. So i would recommend them to anyone I like them better then my true religions, they fit better in the legs and keep there shape longer. I’ve never had any problems with them, and most of you people complaint got them from Macy’s, so that explains it right there.

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Anonymous March 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I just don’t get the hype about these jeans AT ALL, period. I’ve noticed that they give a good shape to SOME people’s butts and legs, but they’re expensive, tacky, ugly, cheap, and look completely uncomfortable.

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Heather March 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

so about a month ago I bought a pair of “Miss Me” jeans (they run about $100)… one wash + one of the blingy thingys comes off… so I think “eh, their bedazzler must’ve had a hiccup haha”… second wash + another blingy thing comes off… okay so now it’s just a crappy pair of jeans that I paid way to much for, obviously… so I write/email the company directly + their response is to “send me a repair kit” (that I just got in the mail)… ummm, really??? and lesson learned there!!!

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Shopping_Addict June 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

As someone previously posted, I have only ever purchased Miss Me denim from Buckle or a boutique that I personally KNOW recieve their jeans from Miss Me. I have purchased over 12 pairs in the past 2 years and I have NEVER had a problem with my jeans. Sometimes I even abuse them by washing them right side out or drying on high heat when I’m in a hurry (DONT DO THAT!) and still no missing stones, stitching, buttons, holes, tears, etc!
I’m wondering if the Macy’s brand is a cheaper line, or if some of you are buying knock off Miss Me without knowing. Over the past couple of years I have seen more and more knock offs so I wouldn’t be surprised!

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jeniffer ayala July 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I have to agree with Shopping Addict, I bought my daughters Miss Me jeans from a boutique in town and have had no issues with them,she wears them constantly and they get washed and dried at least three times a week, no tears,no bling falling off and stitching is still perfect:) My husband bought me some and they are still in perfect shape,they still look brand new! So maybe the one’s that are tearing and falling apart are knock offs and if the is the case i would definitely say don’t purchase them from the retail stores that you have! Go to a smaller boutique type store and purchase them,don’t forget to ask about their store policy on returns if something goes wrong!!

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Cheri July 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Hi, I have several Miss Me’s. Order direct from the Co. & Dillards, Cavender’s.

No problem with the pockets or Bling. Watch out for knock offs. The real thing works!

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Sherry October 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Cheri,

I couldn’t agree more. I have about 10 pairs of Miss Me’s. I bought almost all of mine from Buckle. I have the Irene version reviewed here. They’re great for a nice pair of t-shirt & jeans type outfit. I love the bling on the Miss Me’s. My Buckle store that I frequent has fantastic customer service. They know me as soon as I walk in the door. They also have lay-away, which I used last Christmas to hide my daughter’s pair so she would be surprised at Christmas. My bling doesn’t fall off any of my Miss Me’s, neither mine nor my daughter’s have fallen apart, & the only holes or worn places are where they were intentionally destructed for the look of the jean. Buy the real deal from a store that backs up their product. If you are having problems with a particular store, go to a different one.

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Tiff August 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

So of course I ran across this site because I recently bought a pair of jeans – not MISS ME, just guess, at a Thrift store – it was for a good cause! – and, they looked somewhat expensive. I did some research on them, and found a sort of wholesale company selling similar jeans compared to the major brands for nearly the same price. I was like, Whoa, but these look so much like Miss ME’s… So more research and BAM! Found out that they are in fact knockoffs called MISS CHICK. (I laughed once I found out, hey they were only 4 bucks so i’m not whining). They fit really nice, and yes my button, zipper and bling fell off too -_-. So to say that, I have two opinions:
1.) Why would you go out and buy 100-500$ pair of jeans in the first place? Quality, superiority, stylish, chick…? I’ll tell you, because they are the next big thing. Every young girl – and sad to say “mother” has these jeans, and it has so much made me obsess over these jeans to. Like a few said, these jeans are on high demand and therefore are being made cheaper and cheaper. I’ll tell you two other brands that are right next to MISS ME that are slowly deteriorating in quality: UGGS & COACH.
2.) A few others are right as well, instead of buying from Macy’s, shop at The Buckle, or a Boutique that you feel comfortable with. Hell even try the thrift, goodwill, secondhand store if your scarred to “blow” your hard earned cash. Take them out for a test drive.Tj Maxx are beginning to sell the uglier line I guess more geared towards women. You know the ones that didn’t sell in stores.
The MISS CHICKS are just cute. lol. They remind me of BOB’s for TOMS. They even did they whole “uplift the booty” effect. They have the bling, large stitching. I’ve gotten compliments on them and I said “Oh, thank you their MISS CHICKs.” A few loved that others looked at me like I was a loser, like who goes out and buys knockoffs? -_-….
But just from these reviews i’m quite content with the good old knockoffs. At least I wasn’t trying to follow a trend and ended up blowing my bucks worth. I’ll stick to the second hand.
It’s more vintage, stylish, indie —– and the great news is – IT’S cheaper. :3
So good luck ladies on shopping for your next pair of the next big thing.

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Shar September 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I bought my MM jeans at Buckle. I haven’t had any problem with the stitching or anything but the front of the legs look horrible. They were distressed and now they are just ripped. All of the distressing has torn so bad that I think I’m going to have to cut them off and make shorts out of them. I paid $120 for these jeans and the quality sucks. I have Levi’s jeans that I paid $30 three years ago that look exactly like I did when I bought them. I know a lot of people don’t think $100 for a pair of jean is much but to me and a lot of other people, that’s outrageous. I fell into the “trend,” and I learned my lesson. I will not waste my money on trendy jeans again.

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Sierra October 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

I have had two pairs of Miss Me jeans and both have held up great. I have had them for about a year now and neither of them have ripped or anything. I don’t dry mine though i just let them air dry, so maybe that is the reason the gems are falling off, or try turning them inside out when washing and drying that could help prevent that as well.

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Marissa November 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

For all of you who left comments, THANK YOU! I was about to go buy a few pairs of these bc I thought they were cute and of good quality (considering the price!). I am not about to spend hundreds on jeans that will all rip in a month or so.. If i do decide to buy, I will definitely order directly from the miss me website!

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Amanda November 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

So iv had many pairs of Miss me jeans and loved every pair! I got mine from the buckle probs a year ago best jeans iv ever bought. The trick to keep the stuff from falling apart and keeping them nice is i wash mine on a cold water cycle inside out so the jewels on the jeans don’t rub up on the other jeans then when i dry them i put them on a tumble dry cycle and it keeps them looking nice an brand new hope this helps a few of you! :) my only other recommendation is buy from the buckle they back up there products they sell and will help you if something goes wrong. Just keep your ticket so you have proof you bought it from there store! :)
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Tami November 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The reason I got on this site was to see the comments on how customer service handles “defects”. I have just had the same crotch type rip with my MissMe’s and have only had the jeans a little over a year. I wash them inside out, and don’t dry them. They fit great, but I noticed yesterday that in the crotch area there is now a small rip which is not in the seam. I bought mine at Cavendar’s, and from the labeling on the jeans it appears that they are the real deal and not knock offs. I waited a long time to spend that type of money on jeans, after all they may be designed in the US but they are still made in China. I was really disappointed when I saw the rip, and would just as soon buy a pair just as cute for less money so if they do rip I don’t feel like I’ve wasted a lot of money. Incidentally, I do also have some of the cheaper versions of “blingy” jeans and they are all still intact!

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Lisa November 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I wish I would have found this page prior to buying $103 miss me jeans 2 days ago. What a rip off!!! For years I’ve bought Levi’s and am always pleased. I decided to wash my new MM jeans prior to wear so the blue dye didn’t rub off on anything else. One of the blingy rivets came off in the wash. I am sooooooo disappointed. I specifically asked the sales girl at The Buckle if they’ve had problems and she said no problems at all, of course. I will be taking these back to the store tomorrow. Lets hope they treat me right!

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Kenna March 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

I have 6 pairs of MMJ ofr myself. I have also bought both of my daughters 3 to 4 pairs as well. 3 pairs of my 6 have all ripped in the butt area completely out, all are less then a year old. EVERY pair the main button has fell off. My daughters buttons have fell off as well. We also tried buying a bigger size and that didn’t work either, they still fell apart. I love the look and fit, but they are honestly not worth the money at all. They are made so crappy!!!! Total dissapointment.

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Kristi March 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

I had to comment after Googling Miss Me jeans’ quality… and I’m glad I stumbled on this page! Maybe 2 years ago I had bought a pair of skinny Miss Me’s from Buckle… adorable. Compliments. Fit amazingly. Then after no more than a year, I had the same problems everyone else had with the denim wearing away at the crotch and rear! I was so disappointed, and I figured it must have been “just my [bad] luck”…however, now I see these $100 pairs of jeans really are a rip-off! Never again.

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Amy April 22, 2013 at 1:45 am

I bought my first pair of MM’s at a consignment shop. The original sales tag is still on, they’ve never been worn. Orig. Price tag says $98, I got them for $39. They are size 31 and I can get them buttoned, but can’t breathe. They will fit me soon as I am in the process of losing weight and I can’t wait to wear them. Hopefully the jewels will last on them, there aren’t many, just on the peace signs on the pocket. They are so cute!

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Joyce September 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

What’s with the rivets and bling falling off????? I wash on gentle, hand to dry, wear only dancing and then hang them and wear a couple times and the two main rivets on the leather labels come off. There is no stress or pressure on that label!!!! I have four or five pair and they are all missing something. I could understand if I wore them a lot or wash a lot but I treat these like gold and still have problems. They need to fix that or stand by their product. I would go to the expense of returning for service if they would pay to ship back to me.

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Davennac October 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I have one pair of MM jeans (another pair just ordered and on the way)they were the limited edition, studded all the way around the belt area and pockets, front and back. I’ve had these for a year and they have held up perfectly. Here’s the thing, the tag says HAND WASH. These jeans are not meant to go in your washer or dryer! I have a front loader with a hand wash cycle and I always hand dry them. This is why some of yours are shredding and losing bling. Wash and dry them correctly! If it weren’t for all the bling, I’d have them dry cleaned. I will say also, that they run big, 1 to 2 sizes. My 28′s are supposed to be a 6, they are not. More like an 8. If they feel they slightest bit loose in the dressing room, then go down a size. They loosen up after wearing them for a while.

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