US-based online retailer Dearborn Denim & Apparel will open its first physical store in Hyde Park, Chicago, this month.

The retailer offers denim jeans designed and manufactured at its factory in Garfield Park.

According to the company, Dearborn Denim jeans are made from stretch denim manufactured in West Texas and sewn by the company’s Chicago-based employees.

Dearborn Denim & Apparel founder Rob McMillan said: “This is a major development for Dearborn Denim & Apparel; until this point, we’ve primarily been selling our jeans online, but our new store will allow customers to try on all the different fits and washes, experiencing the quality first-hand before making a purchase.”

"We’re honoured to have their flagship location in Hyde Park."

The opening of the store is part of the University of Chicago’s effort to bring new retailers to 53rd Street.

University of Chicago commercial real estate operations associate vice-president James Hennessy said: “Dearborn Denim & Apparel offers a unique concept that can become a destination for shoppers from Hyde Park, as well as throughout the city.

“This is truly a ‘shop small/shop local’ business, and we’re honoured to have their flagship location in Hyde Park."

53rd Street has other apparel businesses such as Sir & Madame, The Silver Room, Akira, and Jojayden.

The bricks-and-mortar store of Dearborn Denim is scheduled to open on 20 May at 1504 E. 53rd Street in Hyde Park, between Modern Cooperative and The Silver Room.

Dearborn Denim started operating officially last year.