J. Crew's spring pieces are colorful
RENEE MINUS WHITE Fashion & Beauty Editor | 1/4/2012, 5:26 p.m.
As soon as folks learned that Michelle Obama wears some of J. Crew's pieces, the company's clothes just flew off the store racks. Modern fashion cuts are classic for men and women. The look is simply styled and their clothes are functional.
For spring 2012, at the Mercedes-Benz Lincoln Center press previews, J. Crew's vibrant colors popped. Their installation was very well received.
J. Crew debuted in 1983 with the mailing of its first catalog. Six years later, the company opened a flagship store at New York's South Street Seaport. Today, their business includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and an ever-growing online and catalog business.
In 2003, Millard "Mickey" Drexler joined J. Crew as chairman and CEO, pushing service, quality and innovation to the next level. The company partners with the finest global fabric mills and craftsmen as well as with iconic brands such as Jack Purcell, Timex, Thomas Mason and Red Wing.
J. Crew has also introduced several line extensions, including crewcuts (for kids sizes 2-14), J. Crew Wedding & Parties and J. Crew Collection, featuring exclusive and limited-edition pieces with couture-level details.
Now, J. Crew continues its retail expansion with a series of specialty boutiques. Two men's-only stores in downtown Manhattan-Liquor Store and the Men's Shop-are filled with a curated selection of J. Crew must-haves, limited-edition items, vintage finds and suiting.
No. 1035 is the exclusive Madison Avenue women's shop dedicated to the Collection label plus one-of-a-kind products and vintage pieces. In addition, a crewcuts store was recently opened on Madison Avenue and a dedicated jewelry and accessories shop was added to the Prince Street J. Crew. The first-ever J. Crew Bridal Boutique opened its doors in May 2010 at 769 Madison Ave.
In 2006, the company introduced Madewell, a modern-day interpretation of an American denim label founded in 1937. For women ages 18-40, Madewell has a flagship store in New York City and 17 other stores nationwide.