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Garance Dore Interviews J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

27 September 2012, 12.20 | Posted in Retail, celebrity, interviews | No comments »

As part of her an ongoing marketing relationship with J.Crew, French photographer Garance Dore has a sit down chit-chat with the chain’s uber-popular creative director, Jenna Lyons. Among other topics Jenna Lyons discusses how blog culture has changed the culture of style and how it’s examined……”before it was just magazines.”

J.Crew Three Station Crystal & Bead Necklace

05 September 2012, 14.49 | Posted in Fashion + Food, Jewellery | 2 comments »

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In our world there is always space for a bold necklace. J.Crew’s jewellery designers put together this statement piece which artfully blends crystals and beads, is highly versatile and  manages to not break the bank providing goodness on three levels.  Available now at Net-a-porter.

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J.Crew x Manolo Pumps Now Just Manolo Pumps

06 August 2012, 18.43 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Shoes | No comments »

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Remember the exciting pump collaboration between J.Crew and Manolo Blahnik (see above right image) announced and shown during NY Fashion Week Autumn 2012 presentations? The one that was quietly shut down after Blahnik said he knew nothing about the partnership, a statement that was followed up by J.Crew’s Jenna Lyon’s stating they couldn’t go forward because of production costs, ultimately adding, ”We are in a good place with [Manolo Blahnik] now. Everything’s okay.” (Translation: “We no longer wish to hang him from the rafters for totally flaking on us.”)

Well if you liked those glitter pumps, they have reappeared in Manolo’s Autumn 2012 offerings (see image above left), only they’re priced at $655, which probably isn’t too far off from where J.Crew would have priced them for inclusion in its Collection offerings. And the glittery pumps shown above aren’t the only ones to reappear. Take a look at the J.Crew runway image on the next page and do your own comparing and contrasting with the Manolo offerings shown on Neiman Marcus’s site.

The interest question is, have they lost some of their appeal not that they’re no longer part of a collabo with J.Crew? I sort of think so.

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J.Crew x Altuzarra Now At Retail

20 April 2012, 16.07 | Posted in Designer Collaboration | 1 comment »

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J.Crew x Altuzarra….kind of a let down imo. Available for purchase online. Image via.

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NYFW: Jenna Lyons

20 February 2012, 03.41 | Posted in Retail, celebrity | No comments »

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Jenna Lyons, major J.Crew jefa, looking chic during New York Fashion Week. Via Vogue.

J.Crew x Manolo Autumn 2012

17 February 2012, 23.49 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail, Shoes | 3 comments »

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I was gearing up to gripe about an aspect of NYFW in which editors sing the high praises of presentations featuring retailers who market to the mall masses……such as J.Crew, and then I saw the collection and my Snob thoughts were immediately squashed. The collection is really amazing–flat out.

And somehow this retailer even managed to rope Manolo Blahnik into a collabo, this after he swore up and down he wouldn’t ever do such a thing. (Oh the power of being Jenna Lyons!) But so glad he did–they are literally perfect pumps. Perfect. And yo, it’s possible that since it’s J.Crew they may even come in my big girl size 11!

See some highlights from the collection on the next page.

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J Crew Catalog February 2012

31 January 2012, 15.05 | Posted in Retail | No comments »

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J. Crew like a lot of retailers in the women’s space sort of fell on its face somewhere around the second part of 2010, making downward adjustments to quality in the face of rising material costs. Not suprisingly as a result the stores look like hell. At the time it was publically traded on Wall Street, went private, cleaned itself up and now we’re seeing via catalogs and store visits that it’s clearly once again hitting its stride.

The image above is from its February catalog, which includes the announcement of “The Cashmere Shop” at its online store. Cashmere is hardly new for J.Crew but when this company is working, its catalog images makes you feel like, oh wow, even though we’re facing Spring, darn, I need that short-sleeved cashmere camisole in my life not to mention that minimalist green and navy striped silk blouse and chiffon skirt!

See the blouse and skirt on the next page. Read more

Nike Cortez & Waffle Racer For J.Crew

24 June 2011, 14.45 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | No comments »

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Check out Nike’s Cortez and Waffle Racer in special make up colors you will only find at J.Crew. They’re listed under women’s shoes, but sizing is unisex.

See more colors on the next page.

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J Crew x Prabal Gurung

20 May 2011, 13.28 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail | No comments »

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J.Crew’s design collaboration with Prabal Gurung is now on line. This partnership came as part of Gurung’s prize for winning runner up for CFDA’s Fashion Fund Award. There are a total of six pieces and it’s a very limited run of about 50 per item. Prices range from about $200-$400, a nice discount off of Gurung’s normal label, which starts at about $500. We liked the tuxedo pants featured above the best, but some of you may like the “Exploding Bow” tops, which are about as girly girl as you can get and would be perfect for a summer cocktail or dinner party. See them on the next page.

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Chanel SoHo Windows By Julia Chesky

27 September 2010, 17.53 | Posted in Retail, Stores, photography | 2 comments »

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Was wondering where the heck NY fashion photographer Julia Chesky was an it turns out she moved recently and got hit by a double whammy of Mercury retrograde. Anyway, her windows are back, including this image from the freshly relaunched SoHo Chanel store. What’s great about Chesky, too, is she’s willing to have an opinion and she does a hilarious rant on some other SoHo windows:

Let’s not even touch the merchandising fail going on with some places just yet. I think Soho and I might end our evening attempts and stick to random fun day shots because this made me sad, Boston Newbury Street sad. New York, we cannot be on the same level of Boston. That’s just blasphemy! No offense to my Boston readers.

See one of the J.Crew window she has ish with on the next page. Not sure if J.Crew meant to make its female mannequin look like it was sort of packing, but I doubt it!

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