J.Crew Expanding to U.K.


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Brits rejoice! J.Crew, the brand beloved by fashion editors and mall-goers alike, is crossing the pond.

According to Elle U.K., the company’s online offerings, which include women’s, men’s, kids’, shoes, handbags, jewelry, bridal and more, will be available in the U.K. in the fall, though a J.Crew spokesperson told FashionEtc the exact date is to be determined.

“We are an American brand, but I find most brands today are actually worldwide,” Mickey Drexler, chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. “We just have huge demand overseas. So we’re not running. We’re walking, we’re studying right now.”

While previously a small selection of J.Crew merchandise was available to U.K. shoppers via Net-A-Porter, the entire online selection will soon be within reach.

As for possible retail outlets in Britain, a J.Crew spokesperson told Elle U.K. it’s not out of the question.

“We would love to at some point,” the rep said. “We’re going to focus on online first.”

In related news, read about the new J.Crew blog.


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