Monday, 3 December 2012

J. Crew to open London store



J. Crew is opening a London store later next year, on Regent Street. In other news, the Pope's on Twitter, sorry.....I've seen the brand's spring preview and it's fantastic. Lots of striking prints, sequins and vibrant colours. Though the best thing about this American label is Jenna Lyons. The 43-year-old creative director/president is stylish and smart and has a way of mixing things up that is thoroughly modern. She's the best J. Crew advert, ever. Here my grown-up lady crush is wearing a pair of fabulous floral flares from the spring collection (unfortunately Lyons wasn't in attendance, maybe next year?) - and a preppy shirt. Beautiful.

Photo: Getty

I'm a regular visitor to New York - thank you Manhattan Brother - and have to admit that in the past when American stores have opened over here, I've experienced a kind of 'grass is always greener on the other side of the Atlantic' effect. If it's readily available in the UK, I'm not interested. With Banana Republic this could be because their offer's not as strong as it used to be. But with Anthropologie, I think it's just sour grapes. Both London stores are fantastic, the fashion, accessories and homeware are all lovely, I just don't want anyone else to buy them.

Anyhow. Here's some more spring J. Crew:



And here's a gratuitous photo of Jenna Lyons:


Jenna Lyons and Solange Knowles. Photo: NY Mag.

Mind you, I don't really think there's anything to worry about, as Anna Wintour recently said, ' J. Crew is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insane.'








Quote: Daily Mail.

17 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Sorry, if we bump into each other at some point next year we might just happen to wear the same stuff then... ;-) I'm definitely looking forward to that one! xo

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love those pants! Glad that you can now experience J Crew locally!!

Patti said...

Jenna Lyons is one of my fashion crushes too. Love those glasses! Happy shopping!

styleseer said...

I am a huge fan of J.Crew - it probably makes up at least half my wardrobe - ad agree, Jenna Lyons is their best creative director EVER.

MyStyle said...

Hi there! It will be great to go and browse the shop in person when it opens, they do some really amazing pieces! xx

Une Femme said...

I've been finding more to love at J.Crew lately. And from the synchronicity file: I'm wearing that same striped shirt that Jenna has on, as I type.

materfamilias said...

We got a store in Vancouver recently, and I've already picked up a few pieces. Just stepping in the shop is a colour inspiration!

Sarah said...

Well that is really exciting thank you for letting us know.... LOVE J Crew. My friend from USA brought me the most lovely plaid shirt when she came over recently that I had picked out. And Jena Lyons is fantastic, very much agree on that.... x

Victoria said...

Love the J Crew style and shopping there is one of the highlights of us moving stateside last year!

mette said...

I´ve only seen a few J Crew pieces online and on different blogs and I keep reading m u c h talk about the brand.
Luckily, hopefully we won´t get that shop over here.
We already have more than we can handle.

Angela said...

Happy dance! Today I was wearing my J Crew coat that I brought whilst I was living in NYC and I love J Crew. I have other pieces from them. So yes I will be there when they open!

the gardener's cottage said...

i think jenna lyons is a genius but i have to be honest and say those glasses just kill me. why????

Pam said...

oh please come to paris j.crew!!!

LPC said...

I couldn't agree more. J. Crew is my default store these days - as Nordstrom used to be. I could dress in their stuff head to toe, if I didn't feel compelled to exercise a little more creativity. And Jenna Lyons is a goddess.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Yes to everything except that first denim jacket. Only a qualified yes, though. I'm still kind of mistified by print mixing, but am working on it. Seems a lot to ask of my short roundness.
But ... is there anyone out there as sick of denim jackets as I am? Possibly because (here in cow-country) there is never any trace of humor by anyone wearing them.

Young at Heart said...

love those trousers......am living in my new Uniglo skinny cords ....such gorgeous colours and so cheap!!!!

Fashionistable said...

Hooray. I want those green trousers. Xxxx