J.Crew’s UK takeover goes big

Three new stores to get excited about

J.Crew hasn’t even opened its first UK store yet – Regent Street will have the honour of housing the long-awaited flagship from 1 November – but it already has two more in the pipeline, it’s been announced today.

The second J.Crew womenswear boutique, which is scheduled to open late November, will be located at 175 Draycott Avenue in Brompton Cross. A tightly-edited space, it will carry Italian cashmere, accessories and limited-edition pieces from the J.Crew Collection alongside exclusives from ‘design partners’ such as as Comme des Garçons, Patricia Underwood and Penelope Chilvers.

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The first menswear boutique, 38 Lamb’s Conduit (guess where you’ll find it?), will gazump them both, however, throwing open its doors on a shirt-and-tailoring focused offer on 1 October.

‘I love that every neighborhood throughout London has its own unique personality – it’s a lot like New York City in that way,’ notes Millard Drexler, J.Crew Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ‘After a lot of looking around and visiting various areas, we came across these two very different locations and knew – both were too good to pass up.’

It’s probably wisest just to start saving now…

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