When I go to New York, there’s always three stores where I need to go to: Tibi, Club Monaco and J.Crew because I know that I’ll always find something. They always have the best selection. As much as I love Barneys, Bergdorf, Intermix etc. for some reason I always go a little nuts when I go to these three. Maybe because they’re more unique to European fashion the same way Maje, Sandro and Iro are to the US market. Just a thought.
So let me talk a little bit about J.Crew because I assume that some of you are not familiar with the brand (shame on you!), or may think that it’s too lady-like, or on the contrary love it as much as I do. Well guess what? It’s all about styling! I really love their Soho store, everything is so well displayed and whenever I go there I’m like a kid in a candy shop. Simone, a lovely sales assistant always remembers me, year after year and that’s what I call customer service!
I’m always amazed how Jenna Lyons, president and creative director, picks uber-bright colors for winter, it’s so refreshing! When all the other brands are doing black, grey, navy, oh and burgundy (boring…..), J.Crew is doing hot neon colors in fine cashmere! Wanna know another thing I find inspiring about J.Crew ? It’s all about mix and matching! Which is why their lookbook is always impeccably style. You just wanna be that chick. Their in-store catalog features the beautiful Caroline Issa. Have you seen the commercial? Oh and forgot to mention how INSAAAAAAANE their jewelry is. Please, Please, Please, I hope my dreams will come true : a store in London!
Good news is J.Crew ships internationally and can also be found on Net-A-Porter, so before you splurge here are some of my favorite items and I actually got my hands on three of these pieces, do you know me well enough to guess which ones?
Gold chain necklace, Toothpick jeans in Geo print, Beaded tri-color sweater, Leopard calf-hair pumps, Multi-color earrings, Green animal jacquard pants, Basic silk white shirt with pockets, Pink Wool bouclé coat and French bulldog sweater (sold out!)
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