J. Crew - Clothing, shoes, and accessories
J. Crew is a nationwide retailer of men's, women's, and children's apparel, shoes, and accessories. The company is recognized for providing its customers with high quality casual and formal wear with timeless American designs and styles. The stores market their clothing using the store name and a number of in house brands, including Wallace & Barnes for menswear and crewcuts for children. Additionally, the store often collaborates with well known American apparel and accessory brands such as Jack Purcell, Timex, and Red Wing, to provide its shoppers with unique limited edition products. J. Crew is also well known for its excellent customer service and help in planning apparel solutions for weddings and special occasions; personal stylists can help coordinate outfits and can also use their store's Red Phone to locate an item in any store across the country. Additionally, the chain offers its customers a credit card with special discounts and rewards offers, as well as complimentary tailoring and access to a special customer helpline.
J. Crew - American fashion since 1983
J. Crew was founded in 1983 as a mail order catalog that focused on leisurewear for American consumers and was designed to compete with more upscale classic American clothing brands. The first retail location opened in New York City in 1989 and since then, the store has expanded to over 360 locations across the United States and Canada, with over 12,000 employees. In 2003, Millard Drexler joined the company as a chairman and CEO and has been responsible for the company's rapid international expansion and increased importance of high quality customer service and products. Today, J. Crew is a mainstay of modern American fashion and provides shoppers with designer quality clothing at mall prices; even the First Lady is a fan and can be seen wearing its dresses at many events.