End to J Crew as we know it?

I don’t heart J Crew. I have never met anyone who can wear their pants, I dont know who their fit model is and color combo occasionally is too much of a modern day Lilly Pulitzer. However COMMA that is not to say that I don’t wear Lilly Pulitzer and J Crew.

J Crew’s peacoat jackets are amazing, great fit and color selection. I also like their basic but good quality crew neck sweaters, again beautiful colors, I just bought light blue, oatmeal and briiiiight yellow which I thought I could wear with black leggings and gold Van sneakers. J Crew’s Regency jacket is an old favorite of mine, classic with a twist. And I was seriously considering buying these babies in forest green. Pointy toe flats are hard to find and pom-poms are so in for this summer.


Lot of my clients love J Crew and, for crying out loud, my 7 year old daughter Olivia just announced that she had torn her favorite leggings and asked me if I could get some new ones for her from Crewcuts as she thinks they fit her the best. Before you point fingers at me, she’s been like this since birth. Had to tell her she can’t wear a fur vest to school today. Sigh..

SO it comes as a bit of a surprise that J Crew is letting go of their head of design Jenna Lyons who has been there for 26 years and pretty much designed all these pieces I love. I can’t fault her style, she is beyond gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what she (and J Crew) do next.

How good is this? Amazing.


Couldn’t agree more.




2 replies
  1. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    Hi Haiku! I literally just did a post about shopping at J. Crew: https://atypical60.com/2017/04/05/where-i-shop-and-how-i-do-it/ And I have to tell you, I’ve been shopping J. Crew when it started out as a mail order catalog. When I lived in NYC, my favorite store was the original J. Crew down at the South Street Seaport. I cannot begin to tell you how happy-faced I was when I learned Lyons was leaving Crew. I am going to agree to disagree with you here. I don’t think Lyons did anything supercalifragilisticexpialidocious for the brand. She tweaked a few things and gave J. Crew an edge of sorts. She also made the most annoying pose–pigeon toes, infamous among bloggers. What–are all grown women three year old toddlers who can’t stand correctly? I don’t think J. Crew will be worse off without her to tell you the truth. But I am interested to see what Lyons will do next. Hopefully she will stand with her toes apart!

  2. StylebyHaiku
    StylebyHaiku says:

    Hi Catherine! We can agree on the basics and blazers but as I said (other than some shoes) I wasn’t too crazy about the store to begin with. I do think JL is gorgeous and those occasional odd outfits is what goes under editorial looks these days. Those pants she wore were totally horrid (on your post). But then again, I think most of high fashion is. I am curious to see what J Crew does next, it was/is handy source for sweaters etc.

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