They just opened up a new shop on Abbot Kinney here in Venice. Friday was a big launch party where they were handing out 20% off coupons. They're apparently also having a ping-pong tournament.
I looked at the clothes. They all looked decent; stuff I would wear, styles I liked. I then looked at the price tags and thought, "Gee, this all must be fairly good."
But it isn't.
Upon further inspection, everything is made in China. As a result, in the entire shop -- which was admittedly small -- I couldn't find a single item of clothing that made sense for the prices they were asking. I honestly cannot work out what is going on in there.
I like J. Crew, and I like Jack Spade. But if you're going to buy mass-market goods made in China, then J. Crew's prices make sense.
Jack Spade's don't.