Originally Posted by BB1
The posters in this thread claiming that mostly poor people shop at J. Crew must live very insulated lives, or perhaps their hatred of J. Crew is clouding their judgement.
Most people with above average income in the US dress poorly, have never heard of Kiton, and consider J. Crew to be high end stuff.
38% of customers make over $100,000
71% of customers make over $60,000
Estimates came from here: http://www.quantcast.com/jcrew.com#demographics
Most people here spend a much higher than average amount of their income on clothes and arn't considering a few things 1. Average wage of a working adult 2. What their expenses are from house payment, car payment, health care expenses, raising a child, or children. Where their left over income aligns with their shopping wants / needs is what they have left over to shop with. I just went to their website and picked 1 shirt (65.00) and 1 pair of jeans (98.00) If you have 180 after taxes to blow on two articles of clothing (now think about how many shirts/jeans one needs to have a decent wardrobe? You can't be poor and shop there.
Take those prices into consideration, a bulk of America can't afford J Crew. I don't mind getting socks and boxers from their outlet, and they even had what appeared to be reasonably priced dress shirts at 60 dollars (none in my size, cant vouch for quality, but one or two looked kinda interesting)
It is easy to forget that although their prices are high for what you get (over priced) it is not by any means cheap.