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What's happened to J Crew?

post #1 of 25
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At the South Coast Plaza in SoCal, the JCrew store has been selling only women's clothing. What's going on? Has this happened in it other stores as well?
post #2 of 25
Yup. The same thing has happened to the JCrew in Century City. The only one I know of that has men's clothing is the JCrew at the Grove. Granted, I haven't visited all JCrews in the SoCal area. I think they consolidated because sales of men's clothing weren't as strong as they would have liked.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by esquire.
At the South Coast Plaza in SoCal, the JCrew store has been selling only women's clothing. What's going on? Has this happened in it other stores as well?
It's been that way for 1-2 years. Other SoCal stores sell both men and women's clothing. 3rd street J Crew still sells men's, as does Old Town, and their outlets.
post #4 of 25
I think they are renaming to Jill Crew.
post #5 of 25
My mother used to buy a lot of stuff from J. Crew, and I actually used to think it was a women's only store until she got her then-husband (and my then-stepfather) a denim shirt from there.
post #6 of 25
It's not uncommon for retail stores to cut sections of their stores that are underperforming in the local market. Plenty of women's only H&Ms out there. Hell, the SoHo Co-Op is women's only.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
It's not uncommon for retail stores to cut sections of their stores that are underperforming in the local market. Plenty of women's only H&Ms out there. Hell, the SoHo Co-Op is women's only.

LOL, I didn't know that. I was walking in Soho during Christmas and I saw a Barney's Co-Op and decided to walk in. A lot of women were looking at me as if they never saw a guy before. To make things look more normal, I tried to make it seem like I was looking for somebody.
post #8 of 25
The latest catalog is mostly women's apparel as well....
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
It's not uncommon for retail stores to cut sections of their stores that are underperforming in the local market. Plenty of women's only H&Ms out there. Hell, the SoHo Co-Op is women's only.

My nearest H&M is women's only. Really irritating.
post #10 of 25
Funny. I was in J Crew yesterday and the men's section was barren. I thought crew was popular for most mainstream college age men??

MrR
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by MrRogers
Funny. I was in J Crew yesterday and the men's section was barren.
It was probably because they're in the middle of transitioning in their mens clothes for spring and summer.
post #12 of 25
I've seen Gap, H&M and Banana Republic turn unisex stores into women's only stores, but not J. Crew. In most cases, they usually have a men's store nearby. If not, there's always the internet.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan


My mother used to buy a lot of stuff from J. Crew, and I actually used to think it was a women's only store until she got her then-husband (and my then-stepfather) a denim shirt from there.

I, too, would leave my wife if she bought me a denim shirt from J. Crew .
post #14 of 25
I hope I don't sound crabby in singling out an individual case of ludicrous language or malapropism, for it's all around us night and day. Rather this just gives me the opportunity to point out that using standard language is just as important in creating a good impression as is tying a suitable knot on your tie or polishing your shoes. They really go together, so that one's presentation through dress is reflected through one's speech.

When I read about "transitioning" to the spring collection, I understand that we hear this sort of pseudo-babble all too commonly on local tv news programs and, increasingly, elsewhere, and it's hard to resist following the example of such high-paid personages, but it simply undoes whatever image of sophistication one may have striven for in his attire. I call this sort of burlesque vocabulary "polyester language" as befits the paradigm.

Despite what the weatherman in his ill-tailored suit says, the day does not "transition" to evening any more than one "exits" a car, despite what the police commissioner may say. And I hope I never run across someone on this Forum saying "such that" in place of "so that" -- as in "hang your clothes such that they don't wrinkle". That's all demolished language, worse than any destroyed jeans one is likely to see. Quite simply, the day moves into evening, one gets out of a car, and one either hangs clothes in such a way that they don't wrinkle or simply so that they don't wrinkle.

Granted these are all examples of current buzz words, but they're watched far more closely than are your clothes. First impressions may be created by your appearance, but lasting impressions are creaed by what you say.
post #15 of 25
That's it. Time for me to leave MC again.
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