thanks to brilliant merchant mickey drexler, ( formerly of the gap) j. crew is having a major renaissance. mr. drexler has been able to take a brand that was looking so tired..with all it's khakis and polo shirts, and refreshed it in such a great way, without walking away from its customer. we all know the j. crew girl..she is kate spade's little sister, preppy and stylish, classic, but doesn't mind getting her hands (a bit) dirty.
i love the way they are using basics like jeans and jackets, and spicing them up with great accessories like big jewelry, fun ruffles, and funky styling. it really could make a girl want to go shopping again!