J. Crew opens shop in Vancouver this Spring 2012
The stalled American economy has driven another American retailer to seek its fortune north of the 49th. J. Crew, the classic American retailer whose mail-order catalogues have graced many a Canadian bathroom over the years, plans to open a store on Robson this spring. It will be one of three stores the brand opens in Canada this year. Edmonton will see one open in the spring and Toronto gets one in the fall.
The Vancouver store, at 1088 Robson will occupy 5953 square feet over two floors and include both women and menswear collections.
It’s J. Crew’s second shop in Canada.
“Since introducing the brand in Canada last year, the response to J. Crew has been absolutely electric,” says Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Director of J. Crew in a press release. “We’re excited to be opening combined men’s and women’s stores and are working to curate our high quality fashion collections for each market.”
J. Crew joins other expat Americans, Anthropologie, Target and Eileen Fisher in the Vancouver market. Rumours of this expansion have been circulating for months. But today, they announced the timing of it.
The Vancouver store will carry a carefully edited collection of everyday classic designs along with Italian cashmere, weekend, outerwear, handbags, belts, jewelry and shoes.
The men’s collection will include Ludlow suits made from fabrics from the finest Italian and English mills with bespoke details, quality denim, Italian cashmere and a shirt shop featuring Thomas Mason for J.Crew.
J. Crew Group, Inc. is a multi-channel retailer of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. The company operates 278 retail stores including 236 J. Crew retail stores, 10 crewcuts stores and 32 Madewell stores.
Source: Vancouver Sun