J.Crew: A Pandemic, or LBO, Casualty?

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The retail apocalypse realized by COVID-19 has claimed another victim: News broke on Thursday that J. Crew is planning to file for (likely Chapter 11) bankruptcy–maybe as soon as this weekend–trading an already difficult existence for an impossible one. For J.Crew stans, it may be helpful to remember that bankruptcies…

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Weekend Fur

The Classic Fur Coat (last seen here) that I am wearing here sold out quickly online, but its doppelgänger can currently be found on sale at Urban Outfitters (FP is a subsidiary) as a men’s coat. I like this (impossibly) plushy coat so much it’s found a permanent home in my car, where I can cuddle it whenever the mood…

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Bubble Sleeves

Statement sleeves are really fun, but they are not always practical. To get my feet wet in this trend, I first dabbled in bell sleeves, which did not mesh well with my pizza-eating, condiment-loving lifestyle. I then gave exaggerated cuffs a whirl, but those proved equally problematic. What finally sold me on statement sleeves are batwing sleeves, which made me…

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Camel // Navy

Mickey Drexler offered a mea culpa in the Wall Street Journal last month, and shortly after resigned as CEO, clearing the way for former West Elm executive James Brett to take the reins. This news, coupled with Jenna Lyons’s departure in April, heralds a new beginning (of the end?) for J. Crew, one with fewer stores, a shrunken print catalog,…

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Burgundy Suede

The first days of 2017 have been (and look to be) unseasonably warm in my neck of the woods, and I am relishing every moment of these tights-optional days before real winter conditions return. I know this suede moto jacket has been prominently featured on here recently, but for those of you who still don’t own it, it has been…

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