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J.Crew has admirably accomplished the perilous task of trading up, and will add a Men's Store, its third in Manhattan, to the successful Crewcuts and Women's J.Crew Collection stores on upper Madison Avenue at 79th Street. The new shop will be directly across the street from the women's unit, and will be a continuation of the men's concept stores found in SoHo and Tribeca. This means that it will focus on the more fashion forward men's products like narrower cut trousers and tailored clothing. The chain store's collaborations with Red Wing and Alden shoes, Baracuta outerwear and Thomas Mason shirts are also expected to be highlighted in the store which, like the downtown versions, will be designed individually to reflect its setting. If it is to follow the template of the other stores, however, those looking for J.Crew's more basic items (as well as any clearance items!) will still have to go to the regular, full stores in Rockefeller Center, the Flatiron district, Columbus Circle or the South Street Seaport.
In our marginally humble opinion here at The Shophound HQ, we think the Madison Avenue store is a terrific idea, but a big, full-line J.Crew for those provincial Upper East Side Manhattanites who never get downtown would be kind of a no-brainer as well. Third Avenue somewhere in the 60s comes to mind. Consider it an educated suggestion.
That is all.
J. Crew to Open Fourth Men's Store (WWD)

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