Madewell, the bright star in the J. Crew universe, is adding clothing for men.
Over the summer, J. Crew posted terrible quarterly results and tried to pin much of the blame on a terrible sweater named Tilly. But it’s quite clear the company’s troubles run deeper, and they’re not going away.
Madewell’s sandals are trying to kill you. JK, but also, kinda. Let’s just say if you own their Sightseers you should return them.
On Wednesday, according to the New York Times, J.Crew “eliminated” nearly 200 positions—175 to be exact—and announced the head of its women’s design team was out, too. J.Crew and its chief executive Mickey Drexler, who previously revitalized Gap and steered the creation of Old Navy, blamed the company’s 10 percent…
J.Crew is officially too expensive, and the price-point exasperation might be built upon the popularity of the brand’s creative director Jenna Lyons.
The folks at J.Crew say that little sister brand Madewell is all grown up and ready to move out. "Starting a company like this, where there is a commitment to fashion, quality and design, is not an easy process," says C.E.O. Mickey Drexler. "We weren't ready to take a more ambitious stand until we felt confident. It…
Victoria Beckham, who reportedly has a slipped disc, is under doctor's orders not to wear her customary high heels until her back gets better. That's what Posh would be punished with if she were an uppity mortal in a Greek myth who got on the wrong side of Aphrodite. [Daily Mail]
Zooey Deschanel's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Steve Madden — who agreed, and then reneged, on a deal to produce a line tentatively called "Zooey's Shoes And Accessories" — reveals some details of how the celebrity-clothing-line sausage gets made. And paid for.
Last night, Sadie and I hiked through Manhattan in unseasonable wind and rain to attend Fashion's Night Out. As the stores opened to the boozehound hordes, we had many experiences that were challenging and puzzling. And some that were fun.