Travellers to US malls will be fully familiar with American Eagle as the “Man on the Streets” call to casual clothing. Affordable and accessible in contrast to some of its more narcissistic neighbours it has built up a loyal following-
Baited breath awaited the arrival of the much vaunted J Crew flagship store on Regent Street.
However for the impatient and curious a subtle appetizer awaits amidst the stylish surroundings of Lambs Conduit, number thirty eight. In keeping with its history of opening specialist stores in its native New York the London store is a menswear outlet, selling stylish soft, in a world of traditional tayloring.
Individual displays echo the exclusive environment whilst the standout sales desk offers a glimpse of elegant eye-candy displaying jewellery and accessories for the well-suited and well informed.
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After the tantalising teaser of mens and womens only stores,
… the fully fledged J Crew opened with fun and fanfares, and stars & stripes, in London’s Regent Street. The template taken from major US cities sits comfortably amongst the mid-level and high level brands of one of the UKs most prestigious addresses.
However, of more significance than bricks and mortar, furniture & fixtures, tops and trousers is the expansion strategy combining both the landing of identikit stores to identified customer segments throughout the globe, in combination with the entry of exclusive niche fashion destinations, assortment and experience elite, located in select sites, destinations for the well-heeled.
Fashion flagships and exclusive emporiums suit the wider objective of creating a worldwide brand, which is both in-reach yet out-of-reach. Exclusivity with Economics.
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