J Crew is a brand that never lets you down - although most people this side of the pond probably became familiar with it due to a certain First Lady being a fan. For a long time, the only UK stockist was online at net-a-porter. I've had many a splurge (especially in sale time) but largely save my buying for when I'm in the States, especially for their beautiful monogrammed pyjamas which are only available over there and the exchange rate makes the purchasing a little less painful.
Good news for Londoners though - J. CREW will open a pop-up store in King's Cross for two days on May 24 and 25, ahead of the label's Regent Street flagship launch in November. The boutique will be located next to Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, with whom the brand are launching a scholarship programme and a special design project. Although full details of the initiative are not yet known, a press release stated that the collaboration aims to "underscore the brand's commitment to nurture up-and-coming design talent".
The store itself - in the Western Transit Shed - will sell the spring/summer 2013 collection, as well as a selection of Italian cashmere pieces that customers can have monogrammed YEAH!!). Bespoke hand-jewelled collars will also be available...and who doesn't need one of them?!
|My PJs pre monogram!x|