Posts Tagged ‘J. Crew’


Should you give fingerless gloves a try? Elaine votes yes!

By Elaine LaPersonerie on November 25th, 2008


Ok, it’s freezing in NYC and when one ounce of your pearly winter skin is left uncovered it feels like you might turn into the next abominable snowman. So, I know the thought of fingerless gloves are already giving you chills!

But then there’s your blackberry, your keys, your Ipod, your lip-gloss, your credit card, blah, blah, blah–all impossible to manage with gloves on. So despite a bit of retail overkill and potentially frozen fingers, I’m here to tell you that its okay to give in to the fingerless glove craze.

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Accessories, Fashion News, Footwear, Handbags, jewelry, New Fashions, Retail News

J. Crew shines a spotlight on accessories

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on March 18th, 2008

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Looks like we’ll have more accessories to lust after at J.Crew as they unveil their extended assortment and a new accessories-only catalog this Friday.

The assortment also includes the new J.Crew fine jewelry collection. These pieces are a bit more formal (and expensive) than the costume jewelry line.

To get an idea of the prices, a 10-karat gold boule ring with pearl is $495 and a ribbon-tied long pearl necklace is $200.

“This is our first foray into fine jewelry,” Creative Director Jenna Lyons Mazeau told WWD. “We want to be approachable.”

The new variety of bags, shoes, and jewelry is already available on

For more on the bags and shoes, keep reading.

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J. Crew spring preview

By Andrea Thatcher on February 13th, 2008

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The J. Crew catalog always manages to brainwash me into thinking I’m more outdoorsy than I truly am. When I get their winter catalog, all I can think of is ski vacations and time spent by the fire. And I want to fill my wardrobe with staples for such an existence, even though I usually only get one weekend in the mountains and have no fireplace.

Then, come the spring/summer catalog I see days at the beach stretching before me and cocktail parties on expansive lawns in Hampton-esque glamour. Needless to say, I barely get to the beach anymore, and my cocktail hour is more likely to be in a bar.

But who says you can’t dress aspirationally – keep reading for how to dress for the life you want instead of the one you have.

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Designer Fashions, Fashion News, New Fashions

Cozy, comfy, cashmere oversized sweaters

By Elaine LaPersonerie on September 13th, 2007

What’s better than a fashion trend that breeds comfort? I am loving this oversized sweater thing!
I picked up two in the past week that I know will stick with me all the way ’til spring. First, I grabbed this cashmere kimono-sleeve sweater from Bloomingdales in heather grey. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend at a whopping $299 but I just had to have it. I’ll be loving it up with jeans in the dead of winter on my way to holiday dinner. Next was this cashmere oversized tunic from J. Crew in navy which is merchandised as a dress, but can double as a chic oversized sweater. This only took me for $198 and didn’t generate as much guilt as the Bloomies one. But really, these are two basic must-have pieces that will bring a smile to my face even when it’s ten degrees below zero!

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