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J. Crew takes London by storm

The J.Crew flagship store on Regent Street in London opens this Friday!

Check out the good looking windows and displays, courtesy of Confetti System, a New York-based design duo consisting of Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho. Photos courtesy of Daniella Zalcman.

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J. Crew adds new London stores

J.Crew Runway Fall 2013

Look out! J.Crew is hitting the U.K. hard this fall, with plans to open three new stores in London.

* A men’s boutique will be unveiled Oct. 10 in a 19th Century townhouse on Lambs Conduit Street in Bloomsbury.

* A women’s J.Crew shop will open in Brompton Cross in West London in early November. This store will feature the pricier J.Crew Collection line as well as some of its partner brands like Comme des Garçons and Penelope Chilvers.

* A J.Crew store on Regent Street is also already in the works, with plans to open in November.

These stores are the first J.Crew locations outside North America!

Black Friday deal

I am not a Black Friday shopper, but I do like a good deal. Online. From the comfort of my computer.

And so I wanted to highlight a couple of good ones that I have spotted:

J. Crew is offering 25% off and free shipping on orders over $150 with code COLOR25. This includes their “In Good Company” brands like Barbour, Drake’s London, Fox Brothers, London Undercover and Mackintosh to name a few!

Also, the Gap London tote I blogged about a few weeks back is now on sale. Originally $19.95, it is now $15.96 and there is an additional 20% off with code GAPGIFT.

Happy Black Friday!

Hello, Barbour

Barbour has been crafting its legendary outerwear since 1894, but it hasn’t been readily available in the U.S.

Now, J.Crew has partnered with Barbour to supply men’s Barbour jackets in a variety of styles. They really are extremely good quality and perfect for keeping warm and dry in the wettest of winters (and British summers!).

Liberty + J. Crew = *sigh*

J. Crew has partnered with London’s Liberty for its spring line. Meet the gorgeousness that is the Margaret Annie floral.

I’m also digging the uber-feminine pink berry print.

Spring is in the air! I can feel it!

Trail blazers

I know. I’ve blogged before about J. Crew, but hot damn! I’m loving their fall collection.

Have you seen their women’s blazers this season? So preppy and British and fall-like. Check out their schoolboy blazer in Donegal tweed.

Or their schoolboy blazer in Prince of Wales wool tweed …

Or their Hacking Jacket in tweed, sourced from the famed Robert Noble mill in Peebles, Scotland, which has been producing woolen products since 1666.

They make me want to slap on a pair of riding boots and head out into pony country. Tally ho!

Wear what you read

In light of the earth-shattering news this week that J. Crew will now ship to the UK (what? You didn’t get the memo?), I wanted to share these kids’ litera-tees available at JCrew.com.

Now your child (or one you know) can wear a British classic like Sherlock Holmes or Treasure Island. Their shirt will be like an open book.

Even better, for every tee shirt sold, they will donate a book to a community in need. It’s part of the mission of Out of Print Clothing, the awesome company that produces the book shirts.

Wear what you read. It’s a great concept! If you could put your favorite book title on a shirt, what would yours be?

I’m pretty sure I’d get a Great Gatsby tee. Or The World According to Garp tee. Well, actually, maybe something by Ray Bradbury or Kurt Vonnegut. Hmm … I might have enough favorites here to create a wardrobe.