It’s very rare these days that I start hyperventilating when I enter a shop, especially a clothes shop. This feeling of excitement is usually reserved for pet shops or the Lakeland catalogue – yes indeed, that’s how truly old and sad I am – but hey ho, I’m happy!
With the exception of COS, clothes shops just don’t do it for me any more, that was until I went to J Crew in New York. We have posted about how much we like J Crew a few times and it didn’t disappoint in real life.
The cashmere collection is to die for – basic shapes in an amazing range of colours, which can be teamed with lovely prints, a great range of polka dot pieces (always a favourite of mine), well cut narrow trousers, pencil skirts and tailored jackets.
Ageless and aspirational all the pieces either work on their own, or can easily mix and match. I love the simplicity of the styling, that nothing is too casual or too formal and it’s mostly detail free (are you listening M &S?)
It is not cheap, but the quality is excellent, so therefore good value. Available online in the UK and they are opening a London shop soon.