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J.Crew is a men's and women's clothing and accessories company in the United States. J.Crew was founded in 1983 with the launch of its catalog and expanded into brick and mortar retailing in 1989 with its flagship store in New York City. It has since become an American brand known worldwide for its collections of classic clothes and accessories to live, work, play and get married in. The company sells clothing designed to somewhat imitate (at lower prices) clothiers that traditionally catered to "preppies", such as Brooks Brothers and J. Press. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Preppy is a chiefly American adjective or noun traditionally used to describe the characteristics of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) who attend or attended major private, secondary university-preparatory schools. ... Brooks Brothers is the oldest surviving mens clothier in the United States. ... J. Press is a mens clothier in the United States. ...

Currently J.Crew's catalog has a circulation of over 80 million, and there are 157 retail stores and 43 factory stores with more openings planned in 2005 and 2006. Their website JCrew.com was launched in 1996 and allows buyers to browse both J.Crew's online only offerings, and normal catalog and retail offerings. While lacking a retail presence outside of the USA, J.Crew's website offers shipping to Canada and Japan. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

In September 2005 J.Crew came under fire from PETA and other animal rights groups when it was revealed that J.Crew intended to begin carrying fur in the fall of 2005. The dispute was resolved when J.Crew canceled its fur production plans. [1] This article describes the SI prefix peta. ...


J.Crew, which is owned by private equity giant Texas Pacific Group, announced plans for an IPO in mid-2005. Although J.Crew initially planned to go public in late 2005, the company has since pushed the date to some time in early 2006. The company plans to be listed on the NYSE under the stock ticker 'JCG. CEO Millard Drexler, veteran CEO of Gap Inc., will control 15% of the company following its initial public offering. The Texas Pacific Group (commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William Price in 1993. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... This article is about the clothing retailer. ...

See also

Banana republic is a pejorative term for a small, often Latin American or Caribbean country, politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture, and ruled by a small, wealthy and corrupt clique. ... Lands End is a Dodgeville, Wisconsin-based clothing retailer specializing in casual clothing, luggage, and home furnishing. ...

External links

  • The Official J.Crew Website
  • J.Crew Push Back IPO



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