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This September marks the opening of J. Crew’s Williamsburg location, signifying the arrival of yet another chain store in the once resolutely mom-and-pop, now big brand welcoming neighborhood. But in contrast to fellow retail behemoth Urban Outfitters’ appearance on the north side, J. Crew has long had a more staid reputation, with an appeal seemingly more aligned with Cobble Hill residents (where another J. Crew is slated to open) than those in Williamsburg. But...
We've officially entered fall preview season, which means it's time to inflate your brain to maximum information-holding capacity: New York Magazine just unveiled a massive fall retail preview, and—surprise!—a lot of the stores are in Brooklyn. Surprise #2: Not all of them are located in Williamsburg! This fall, prepare yourselves (and your sweater budgets) for a boutique inside a Bed-Stuy brownstone, a clearance-only Neiman Marcus in Brooklyn Heights, and yes, that J. Crew in Williamsburg you've...
It is a little acknowledged truth that in New York City, there is a dearth of malls, and the ones that do exist (Kings Plaza, for example, are so far out on the edges of the city as to be almost inaccessible for many residents). Instead, we have seen the rise of massive, multi-use retail concepts with mall-like qualities—food vendors, perhaps a restaurant or movie theater if the square footage allows for it, shops...
Like Whole Foods, New York Sports Club, and the Level Hotel, we've known that J.Crew was definitely coming to Williamsburg, but details have been few and far between—until now. Today, T Magazine, shared an interview with J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, and the bespectacled maven spilled the beans. According to Lyons, the new J.Crew will be located at 234 Wythe Avenue near N. 4th Street and its forthcoming presence has been announced with a commissioned graffiti piece from...

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