NEW YORK, June 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J.Crew, the iconic American retailer and Lane Crawford, Asia's leading designer specialty store, are excited to announce a strategic partnership, providing customers in Asia with special access to the J.Crew women's and men's collections through Lane Crawford's retail and online stores.
Beginning in October 2012, a curated selection of the J.Crew Autumn/Winter 2012 women's ready-to-wear and shoes, men's apparel and accessory collections will be available at select Lane Crawford stores, allowing customers throughout Hong Kong and China to shop J.Crew in a retail environment outside North America for the first time. This project is the first-ever collaboration for J.Crew with Lane Crawford. The partnership will debut at the Lane Crawford ifc mall in Hong Kong and the Seasons Place store in Beijing, as well as on lanecrawford.com, providing a new and exclusive positioning for both brands across Greater China.
Millard Drexler, J.Crew's chairman and CEO says, "We always want to work with the 'best of the best,' and Lane Crawford was at the top of our fantasy list. When it comes to editing and presenting collections with a creative and elevated point of view, no one does it better. We are beyond excited to partner with Lane Crawford to help introduce J.Crew to Asia."
Andrew Keith, Lane Crawford's president adds, "We are thrilled to be collaborating with J.Crew on this first-ever, unique multi-channel project. J.Crew is renowned in the US for bringing together an exceptional level of quality and distinctive styling, paired together with Lane Crawford's exclusive edit, we are very excited to offer this unique experience to the Hong Kong and China markets."
Since 1983, J.Crew has established itself as a retail pioneer with its catalog, which has become an official style guide for many, and the introduction of innovative and successful retail concepts both on and offline. J.Crew has gained international attention through its dedication to quality, timeless design and world-class customer service. From its partnerships with the finest European mills and fabric houses to its renowned Italian cashmere and impeccably tailored Ludlow suiting, the company has built a loyal following all over the world. The next phase in the company's expansion plans will include opening specialty stores in select markets in Europe and Asia over the next several years. J.Crew Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized multichannel retailer of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes and accessories. As of June 7, 2012, the company operates 277 retail stores: including 227 J.Crew stores, 8 crewcuts stores and 3 J.Crew stores in Canada, 39 Madewell stores, the J. Crew catalog business and jcrew.com as well as 96 Factory outlet stores. For more information, see www.jcrew.com.
About Lane Crawford
Lane Crawford is Asia's leading specialty store, offering the largest assortment of international designer brands across Womenswear, Lingerie, Menswear, Shoes & Accessories, Jewellery, Cosmetics and Home & Lifestyle. It is part of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, Asia's premier international fashion, beauty and lifestyle brand group, including multi-brand retailer Joyce, designer shoes and accessories specialist The Pedder Group, and management and distribution arm, Imaginex. The Lane Crawford Joyce Group operates more than 550 points of sales across Greater China and South East Asia.
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