J Crew London 2013 Launch

US retailer J Crew has finally launched it’s UK Flagship Store in Regent Street, London.

However, there are been a lot of controversy over the launch of the store due to their pricing strategy.

According to the Daily Mail:

Almost all the clothes and accessories in the new Regent Street store are on sale for the same amount of pounds as dollars, meaning a $350 (£219) black blazer is retailing at £350 – an increase of 60 per cent.

But some are being sold at a far greater mark-up, including a silk shirtdress which is on the US website at a special price of $99.99 (£63) before tax, but in the London shop for more than three times as much at £198.

Some prices in the Regent Street store at its launch yesterday were even higher than on J Crew’s UK website. A dress from the shop’s Collection range was £450 in store but £375 online – or $375 (£234) from the US site.

Shame on you J Crew!

It’ll be interesting to know whether the J Crew Petite Range will be stocked in the London Store.

Petite Style Bloggers Recommends.. The J Crew Petite Lady Coat

You may recall a wrote a post a while back stating that many Petite Style Bloggers are fans of the Petite Double Cloth Lady Day Coat with Thinsulate.  Click here to see the original post .  However at £365, it’s a bit out of my price range 🙁

Would J Crew’s current pricing strategy deter you from making a purchase in store or online?

  • SydneysFashionDiary.com

    Yay! I love J.Crew lady day coats. I am a huge fan of the lady day coat. I own 2 and they keep me warm all winter long.

    • I really want one but the price is putting me off. Hopefully J Crew will offer some online discounts running up to Christmas. The coat is definitely on my wishlist!

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