Thanks to a JCA for sharing preview images from the next release!
This might be the Tilly sweater ($75) in tidewater.
A new regent blazer (current choices). Too bad about that standing-only collar. That looks like a scarf underneath. It reminds me of a print from 2010 or so.
Reese pinstripe track pant (C0201) and sequin firework floral pant (B9049)
Grosgrain ribbon top (B9902) – I like this top and the color. Will it be silk or poly?
On the upside, I don’t see quite as many oversized, drop-shouldered silhouettes. On the downside, I don’t see the things that made J. Crew special. If I were viewing the clothes only and didn’t know they were from J. Crew, I’m not sure I’d pinpoint them as such. Everything is so generic. Pic #8 of the two girls, one is in pinstripe pants…that could be a Loft still. It must be tough to distinguish yourself when everyone has copied you to here and back. Also, I don’t think the team is very inspired right now. I wonder how much Marissa Webb’s departure affected the company or if they were on the downspiral anyway. A good number of talent had already left, some going to Ann Taylor and Loft. And it seems like there were a number of pregnancies in the past couple of years. Maybe all of those factors took a huge toll and everyone’s burned out.
What do you think about the upcoming rollout, based on these pics?