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The Rise and Fall of J.Crew | WSJ

J.Crew was the first big retail chain to file bankruptcy in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns. But analysts say J.Crew’s struggle started years earlier, as its debt mounted and it lost touch with its customers. Illustration: Carter McCall/WSJ

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    Tony Searight Investment Education For Youth

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    J.Crew trash cheap material

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    As long as Old Navy stays around, my awful fashion sense will live on

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    Financial Shinanigan

    So overpriced and was only worth going dueing their sales.

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    TATA😉🤭👋👏👏

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    I love j. Crew hope they come back strong

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    MrJustCallMeJames

    These budget "wendover" and "company man" videos are really baffling. With resources of WSJ you really should be outdoing them not be a worse version of their format.

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    Interesting case study 😎👍

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    Tiff Prendergast

    Such boring clothes bring Forever21 back

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    J. Crew used to be good they went way to hipster and funky instead of subtle classic, smart , preppy but comfortable. Classy.

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    Roque Santos Junior

    Wall Street Journal and MSNBC: The Rise and Fall of [insert bankrupted company here]

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    Jonathan Betaberg

    Anyways, um… I bought a whole bunch of shungite rocks, do you know what shungite is? Anybody know what shungite is? No, not Suge Knight, I think he's locked up in prison. I'm talkin' shungite. Anyways, it's a two billion year-old like, rock stone that protects against frequencies and unwanted frequencies that may be traveling in the air. That's my story, I bought a whole bunch of stuff. Put 'em around the la casa. Little pyramids, stuff like that.

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    Fashion is after all fickle.

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    Another media pandering moment for the Obamas. That was decline for J. Crew. Nobody can stand to China like Trump. Actually Biden cannot even stand for anything. Not even himself. He is that weak on everything.

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    You have to either be luxury or cheap to survive in a recession. A lot of these middle of the road brands will get wiped within the next 5-10 years.

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    If it fits for Michael, it does not fit for ladies.

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    J Crew used to be my favorite store but once the prices for a shirt went from $50 to $400, that's when I said goodbye to J Crew.

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    I have two really good stores near me. In one of the malls, pretty iconic, Crewcuts closed just a stone's throw away and they put that store in J Crew. Where do they put it but in the back, right next to Men's. A hot mess. When I go back there, I feel like I'm in a rummage sale and also sad that just bc I'm a guy I have to suffer through the lack of space. As for quality, where I noticed it most is the sweaters. When you go to nylon construction, you lose me. I hate the way it feels, despite what you say about its durability. I'll still shop there bc it was a part of my youth, but the experience doesn't feel as elevated in 2020. Perhaps it had to happen this way. Pushing third party merch turned about to be an unsustainable trend. Lyons and Muytjens were a dream team that had great ideas at the right time. They worked great and they made a lot of money for the company. They were let go but I don't think they should take the majority of the blame or that their digital experience wasn't on par with the others. Barneys did a good job with this, and look what happened to them. It's more the fault of Fast Fashion, luxury consignment, and clothing subscription services.

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    J. Crew jumped on that Brooklyn bandwagon, but there wasn't enough space on the vehicle.

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    Madeline Carwile

    Hm…. I had no idea j crew, gap & madewell were related. Anyway, I feel very unloyal.

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    That image of one older woman smothered in the 'members' of the team is just weird.

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