James W. Brett Jr.
CEO & Director
Michael J. Nicholson
President & COO
CFO & Treasurer
J Crew was founded in the year 1947. The company has been operational for almost 72 years now. The founders of the company were Saul Charles and Mitchell Cinader. The former name of the company was Popular Merchandise Incorporated. The main aim of the company was to sell various types of low priced women's clothing via home demonstration service. In the year 1980, the company started its own catalogue, under the name of Popular Club Plan. The catalogue business had grown at a rapid pace of 25 to 30 per cent a year. Also, the sales of the company grew from just $3 million to almost $100 million, in only five years.
In the year 1989, the company changed its name to J Crew, after the 1970's famous cartoon, Jabberjaw. The same year, the company also had opened its own first retail store as well, in the city of Manhattan, USA. During the 1990s, the company started expanding greatly, by opening 35 retail shops altogether and also hosting catalogue sales in Canada as well. Then in the year 2006, the company had become a limited public entity. In the year 2010, the company was made a private limited entity again, which included a $3 billion deal, led by Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital. In the year 2015, it was reported that the company was going through a slump period, due to the rise of various fast fashion brands. In the year 2017, the company had sacked almost 250 employees. As of the year 2018, the company started selling its J Crew Mercantile brand on Amazon. The headquarters of the company is based in 770 Broadway. The name of the place is New York, while the name of the state is New York, USA. The area pin code is 10003.
J Crew is an American clothing retailer that focuses on designing and manufacturing of various kinds of clothing and apparels for women, along with an online and catalogue business too. The current chairman of the company is Millard Drexler. As of the year 2018, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $2.4 billion. Also, as of the year 2018, the total number of employees working at the company is more than 9,950. The company has more than 450 retail stores in the USA.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have a retail as well as online presence to purchase various kinds of women clothing, shoes and accessories, offered by the company. The company also sells swimwear, outerwear, loungewear, denim, dresses, jewellery, etcetera.
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