|Creatures of the Wind, 2011|
|Fashion Week A/W 2014|
can't wait to see the shoes and hat.
And here is last night's message from another department within the J.Crew structure:We’d like to invite you to help us improve our online shopping experience! Come speak with one of our online user experience experts in a 60-minute one-on-one meeting—we’ll compensate you for your time with a $100 J.Crew gift card.Here’s what you can expect:
● Duration: 60 Minutes
● Location: Manhattan. Exact location will be provided once your appointment is confirmed. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Participant will be required to sign a consent form upon arrival.
● Compensation: This meeting is completely voluntary, and you may opt out at any time. Upon successful completion, we’ll compensate you for your time with a $100 J.Crew gift card (subject to the terms and conditions on the gift card).
If you’re interested in participating, please respond to this email with your availability for the following dates and times. We’ll get back to you soon to confirm your 60-minute appointment and provide you with meeting details.
Last week, J. Crew fans rejoiced on news that clothes would get cheaper this spring.As to Duckspeak, it's one of the Newspeak words that we shuddered at when we read 1984. Orwell explained:
Unfortunately, those reports aren't true, the company told us.
Women's Wear Daily quoted the retailer's CEO Mickey Drexler as saying that spring prices would be "much more friendly."
But the publication has since issued a correction.
"We are simply maintaining a balance of pricing across the board and better communicating to our customers what we have and why it is worth the price it is," a J. Crew spokesperson said. "Emphasis for us is always on the quality and design at best possible price."
J.Crew's prices have become more designer than middle-market. The company was once routinely compared to Gap, but now the prices are considerably more expensive.
For instance, men's work pants cost $59.95 at Gap, but $79.50 at J.Crew.