|An example of painted furniture that was part |
of an exhibit and not burned for heat.
|Imagine what Dear Leader's Design Team could do|
with this old wreck.
Menswear and crewcuts upstairs, of course.
I predicted "J.Crew vampire wear" about two years ago, when bloggers and commenters were starting to talk about how nice it would be if J.Crew expanded into maternity clothes. They're getting their feet wet there, and people are quite happy about it. But think about this - the need for actual maternity clothes is finite. Women with more than 6 or 7 children don't wear J.Crew. For one thing, they don't have time for the pricing games and promo hunts. Thus, if a woman buys a few maternity things this October, chances are that the soonest she'll be buying more is likely to be January 2016. The tees and leggings of 2013 will all have holes anyway.
J.Crew has also flirted with Layette and with Petwear. Petwear tends to turn up around Christmas, but I think J.Crew is missing the market. Preppy petwear with a twist is a perfect gift for summer visitors to bring, because most people who are visited during the summer have enough guest towels and embroidered napkins, while a dedicated pet owner never has enough cute things for her animal companion.
|Look, pompoms too!|
|Feed this model before|
she bites someone!
|Her teeth and his dazed expression are the clues...|