Wednesday, October 6, 2010

check it out: madewell!

Many of you are probably familiar with Madewell... a branch of JCrew that embraces a more "bohemian" or simpler feel than the more highly stylized and fashion forward pieces that JCrew has come to embody of late. It seems like the two "brands" have similar price points and perhaps a little overlap in their offerings... but Madewell does have a decidedly laid back feel (perhaps an homage to the former JCrew casual-chic now turned chic-chic). I had heard of them in passing and seen their items featured in magazines, etc but had admittedly not spent any time on their website or really checking out their offerings. So I decided to dig in and check out all they had to offer.

I guess you could sum it up this way... JCrew is very "Monday thru Friday"... Madewell is very "Saturday and Sunday". Does that make sense?

No matter how you "define" them... they do have really great offerings (albeit a little pricey) and also great collaborations with other brands and designers. So they are definitely worth checking out!

Here are some of my faves!

So do you own any Madewell pieces? Have you been to their stores? Will you?


Debbie said...

Jill thank you for clueing me into this!

That suede bag has my name all over it. . .and I have a JCrew gift card! Uh oh.

Kayla said...

I love Madewell.There aren't many stores close to me so their online shop is my best friend. Love your picks!

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Jackie said...

Oh yes, I love Madewell. I don't own any pieces (yet) and have never been to a store. But I love browsing through their online selections every now and then.

Natalie said...

Love Madewell, but I'm with you on it being a little pricey. The Alexa Chung collaboration was amazing!
Pocket of Presh

Heather said...

Yes, I agree. Love the suede duffel!

kristen said...

Never bought anything from them, but I am loving that cardi and those gorgeous clogs! Love that leather!

b.a. said...

ooooh, those clogs!!! maybe the best clogs i've seen yet!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Hmmmm never heard of Madewell...will check it out thanks! That striped so nice! I have a a few but none have a cute little zipper!


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