September 4, 1998 |
The federal government has filed a class-action lawsuit against J. Crew Group Inc. and a subsidiary, alleging the retailer discriminates against men by refusing to hire them for certain jobs. The case, which alleges civil rights violations, was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in U.S. District Court in New Haven. The complaint was filed on behalf of George Mandell, 49, of West Haven, Conn., and an as-yet-unidentified group of male job applicants.
December 7, 1989 |
New Crew: More of the preppy-perfect look has come to Orange County. J. Crew--known for catalogue sales of sporty wear to men and women partial to the tweedy, natural-fiber look--has opened its fourth retail store, this one at South Coast Plaza. The 8,000-square-foot store should bring sales of more than $800 a square foot by the end of its first full year, predicted Arnold Cohen, J. Crew's chief operating officer and president of retail.
October 1, 1997 |
J. Crew Group Inc. plans to raise $220 million as part of a plan to buy out some of its founders as it continues talks to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group of Fort Worth. J. Crew plans to raise the money in two private placements. The first is a $155-million private placement rated "Caa1" by Moody's Investors Services and the second involves $65 million and is rated "Caa2." The ratings reflect risks associated with the company's plan to add clothing colors and styles.
June 22, 1990 |
With its catalogue photographs of pretty models wearing pre-washed twills and polo shirts, playing in the ocean or on boats, visiting an actual J. Crew store promises to be fun. Finding prep central--the catalogue company's sole Southern California retail store--isn't always fun. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has become as big as LAX, but it doesn't have the roadside directories to guide you to the right parking area.
March 4, 1990 |
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL to see customers at the new J. Crew store wandering around, touching all the merchandise. Shopping here is a more tactile experience than usual, because this is the first Southern California retail outlet for J. Crew, which for years has offered its men's and women's sportswear basics and dressy separates only through catalogues. Available for hands-on examination are J.
December 5, 2012 |
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, J. Crew launched its first Southern California stand-alone store for men, a fellow-friendly space that opened its doors the day before Thanksgiving at L.A.'s Grove shopping center. Before decamping to the dedicated space -- once home to a Pac-Sun store --the men's wares occupied the second floor of the Grove's existing J. Crew store (which, according to a company rep, will house expanded women's and bridal offerings, with the company's CrewCuts children's collection joining the merchandise mix on the ground floor)