One of the style shifts for Jcrew over the years has been adding Madewell to its company collection (they're separate stores, but owned by the same company, like Gap and Banana Republic). When Madewell first hit malls I made a point of trotting over and checking it out. I was entirely disappointed. Lots of really expensive clothes made too look worn, so worn they barely look wearable.
But a comment on my blog sent me over to the website this weekend, and I found some cute stuff (to my surprise!)
|BEE SCARF (thanks KBAdler!)|
|Croc Telegram Pouch|
|Anchors Away Dress|
|Rail Straight Jeans|
Madewell is still a little too hipster for me. The styles are too hipster, and the cuts are too skinny for my body. But thanks to the commenter I gave Madewell another chance and took a look around, and did see some nice things.