The UK High Street will soon be packed with US stores. In recent years we have gained Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Abercrombie and Fitch and are soon to get Victoria's Secret. We can now add another all American store to that list as J Crew announces plans to expand in to the UK. Although a date has not yet been set, they will initially expand online.
Speaking in New York on Monday, J.Crew's chairman and CEO Millard 'Mickey' Drexler explained, "Bigger is not better - better is always better. It's not a matter of what's been, but what will be. We could get bigger, could get faster and open a couple more factory stores, but we don't want to. There's no race -- the race is to maintain the integrity of the product."