A trendy sea of clothes, shoes and accessories, J. Crew's arrival in Edmonton has been one of the most buzzed about retail openings since Victoria's Secret opened in 2010. Our Yankee neighbours have cleverly caught on to the rapidly growing fashion lust in the city, matched with deep pockets still prevailing thanks to Alberta's fuelled economy. We've become a bullseye amongst a still dismal economy throughout the rest of North America, for U.S. retailers looking to expand.
J. Crew's arrival was welcomed with wide, warm, welcoming arms if I may speak for myself. They hosted a fabulous opening event, connecting with Edmonton's fashion community. Best of all I took home a pair of outstanding, leopard-print linen pants that fit like a charm and have me frantic to buy up every colour and print they have in fear of never finding anything like them again. Another visit is in my very near future.