J. Crew : a Quick Intro to The Company
J. Crew has been around for well over seven decades. Originally, this timeless American clothing brand was founded as Popular Merchandise, Inc., and renamed to J. Crew in 1983.
J. Crew is very popular among Preppy Style enthusiasts, mainly professionals with an advanced degree.
Madewell : a Quick Intro to The Company
Madwell was first introduced in 1937, and originally it was an American work wear specialist. In 2004, J. Crew re-launched Madewell back in 2004.
Now, unlike J. Crew, Madewell primarily targets young adults (men and women in their early twenties). The modern day Madewell is NOT run in quite the same way as most of its products, e.g. clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories are now being manufactured overseas.
However, Madewell still is one of the best places to shop for seriously great denim jeans for women in the United States.