A big "thanks!" to Channing, who shared the following news from ButterBoom (click here to read in its entirety):
J. Crew to Open Store in Hong KongThat is exciting news! I am happy for all our Hong Kong JCAs who will be able to shop at a J.Crew store.
The US retailer continues to launch large-scale assault on HK.
November 25, 2011
Popular US brand J.Crew is rumored to be heading to Hong Kong in summer 2012 according to our sources. They will be targeting Central for their first store, and will look to expand almost immediately to tackle the huge mid-tier fashion market that’s growing here like wildfire.
J.Crew is a huge brand that all of our American readers will know well. In fact, it doesn’t end there as they have around 250 retail stores and 76 locations in Japan alone! You can see their current collections at Jcrew.com and expect a formal announcement in December. As always, watch this space for the latest!
I am also happy to see J.Crew's recent moves to expand into other countries. (J.Crew has always been very cautious about setting up stores and selling online in international markets. Now they are selling online to Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, & United Kingdom, in addition to the United States.)
Are you excited about J.Crew's move to Hong Kong? Do you think J.Crew is moving too slow or too fast in the international retail market?