J. Crew x Saint James: Fun, French, and Fabulous

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Make way for the chicest retail collab this season.

The American classic J. Crew gets a Parisian makeover with the opening of its first France flagship in Le Marais. Not only do they get some J. Crew threads , but it introduced the latest collaboration with Saint James that is exclusive to their French location.

Saint James is an iconic French label famously known for their striped tees. This isn’t the first time two brands have collaborated, with many past collections featuring the horizontal striped tops. Now you’re probably thinking, “striped shirts for French people? Shocking.”, but J. Crew unveils a quirky twist that creative director Jenna Lyons calls, “unique and a bit bonkers.”


Photo courtesy of J. Crew


Photo courtesy of J. Crew


Photo courtesy of J. Crew

The 33-piece collection, ranging from €85 – €250, features one-of-a-kind boat neck tees adorned with everything from feathers to French bull dogs. The team of J. Crew designers got to design each of their own tees and Lyons reveals inspirations derived from Jackson Pollack, Girl Scouts, and even Instagram animals.

Jackson Pollack, Girl Scouts, and Instagram animals? Say no more.

The shirts are playful, charming, and I expect them to market well in France. With 33 selections, there is a perfect striped boat neck for anyone.

My personal favorite would be the glittering frenchie and the plush feathery stripes (paired with a leather skirt and metallic heels? Killer.) Unfortunately since the collection is exclusive to the Le Marais store, so you’ll have to scourer the internet or book a flight overseas.


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