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When J.Crew first debuted its new look, customers (and commenters) seemed rather pleased. "I think it's gorgeous. Preppy classics with a twist: unexpected pocket placement, fun detailing, etc. Love," one of you remarked. Their spring/summer 2014 collection earned raves from fashion critics. But the retailer just sent out a new catalog, or "style guide," and one online writer isn't feeling what J.Crew's selling.
The Gloss has managed to find 29 horribly offensive items in the brand's latest mailing. In addition to being aesthetically unappealing, they are also overpriced. Above is one image of the madness, a $498 silk-embroidered sweater "spun from the finest Italian cashmere with just a touch of mohair for extra loftiness" whose design was inspired by the patterns found in Moroccan rugs. The blog also calls out a bedazzled shirt, sweater and pants (the latter, $895, "look like they have an unfortunate case of herpes").
It's an amusing list, and they've definitely cherry-picked the worst. To see the full October style guide, head to the J.Crew Pinterest page.
· 29 Reasons To Avoid Spending Money On J.Crew's New Fall 'Style Guide' [The Gloss]
· Critics React to J.Crew Spring 2014: It's 'Just Right' [Racked]
· The New J.Crew Showed Up for Spring 2014 [Racked]
· Is This the J.Crew You Asked For? [Racked]