J. Press to Reopen Store in New Haven – WWD

J. Journalism is returning to its roots.

The preppy retailer, founded in New Haven, Conn., in the shadow of Yale University in 1902, will reopen a store in that city this spring.

J. Press operated a store at 262 York Street in New Haven for more than a century until 2013 when it was severely damaged by a hurricane. Since then, the company has operated in temporary spaces, but the company, which is owned by Onward Kashiyama in Japan, has secured a new permanent site adjacent to the old facility at 262 Elm Street. The 1,780-square-foot site is scheduled to open in May.

The two-story store is designed with a classic yet modern aesthetic to bridge the gap between traditional elegance and more modern décor. Over the years, J. Press has defined Ivy League style with Shaggy Dog Shetland sweaters, button-down oxford shirts, and blue felt coats. The new store will display Heritage and Pennant collections along with sportswear on the first floor while designer clothing, tailoring, custom shirts and a tailor shop will be on the first floor. above. The building will also house the J. Press e-commerce distribution center and administrative offices.

“J. Newspapers have a long history in New Haven and we are delighted to have found a permanent home for our store in the city we founded,” said Jun Murakami, president of J. Press USA. know. “We look forward to continuing the rich tradition of classic American style for many years to come.”

J. Press was founded by Jacobi Press, a Latvian immigrant who opened a store on the Yale University campus, and has been owned by Onward Kashiyama since 1986. It currently operates units across 44th Street in Manhattan as well as on L Street, NW. in Washington, DC There is also a freelance store in Tokyo and 83 in-store stores in Japan.

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/j-press-to-reopen-store-in-new-haven-1235056934/ J. Press to Reopen Store in New Haven – WWD


Linh is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Linh joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: linh@interreviewed.com.

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