Various locations around New York City
Since its inception in 1983 as a catalog-only apparrel retailer, J. Crew has been known for the quality of the fabrics utilized in their clothing as well as the 'upper-casual' stylization of the brand. While their aesthetic scheme has been the target of many jokes from as far back as 1989, when they opened their first brick-and-mortar store in New York City, references to J. Crew will not cease to permeate pop culture and the wardrobe of First Lady Michelle Obama, a fan of J. Crew.