Janie and Jack, the 15-year-old children’s fashion brand, has introduced a new limited-edition women’s collection called J&J.The collection launches today at janieandjack.com and in two Janie and Jack shops at The Grove in Los Angeles and Aventura Mall in Miami. The women’s line has corresponding looks for girls, boys and babies.Geared to summer parties or picnics in the park, the women’s looks include striped dresses, eyelet maxidresses, striped ruffled dresses, sleeveless tops, cold-shouldered tops and Swiss dot tassel tops. There are also tote bag and pouches. Striped rompers, tank dresses, shorts and polo shirts are available for children. Styles for girls and boys are available in sizes for infants as well as children up to age 12 and range from $19 to $69. Women’s sizes range from XS to XL with prices from $58 to $168.Janie and Jack, which has about 150 stores throughout the U.S. and janieandjack.com, is a division of Gymboree Corp.The Janie and Jack division has experienced 13 consecutive quarters of positive sales and margin comps.As reported, Gymboree has an interest payment with a due date of June 1 for notes due in 2018, and the company said in March that it was getting short on cash. Financial sources this week said the “prognosis” hasn’t changed, and the retailer could file for bankruptcy court protection. Gymboree was acquired by Bain Capital in 2010 in a deal estimated at $1.8 billion.
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