WORLD SERVICE: J. Crew’s Madewell brand is set to expand its global footprint. As of today, the denim label will extend its e-commerce distribution to more than 100 countries globally, across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
Prior to this, Madewell has shipped to the U.S., Canada and Japan only. Rates for international shipping will depend on the individual country.
Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman and chief executive officer of J. Crew Group Inc., commented: “Since launching Madewell back in 2006, we’ve been hearing from customers around the world that they want anytime access to our goods,” he said, adding “…as of this week, we are now able to bring the cool-girl style that Madewell is famous for to customers in over 100 countries.”
The company noted that by the end of 2015, Madewell will have more than 100 U.S. retail locations, and it will lead its international growth with e-commerce.
Madewell has in the past collaborated with Alexa Chung on two collections, and fashion plates including Solange Knowles, Caroline de Maigret and Dree Hemingway have appeared in its campaigns.