Drexler’s Latest Move: J. Crew Set to Launch Madewell Casual Chain

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Millard Drexler is out to rewrite America's casual code once again. The man who catapulted Gap and Old Navy into retail institutions and resurrected J. Crew has been stealthily cooking up a casual brand called Madewell, for a fall launch.

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