Apparently, in the current economic environment, men’s shopping has been one of the few bright spots. Why? According to WSL analyst Wendy Liebmann, men traditionally take a more optimistic view on the economy, and there’s “a new generation of style-savvy 20- to 40-year-old male shoppers” making their mark.
Rather than, “just running in with their heads down to buy a blue button-down and a pair of chinos,” this new type of male shopper is “more apt to absorb and experience fashion,” says Liebmann.
And about J. Crew’s new men’s-only space in the former Liquor Store bar at 235 W. Broadway?
”When the Liquor Store location opens later this month, it will be with the original fixtures — including the bathrooms and the bar itself — intact, as a showcase for the pricier men’s pieces in the line, including Japanese selvage denim and broken-in chinos, collaborations with Red Wing and Thomas Mason and an assortment of old-school brands like Mackintosh coats and Timex watches.”