If Lucky Jeans and J. Crew had a fully-formed love child, Madewell would be it.
Robin’s note: Their striped cardigans are perfectly roomy.
Who you’ll see shopping here: Women 20 to 50 who want something more casual (and cheaper) than J. Crew, but less “I wish I were a hippy” than Lucky.
Their specialty: Jeans and boots.
What you should buy: Long striped cardigans and Hunter rain boots.
What you may not know but should:
1. Madewell and J. Crew share a CEO: Mickey Drexler.
2. In Greenwich, the longest inseam measurement is 34. In Manhattan it’s 36. Evidently legs grow longer in the city.