US premium retailer J Crew is thought to be on the verge of signing two new stores in London, as it continues its steady expansion across the capital.
Drapers understands the company is close to sealing deals for a womenswear store at 18/19 Marylebone High Street and for a store on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch.
The deals would take J Crew’s UK store count to six, all in London. Its latest, a 4,500 sq ft unit selling menswear and womenswear, opened three weeks ago in Sloane Square.
J Crew made its UK debut last year with a flagship store on Regent Street, followed by openings on Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, and Draycott Avenue, Brompton Cross. It operates some 500 store worldwide, including in Hong Kong and Canada, where it opened its first international store in Toronto in 2011.
Harper Dennis Hobbs advised J Crew. Nash Bond advised the landlord on Marylebone High Street. All parties declined to comment on the deals.