Where the runway meets the street

WSJ Magazine has a great writer on J Crew’s CEO, Mickey Drexler and his Mourihno like moves through the world of America’s fashion retail. It is a solid read. “The Wasp privilege–meets-street-smart-kid vibe has become Drexler’s calling card. At Gap he turned the wearing of khakis into an art form (who can forget the Ernest Hemingway wears khakis campaign?), and now at J. Crew he is spinning sequins, combat pants and cashmere into a raging success story. In 2005, the company turned its first profit in five years, and between 2003 and 2008 revenues rose 107 percent.”

Read the full article “Mickey Drexler: Retail Therapist” at WSJ.

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