J. Press Temporarily Pulls Out of NYC Retail Scene; York Street Stores Unaffected
Today Ivy Style reported that reputed preppy clothier J. Press will be shuttering its store on 380 Madison Avenue, where it had been since 2007. Prior to that, the shop was located on 44th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues—appropriately equidistant from the Yale and Harvard clubs. Operating out of New York since 1912, the current building’s landlord has plans to renovate the entire building. J. Press parent company Onward Kashiyama decided to relocate the flagship store, but not before closing its storied spot on Madison Avenue.
All hope is not lost, however. J. Press’ absence from the New York City retail scene is only temporary, and its offshoot brand, J. Press York Street, will continue to operate its 304 Bleecker Street outpost. Designed by Ariel and Shimon Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons, the York Street collection skews towards a younger audience with slimmer fits and modern stylings—think mash-up fabric toggle coats, corduroy trucker jackets, and camouflage chinos.
“As J. Press sets its sights on a new location, customers can continue to shop at their other East Coast locations in New Haven, Boston, and Washington D.C., as well as online at JPressOnline.com. J. Press’s brother line, J. Press York Street, continues to run out of it’s 304 Bleecker St. location for customers in the market for the younger brand,” said Paul and Williams, J. Press’ PR company.
The 380 Madison Avenue shop will remain open until January 18. In the meantime, just about everything in the store is marked down up to 70% off.