$1,805 $m
J.Crew opened a flagship store on London’s Regent Street, the first outside of North America. Yet, unlike other retailers expanding abroad to mitigate slow domestic growth, J.Crew is expanding steadily in the U.S. as well, as sales and margins increase. Forty-two new stores in North America bring its count to around 400. To test international markets, the company ships online orders to more than a hundred countries. China, Japan and Australia are among top e-commerce market tests that may soon have their own J.Crew stores. Methodical in its growth plans, J.Crew is protecting its brand while still spurring growth.