I was shocked – shocked, I tell you! – when I discovered that Lands’ End Canvas is basically J.Crew but cheaper: super cute preppy stuff, quirky styling, good quality. Being cheaper than J.Crew doesn’t make Lands’ End Canvas cheap, exactly, but it is possible to find some great stuff for $50 or less. Click through for some shorts, tops, skirts, and accessories just begging to spend spring weekends on a marina in Maine.
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You know we’re big fans of J.Crew, over here. But we’re not fans of the Crew’s oftentimes ridiculous prices. We still haven’t figured out why most of the shoes are upwards of $200! But instead of complaining (some more), we decided to check out Lands’ End Canvas, which has preppy yet slightly urban wardrobe staples similar to J.Crew. Lands’ End Canvas is affordable enough so that you don’t need a trust fund to get more than one piece. Check out some of our favorites after the jump. Keep reading »
If Lands’ End models now look like this, then maybe that’s a sign the New Year is off to a great start.
Two brands that were previously momtastic—L.L. Bean and Lands’ End—have pulled an Eileen Fisher in re-branding for a trendier consumer. Both outdoorsy companies are launching bridge lines with wares that are younger and more current (meaning you won’t find any elastic waist bands or purple fleece jackets here). L.L. Bean’s range, called “Signature,” will also graduate from casual wear by offering men’s suits and fancy footwear for women. As a result of the upgrades, the two retailers have taken a new direction with their catalog styling and photography to produce more fashion-forward spreads. A fresh change from kids in backpacks and middle-aged couples in puffy vests—yet, these photos do look like J. Crew rips, which we’re not sure is a good or bad thing.