An actually preppy store, rather than an inaccurate emulation of the preppy lifestyle (i.e. A&F, AE, HCo). Has really cute clothes: preppy essentials such as bright polos, madras shorts, flip flops, oxfords, chinos and sportscoats for men and sundresses, headbands, and ribbon belts for women. The clothes aren't inexpensive, yet are of very good quality.
A&F shopper: this torn denim mini is like soooo PREP!
J.Crew customer (to friend): Honestly, the misconception these nouveau-riche kids have of our lifestyle is ridiculous. Let's go get some shopping done, though: the cable-knit cardigan I saw in J. Crew last week will go well with my pearl necklace and bright headband.
A high-quality clothing store meant for classy, mature adults. I don't know why people are saying that J. Crew is a preppy, bitch store. It isn't. They have really nice flip flops, knee-high socks, and cashmere gloves though.
I look classy in these Italian leather loafers, eh?