In the February 15th "Meet Marissa..." post, J.Crew's Head of Women's Design Marissa Webb was touting J.Crew's Lambskin Motocross Jacket (Item 38891; $895.00) while wearing another retailer's jacket. Which was a bit confusing at first. Many of us, including myself, initially thought the jacket she was wearing was the one being referred to in the email. Many of us, including myself, fell in love with Marissa's navy jacket and desperately searched J.Crew's website to no avail.
A big "thanks!" to xoxo (in this post) who shared the following news with us:
... I had a stylist do some digging for me and they contacted J.Crew to confirm that this is Marissa's jacket from the "Meet Marissa" email.So the mystery behind the jacket is revealed: it's the Joseph's Navy Emmanuelle Double Breasted Jacket (Item 152090; $739.20).
Apparently she had the sleeves shortened, which I don't understand, but maybe she likes bracelet-length sleeves. The J.Crew rep said that there were quite a few inquiries about the jacket so maybe they will make a similar version for F/W.
Anyway, I bought the jacket while I was on my European trip last week and wore it quite a bit, it is really lovely. Just wanted to pass on the info since there was a bit of speculation around it last week.
I would definitely be interested in seeing J.Crew's version for Fall/ Winter, if they decide to make it.
What are your thoughts on the jacket? Do you think J.Crew should offer its own version? Do you think it's weird or okay to wear a different label while promoting another one? ;)