J. Crew is a multi-channel retailer specializing in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories. J. Crew was founded in 1983 with the launch of its catalog and expanded into brick-and-mortar retailing in 1989 with its first store at the South Street Seaport in New York City. It has since become an American brand known worldwide for its collections of classic styles with a J. Crew twist. Currently J. Crew’s catalog has a circulation of over 80 million, and J. Crew has 175 retail stores and 52 outlet stores. Their website was launched in 1996 and allows buyers to browse both J.Crew’s online only offerings, and normal catalog and retail offerings. There are two J. Crew distribution centers in the U.S., one in Lynchburg, Virginia and the other in Asheville, North Carolina. There are J. Crew stores in Japan, and J. Crew’s website offers shipping to Canada and Japan.