One of my favorite revived collaborations is the J+ line Jil Sander designs for Uniqlo. My daughter still wears the gray pea coat I got years back from one of her collaborations, which they began doing again last fall. These clothes are well-priced, timeless and last–what more could you want?
I wrote about last fall’s collaboration, and on the day of the launch, left the house early, braved the train and was second in line at the store on Fifth Avenue. It was worth it because I ended up with a a-line down parka and cashmere coat that I rotated between all winter, plus a perfect white tuxedo shirt, and black cashmere sweater. While standing in line waiting for the store to open, several friends texted me that the online boutique opened at 9am and many were able to get a few things.
The collection launches this Thursday, March 25th, and I am torn as to whether I want to get up and go to the city again or try my luck at my computer. I know what I want–Spring jackets, specifically the Safari jacket in black or navy and the Oversized Parka in black. Then perhaps a polo sweater or other knit (the images are so small right now, it’s hard to get details). One thing I would also suggest is to sign up for the Uniqlo App on your phone, I think it provides earlier access. Below, is an interview from Uniqlo’s online mag (link to story here also)–Jil’s philosophy is still so spot on. I am so thrilled she’s back.
Mary Beth says
Clothes look amazing-sorry I missed the fall/winter collaboration. Any suggestions regarding sizing-I find Uniqlo varies depending on the jacket, top etc plus they are restricting orders to one size per item?
Sizing is pretty standard/maybe slightly small. I bought Smalls in everything–great for coats, sweater was roomy but fine. And yes you can only buy 5 pieces total, one per style so you really have to narrow your focus and shop with purpose!
Mary Beth says
Thank you Jennifer!!
Simple, clean lines at great prices? I’m ready!
I would love to see your winter/spring purchases and how you style them. Unfortunately, France was in lockdown when the first collection came out and we are now under lockdown 3.0. Delivery and returns of online purchases have been effected, too, so I will have to live vicariously.
So sorry to hear that! Stay tuned for styling ideas for Spring. Sending you the best over there in France!
I have a practical question – why don’t they produce more? The collection sells out immediately and ends up on ebay for hundreds of dollars more? The Uniqlo brand isnt about exclusivity – it would be nice for some of us that don’t live near a store to have a chance to get a few items….
just a thought!
Couldn’t agree more! If you miss things, keep going back on the site–I am sure there will be returns. But I don’t understand why they make the runs so limited, and it’s not worth paying more for them, nor is it modern.
Very interested to hear how it worked out for you! I ordered one item online, but it’s different if you actually get to touch fabrics and compare sizing irl.