NEW YORK, NY – March 12, 2014 — J.McLaughlin, the classic American clothing and accessories brand for women and men, is making its debut in California with its first location in Montecito. The 969 square-foot store located at 1253 Coast Village Road is scheduled to open on April 4th. J.McLaughlin will also be adding other Northern and Southern California locations to their store portfolio within the next few months.

“J.McLaughlin is excited to be establishing a presence in California. Montecito is the perfect inaugural location for our brand due to its discerning clientele and vibrant cultural scene,” says Co-Founder Jay McLaughlin. “As with all our stores, we are looking to create an inviting and unique shopping environment, providing differentiating product for our customers and becoming an active presence in the community.”

The design of the Montecito store will feature all of the elements of the trademark J.McLaughlin store experience: an inviting feeling with distinctive architectural details, furnishings and décor, including paint finishes derived from the signature JMcL palette. The store will showcase J.McLaughlin’s wear now and summer collections for women.

The Montecito location brings J.McLaughlin’s retail portfolio to 77 stores.

Founded in 1977 by brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin with a single shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the brand’s retail presence has grown to 77 freestanding stores in the U.S. J.McLaughlin has established itself as a classic American clothing and accessories brand for men and women recognized for its distinctive flair for color and signature portfolio of prints. The brand’s differentiating design aesthetic combines time-honored style and impeccable craftsmanship with a modern sensibility and an element of whimsy.


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