J.Crew's Latest Designer Collaboration Is Peak Fall Luxury

The brand teamed up with Brooklyn-based designer Mari Giudicelli for a collection full of future vintage pieces.

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As longtime fans of J.Crew here at MC, we're invested in just about everything the brand does. When they launched a collection of vintage denim, we stocked up. When they dropped their fall new releases, we shopped. And whenever they throw a sale, we're immediately browsing. So when I came across J.Crew's new designer collaboration (filled with trendy fall pieces and seasonal essentials, mind you) my heart soared.

The OG mall brand just released a limited-edition capsule collection with Brooklyn-based designer Mari Giudicelli and it's basically everything I could ever want for fall. Inspired by several J.Crew fall catalogs from the '90s, Giudicelli teamed up with the brand to design pieces you can wear now and keep for a lifetime. "The pieces in the collection are made to look better with time, as they go through life with you," she says.

The collection includes luxurious pieces made out of the finest natural materials so that you can turn to them year after year. Think classic wool trousers, cozy cashmere knitwear, and Italian leather accessories. The real standout of the collection for me, however, is the leather jacket. It's made of heavyweight leather, has that perfectly lived-in look that we all want in a leather jacket, and it's in the dreamiest shade of chocolate brown ever. Throw it over your favorite pair of jeans and you're guaranteed to be the coolest girl in the room.

See the collection in action on J.Crew's Creative Director and Head of Design, Olympia Gayot, below, then shop our favorite pieces before they inevitably sell out.

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Brooke Knappenberger
Associate Commerce Editor

Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.