Lately, I’ve been fascinated by the so-called “comeback” of old-school mall brands. As I’m sure you’ve noticed too, all eyes are on J.Crew now that they have a fresh new look under women’s head of design Olympia Gayot. While I wouldn’t have thought to shop at the retailer before, in recent months I’ve found myself popping onto the site to see what’s cool and new. The same is true with Banana Republic, another mall brand that’s been surprising me with their chic and elevated selection lately. It’s safe to say that brands like these have earned a top spot in my list of sites to check out during my daily market scans to see what’s cool.
On my latest visit to J.Crew, Banana Republic, and another affordable favorite, Mango, I spotted a few common themes throughout the new arrivals sections—7 trendier items, to be exact. While each of these retailers leans more classic, they all seem to be agreeing on these hot-ticket items for winter 2022. Ahead, discover what’s trending across these retailers and see how each brand is doing their version.