Friday, February 5, 2010

The Return of Lands' End





Have you received the latest catalog from Lands’ End? Can I tell you how much I’m loving it?! It’s reminiscent of old school J. Crew featuring striped boat-neck shirts, colorful rain coats, checkered shirts with natty ties for the guys – it’s all there. They even have Tretorns! Be still my preppy heart.

It makes you wonder if Lands’ End took a cue from the J. Crew handbook of business-resurrection by hiring a Jenna Lyons-esque mastermind to come in, shake things up a bit and get them back on track. While you can always count on Lands’ End for quality canvas totes and parkas, it certainly wasn’t forward in its fashion thinking. But now it appears they’ve turned the creative corner. Cheers to Lands’ End – I'll be ordering from you soon!

Happy Friday, everyone! Hubby returns from Colorado this afternoon – can I have an amen?! Just in time for the day-long nap I have planned. ;)
Images courtesy of Lands' End

20 comments:

Emily said...

Amazing stuff! Never heard of Lands End! Especially love the boyfriend shirt! I miss Jcrew in London:( I wish we had something similar here...happy weekend! x LZ

Christyrenee said...

Wow! I'm def going to have to check out the new catalog!!

Samma said...

So cute! I love all of it- nice to see models who aren't slouchy and wearing ankle socks with heels (cough J. Crew, cough)

sara said...

Wow, very cute! I'm pleasantly surprised...it looks like Land's End is pulling a J.Crew on us. Of course, if that's the case, they will more than double their prices...let's hope not!

annechovie said...

I will have to check it out - thanks for the tip. Have a great wknd!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Lovely! I think that orange coat must come home with me!

Simone said...

Very cute items, love that coat!

Love your wedding photos in the post below, your dress is just beautiful.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog today.

Happy Friday!

Jane said...

Hi there - just had a look - you have to go to the Canvas bit of the site otherwise you get normal Lands End - some of the stuff is really good esp the bags and coats and scarves - very reasonable too. They look like they even ship to Australia (!!!) xoxo

Metropolitan Mum said...

Shirts and shorts - I guess this will be my summer uniform this year. Or at least I hope so, weather permitting. xx MM

Preppy 101 said...

Love it!! xoxo

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Such pretty clothes!

EntertainingMom said...

Wow, very JCrew indeed... catalog came. It's on the coffee table. I will devour it (and all the other catalogues) this weekend in front of the roaring fire.

Natasha said...

Thanks for the tip! I have bought a few things from Lands End before but not for a very long time. I might go and have a look right now!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the nap!

Best wishes always, Natasha.

bevysblog said...

I looked at ours a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised! Very nice. Ordering my Tretorns from Zappos.com though - free shipping!

Elizabeth said...

i used to have Tretorns! i still like them. love that orange jacket...i have a couple of land's end items and the quality is very good. it washes up well too. same goes for the children's clothes.

Tish Jett said...

I LOVE Lands' End. Here's why: Nobody knows it's L.E.

No one understands, except the initiated.

Keep it simple, keep it cashmere and: basic well-made, crisp no la-dee-da cotton poplin shirts, big linen shirts for summer, a raincoat here and there, perfect trousers in all sorts of styles, hemmed no charge and as you point out "look at those items(!)"--Lands' End is an unsung treasure.

And, it does have a high quality standard, plus returns, etc., etc.

Good for stylish you to have written a post about LE.

Have I told you lately how much I love your blog?

Tish Jett said...

Have a quick question. I thought I had your e-mail address, but along with my hacker problems I lost a lot of addresses on the other side. Can't imagine why, but then again my imagination doesn't extend too far into that realm.

Have a quick question for you. Merci par avance.

tishjett@yahoo.com

bevysblog said...

Oh... and thanks so much for my Sunshine Award! It made my day sunny and Golden!

teresa-bug said...

I bought 2 pair of Tretorns right before Christmas as they were on sale...very reasonable. I do wish they would bring back the old ones, though. My dad also gets a discount at Land's End. Bonus! LOVE their new stuff!

beki said...

I'm so glad that I'm not alone! There was so much that I wanted from the spring catalog I was beginning to think that my taste was a little 'off'. I kept thinking, is this really Lands End???