J. Crew plans to open its first Collection store, a 2,500-square-foot unit, in June at 1035 Madison Avenue near 79th Street here.
The company will introduce a few unique higher-priced products each season. "It's always fun to do a standout piece," Lyons said. "We had a sequin jacket that we sold online made from hand-painted sequins. It was $3,000 and it sold out in two days. When it's quality, the customer gets it. We're looking at doing special incredible pieces."