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Interior of J McLaughlin on Nantucket

What's In Store at J McLaughlin

Ship model at J McLaughlin

This week we are taking you behind the scenes of J.McLaughin, a brand whose name is synonymous with classic American clothing and accessories for women and men. With a design ethos  rooted in tradition, yet always current, J. McLaughlin's style is reflective of how its customer lives and travels today.

J. McLaughlin's sensibility is influenced by where the Nantucket customer lives and plays. The look is more about style than fashion: straightforward, unpretentious, and sometimes playful.

The interior design of J. McLaughlin's Nantucket store is just as chic as the clothing on the racks. Residential in feel and reflective of its surroundings on Salem Street just blocks from the water, the shop evokes a comfortable sense of always having been there. At the same time, its unique décor encourages customers to linger a while and browse.

An oversized model sailboat (handpicked by the CEO Steven Siegler) residing above the mantel shines as an example how the store is designed to fit with the atmosphere of the local community. The interior shows a strong appreciation for Nantucket history and its unique location – a breath of fresh air in today’s world of cookie cutter retail spaces. Help yourself to a bowl of dum-and-dummer lollipops while you shop, a nod to J. McLaughlin’s signature for using “the occasional healthy dollop of wit.”  

It is an invitation to spend some time exploring the store. This personalized, tailored approach extends to every part of the J. McLaughlin customer experience. Come inside with us as store manager Zoe LeCain selects fresh fall outfits:

This fall, J. McLaughlin is about refreshing your wardrobe with new patterns, materials, and textures. Many of the looks shown are layered – a hand quilted jacket, paired with a patterned skirt and a bright clutch. J. McLaughlin is about style, not fashion; timeless, not trendy. 

Ribbed Legging, $145; Cashmere Draped Cardigan, $485
Ribbed Legging, $145; Cashmere Draped Cardigan, $485

Look 1:  A Nod to Neutral

Cozy cotton modal knit with thick ribbing and snap ankle buttons enhance this legging’s profile, allowing it to stand on its own as a cool winter pant.

This cardigan is a covetable gem from the cashmere collection! Easy draped silhouette and ribbed details add a modern perspective to this cozy sweater you'll reach for time and again.

Manhasset Quilted Cardigan, $145; Sabrina Skirt, $165
Manhasset Quilted Cardigan, $145; Sabrina Skirt, $165

Look 2:  Urban Chic Hybrid Textures

This lightweight sweater-meets-jacket hybrid cardigan pays homage to all things tactile. It zips in front showcasing a quilted silk panel upon soft knit. The outcome is an urban classic that's weekend ready too.

This slip on skirt is a stand out! J. McLaughlin has given the pencil skirt a major sharpening. A graphic jacquard cotton and modal knit is colored in high contrast shades of black and white.

Even for men, the sensibility is influenced by where the customer lives and plays. When the leaves begin to change color, we pull out the fleece, plaid, and flannel. Here are a few items to set up your fall wardrobe. The men’s collection is bright and classic, perfectly at ease in the office or for weekend play.


Look 3:  Out+About Man

This updated take on the classic crewneck sweater combines ultra-soft cotton modal with subtle stripes and a waffled texture. Wear alone or layer over your arsenal of tees and shirts.

Paired with this navy barracuda jacket, this look epitomizes ''high casual'' style with its iconic design and nonchalant sensibility. Rendered in ultra soft pima cotton, the Collier features all the details that have made it a classic.

The Mitchell pant looks just too good to also be the comfiest one you own. Tailored with a modern sensibility in long staple pima cotton with an extra soft hand, this is a style any man live in for a long time.