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According to Sample Sally, Uniqlo just imported another shipment of +J, their collaboration with Jil Sander. The well-cut basics caused some good old-fashioned designer collabo chaos when they first appeared at the store in early October. Many fast fashion chains would have stopped there (see e.g. Anna Sui hanging on the sales rack at Target), but Uniqlo must be banking on the collection's inherent quality, rather than its novelty.
Sally reports that they've brought the new selection of cashmere and blazers for men and women directly from Japan. Which adds an interesting twist: "The sizes are for the Japanese customer, which means a slightly smaller cut than the average American." This is great news for all those skinny boys who lined up back in October, but unfortunate news for the 6'4" linebacker-shaped fellow we saw trying and failing to fit into a coat on opening day. If you're not familiar with Japanese sizes (you philistine!), Uniqlo has a handy conversion chart to help you find the best fit.
· Stocked up on +J at UNIQLO [Sample Sally]
· Lineblogging: Jil Sander Fans Throng Uniqlo Sidewalk [Racked]
· Spotted: Anna Sui Still Hanging On at Target [Racked]