My Fair J. Press Lady

My Fair J. Press Lady

A trip down Memory Lane; 1959 marked the premiere of the J. Press Ladies’ Department. The initial enthusiasm that spurred the genesis began years prior. While interning at company headquarters during college summers I queried my dad, “How come so many inflated sales in small sizes for Shaggy Dog sweaters and button down shirts?” His succinct reply, “Your Smith College girlfriends.” I should only have been so lucky.

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