>> For the Fall 2011 edition of of J.Crew's higher-end Collection, leopard appears on a shrunken calf hair jacket and a felted wool fedora (the latter done in collaboration with miller Albertus Swanepoel); a pink shift dress features sequins applied by hand; and light florals grace a silk chiffon maxiskirt. See the full offering in the slideshow.
J.Crew is one of our favorite destinations for chic classics with a twist. That said, the brand's Collection line takes the meaning to a whole new level offering an array of investment pieces ranging from a decadent, tailored cashmere pullover to a svelte leopard calf hair blazer. Peruse the lookbook to see the complete range of offerings, then start jotting notes down for your wish list.
For Fall '11, J.Crew is rolling out another gorgeous, truly covetable line of higher-end pieces for its Collection label. At first glance, it's all a beautiful array of sequins, leather, and trench-coat classics that could tempt any girl to stray from her budget. But, since we can't have it all, we've done the legwork for you with a piece-by-piece evaluation of the goods. Click through to see where to spend, and what to skip in this batch of luxurious Collection styles.