As of Jan 28, 2017, J.Crew operated 281 J.Crew retail stores, 181 J.Crew factory stores, and 113 Madewell stores throughout the US, Canada, the UK, France, and Hong Kong.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 34 stores and closed 10 stores. During fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 10 Madewel stores and 2 J.Crew stores, in addition to closing 20 stores.

All stores are leased. Most leases have initial terms of 5 to 10 years, and some have options to renew for 5 years.

J.Crew retail stores are located in upscale regional malls, lifestyle centers and street locations, range in size from 900 square feet to the 21,000 square foot flagship in New York, with an average store size of 6,200 square feet. J.Crew factory stores are located primarily in large outlet malls, range in size from 1,500 to 10,300 square feet and average 5,700 square feet. Madewell stores are located in upscale trade areas that include malls, lifestyle centers and street locations, range in size from 2,500 square feet to 9,600 square feet and average 3,500 square feet.

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores575575551504451401
Store growth4.4%4.4%9.3%11.8%12.5%10.8%
Total gross square feet (M)3,1653,1653,0572,8482,5862,331
Total gross square feet growth3.5%3.5%7.3%10.2%10.9%9.0%
Avg store gross sq ft5,5005,5005,5005,7005,7005,800
Avg store gross sq ft growth-0.8%-0.8%-1.8%-1.4%-1.4%-1.6%