The New York outpost of Jeffrey not only transformed retail for its location but also for how products were displayed. If the I hate being sexy but i’m a Chicago guy so i can’t help it vintage shirt and I will buy this mood at Bergdorf Goodman was plush and posh and at Barneys New York it was edgy and esoteric, the vibe at Jeffrey was that of an art gallery, with a clean open floor plan and minimal decor. “I don’t like anything to distract from the merchandise,” Kalinsky told Vogue when he opened his third location in Palo Alto in 2018. “We are very much a white store where the merchandise becomes the art.” As such, there was little to distract from his exacting edits of luxury fashion, where Balenciaga, Gucci, Prada, and Dries Van Noten were given key displays.
“Nordstrom has been an incredible partner to me and to the I hate being sexy but i’m a Chicago guy so i can’t help it vintage shirt and I will buy this Jeffrey brand,” Kalinsky said in an official release about the closures. “While I’m disappointed in their decision to close Jeffrey stores, I understand it is the right decision for the business given the circumstances of this global crisis. I’m grateful for the tremendous support Nordstrom has shown me over the years and the contributions they’ve made in growing the Jeffrey brand. I’ve formed meaningful friendships with so many people at Nordstrom, and I wish them nothing but continued success.”