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These Vintage Catalog Covers Prove That J.Crew's Look Hasn't Changed Much In 27 Years

Certain brands reinvent themselves every couple of years, but others stay true to their DNA decade after decade -- and such is the case with J.Crew.

Though the American retailer has definitely evolved since its inception in 1983 (hello, J.Crew Collection), many of its classic pieces have remained pretty much the same over time.

"J.Crew has always been a destination for simple and timeless clothes," Tom Mora, J.Crew's head of women's design, told The Huffington Post. When asked which styles the brand will continue to produce, regardless of trends, his answer was succinct: "We will always continue many of our double-cloth styles, those are consistent favorites, as well as field jackets, our pixie pants and of course denim."

To prove our point, we rounded up seven catalog covers from the past 27 years and found nearly identical products that you can buy on JCrew.com right now. Though we definitely noticed that J.Crew has started to include more diverse models on their covers, thank goodness, the styling and aesthetic remains very much unchanged. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Spring 1987
spring 87
Buy it now: 1. Collection Double-Knit Tee, $98; 2. Merino Wool Tippi Sweater, $79; 3. Secret Wash Short-Sleeve Shirt In White, $64; 4. Pleated Midi Skirt, $98; 5. Bucket Hat, $29; 6. Men's Converse Jack Purcell Signature Sneakers, $96; 7. Stanton Short In Garment-Dyed Cotton, $64

All art by Gabriela Landazuri Saltos.
Photos courtesy of J.Crew.

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