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Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa Loves This Dress

This week, Kelly Ripa wore our latest iteration of the Brynn Dress - preorder this retro-chic beauty while you still can!

The Scoop: Our Newly Refurbished Madison Avenue Boutique

A fresh look for 2020! We sat down with architect Doug Larson of Larson Architecture Works and J.McLaughlin creative director and co-founder Kevin McLaughlin to get the scoop on our newly reopened two-story flagship store!

J.McLaughlin Cozy Chic
J.McLaughlin Cozy Chic

2020 Horoscopes
(and Colors to Embrace)

It's all about the new in 2020, but what do the stars say for the glittering year ahead? Chances are, you've read Katharine Merlin's spot on and sophisticated horoscopes in Town & Country Magazine, after all, she's been their resident astrologer since 1989. We were lucky enough to sit down with Katharine for a sneak peek into what's in the stars for each sign this year—plus, a handpicked color for you to embrace in 2020.

#OurSpinOn: Cozy Chic

Whether you’re looking for a cozy look to wear on Christmas Day or those magical days between Christmas and New Year’s, here are our favorite pieces to look posh, while staying put!

J.McLaughlin Cozy Chic
Christmas Tree

Holiday Style Quiz

’Tis the season for cookie swaps, jolly evenings, office parties, and champagne swilling soirées. Introducing our Holiday Style Quiz, an interactive way to ensure you look festive to the nth degree this season. .

How To Holiday Like The McLaughlins

We sat down with our always inspiring Co-Founder and Creative Director Kevin McLaughlin and his wife Barbara to learn about their holiday traditions, entertaining tips, and more.

J.McLaughlin Holiday
Plaid Clothing and Accessories

#OurSpinOn: Plaid

Join the clan! There’s no denying—we’re particularly mad about one of the most iconic heritage prints — Plaid. Read more about ways to embrace your inner Braveheart, and get mad about plaid.

The Packing Guide: What We’re Wearing For Thanksgiving

Turkey calling! It’s almost prime travel time for one of our favorite holidays—Thanksgiving. While Team J.McLaughlin will be indulging in pie from Palm Beach, Florida to Washington, Connecticut—the more pressing question is—what are you wearing?

J.McLaughlin Thanksgiving
Suzanne Chen

Autumn According To The McLaughlins

We sat down with our always inspiring Co-Founder and Creative Director Kevin McLaughlin and his wife Barbara to hear what’s on their radar this fall. From their autumn soundtrack to the perfect fall sweater—find out how to autumn like a McLaughlin.

Autumn Road Trip with J.McLaughlin

There’s no disputing that autumn on the East Coast has a certain magic. The colors, the flavors, the fashion. Our friend Stacie Flinner, photographer and traveler extraordinaire gave us in the inside scoop on where to go this autumn, what to wear, and everything in between.

J.McLaughlin at Princeton
Suzanne Chen

11 Questions: Suzanne Chen

This month, we sat down with Suzanne Chen, J.McLaughlin’s Vice President of Planning and Allocation. From forecasting our yearly sales plan to allocating appropriate inventory to over 150 J.McLaughlin boutiques (and online)—Suzanne is a planning powerhouse.

The Halloween Edit: Trick or Chic

Spooky can still be sophisticated. These must-have pieces (modeled by J.McLaughlin employees) that will instantly transform your look into a subtle Halloween costume.

Party Animal Halloween Costume
jackie during fall

Jackie Greaney On How To “Fall" Like A New Englander

When we’re looking for a bit of New England charm, we head straight to photographer and fellow New England enthusiast Jackie Greaney. Read her tips and tricks for how to fall like a New Englander, in J.McLaughlin fashion, of course..

Happy 30th Birthday To Our Princeton Store!

7 Facts About Our Ivy League Boutique.

J.McLaughlin at Princeton
mary ellen coyne, ceo of jmclaughlin

11 Questions: Mary Ellen Coyne, CEO

Welcome to 11 Questions—our new employee spotlight that runs the gamut of "getting to know us”— from career advice to morning routines. Read our interview with Mary Ellen Coyne, CEO.

J.McLaughlin Journeys: Maui

Read our guide to our Maui favorites—from the best acai bowls to where to luau.



We're currently coveting the preppy chic style of 1970’s Ali MacGraw. Shop her timeless looks with a modern twist.


A pair of statement frames = always our accessory of choice.


Classic Eats: The River Cafe

Last time we checked, there were more than 26,000 restaurants across New York’s five boroughs. But, even though we’re spoiled for choice, the River Café holds a special place in our hearts for several reasons. Here’s what to wear for lunch, brunch or dinner.

A Brand Grows in Brooklyn: The J.McLaughlin Story

Long before Williamsburg made headlines as one of America’s hippest neighborhoods, Jay and Kevin McLaughlin, our co-founders, fell in love with Brooklyn. What began as a fascination with the gracious brownstones and leafy cobblestone streets became an enduring passion for this centuries-old borough. Read our Q&A with Kevin on this inspiration for the September collection..


How To Throw a Summer Soirée with Julia Amory

Julia Amory knows something about beautiful things. Read on to see how Julia details how to throw a summer soiree from tunes to table setting.

48 Hours In Wells, Maine

Looking for an end-of-summer escape? Be sure to put “The Friendliest Town in Maine” on your list, and follow Barbara’s guide to the best of the best in the coastal village for the ultimate Maine experience.


Wear Now // Wear Later

With a love for fashion, beauty and a case of wanderlust, we teamed up again with Meghan Donovan to put together classic outfits from our July collection that are sure to maximize your wardrobe for everything your packed schedule may contain, both this season and as we head into fall.

JMcL Travel Guide: 48-hours in Quogue

The time between the Fourth of July and the dog days of August finds us between two worlds. Heat waves are in full swing and it’s no surprise that we’re always looking for a much needed escape. Enter Quogue, a small Hamptons town with an infectious old-fashioned vibe, and the location for our July Catalog shoot.


Welcome to Sun Valley

Sun Valley is a classic ski town known for its unique ski culture, celebrity sightings, apres-ski traditions. What we love most is its sense of community and rural flair, rooted in its laid-back, rustic mountain heritage. Nestled between five mountain ranges, the town is secluded from any metropolitan hub, making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape from city life or the outdoor enthusiast seeking the great outdoors, regardless of the season. Read more to learn about our newest store’s home and see why “people come here for the winter and stay for the summer.”

How to Wear Scarves In The Summer

Spring and into summer is the peak time of year to add prints and color into your wardrobe and scarves are the perfect accessory to elevate any look.


A Quick Trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea

Just a short 2-hour drive south of San Francisco, along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and 17-Mile Drive, you’ll find the impossibly charming town of Carmel, known for its tranquil vibes and laid-back California lifestyle. Read more to find out how we’d spend the day in this quaint coastal gem, just in time for this year’s US Open at Pebble Beach.

Wild About Wicker

The Ultimate Spring and Summer Accessory


Dress for the Long Weekend

Memorial Day Must Haves

J.McLaughlin x Ashley Brooke:

How to have a winning Kentucky Derby Party