Great news for Brooklyn folk: No need to venture across the bridge into Manhattan to shop at J.Crew. That's right. The retailer is opening a store in the borough.

Setting up shop in both Williamsburg and Park Slope, J.Crew's basics will now be readily available to Brooklyn residents starting August. The Crew is only one of many looking to capitalize on the cultural center right over the bridge. Rumor has it that Apple and Madewell are planning to follow suit relatively soon.

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[via Fashionista / Crain's]