Jack Wills on Elm Street Closes After Nearly Four Years in New Canaan

After nearly four years in downtown New Canaan, the “fabulously British” clothing shop Jack Wills has closed, company officials confirmed. Its windows papered over since Monday following a Father’s Day sale, Jack Wills opened at 136 Elm St. in October 2012. Officials with the London-based company’s home office said the nearest store at 139 Main St. in Westport remains open, and that fans of the brand also can purchase items online.

New Canaan’s First Annual ‘Pink Stroll’

On Thursday October 9th over fifteen New Canaan stores will be hosting an inaugural “Pink Stroll.” The Stroll is designed as a way to celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors and raise awareness as well as funds for critical breast cancer services for residents of Connecticut and research. The event is a joint effort between The Chamber of Commerce, local merchants and Susan G. Komen Connecticut. The New Canaan Chamber partnered with Komen Connecticut as all funds donated support research and local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for women in Connecticut. Seventy-five percent of the money donated to Komen Connecticut goes to fund critical breast cancer services in Connecticut. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research programs. This is especially important as Connecticut has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States, with New Canaan being one of the top twenty towns in the state with the highest rates breast cancer.

New Canaan Gears Up for Aug. 21 ‘Taste of the Town Stroll’

New Canaan’s business community is gearing up for an increasingly popular annual event that connects local merchants with customers while benefitting the local food pantry. The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Taste of the Town Stroll, benefitting the New Canaan Food Pantry, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 21 (rain date Aug. 22). Chamber Marketing Associate Laura Budd calls the event “a triple win.”

“Number one, the food pantry gets stocked.

Street Style: ‘Fabulously British’ Lucy and Poppy


Here’s our debut installment of “Street Style,” where we stop someone walking in New Canaan who clearly gives thought to how they’re turned out, and put some style-related questions to them. Today we cornered British-born Lucy Ewington and Poppy Cracknell outside New Canaan Library following a New Canaan Chamber of Commerce event. They’re general managers at British clothing outfitter Jack Wills—Lucy here in New Canaan and Poppy on Nantucket (she’s visiting newly landed Lucy at the moment, helping her get set up). Here’s our chat. NewCanaanite: What are you wearing?