by Sue Ann Rybak

J.McLaughlin will open its second store in Pennsylvania at 8401 Germantown Ave. on Friday, Nov. 16. (Photo by Sue Ann Rybak)

J.McLaughlin, a “classic American” clothing store, is scheduled to open on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8401 Germantown Ave.

“We’re happy to continue our expansion into Pennsylvania with our second store in the state,” Jay McLaughlin, co-founder of J.McLaughlin said in a statement. “Its central location in Chestnut Hill aligns perfectly with the classic American lifestyle concept that defines our brand. We’re excited about the new developments in the area and we look forward to becoming an active member of this great community.”

The retail store was founded in 1977 by brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin with a single shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

J.McLaughlin’s clothing has been featured in such magazines as REDBOOK, MORE, HAMPTONS and ELLE. The store is known for its “classic American clothing” and “distinctive flair for color.”

Residents are invited to check out their Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collections for women and men, along with a range of products for the holiday gift-giving season this weekend.

The Chestnut Hill location marks McLaughlin’s 65th store in the United States.
Other recently opened locations include: Southport, Connecticut; Upper Arlington and Hudson, Ohio; Sanibel, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia.