Princeton Merchants Association

Our mission is to create a vibrant and sustainable local economy in Princeton by attracting, nurturing, and maintaining a mix of businesses that serve the economic, social and material needs of our community and make Princeton a great place to live and work.

J. McLaughlin Bringing Princeton Style for Over 35 Years

Some 35 years ago, two "twenty-something" brothers named McLaughlin--fueled by their passion for great style in good taste and flush with seed money from some ventures into historic Brooklyn brownstone renovation--decided to build a very different kind of house. The brothers' dream was a clothing establishment designed to present their take on classic American sportswear And accessories in elegantly comfortable surroundings. And to make their vision of Saturday shopping, they looked to site their first shop in a stretch of Manhattans' Upper East Side that was a home to a pair of "The post-Ivy League set's" favorite watering holes.

To distill their proprietary sense of style to its essence, the brothers McLaughlin tapped into the zeitgeist of America's golden eras from The Jazz Age to Camelot. Focusing their vision on a rich tapestry of iconic American classics. And re-imagining the fundamentals to create a look (and brand) uniquely their own.

J.Mclaughlin gives back to their neighborhoods by hosting Sip and Shops and Trunk Shows. We'll host your exclusive event at our store or your house with refreshments and fashion for all of your friends, neighbors and co-workers. For your effort, we will compensate you with a percentage of your show sales, clothing or a 15 percent donation to your favorite charity or organization of your choice.

For more information stop by your local neighborhood store:


Francesca Galante, Store Manager

17 Witherspoon Street

(609) 497-9717

PO Box 584   Princeton, NJ  08542

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