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Hear from J.McLaughlin’s Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Kevin McLaughlin and CEO Mary Ellen Coyne, Live at ICR Conference 2024
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Hear from J.McLaughlin’s Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Kevin McLaughlin and CEO Mary Ellen Coyne, Live at ICR Conference 2024

Exec Edge hosted a fireside chat at the 2024 ICR Conference with Kevin McLaughlin and Mary Ellen Coyne, Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer and CEO of J.McLaughlin, respectively. The in-person interview was joined by Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and they discussed how intuition has been the ongoing foundation to lead the company in satisfying its customers, its retail strategy and how it differentiates its customer service from other retailers, the company’s robust metrics as well as growth opportunities, and more. Watch the full recording below:

About Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin started J. McLaughlin in 1977 with his brother Jay. They envisioned a timeless lifestyle brand with a legacy of style and a spirit of connection. And they did just that, opening their first shop on 74th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan. It immediately became the post-brunch destination for the Ivy league JG Melon crowd. Kevin’s taste and design-sense has guided the J.McLaughlin collection since the first store opened, and he prides himself on creating effortless and enduring styles with a modern twist. Each style is thoughtfully designed with impeccable craftsmanship, original colors and prints and innovative fabrics.

About Mary Ellen Coyne

Mary Ellen Coyne is the CEO of J. McLaughlin, and joined the brand in 2016. She oversees all aspects of strategy and operations, including merchandising, product development, marketing, retail expansion, and e-commerce. Under her leadership, the brand has launched new product verticals, including swim and footwear and enjoyed robust retail expansion.

About J.McLaughlin

Founded in New York in 1977 by brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin, J. McLaughlin is an American sportswear brand with more than 170 stores in charming enclaves from New York to Northern California. While every store is unique, each one reflects the Company’s passion for classic style, enduring quality and impeccable service. To view the complete collection, visit
The company prides itself in creating effortless and enduring styles with a modern twist combined with impeccable craftsmanship, as well as original colors, prints and innovative fabrics. Each store is entirely unique to reflect the town’s color, character and architecture. And aside from warm and welcoming interiors, J.McLaughlin is known for its exceptional customer service where associates will know you by name as they provide a shopping experience that will exceed your every expectation. Opened first men’s only store in Palm Beach on 11/2/23.
Philanthropy is huge at J.McLaughlin – have supported 1,970+ events a year and 900+ charities (made $12.6M in sales in 2023). We continue to build on our philanthropic efforts hosting in store events and supporting local charities that are important to our customers and community such as childcare, healthcare, the arts, and animal rights causes.




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