Can J.Crew's Mickey Drexler Turn Warby Parker Into The Next Apple Retail Store?
Of the $55 million in funding that Warby Parker has received over the past two years, arguably the most valuable investment has come from the pockets of J.Crew's CEO and Chairman, Mickey "Millard" Drexler. Earlier this year, Drexler surprised many by investing in the hip glasses company. As of today, he'll also join the company's board. Warby is gaining access to the creative mind that turned around Gap in the '90s and helped build J.Crew into the $2.2 billion business it is today. But not so long ago, Steve Jobs tapped Drexler to build a retail presence for Apple.