Sad news to report in the DMV. Avenue Jack, which Modern Fellows profiled in October, announced it will close following selling off their inventory in January. The DC menswear shop opened in April 2015 and cultivated a loyal following, including a lucrative visit from actor Kevin Spacey, but none of it was enough to save the store.
Avenue Jack will be missed, and Modern Fellows looks forward to following founder and DC entrepreneur Scott Wallis’s future endeavors.
About JakeJake is passionate about exploring entrepreneurs' global journeys. He founded Modern Fellows in 2012 to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the innovative brands helping men dress sharp in the digital age. Jake has written about entrepreneurship, international business and/or fashion for outlets including Business Week, Forbes, Inc., Details Style Syndicate and Primer Magazine, and has provided analysis on international business for BBC Radio, NBC News, CNN and Time Magazine.
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