S.Korea's E-Land says no interest in buying J.Crew apparel chain

SEOUL, March 3 Sun Mar 2, 2014 6:45pm EST

SEOUL, March 3 (Reuters) - South Korean fashion conglomerate E-Land Group is not interested in buying U.S. apparel chain J.Crew Group Inc and has not considered it in the past, a spokesman for E-Land said on Monday.

People familiar with the matter had told Reuters that Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing Co Ltd and South Korea's E.Land Group were separately exploring a deal for J.Crew, which was taken private in 2011.