US fashion brand J Crew will be available in the UK for the first time after striking a partnership with etailer Net-a-Porter.

The deal will mean Net-a-Porter will sell an edited J Crew collection online in 170 countries from May.

The brand has been considering bringing its own direct offer to the UK this year online. The range will include shoes, clothes and accessories.

Net-a-Porter founder and chairman Natalie Massenet said: “We can provide our customers with something exclusive and J Crew can offer fans access to products they haven’t had previously.”