Casual clothing retailer Madewell Inc. is scheduled to open its first San Diego County store May 7 at Fashion Valley mall.

The Mission Valley location will be the 53rd U.S. store for Madewell, which sells items including jeans, shirts, dresses, shoes and other accessories, according to a statement from the retailer.

Madewell was started in 1937 and is currently part of New York-based J. Crew Group Inc.

— SDBJ Staff Report