The former CEO of J.Crew, Mickey Drexler, told Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times' DealBook conference that he approached Amazon about a possible acquisition.

The deal did not go through, obviously.

Drexler also said that the company was close to a deal with Uniqlo.

Mickey Drexler has a few regrets in his time of business.

One of them, as he told Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times' Dealbook conference on Thursday, is that he never sold J.Crew when he had the opportunity.

Drexler, the current chairman and former CEO of J.Crew, told Sorkin that he approached Amazon about acquiring the company before he stepped down earlier this year.

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