Express is now back on my radar, after many years of bypassing this store in search of other options. There's been no changes in the store design, but in the clothes that they offer. On the retail front, that's a good sign instead of pouring money into store re-design.
Not only do they make great, comfortable basics, but they now offer stylish options as well. I find the pants to be very well tailored and have become a big fan of the 'Editor' fit. In addition, the liberal use of cotton, combined with some nice cuts, ensures that I feel both comfortable and fashionable at the same time. Most noticeably is the change in the overall designs, which used to be a wonky, but are now funky without being overtly trendy. Thumbs up to the transformation.