Friday, September 19, 2014

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW ARRIVALS {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Madewell Promotion: Get Up to 30% Offf Your Purchase!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, including R (in this post), Silver Lining (in this post), as well as Liza (in this post), who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

Madewell is offering 20% off purchases of $100+ and 30% off purchases of $200+ with promotional code WINWIN. This offer expires September 22, 2014. The fine print includes:

**Offer valid in Madewell stores and at madewell.com from September 18, 2014, 12:01am ET through September 22, 2014, 11:59pm ET. 20% discount valid on purchases of $100-$199.99 before shipping charges and taxes are added. 30% discount valid on purchases of $200 or more before shipping charges and taxes are added. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. Offer not valid on jeans; denim jackets and vests; the Transport Tote (styles 53228, B2427, B3367, B1671, B2241); and merchandise from any of the following third-party brands: Chimala®, Dr. Martens®, NSF®, Penfield®, Rachel Comey, Saucony®, Sessùn™ and Vans®. In-store discount automatically applied at checkout. To redeem online, enter code WINWIN in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Of course the Transport Totes are excluded! Of course, I had my eyes on them! ;) That exclusion aside, this is a great promotion to check out Madewell.

I am L-O-V-I-N-G Madewell. (Dare I say, I have been buying more from Madewell's current collection than my good old fave J.Crew... whoops!)   


My latest recommendation from Madewell is the Coated Roadtrip Jacket (item A9951; $138.00). The pictures online really do not do it justice. This jacket is so beautiful in person that it is worth visiting the store to check it out. (My local Madewell store did an excellent job of featuring it on practically every mannequin in the store. It was just styled so beautifully!)

I took my normal size (size extra small) and it fits wonderfully. I have options on how to wear it: (1) If I want a more loose fit, I leave it as is. (2) If I want a more fitted look, I use the internal elastic draw string (so convenient!) Moreover, the interior lining is so preppy/beautiful with its blue/green plaid design (seen in the picture at the cuffs rolled up). Plus, it comes with a detachable hood... enough said!


Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Any items from Madewell that you would recommend? If so, please share!

Take an Extra 10-15% Off J.Crew Factory Purchases

In last week's "Latest Promotions at J.Crew & Factory" post, we learned that J.Crew Factory is sending out a postcard via snail mail to customers with a new promotion.

Well, they just got around to sending out an email with the same promotion: Customers can take an additional 10% off their online order at J.Crew factory using promo code FALL. Cardmembers enjoy an additional 15% off their online orders with code CARDPLUS. This offer expires October 5, 2014.

Customers can take advantage of this promotion in stores as well. Just click on the image above or HERE (which will take you to a larger version of the image) and print it out (so the associate can access the barcode).

Happy Factory Store Shopping!!! :)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

J.Crew September Catalog 2008-2014 {without commentary}

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"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

J.Crew B&M Stores: Running an Additional 25% Everything

"Thanks!" to ShopALot (in this post), who let us know the following:
Everything was 25% off at the store I visited this afternoon (excluding third-party items). Very small signs on some tables indicating 25% off but no sign at the door or in the windows. It is like the sale is a secret!...
I ran into my local B&M store today for a return and was told about the same promotion. So most likely all stores are offering this promotion as well. This is in addition to the 30% off sale. (My store's sale section is so sad looking...)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, what items are you interested in?

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Melissa@AllThingsSimplified (in this post), who let us know that J.Crew had an update to its website (click here to view online).

There are some new arrivals for men (click here) & women (click here). {wahoo!} It looks like Crewcuts (click here) has been updated, but not the J.Crew Collection (click here).

The SEPTEMBER catalog (click here to view) is still up. However, the latest OCTOBER catalog is not. As mentioned by several JCAs, J.Crew posted several images of the newest catalog over at Pinterest (click here to view).

I really like the print on the Collection Dutch floral wrap dress (item B2256, $550.00). The image above looks so beautiful. Even though it is a busy print, it screams late Summer, early Fall to me.

When I saw the Downing tote in colorblock stripe (item B3285, $178.00), I thought for a moment that J.Crew was selling a Madewell bag (the Madewell Paintstripe Transport Tote to be exact). Especially since the lower half seam is gone from this version of the Downing Tote. Too bad they didn't borrow the interior zipper pocket concept from the Madewell Tote. Although I love the Downing Tote (and own two of the bags), the detachable wristlet is kind of worthless. Did anyone else take a double take besides me?
 
The Flannel shirt in buffalo check (item B1089, $89.50) is a classic staple for a reason: it can be worn year after year and still look in-season. The current version is no exception, it looks super soft and ready to be worn!

Don't forget that J.Crew is offering an additional 25% off select full priced items (plus 30% off sale) with code SHOPFORFALL

What items are you most excited about and why? Which items are you surprised (or not surprised) to see? Which items did you hope would be included? Were you expecting a bigger roll-out? Also, did you receive the latest catalog? :)

J.Crew Factory: Take 30% Off Sale!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, including GigisGoneShopping (in this post), who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew Factory is offering 30% off sale with promotional code SALE30. This offer expires September 23, 2014. The fine print includes:
*Discount valid on purchases made at jcrewfactory.com from September 17, 2014, 12:01am ET through September 23, 2014, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores, at jcrew.com or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. Offer not valid on men's suiting and footwear; boys' footwear; women's puffer vests, genuine leather apparel and cashmere; or third-party branded merchandise. To redeem, enter code SALE30 in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This is a great offer to pick up that item on sale that popped back up in your size. Of course, there are some exclusions, including the much-sought-after women's puffer vests.  

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, please share!