Tuesday, September 2, 2014

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

American Express + J.Crew = $20 off $100+

A big "thanks!" to reedandbamboo (in this post) who shared the following news with us:
...AmEx offer - $20 off $100 purchase at J.Crew (online & in-store)... You have to sign up for it on the Offers section when you log-in to your AmEx card account. Once it's added to your offers list, you're good to go. Not sure if you can Twitter sync it...
I believe this offer expires October 5, 2014. Definitely sign up and register if you have an American Express card! :)

J.Crew Labor Day Weekend: 25% Off Select Fall Styles & 40% Off Final Sale

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Melissa@AllThingsSimplified (in this post), who let us know about the following promotion this morning.

J.Crew is offering an additional 25% off select merchandise (over 300+ eligible items) and an extra 40% off Final Sale (about time!) using promo code WEEKEND. This offer expires August 31, 2014. The fine print for this offer includes:
IN STORES: 25% off select fall styles for women as marked and 40% off final sale items. ONLINE: 25% off select fall styles for women as marked and 40% off final sale items, with select final sale items at 50% off. Offers valid from August 29, 2014, 12:01am ET through August 31, 2014, 11:59pm ET. 25% discount only valid on items listed in "25% Off Fall Styles for Women" assortment at jcrew.com or as advertised in stores. 50% discount only valid on items listed in the "50% Off Select Sale Styles" assortment at jcrew.com. Offers not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offers cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. In-store discounts automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code WEEKEND in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offers valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offers are subject to change.
Overall, this is a really great promotion! It covers both new arrivals and sale.

It is worth mentioning that a lot of new arrivals are already on sale (and not promotion priced either!) in brick and mortar stores. I saw the Quilted Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket (item B2589; $168.00) on sale for something like $139.99 in one of my local stores, before the additional percent off sale applied. Crazy how fast some items are moving from the front of the store to the back sale racks. In any case, it might be worth a visit to your local J.Crew to see if any other items are markdown.


It's too bad I feel "in between seasons". I don't feel like shopping the Final Sale for any Summer clothes and I don't feel like shopping for new Fall items yet either. However, I am sure I will change my mind once I take a look around. ;)

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

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, August 28, 2014

Extra 30% Off Madewell's Sale Styles! {20% OFF SELECT DRESSES & BOOTS TOO!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion.

Madewell is offering customers to take an extra 20% off select dresses and boots, as well as an extra 30% off all Sale items (with some marked as "final Sale") with promo code YESYES. The offer expires September 2, 2014. The fine print includes:
**Offers valid on purchases in Madewell stores and at madewell.com from August 28, 2014, 12:01am ET through September 2, 2014, 11:59pm ET. Offers not valid on phone orders. Discounts 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. Discounts on in-store purchases will be taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code YESYES in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Terms of offers are subject to change.
On Tuesday, Madewell updated its website with some new arrivals. It might be worth a double look to see if there is something you are interested in!



Plus, there are a lot of new items that are now on sale or on promotion (like the the Textured Large Pouch Clutch in Paintstripe). I am a big fan of Madewell's pouches, in particular the Simple Pouch in Desert Stripe (item A8114; on promo for $62.50). The quality is great and it looks amazing.


Lastly, Madewell is also offering free shipping on any order... wahoo! Madewell just makes shopping it so easy!

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at Madewell? What Madewell item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

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! :)

"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.