Friday, May 22, 2009

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 in the Spring sale, or to see some new Summer arrivals {wahoo!} 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!

85 comments:

  1. I do plan to go this weekend and hope to see most of the new arrivals. :)

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  2. When I woke up about 6:30 AM, most of the sale pop backs were gone. I noticed a lot of deeply discounted stuff. I'm curious what everyone was able to score. I got the silk-gladiola dress for $19.99. I don't know if I'll like it or not, but the belt alone might be worth that. Did anyone else get a great deal on something I should be watching out for in the future?

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  3. i just noticed that the havona tank ($89.99) and the medallion lattice cami ($59.99) are on sale if anyone is interested!

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  4. If anyone sees the Desert-sky cotton petal cami, please report back as to fit, material, etc.

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  5. tons of new marked down stuff in sale section! have a fabulous holiday weekend everyone!

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  6. Hurray for marketdowns! Bouquet cardigans for $19.99!!!!!! I'm so sad they don't have my size. I am going to try my B&M after work. I think they are beautiful!

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  7. I am indeed headed to a b&m and possibly the clearance center in Asheville, NC! woohoo!

    Last chance...if anyone is interested in a brand-new, never-worn Slub cotton-silk Melody dress in Citron, size 4 (completely sold-out online), email me at cjackson523@hotmail.com. Otherwise, I will be taking it back today. $85 shipped.

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  8. I noticed that the links top pictured is different than the actual links top that shows up when you click on it so buyer beware of that one...There were two tanks made in this print... and they are different styles.

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  9. Not buying anything, but I have to give a plug for the soiree sateen blazer (12230) in slate. It looks a bit dressy due to the sateen and is very pretty. I ordered it w/one of the other 20% codes and I love it. Sorry no irl pics of the slate on my blog yet.

    Have a good weekend!

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  10. gigiofca,
    I am keeping on eye on that one for more of a markdown (hopefully). There are still tons left in stock in all sizes and colors so hoping for an extra 30% off or bigger mark down on it. The sateen does make it dressy for sure.

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  11. Can anyone tell me how the Holly jacket runs. I am going to order a 6 or 8. J. Crew jackets seem to run small in the shoulders!!
    Thanks

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  13. Leader,
    Yes, I think so too with the jackets/shoulder issue. I would go with the 8 if it were me but if you can order both and just return one that would be even better. Did you get measurements from CS? That helps too.

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  14. Oh, the Havona Tank is $89.99. How nice of them to put a sold out item on sale! It's been sold out since at least yesterday when it was priced at $128. (I hope they at least had a few this morning to sell--otherwise that is ridiculous).

    My fiance needs to shop this weekend, so I'll drag him to the J. Crew on Michigan ave. Any Chicago JCAs see some good sale stuff there?

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  15. I'm on a non-strict money diet. I will get something if I really really like it or have been pining for it for a while, but there isn't really anything at JC that has caught my eye.

    I did order the fireball necklace the other day, and have had such a difficult time with it. I placed the order but haven't received any confirmation of shipping for over a week. I emailed them, and was told that I had problems with my CC (even though my statement says that I was already charged for the item). I called them yesterday, and they said that there were no problems, and that my item was being shipped that day. I received the email that evening.

    I am so confused as to what happened, and the SA I spoke with over the phone was stammering and seemed very nervous, and then put me on hold for 6 minutes! I am not angry, per se...but it wasn't a very smooth transaction and I'm a little put off by it.

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  16. I was at the Rockefeller store yesterday - they had a huge sale shoe section with cate slingbacks, those jeweled flat sandals and other mish-mash. Tons of linen v-necks and polos on sale too. The sale section was a total disaster, so it was hard to really shop for anything. I didn't notice anything real notable.

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  17. Does anyone know what time the site updated today?

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  18. I was up at 3:30 a.m. EST and various items that I had been watching had been updated since yesterday afternoon. Currently, within minutes, a winter sweater was updated with an add'l color.

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  19. I noticed all the price drops today too! Darn, I really need to stop looking at the sale section every day - too darn tempting.

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  20. JC,
    Would you happen to remember which jeweled sandals were on sale at Rockefeller? Regardless of whether you remember, thanks for letting us know! (My store only carries flip-flops.) :)

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  21. Does anyone know the fit for the sorbet striped cardi. I need a few summer sweaters. TIA

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  22. FYI - ordered from online this morning and had called to add the orange charmeuse skirt. The SA said that items are updated hourly which would explain why I have seen somethings updated after the big update.

    Also - popped in store @ lunch hoping maybe an xtra % off but no dice. Looks like they brought out all the additional sizing from backstock. The online prices are better for the most part.

    There is a travel trench in size 2 in the tan color - marked to $49.99 if anyone is interested. Southpoin mall Durham, NC

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  23. My Catalina tumble-leather driving mocs in citron arrived this morning!

    I had to order a size 7 even though I wanted the 8s, but they were sold out :(

    I usually take a 7 or 7.5, but the site said that you should order a size up. So, I was worried the 7s would be too small.

    But they fit pretty well! The length is fine, but they're a bit snug across the toe where the chain detail is attached. I plan to take them to a shoe repair and get them stretched, and then they'll be perfect!

    The colour is wonderful, very different but not over-bright. Very soft leather, nice and comfy.

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  24. Hi all,

    I plan on returning a few items, but do not intend to buy @ a B&M this weekend.

    Earlier this week I caved & bought a pop-back dress that I have been stalking for a little while. Added a few ride alongs & got the Summer discount - sweet!

    In case any of my fab JCAs are interested, the dress was a hidden bargain. It's the poplin cotton Sydney on sale for $89.99.

    I ran across one in a B&M a few weeks ago, but I already have the cotton cady Sydney in navy, so I gave it a pass. Found it online in pewter & snapped it up. Please note, although v. similar to the cady Sydney, the poplin has a few features that differ, most notably the fabric. The poplin is a lighter fabric with a less luxurious hand than the cady. Also, there were a few differences in the fit, mostly in the bodice. However, my navy cady is a petite & the poplin I tried was a sized-down regular. I may need to do a few alterations to the reg. so the $18 I saved with the code should help.

    If I see anything tempting at the B&M I'll be sure to share :}

    Happy shopping!

    Heather:D

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  25. I called the Roc Center store in NY about the Pietra sansals, since it says $59.99 on select colors. There are no black left online, and the gold is still coming up full price, so I assume they are referring to the black as being on sale. Anyway, Roc Center says they are not on sale in the store. However, I called the Madison Ave. store, and they are on sale for $59.99. I had them place my size on hold and I will pick it up tonight. I already own the gold (picked them up for $55 with the 25% off full priced shoes promo, plus 25% off red card). I love them, they are comfy and gorgeous! Thanks Jc on the heads up! :-)

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  26. Totally off-topic and apologies if this is a repeat: Banana Republic is having a 30% everything full price sale plus an extra 10% for cardholders = 40% everything full price! Run, don't walk!

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  27. Whoops! Now the black is showing online for the Pietra, and the gold is gone. :-)

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  28. if anyone's still interested in the lawn pleated skirts, they've been marked down at my BM to 19.99 for a few days now, and they've got a ton of sizes left. It's quite a lovely skirt!

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  29. No store visit for me this weekend. I am shipping off about $500 in returns in order to avoid the store altogether. I am feeling like I've OD'd on J.Crew lately and need to take a pass for now. Not a shopping ban, just a ban on shopping @ J.Crew.

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  30. IRL: I can't remember the name, but they are a slide style with big jewels on the toe.

    Leader: I purchased and returned the Holly jacket - I normally wear a 4 and bought a 2, but even the 2 was huge. Plus, I didn't think it was that flattering for me because it was SO boxy and not slimming at all. If the body of the jacket was a bit more tailored, I probably would have kept it, but the jacket tends to "flare" out. The neck line is adorable though. :)

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  31. Marietta: weird that they told you they aren't on sale. I KNOW I saw them on a shelf with a million other "sale" shoe boxes. :) Glad you scored at the Madison Ave store! :)

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  32. The Featherweight cashmere argyle cardigan (the Mrs. O one) is now on sale for $49.99., I didn't see it marked down that far this morning. I couldn't resist the lavendar one.

    Even including shipping and tax it's about 70% off.

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  34. Ran into my store today, saw "slub twist tee's" (i think that's what they are called) for $19.99. I got one of the "soft knit cardigans"--they are also on sale. Noticed lots of new tee's, some cardigans, and basic short sleeved polo's were $15. Many pairs of capri's were also marked down to $39.99.

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  35. Debra-

    The sorbet striped cardis run almost TTS, it depends on what size you normally. I picked up the xs and the the sleeves were just a tad loose on me but i wouldn't advise sizing down

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  36. Joella,

    Where's your B&M? I'd like a lawn pleated skirt, but can't find my size.

    TIA,

    Chance

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  37. Ok I have a JCREW rant about what I will not be buying this weekend at JCREW. I placed an order on the website this morning and sent an email to them asking for my educators discount. I got an email back a few hours later explaining that it cannot be applied to my order because it was sale merchandise. Some of you may think I'm being silly but I am sooooo mad. I sent an email back telling them that their policy change will definately make a change in the amount I spend at JCREW from now on. No response yet. Am I being totally over the top here? Hope not.

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  38. Hi JCAs,

    I'm new around these parts (as a poster, anyhow -- I've been lurking for a while and thoroughly enjoying all these wonderful J.Crew blogs). Question for you experienced JCAs: When pop-backs occur, how do you know it? I look at the sale stuff and honestly from one day to the next I wouldn't know if one or two new items appeared or a price changed unless I'd taken notes. What's the trick, y'all? THANKS!!!

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  39. Hi JCAUNMom,

    To begin, welcome to the blog! It can get a little wild hereabouts- but it's never boring :}

    Now, to answer your question... I'm certain that many JCAs have their own technique for pop backs & hidden sales. In my case, I use the search, snipe, save, & stalk approach. Here's how it works:

    I'm in love with an item, like an ecole jacket, but I'm not too certain if I should buy now or wait. Sooo I snipe the jacket by selecting it in my size & colour & entering a high # in the quantity field before adding it to my cart. Now a pop-up appears to tell me how many are left, say 37 at the reg price of $160+. I keep adding everything that interests me into the basket & take a screenshot using shift+alt+4 to save the info for later.

    Then I will stalk those items by reg checking the site using the search field & the item #s. Lesse, now my ecole is on sale, down to &39.99, & there are still 30 left . Also, there is no free shipping or good disc on offer, so I don't need it as a ride along. I decide to wait for an addt'l off sale.

    A few days may pass & I discover - here's the sale, but my size sold out! No worries... I'll just keep searching & stalking to see what happens. Yay! The search shows 3 ecoles in my size & colour "popped back" & now they're priced at $33.99 - score!

    Now things don't always work out so favourably. The price may go back up or the "pop back" may never appear. Still, it does add a certain spice to the shopping exp. Most esp if you're getting extra colours of something you already love or are undecided about something & need a great price to make it worth your effort.

    Sorry for the loong post.

    Hope it's useful,

    Heather:D

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  40. Hi again,

    Sorry JCAUNCMom... I didn't mean to miskey your name!

    My bad,

    H:D

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  41. Nichi,
    Just so you know the cardigan is NOT as PICTURED. It does not have the double ruffle effect on the front. I was really disappointed and I sent mine back. Cute yes but not AS cute. That IMO is why it has not sold esp. in stores.

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  42. They must have changed the online photo since you purchased it, Genny, because the one on the website now only has one ruffle down the placket.

    I found the original picture elsewhere and I see what you mean about the double ruffle. If that is what I was epxecting, I would have been disappointed too.

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  43. Courtney-

    The skirts were at the New Haven CT store, there were still quite a few today (almost all were ivory, maybe two pinks) I'd hurry though -it's commencement weekend at yale and things will probably fly off the sale racks by the end of the weekend

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  44. JCAUNCMom, I notice the popbacks simply by the numbers. Usually in the 400s they haven't restocked, in the 6-7-800s they have. I find Monday-Thursday it's usually around 10:45, with the weekend being earlier (sometimes before I get up!) but variable. I don't know if other people have found that too or if I am imagining a pattern where there isn't one. I usually check the sale section every forty five minutes or so and wait for the total number of items to jump. HTH

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  45. I just had to say that I ordered the linen getaway skirt that is on sale for $34 and it is so short that it's crazy. Only if you are a teenager or have the best legs ever can you pull it off. My husband laughed when I pulled it out of the bag. It's going back and I'm getting the Monterey skirt
    instead.

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  46. The Asheville NC store still has a bunch of french terry cardis, all sizes. Several rolling ruffle tanks, all sizes. There's one Gladiola print pencil skirt in a size 8.

    I took back my Melody dress and couldn't really find much to get in its place. I ended up getting a pair of summerweight bermudas (which were on sale for $29.50). I took some pics of the new arrivals though, which i'll be putting up on my blog Sunday or Monday. There are some very cute items! There was one tee in particular...a ringspun fabric one with a gorgeous purple/deep blue embroidered flower up on the top.

    Also went to the clearance center outside of Asheville...and while i was so excited to get there, i wasn't impressed. For you ladies who go gaga over j.crew shoes though, this place would be HEAVEN. They literally had an entire wall filled with shoes. HUNDREDS of pairs in ALL sizes. They had heels, flats, mocs, etc. No boots though. And cashmere sweaters for $30. But i wasn't in the market for any of those, and they didn't have my size in hardly anything. Anyway, worth a trip to find out what it was like!

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  47. Appgal-

    I would have thought I'd died and went to heaven with all those shoes. I'm totally a shoe girl!!! Too bad I'm in the Northeast...

    I got the t-shirt you described. Gorgeous!

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  48. The "dust-ups" on this blog were certainly more interesting than the current J.Crew offerings. Bring back the Anons!

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  49. Went in to JC today WITHOUT any returns! There's a first time for everything...

    Saw the new tees, the blue New Orleans theme one was cute, only XS and Ss left. The "maze" tees in the darker color were tempting, but I ultimately left only purchasing some socks and a butterfly ponytail holder (five bucks apiece, and the socks were a three pack.)

    There were several butterscotchy color silky Victorias in the sale section, and some new jersey dresses were added. I think it was the twist strap dress in the greenish color for 49.99, and the ruffle front style is down to 29.99. Tried on the balcony dress in bright blue, 19.99. You know the rule that if you're larger of bust, anything drapey will keep draping from the largest point on your body? Ok, that thing was a tent. Not even for five bucks! The other beachy light dresses that have been on sale went down to 19.99 as well.

    I think I figured out why I didn't have any returns. I really haven't bought too much JC this spring!

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  50. Oh, and the slub cotton raw edge tee in grey is 19.99, a ton are left.

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  51. I caved. I am trying the Holly jacket for the 3rd time! I have purchased it twice in a size 2 and liked it, but never wore it. I am hoping the 4P fits even better and works w/a styling idea I have. I also got a pair of the white cocktail capris (haven't tried the summerweight capris). I love these and had to have them in white. I also got the silk charmeuse skirt in silver. I prefer the fresh orange & bronzed twig colors I have, but at $29.99, I have to have the silver as well.

    FYI -- I have tried to put item numbers when I create posts on my blog. If you type in an item number in the search field, a post will be located if I have reviewed the item...provided I put the style number. I started doing this a couple months ago so it's not set up for older items, but definitely for newer ones. HTH

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  52. They must have changed the picture in the last few days of the sweater when they changed to the new Zoom feature. I assume others have noticed this new addition.

    The sweater was just disappointing. I did read that another two or three people on this blog were disappointed as well and sent theirs back.

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  53. Went yesterday. My B&M Sale Section had a couple odd treasures, the Graphite suede Coralies and Keegan Trench for 49.99, got both. Never tried on the Keegan at full price, it is adorable, nice that it has a removeable ruffle for when we are all SO SICK of ruffles. Otherwise all the usual suspects is a jumbled mess.

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  54. Ruffles. Are there any trenches left?

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  55. Went to the b&m yesterday, tons of lawn pleated skirts left for $19.99. I got the Merino pinwheel cardigan in pewter for the same price. Also got a couple of Slub cotton ripple-ruffle short-sleeve tees in lavender and stone for $9.99. Some in tea rose are also available.

    Similar to what's been reported here, student ID could not be applied to sale items. Counter intuitive since as a student, I would never venture anywhere close to the full price items. Extra 15% is not motivation enough.

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  56. gigiofca: I love the Holly jacket so much i purchased it in two colors. I really like the little flecks of metallic thread too.

    Because i'm in between sizes in J.Crew jackets (and because the shoulders are always a little tight for me), i bought the larger size 4. I am very happy with this size. It doesn't look too big in the mid-section area either. While i have both colors, i think the flax will be the most versatile.

    If you've tried it on three times, i'd say buy it now with the 20% off. :) You won't be disappointed.

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  57. Heather and Bekah,

    WOW and THANKS on those fabulous sale shopping tips. Heather, "search snipe save & stalk" is my new byline, kiddo. WICKEDLY funny. :-)

    I'm just getting my own blog started and hope you'll pop by some time, ladies. I plan to ramble a bit about J.Crew and other shopping fixations, about Cathe Friedrich (my adorable long-time fitness mentor and, I'm happy to say, my dear friend -- meet her at www.cathe.com) about being the mom of two young-adult beautiful fellas, about adjusting my self-image to that 50-something face that greets me in the mirror each day, about the many nice things that come with hitting mid-life, about the thrill of finding great shoes on sale -- all the important stuff, ya know. ;-) I haven't yet practiced Polyvoring but promise to try that too.

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  58. Got an email about Crew Cuts new arrivals.

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/CrewCuts.jsp?srcCode=EMCC00410

    Really cool!

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  59. Maryam, I got the only Keegan hanging on the sale rack, size 4, but there was someone else in the dressing room trying one on also, don't know size or if she bought it. There were a few other jackets, Ateliers, one Croc, but I didn't look too closely as I have those. Woodfield IL. Good luck!

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  60. does anyone know what time the siteupdated today?Dang ! im missing it everyday

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  61. are any MA stores having an additional percent off, sale items? (any store, for that matter)

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  62. I'll be hitting the outlet in Kittery, Maine on my way for an overnight adventure at Wentworth by the Sea with Dh and kiddos.I always manage to find treasures of regular merchandise (not outlet) tucked away in their sale corner. Can't wait for tomorrow!!!!

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  63. Just got back from the Outlet in Philadelphia...lammmme! I have one good trip for every 5 bad trips. Don't know why I bother!

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  64. Cassie, the same thing happened to me...I was livid because that 15% makes a difference when I shop exclusively online. I called after I got that response and told them I thought that was crap :) After looking at my long record of purchasing, they agreed to do it as a "one time courtesy", but said the policy was new as of May. I told the guy that this was going to really hurt business and he said he believes it will, but that this is the new policy....

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  65. And no Cassie, you are not being over the top! I think getting 15% off (using only one code) is a reasonable expectation especially since it has been policy for quite some time. It is not like you are asking for 15% off a 20% off sale item, free shipping and wanting them to have Mickey personally deliver it to your door! 15% barely covers the shipping costs!So, I am only going to do B&M now which is such a shame because that means only a few times a year. The closest store is almost two hours away...

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  66. Thanks Jcrewmommy :) I wrote them an email basically saying the same thing you did and they have forwarded it on somewhere. I was on a mission to find a way to contact Mickey there for a minute. Now that WOULD have been over the top:) But I feel you! I'm going to be doing a whole lot less shopping online now and I hate that!

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  67. FYI Cassie, jcrewmommy, et al.

    The change to the student/educator discount is online and in-store, the details were posted on this blog at the beginning of May. So don't expect to go to the B&M and use the discount on sale merchandise either.

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  69. Sorry to post this in the wrong place, But I will be out of town on monday and will miss the weekly exchange :(
    Here is what I am selling:
    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/clo/1186014596.html

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  70. I am okay with not using the discount in the store because I don't have to pay shipping fees. I think J Crew has pretty reasonable sale prices so the 15% is not a big deal in store for me. I just have a problem with paying $8.00 for a top that weighs less than a pound to ship and I believe their shipping prices are pretty ridiculous. But as always, I have the choice to shop there or not (but I just had to vent and agree with Cassie)... :)

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  71. cleo26 - This will be the 3rd time I've *purchased* the Holly jacket. I returned it the 1st two times even though I had a coupon each time. I just didn't wear it the first 2 times, so I took it back. I'm thinking there must be something alluring about it to me. Perhaps 3rd time is a charm. I was very curious about the bright rhubarb. It looks really pretty online. I agree that the linen will be very versatile.

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  72. A couple of things:

    1. I went to my B&M yesterday and noticed the student discount sign said it was 10% off with student ID. This was at the Tucson store.

    2. We were up in Phoenix today so I went in the Chandler store. This store had a lot of things the Tucson store does not, nor have I seen them on the website. I saw some shirts with satiny-type flowers and the sale section was huge---almost the whole back half of the store. This store only carries womens'.

    3. Because we are gluttons for punishment we drove an extra 45 minutes north to the outlet. All clearance was another 20% off. I saw some cute things. My husband got a pair of critter shorts for $16. I got a denim pencil skirt exactly like the one from last fall but without the extra buttons on the waistband (I'l be selling last fall's version because it is too big now). As a side note, the BR outlet lext store had 40% off the entire store.

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  73. OT: Alexis, not sure if you spotted and posted this already; Jenna Lyons and Liya Kebede:

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/tswOzJK5cUl/Debut+Of+Lemlem+With+J+Crew/-_dfyU_Gefh

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  74. jcrewmommy, I understand where you're coming from, just wanted to pass on the change in discount policy. ;-)

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  75. I agree with all the posts about the 15% hurting JCrew. I would have placed at least 2 orders this month but I have not done so b/c of the change in policy. I am really taking time and deciding do I want to pay the high shipping charges??? as the 15% used to help offset them....so I decided NO I don't really want to pay that so I did not buy.

    Good all in all b/c I am saving money and only buying those special JCrew items like jackets or belts. I am not buying tshirts or shorts or shoes b/c I can find cute ones elsewhere with bigger discounts AND free shipping.

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  76. Genny, ITA ... I am not a student so the change in student discount doesn't apply to me, but I too am really thinking twice about purchasing "basics" from J. Crew anymore (shorts, tees, cashmere). Too $$$ now, too many other options. With a family and tight budget, I go for the coats, jackets, accessories, and embellished special things, and try to get them on sale.

    The problem is that it seems the B & Ms (at least around here) don't have as many of the "special" things anymore, so you are stuck ordering those items online w/ridiculous shipping charges. And the outlets have mostly not worked for me, like many other JCAs who are familiar with and prefer the Retail/Collection pieces.

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  77. Ruffles,

    I completely understand what you are saying! Why I do feel very lucky that the economy woes have not directly affected me (yet and hopefully not) it makes me think twice nowadays where I used to buy basically what I wanted as long as it was on sale. (Never really been a full priced shopper.)

    I don't have a store nearby anymore after having 3 nearby for 3years so online is the only way for me to buy but now it has to be deeply discounted and/or I have a rewards card or is something extra special and unique.

    Time are changing...and I my thinking is changing as well...

    I agree with you that the retail/collection pieces (some to die for!) are better bets for me as well.

    Definitely your family is first as well in this day and age:) Best of luck to both of us!

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  78. Oh Gigi, thanks for tellin abt returns! I don't feel so bad now, I have returned same items too. I don't buy 'basics' at JCrack bec. too many other lower priced alternatives available to pay $30+ for a T. I have paid full price though for some items that were 'special', but mostly I wait for sales. Got the chiffon trimmed T at B/M for $19. It was featured in Oprah mag. under 'neutrals'. Pretty w/ tan.

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  79. Gladiola print pencil skirt at the Brinton Lakes, PA store in a sz 4 if anyone's been looking for one.

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  80. sherbie: how much is the skirt selling for?

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  81. Thanks everyone for sharing!!!

    I went to the Westport, CT store and they had the Cotton-Cashmere Bouquet Cardigans(Item 12728; was $78.00; now $19.99 online, but $49.99 in stores) in a whole bunch of sizes in all three colors. The tag did state $49.99 & it rings up at that price, so you have to let them know that its on sale online for $19.99 & they will match it. :)

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  82. Georgia Girl are you still around? I have a couple questions for you but haven't seen you post since the anon feature was disabled. If you are reading and wouldn't mind, could you email me? ShuLvr at shaw dot ca

    Thanks much!

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  83. I would be so busted if someone caught me online right now. We *just* got in from OOT. I swung a trip to stop by the Vacaville/Nut Tree outlets on the way home. I was with G Money, so I didn't get to scope & take pics per usual. Let me do the best I can from memory:

    Banana Republic Outlet - 40% off as someone said. Cute sandals. Great dresses. Looks like fresh stock was put out. Store was kind of a mess, but like I said, fresh stock.

    Nine West - Super, duper cute sandals at $34.99. Sooooo cute. I had to tear myself away as I was trying to sneak in there while G Money was in the bathroom.

    J Crew:

    * Short sleeve cardigans. Navy, grey and creme. $44.50 before 20% off. More substantial than the short sleeve cardi earlier this season, if you can believe it. I think all short sleeve cardis were 30% off.

    *There was a flimsy Jackie style short sleeve cardi w/rosettes in the same color as the sweater, crystal buttons. I think I reviewed on my blog (April).

    * Linen beach open cardi w/short sleeves (no buttons). SO cute in creme & also in navy. But I think the price was steep, like $69.50 before 30%. I passed.

    * Chinos - I think the ones to the knee were 50% off. The cropped ones seem to be better made than the full length.

    * Belts - lots of cute patterns. Some factory versions of older patterns, i.e. Coppelle paisley. I didn't like the buckle on them, though. Cheap. I think belts were 40% off, but I can't recall. You could always call & ask.

    * Shimmy linen button down boyfriend style blazer. Looked good on the hanger. Too structured on the body. Mine anyways. $59.99.

    * Cute abstract rose ruffle neck jacket. Sort of like the Liana jacket. The abstract was black & white. They had a couple other items in the abstract rose print. It's not as well as the print done in Fall 08, but it's still cute. They also had a piece or two in a turquoise/white abstract rose.

    * Clearance extra 20% off, as someone already said. They had some pique sleeveless ruffle placket dresses. I reviewed white on my blog (April). No XS, only S up to XL. Didn't notice other colors.

    *Various printed minis. Take offs on prints that have been in-store recently. I.e. there is a creme mini w/horizontal gold stripes, sort of like the Tulum skirt, but thinner stripes and they were gold, not green:

    http://gigisgoneshopping.blogspot.com/2009/04/j-crew-new-striped-skirt.html


    * Sanur dress - The fabric *is* cheaper on this one. Darker colors recommended over lighter ones. The lighter colors show white spandex when stretched. Can't recall the outlet price.

    * Ruffle scoopneck tee as reviewed by SparkleCupcake:

    http://sparklecupcake.blogspot.com/2009/05/jcrew-outlet-scoopneck-ruffle-tee.html

    * Bangles 40% off, I think

    * Regular jewelry 20% off. They have a stone ribbon beaded necklace in clear, pink and/or purple and a pale grey. The beads are *much* smaller and lighter in weight than the regular beaded necklace ($55). The retail version was $30 before 20%, I believe.

    * The biggest love for me was the perfect fit tees. They are made of the material that many of us have been waiting for. More substantial than the regular b&m version that sometimes tears easily, but not thick like Lands End or ON tees can be at times. The perfect fit tee is $14.50 with 40% off. It comes in white, black, medium grey, aqua, bright pacific (they call it something else), navy, green, pink and I think a purple color. AND it comes in crewneck or v-neck. I had to get white, black, navy, grey -- oh yeah... and chocolate brown in XS.

    GOTTA RUN! -- HTH

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  84. Just got back from local B&M. No additional sales but there were a lot of pearl necklaces which are not listed on online. I fell in love with a blue/green gradation-colored T shirt ($48, not shown online yet?). I may go and buy it tomorrow.

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