Thursday, February 25, 2010

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including opheliasmom (in this post), as well as Christy, Heidi, & FFM (in this post), & Marietta, who let us know that J.Crew had an update to its website today (click here to view online).

There are some new arrivals for men (click here) & women (click here). {wahoo!} Although the J.Crew Collection (click here) displays the same slide show of new arrivals from February.

J.Crew has also provided the latest catalog online (click here to view). Also available is is the Men's only catalog for March 2010. :) As for the new arrivals...

Crushin' on: I already mentioned some of my favs in an earlier post (refer to "J.Crew's Catalog for March 2010 {thanks FFM!}"), like the the Roses Vines Perfect Shirt (Item 23484; $78.00) which has a fabulous print. Of course, I found more items to love! I am also crushin' big time on the Cotton-Gauze Petal Cardigan (Item 24596; $98.00). The scalloped petals down the front placket are absolutely lovely. Although, I am not a fan that it is "hand wash" (really J.Crew?) There is also the Sunshine Peony Cardigan (Item 24938; $98.00) with its "ready for Spring" watercolor floral print.

Hatin' on: Why, oh why, did you include the Matte Jersey Curator Pant (Item 25507; $168.00)? Call them "curator pants" all you want, but those are harem pants. No one can rock these. No one. And to call them a "a work of genius" makes me really question you sometimes J.Crew. Seriously, you can do better. Much better. While we are in the pants section, I do not care for the Silky Linen Slouchy Pant (Item 24575; $69.50). It is the distant cousin to last year's Linen-Silk City Pant (Item 20184; $98.00). This is one family reunion I am going to have to pass on. I also have to mention the Crystal Nebula Bracelet (Item 25319; $78.00). I saw it in person and gawked at the massive size of the orbs. I don't know how anyone could legitimately wear this bracelet for a whole day without banging into stuff constantly. Bigger is not always better. Better is better. (You know what I am talking about Mickey!) :)

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 today? Also, did you receive the latest catalog? :)

95 comments:

  1. I agree with you about the harem pants they are terrible. I like the linen cotton tees I wonder if they are sheer? other than that not much is making me want to order right now.

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  2. I love that Delphinia gown with the pink stripe. Alas, I have nowhere to wear such a dress.

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  3. Do the thumbnail shots look really pixelated to anyone else, especially in the tees & knits? Maybe my eyes are still blurry from waking up. I like the vintage zebra stripe print as a mini skirt, but the 16" length is so not happening for me. The Sunshine peony coccinelle dress also looks nice. I also like the vines perfect shirt you mentioned Alexis as well as the Honeyclover ruffled romance perfect shirt but $118??!? Come on J.Crew. That's extortion.

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  4. The only piece I was interested in was the zebra Blakely dress, but it's nowhere to be found. :| I am interested in seeing the sunshine peonies print IRL - it has truly looked different everywhere!

    I think that some of the prices are absolutely insane. $110 for the cotton-silk streamers tank - wow. And those linen-silk pants look almost exactly like the city-fit ones they're still trying to unload. A lot of the stuff just feels like 2009 redux. I am SO glad that Canvas and other places have stepped up their game this year.

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  5. The Wednesday skirt is very cute, but I'm sure about the elastic waistband.
    And my eyes glazed over at the randomly ribboned and "fringed" necklaces - but the Abacus bracelet is gorgeous and I am loving the big baubly earrings.

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  6. I looked eagerly through the new catalog, but didn't see anything I'm drooling over. I was really happy to see see not just one, but TWO Asian "real women"! With the regular model, that is a whopping three beautiful Asian sisters working it for JC!!! That's more than some high fashion mags have in a whole season!

    Talbots has a big "real people" display in the windows, and they seem to have done a good job mixing ages, sizes, and colors. I don't know why I have such a resistance to buying things for myself from them, they've been putting some cute things out.

    The second biggest impression the new arrivals made on me was grooming, AGAIN. What's up with the Edward Cullen 'do on Dianna Lunt? And why no sparkle if that's where they're going?

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  7. silver lining,
    Yes, the sunshine peonies shirt that I ordered was disappointing in person. It will be going back; just sitting around waiting to do that within 60 days. No hurry. The only item I see that I like is a sweater that came out a few weeks ago that I bought so nothing this time around for me. I like the perfect shirts but they would have to go on sale for me. I just don't wear button shirts very much to justify $78 for a thin cotton shirt.

    I hope you like the print in person.

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  8. I confess, the thing I love most about the new arrivals is reading the descriptions. Tons of "borrowed from the boys" and "prepare for compliments" but my new favorite so far is on the Nadja bomber jacket - "it's the kind of piece you'll never regret buying". C'mon JC, I've never regretted buying any of your pieces! Oh, wait...

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  9. Also it appears that the 20% off tees and knits is still going on, even new arrivals.

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  10. Lisa - I tried on the Wednesday skirt in the B&M yesterday. The elastic band is not happening for me. I tried pulling it down to sit a little lower, on my hips and it was a travesty. I'll try to put pics on my blog today. I ended up cancelling it from my pre-order. I really liked the print too. It may work for someone else who is not as "hippy"/curvy as I am.

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  11. There are a couple of things that I like, but OMG the Beach chambray Lucca skirt is only 12 1/2" long!! Even as a cover-up, that would "cover" nothing..

    Love the lily stud heels, and the cotton-gauze petal cardi. Unlike most of you, I am not tiring of the ruffles, and like all of the ruffle sweaters...but the Cotton-gauze ruffle cardigan is sooo sheer. And for $110...I'll pass...

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  12. I guess I'm different in that I LOVED the sunshine peonies pencil skirt -- I really liked the texture of last year's Watercolor Skirt and this skirt has a very similar feel. I love the colors too!

    Anyways, something I noticed was that it was marked as $98 at my B&M, but only $88 online....might be helpful for anyone looking at purchasing it!

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  13. Silver Lining, you can preorder the zebra blakely dress. It's item number 24207W. Hope that helps.

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  14. Is it my eyes or does the sunshine peonies skirt look superimposed on the model in the online picture. Something just looks "off."

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  15. Is it just me or does the picture for the Sunshine Peony Pencil Skirt item 22591 look a bit weird? It looks like they just pasted a skirt shaped cutout of the print onto the model. I don't think she's really wearing that skirt. I know they do this often but for a fabric like this, I would have liked to see how it actually looks when worn

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  16. Leader Girl: I thought the same thing, it looks so bizarre.

    For some reason I had the impression the double-v dress was less casual than it now appears.

    Also, can anyone give thoughts on J. Crew sandals? Are they worth it?

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  17. Leader Girl - you beat me to it!

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  18. I was in a B&M earlier this week that had many of the new items stocked already and I officially take back anything good I said about the Crystal Rock necklace- it is GIGANTIC! It practically took up the whole jewelry case-yikes! I did love the sunshine print and picked up the cardigan. I have the button down shirt and agree that it is just not that great...will be going back. I also really liked the tissue sequin tank (26046) It is much cuter IRL- the website does not do it justice- it is very subtle and so soft. And it is on sale right now with 20% tee promo so I ordered it in both colors. My other favorite is the Cotton Argyle cardi (23034) there are also a couple of really cute Crewcuts items -can't resist the adorable tees. But that is it for me:)

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  19. Thanks for the IRL pics of the Wednesday skirt, audreybella!

    I agree with you, disappointed ... but I'll still probably try it on if I see it at a store, just won't be hopping to online order it.

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  20. Any chance anyone knows whether or not there will be a Vintage Poppy skirt? Can I hope?

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  21. I lurve the new studded gladiator sandals, I'll be getting them for sure.

    Such a drag that the zebra Blakely isn't online yet. WTH?? I guess maybe I'll pre-order it...but if it's in the catalogue, why is it a pre-order?

    I tried the rose vine print perfect shirt when I was in the US last week. Very pretty pattern, but alas the colours did nothing for my complexion so I got the Suckered Gingham shirt instead.

    A few other cute things, but nothing I'm dying for just yet.

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  22. Twiga,
    So you agree the peony shirt is not that great but you like the same print in the sweater and bought it? Just want to be clear. I was wondering/hoping the sweater might be better. What is the difference in the print in your opinion? Thanks. I need to return my shirt but won't make it into a store for a few more weeks at best.

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  23. I like several of the new embellished cardigans (not tired of ruffles yet either), but am very skeptical as to how the sheer cotton gauze fabric is going to hold up, esp for the $90-110 price range at which they are trying to sell them.

    Some of the prices seem really out of touch. $695 for the scalloped tank? $195 for silk cascade tank? Kind of insulting IMHO.

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  24. I'm glad the 20% off promo is still good on the knits and tees. I ordered both the Jaspe Henley and new Jaspe Hoodie with the promotion. This is an extra great deal because I love the Jaspe material and know I'll wear them a lot (just like my Jaspe zip-front hoodie and sweatshirt). :)

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  25. I am tempted to try the linen-cotton tees with the 20% off.

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  26. Items like the SeaVees shoes and the madras shirs are great. Loving the Levis as well. Looks like another strong effort from the men's side.

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  27. I'm sorry but nice $350 Tweed Dauphine jacket with...OVERALLS. I cannot*even*believe..my..eyes. Silly.

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  28. Hi Leader Girl and PinkLuxe - it looks like they photoshopped the Peonies skirt on a picture from the Neaopolitan skirt - the model is wearing the same tee, cardigan, shoes, and necklace. That is so WEIRD!

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  29. Is J.crew that lazy that they can't redress their models? I guess it just reiterates the "death to originality" theme that keeps resonating season after season...

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  30. Someone...please...take away all of Jenna's crayons, colored pencils, paper...she's run out of ideas!

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  31. I am all over the vintage zebra print - love the dress and the cardi. It think those pieces in that pattern are a better fit in my wardrobe than the mini. I'm on the fence about the peonies print. In the cardi. It's vibrant but in the scarf it's dull. I think it really does depend on how much of each color is on the garment, which makes ordering a crapshoot. This definitely calls for a "sift through the pile to find the perfect one" situation.

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  32. Oh I forgot about the crackled copper pencil skirt. Someone please tell me that this skirt is super flattering. Is anyone else discouraged by the pleating and pockets? I was so excited about this skirt but after seeing these details I may have to pass. I guess it's like the double serge pencils from the earlier rollout, which I haven't tried on yet, so who knows.

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  33. I wanted to give the peonies skirt a shot, so I ordered it last night. I'm liking a few other pieces, but nothing I have to have at full price right this second. Oddly, I found more I liked in the sale section (I'm looking at you, seafront cardi and Carina heels!) but as always, there are no guarantees that the items will actually ship.

    Belle de Jour, I'm crossing my fingers for a vintage poppy skirt right along with you!

    Lisa, ITA about the Wednesday skirt. They're cute, but something about elastic waistbands will always remind me of the skirts I wore as a five-year-old...in a not-so-great way.

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  34. silver lining: It was not a very good photoshop job, was it? The skirt almost jumps off the model 3-D like. Wow!

    The item I most love is the Honeyclover ruffled romance shirt. Then I realized I have a very similar shirt from 07 in a green-turquoise Liberty print, ruffled collar, same thing! I guess that's why I like it so much! ;)

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  35. I don't see anything I would pay full price for. I like the Silk Wisteria dress, but will wait for it to go on sale. I'm also waiting for the Emile moccasin to go on sale to buy for my grandmother.

    Harem pants and overalls were wrong in the late 80s and they are still wrong.

    And about the size of the crystal rock bracelet, it's something you have to get used to. I wear a Nixon 51-30 watch (huge even on a big guy), and I'm 5 feet. It was heavy at first, but now it's like it's not even there. I wouldn't wear the bracelet, but if you like it buy it because you will probably get used to it.

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  36. Genny-
    I love the Sunshine print but I think that it is washed out on the shirt. The Print is just better looking on the sweater. I normally LOVE the perfect shirts, but this one seemed kinda blah...

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  37. Want to hear crazy, The boys straight leg jeans in natural wash. Little boys like to play in grass and dirt. It would be mean to expect them not to. Those things would be destroyed in the first wearing.

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  38. OT--Anyone comment on the Cambridge Ribbed Cable Turtleneck, the thicker lofty one? Fit, how did it wear? I am considering getting one to hold onto into next winter but would love your thoughts!

    PS, I LOVE the Merino Larkspur cardigan--saw it in person and the details are a bit different than the normal Merino cardis--long sleeves instead of 3/4, wide hem and cuff so that everything lies flat and sleek (sometimes the narrower hem "curls" under, if that makes sense). The honey color is SO pretty.

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  39. Looks like they brought back the ruffle rose jersey dress (item 18638) instore. I have it from last fall in the plum raisin and love it. They had it out in black and a sepia-ish color. No update to length, sleeves, or anything, just the new color. The plum is still on the site at last season's price, $59.99, in XS and L. Nothing caught my eye in person from the new arrivals, nothing of note in the sale. With all the re-dos and rehashings, it is no trouble at all to do the closet shopping thing.

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  40. Wow, underwhelmed. WAY underwhelmed. I still haven't seen a lot of these tings IRL, but so far the only new things I liked are the Garrison bags, sunshine peonies skirt and zebra tunic.

    As others have said, the aesthetic and prices are getting out of control.

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  41. As much as I hate to pay full price, I ordered the rose vines perfect shirt and the pastel petal perfect shirt this morning. I'm not sure I'll keep the rose vines shirt as the print looks very similar to the floral fan placket perfect shirt that I recently bought on final sale, but maybe it looks different IRL.

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  42. Stephanie - I purchased the Crackled copper pencil skirt last night, it is stunning on. The pockets are stitched down, which I will probably leave as is, and the tiny pleat in front lays pretty flat. I purchased my usual size 2. My PS paired it with Chiffon forget-me-not cardigan in sandstone sky, and the combo is wonderful. Of course I purchased the sweater, too.

    Also picked up the Superfine cotton Emmaleigh dress in navy, can I say super flattering! The Sunshine peony pencil skirt did ring up $98 in store, so I emailed my PS this morning to get the $10 adjustment back on my card.

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  43. Oh, I am also crushing on the Honeyclover ruffled romance perfect shirt, I emailed my PS to order it.

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  44. Good eye, fellow JCAs, on the Photoshopped peony pencil skirt. It was the one item I got excited about, but when I zoomed in on it, I thought, "It can't be that great if they had to paste it up on an old photo." I dunno, I think I'll wait for more reviews of it before biting. Weird that it's $10 more in B&M.

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  45. LOL, Sweetsy, I thought the same thing! Perfect for those black tie hoe-downs.

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  46. While I'm so ovah the ruffles, I found some good stuff.

    I'm inclined to try the silk linen pants. I like a jeans alternative and they seem like a less expensive version of the Michael Kors pants featured in this month's Lucky magazine.

    I'm also crazy about the Alecia shoes, marquee satchel, and the grommet parlor hobo in buff. But these last items would kill my wallet. I'm using them to bribe..I mean motivate...myself to achieve some professional goals.

    I'm checking out the B & M store tonight. Who knows? I might fall in love with a few pieces.

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  47. Jeanne - I tried on the rose vines at a b&m. It is similar to the floral fan, but I would say the floral fan is more a winter shirt and the rose vines springish. So I could certainly see having both! I only have the floral fan, and I would consider the rose vine on sale. I don't wear enough blouses to justify full price on that one.

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  48. Another note about price difference, the "Tuxedo ruffle painter henley" is $42.40 in the store, and $39.30 online. (before the 20% promo off).
    I think it's a really bad idea for them to do this with the pricing.
    Regarding the photo of the Sunshine Peony Skirt, they may have photoshopped it in because they didn't have the sample finished in time for the shoot with the model.

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  49. Off Topic, it looks like the Majesty Stone Bracelets are on sale at the store for $49.99. I kinda came upon it by luck -- I was at the store to return a few items from an online order that included the bracelet and commented that I really liked the bracelet, but thought $78 was a bit much. The SA said she thought it was on sale now and did a look-up and found out that it was $49.99 -- I was so happy!! I kept it since it was on sale :) Hope this helps!!

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  50. LizPoms -- I have the ribbed turtleneck sweaters in black and navy -- I love them! They are super warm and look really nice with all my pencil skirts :) They were TTS -- I usually wear an XS and that fits quite well.

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  51. Thanks, Kristin. I'm really a sucker for the perfect shirts.

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  52. I just noticed that JCrew is selling Saint James nautical shirts in the men's section. I bought one last fall at a store in East Hampton. They are such nice shirts, the classic and perfect striped T IMO. They're heavier and "rougher" cotton, more like a sweatshirt than a T shirt. I'm pretty sure mine was a women's fit (since it was a women's clothing store), but they do fit large. Anyway, just wanted to recommend them to the JCAs.

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  53. You are welcome Jeanne. If I hadn't just gotten the floral fan and cotton check shirts for Christmas I would have gotten it. On sale I will likely buy it, it is quite pretty. And for me the perfect fit shirts are consistent in their sizing, which is nice.

    Cliquot - awesome on the Saint James shirt! They have a gorgeous one on their website - it is white with navy, grey and orange stripes. So pretty, but I have no idea how to purchase one! I like that JC is carrying them, wish they would for women too.

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  54. I'm so glad others have picked up on the weird photoshop job of the Sunshine Peonies pencil skirt. I saw it this morning and thought, hmm...that doesn't look quite right. Glad it wasn't just me :)

    Speaking of, I did preorder this skirt (had no idea you got FREE shipping on preorders...awesome!) Hopefully it'll be here soon. I'll post a review as soon as I get it.

    I do looooove the double-v dress. But of course, that was expected, given my obsession with jersey dresses.

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  55. OT: FREE SHIP BACK AT ANTHRO!!! Yippie!!!

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  56. Love some of the new bags, but I can already tell they are too big. WHY does J Crew insist on making such huge bags??? I guarantee the Campo bag would've sold out months ago if it wasn't so large. (I had to return that gorgeous purse because it was like carrying a tote)

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  57. I agree with you there Jenny. My store has the Bisbee Satchel in the Summer Hyacinth and it's gorgeous. If it was smaller I'd get it in a heartbeat.

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  58. About the harem pants....I've seen French women (in France) pull these off with cool flair. Some French women could wear a frisbee on their heads and look elegant.

    I, on the other hand, would look like a fool in them.

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  59. I wish they'd carry women's Saint James, too. I am normally a 4/S and tried on the men's xxs striped top a couple weeks ago - it was boxy and huge. They had them styled on manequins all over the women's section. They were adorable over swimsuits, but they just aren't cut for women.

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  60. I love the Crackled copper pencil skirt, I can't justify buying it as I already have 3 Jcrew skirts in similar color. AGGhhhh.

    Last night I received a new catalog, which I thought was JCrew, after looking through it I thought, the models look different. I looked at the front cover and was surprised to see it was a Talbot's Catalog. I normally don't like Talbots, its where my mom and sister normally purchase, not me. But this collection looks a lot like Jcrew... So hmmm...

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  61. My reaction is kind of blah too. There are some things I really like, but I just feel priced out. I'm WAY over thinking $110 is an ok price to pay for a tiered cami. Over it! Nothing I can't wait for on sale - really good sale, and if its gone, there will be others.

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  62. This is the shop where I bought my Saint James top -- they do internet orders too.

    http://www.calypso-celle.com/

    I got a small in women's, but they are a boxy cut and find I probably could have gotten away with an XS. But I don't mind the slouchy look :)

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  63. The Delphinia gown seems a little 1970's to me... but I'd still totally wear it.

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  64. Eve, I think some of the items in the new Talbot's catalog are lovely and the catalog does look a lot like J Crew. I purchased a few items from their holiday collection and have been very pleased with the quality.

    One thing to note is that they do not carry size xs in most items (size small is size 6-8) and they do not carry their 2s in store. I also think their garments are sized generously. That leaves people like me who wear a 2-4 not able to wear most of their offerings. They do carry a full range of sizes in petites (at 5'4" I find petites to be far too short at Talbots).

    I would by a couple of the tops on one of the coats from the new catalog if they made my size.

    On the other hand, I have 5 new J Crew items in my shopping cart and will probably place my order shortly.

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  65. I also love the Delphinia gown. It looks like something a Roman patrician would wear. Sadly, no summer weddings this year as an excuse . . .

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  66. I was hoping the Camden brogues would be available in the pink color in this rollout but it's still the same 3 colors that don't interest me. A couple of nice scarves and the long cotton cardi are all I put into my cart. I need to go back and have another long look once I'm home from work. The 10 minutes of free time I had at lunch didn't quite cut it.

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  67. I love that it just takes two comments to get me back sipping the Crewlade. I'm excited about the crackled copper pencil skirt again. I will order it today. Thanks Marietta & Eve

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  68. Eve,

    I have placed three Talbots orders in the last month. I love everything I got and I haven't ordered or bought from them in 8 years. I really like what they have to offer.

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  69. still obsessed with the alecia heels.... just can't justify that price! i like a lot of their new button down shirts, but they also seems outrageously priced. like the peonies skirt, i think, but like many don't understand why they superimposed it -- makes it hard to see how it fits and in the close up, it looks like i has weird hip bulges.

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  70. Mac,
    I think the new offerings are way over priced. I can get just as good a quality and some cute floral shirts from Land's End Canvas line...two for one in price almost. I also found two cute camis in their Overstocks section. All arrived today and fit and am happy.

    I have JCrew gift cards that I am going to hold onto...definitely will need a big sale for me to buy.

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  71. I'm going to order some tees but that's it, nothing that I must have. Am I the only one that misses the old strapless embossed beach dresses? I have them in multiple colors, they're so versatile.

    I keep turning to other retailers to fill the void...I am loving Talbots and Ann Taylor right now...Talbots reminds me of the old J crew. They have great prints, better than the J crew ones out now, in skirts and sweaters. Great colors in everything and really cute cropped pants. Ann Taylor has some awesome shoes that I must have.

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  72. I haven't received the catalog yet and I'm itching to try new stuff at B&M. I did preorder the sunshine peony skirt and was surprised to see it photo-shopped online.

    I was hoping to see the zebra blakely dress as well.
    ITA with others regarding the bags...why so big? Big = $$ maybe?
    I'm also looking forward to trying the some of the gladiator sandals.

    I also agree with some other JCA's regarding some of the ridiculous prices that seem to be out of touch with reality.

    I have a wedding to attend beginning of April (at a country club).There are so many dresses to choose from, but could any of you JCA's give me suggestions what would be great not only for this event but as a keeper for other events since I'll be paying FP? TIA!

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  73. I'm with CheesyGoodness. JCrew is making my recovery a snap. I don't like dressing like a boy, nor do I feel the need to relive the 80s. Is there any hope for the coming months?

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  74. Was in the B&M store in Tampa earlier today and couldn't find anything new to spend my money on...none of the new stuff really does it for me. I bought a pair of the big geometric earrings on sale with my rewards card.

    If anyone is interested (I know it was popular a while back) they do have a size 8 giraffe print silk halter cami in the sale section for $49.99.

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  75. *cross-posted from Style Forum*

    I'll be curious to see the coastal plaid shirt in person. I'm glad that it comes in tall, but I'm not sure if the smaller stripe is red or brown or what and how it will look. I do wish that some of the madras shirts came in tall, as well as any of gingham shirts in colors beyond blue.

    The new Staunton shorts in oxford, Tilden madras, and Sawyer madras look cool. I have plenty of the 11" club shorts from the last few summers, so I look forward to adding the new 9" Stauntons to my collection.

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  76. Wow I wasn't the only one who was struck by the fact that the Talbots catalog looked exactly like the old J.Crew. I haven't been to Talbots in years but after getting that catalog I am thinking about checking them out again. Talbots does cut clothing large or at least they used to and I prefer the slimmer fit.

    Been shopping a lot at other retailers lately. There are a few items I want from J.Crew but no rush to purchase at these prices. I like a lot of the new T-shirts but wish they came in heavier more durable materials that could withstand my apartment complex's washing machines.

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  77. Talbot's is great for pants and skirts! I'm not the biggest pencil or mini skirt fan, and that's mostly what J Crew offers. I like Talbot's higher rise pants, too. I not a low-rise, "hip-slung" fan.

    J Crew for tops, Talbots for bottoms.

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  78. Talbots has some really cute pieces. I got a red patent leather bow belt from there a few weeks ago that I just LOVE. I'd say you have to go there and try a bunch on just to get a feel for the sizing - for example, I am typically a S in JC cardigans, but the Talbots S cardigans were just too boxy. I tried a PS (petite small) and it fit perfectly for me. It might not work for everyone, but if you're on the smaller end of the size range I'd recommend at least trying the petite stuff to see if it works.

    I stopped by my B&M this afternoon to see the new arrivals and they were absolutely PACKED with merchandise. They have so many tees, it's unbelievable - the SA said they were running out of places to put them. They have an adorable canvas jacket with an A-line shape and epaulets, but at $178 it was overpriced. I tried on the Blakely dress and found it to fit exactly as FFM described - when I bent over in front of the mirror I could see all the way down the top - there would be NO bending over in this dress, and you'd need a safety pin or something to keep it closed. What a shame to have such a glaring execution error on an otherwise cute dress. I thought the vintage zebra stripe cardigan was adorable and a decent weight - it reminded me of my rattan-print merino cardigan from Spring '06. Very cute. There was a lot to see but I didn't have much time. I may go back next week.

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  79. Oh so underwhelmed. Maybe the Blakely zebra dress, maybe. Lots of complete "misses" for me including all the HUGE-O jewelry. Twiga is correct, the crsytal rock necklace is "gigantic". I saw it today as well and seriously could not even take that thing seriously. Let's hope they infuse some more items in next couple weeks...

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  80. I just got February's catalog with a FS code expiring Feb 14th.. Uhh, thanks JCrew...

    Love some of the new arrivals, but I have to say, I've been shopping with Ann Taylor more.

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  81. if anyone is interested at QVC Isaac Mizrahi has boots that look like the Suede MacAlister boots for less:

    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A199149.desc.ISAACMIZRAHILIVE-Suede-Flat-Lace-Up-Ankle-Boots

    Cute cute cute

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  82. Silver Lining, I love some of the Talbot's spring items! They have a bunch of gorgeous sheath dresses, unfortunately most start at size 4 which is too big for me. I wanted to buy quite a few Talbot's items but I'm sized out.

    By the way all, my personal shopper says the zebra print Blakely dress is sold out online but is available in some retail stores, so do a store search if you want one.

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  83. The rose vines perfect shirt is pretty and the linen-cotton knits are available in some beautiful colors. Other than that I am drawing a blank.

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  84. I have to disagree; maybe its because I don't shop exclusively at J. Crew, but I walked in last night, and I thought it was back to the J. Crew I used to love. There were prints, bright colors, and lots of dresses. I missed the dresses and I missed all the prints. I'm really pleased with this rollout and I saw quite a few things I want that I don't already own something just like.

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  85. OT:
    If anyone needs a free shipping code for Land's End/Canvas included.

    Use code: NAVY
    Pin 2720

    I am not sure how long it lasts.

    Just bought some gorgeous scarves in the Overstocks as well as canvas line. Also 20% polos, tees and turtlenecks today. Cute ruffle polo.

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  86. I like some of the talbots prints and fabrics but the fits are still so frumpy. They do always have my size though (except for talls). I feel about JC like many of you petite ladies seem to feel about talbots--there are numerous things I would buy if they actually made my size (i.e. cutting off at size 12 does not help).

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  87. I figure you already know but the sale section is now an additional 30% off as of 12am on Friday Feb 26 :)

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  88. Oh my, and you can stack it with the tee/knit promo...

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  89. Of course Final Sale is now 30% off, AFTER I placed an order yesterday. At least the items I purchased are gone from the sale section.

    Oddly enough, I only purchased the Rose Vines Perfect Shirt. I tried on the shorts and the print was much brighter but they were the 3 inch kind. I need at least 5 or Bermuda length. I did pre-order the Zebra print dress.

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  90. I actually like the silk linen city pants--once I got the size 2 versus a 0, they were right on. Paired with the sequin tank and Mackenzie blazer--loved it. I am tall so they may not work for everyone. :-)

    As for the new roll-out, I spent wayy too much on the last one...so I will patiently admire from afar.

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  91. I love how everyone has such deep words and thoughts! Mine aren't....
    I just want to know hat lipstick and colour Molly is wearing. =)

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  92. I went to Copley yesterday to look at the Sunshine Peonies skirt and dress...didn't really care for them in person. I ended up taking home the zebra dress as well as a GORGEOUS pencil skirt that's not online - it's called Turkish Jacquard.

    Also, Baybaybay - they're not making the brogues in a pink. I verified with my PS as well as with Jennifer (the contact given when this issue was discussed previously). She said the customers who had placed pre-sales with her for the pink brogues were notified. There is a grey suede pair that is coming out in the summer, but from what I was told (3 different times), they are definitely not making them in a pink.

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  93. Now that I think about it, I haven't bought JCrew clothes since last spring (just accessories) despite visitng the website almost daily and B&M 2x per month.

    But....my catalog came last night and I am so excited! I can't wait to get to a B&M! I am in love with so many items. It has me excited about J Crew again.

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  94. Despite reading many unenthusiastic comments about the curator pants, I decided to try them on, and I love them. A few caveats: unless you're 6' and 100 lbs (I'm neither), do not wear them at their full ankle length; you'll look like someone's mom circa 1987. I bunched mine just below my knee, and the effect is much more flattering - sort of a slouchy , cropped jodhpur silhouette, much more polished and chic than harem pants. If you're short like me, a heel (I wore them with a wedge sandal) is a good idea too. And, if you're between sizes, buy up: unless you wear the waist low-slung you'll look like you're wearing a diaper (and a full one at that). All in all I love these pants as a bit of panache thrown into everyday dressing, but they probably won't work for everyone.

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