Friday, December 31, 2010

J.Crew Email: HAPPY 2011! 30% OFF FACTORY ONLINE + FREE SHIPPING.

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the email from J.Crew this morning.

The email reminds us that J.Crew's latest offer to take 30% off all final sale items (no min) and free shipping (on $150+) with promo code SHOPNOW also applies to J.Crew Factory (click here to shop online). This offer expires this Sunday, January 2, 2011.
Madewell also sent an email reminding us that they are offering an additional 30% off their sale (no min) and free shipping (on $100+) with promo code BYEBYE! This offer ends today, December 31st.

Will you be checking out the Factory Store or Madewell's Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get?

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 HOLIDAY sale, or to see some new WINTER 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!

Happy New Year's Eve! {celebrating with J.Crew?}

Happy New Year J.Crew Aficionadas & Aficionados!

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful new year! {yey!} I look forward to celebrating the up-coming 2011 J.Crew collections with you all. :)

As usual, this post is to find out what everyone is planning to wear tonight. I know I have mentioned this before, but I also really enjoy these posts. I find it interesting to see how other Aficionadas and Aficionados style certain pieces, providing me wonderful ideas for future outfits. :) So for this post, what we are planning to wear during New Years Eve and/or New Years Day? :)

As for me, I am going with some sparkle. I am going to wear a pair of J.Crew's Vintage Slim Jeans with the Drapey Sequin Tee (Item 33541; $79.50) in Dark Pewter and a pair of J.Crew's black ballet flats. As for accessories, I am going with the lovely Crystal Winged Bracelet (Item 35092; $85.00) and the luxurious Buena Notte Bag (Item 29477; $188.00).

What are you planning to wear this New Year (Eve or Day)? Are you planning to go "head to toe" J.Crew or parts J.Crew?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Christy & Fabulous Florida Mommy (in this post), 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!} It looks like Crewcuts (click here) got updated, but the J.Crew Collection (click here) appears to be the same from last time (click here for reference).

The latest January catalog (click here to view) is not yet available to view for some of us. Hopefully it will be up soon. :)

As for the new arrivals...

Loving. I have enough of J.Crew's jewelry that I don't need anymore. Yet, they keep coming out with another piece I have to have. This time it's the Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace (Item 39566; $85.00). The name is awesome and the style is stunning! It's one of those pieces that will work beautifully with any outfit- from a tee shirt and a pair of jeans to a little black dress and heels.

Intrigued. There is something about the Hoodie Fairground Cardigan (Item 34007; $128.00) that needs to be seen in person. The button-zipper cardigan can play out either way (either a unique, fresh take or too funky to work). The Nylon Schoolboy Blazer (Item 33364; $148.00) has the right shape, but not sure about the fabric. Yeah, it's weather resistant. But will I look too shiny in it?

Oh My! J.Crew's dresses tend to make me drool. Especially previous seasons (oh how I love the Library Doll Dress and the Vintage Violet Shirt Dress!) So it saddens me to see J.Crew's new arrivals include the Silk Serenade Colorblock Dress (Item 36068; $158.00) and the Cashmere Shift Dress (Item 37327; $1,000.00). I just don't understand how these shapeless dresses deserve those price tags.

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? :)

J.Crew's Final Sale Updates Today {buy quick!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Fabulous Florida Mommy (in this post), who shared the following news this morning: the Final Sale section has been updated today! (Click here to shop online.)

There are over 1,400 sale items for Women and 400+ sale items for Men. As usual, things are selling out quickly. So if you like it, buy it!

Don't forget J.Crew's latest offer to take 30% off all final sale items (no min) and free shipping (on $150+) with promo code SHOPNOW. This offer expires this Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Side Note: "Thanks!" to many of you who reported the following from their brick & mortar (B&M) stores. If you are brave enough to go out to the malls and shopping centers, J.Crew is offering an additional 40% off sale items. :)

Will you be checking out the Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get? Does your local B&M have "final sale" as well?

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Elaine (in this post) & Himmiefan (in this post) who both suggested a weekly "Help Style Me!" post about getting outfit advice from the JCA community. I think it is a fantastic idea. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs with those hard-to-work-with J.Crew items! :)

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine 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

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

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, December 29, 2010

J.Crew Email: HURRY, ENDS SOON. Extra 30% off sale & FREE SHIPPING.

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the email from J.Crew this morning.

The email reminds us about J.Crew's latest offer to take 30% off all final sale items (no min) and free shipping (on $150+) with promo code SHOPNOW. This offer expires this Sunday, January 2, 2011.

I love that this promotion has been running for so long. Unfortunately, the Final Sale section (click here to shop online) has not been updated in the past few days. Here's to hoping it will soon! :)

Will you be checking out the Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get? Does your local B&M have "final sale" as well?

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Amy who suggested a weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post about current experiences with other non-J.Crew retailers. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to 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 experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Madewell Email: Make an entrance (+last day for extra 30% off sale)

"Thanks!" to many of you who shared the email from Madewell this morning.

Madewell is offering an additional 30% off their sale (no min) and free shipping (on $100+) with promo code BYEBYE! This offer ends today.

Mini Update: This offer is being extended. It will now expire 12/31/10.

What are your thoughts on Madewell's Holiday offerings? Will you check them out?

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, December 27, 2010

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. If you are a reseller, 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. If you are a reseller, 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 FALL sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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!!! :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays to All! :)

Dear J.Crew Aficionadas and Aficionados, a quick note to wish you all a wonderful & safe HOLIDAY season!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

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 FALL sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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, December 23, 2010

Surprise! J.Crew Sends Their Love {& 2011 day planner}

"Thanks!" to so many of you, including Debby (in this post), as well as Jacquie & dinagideon, who shared the following delightful surprise.

J.Crew has delivered their Holiday present a bit early this year to some very lucky JCAs. In the mailbox, they found a gift of an orange 2011 Day Planner. (Incidentally, the image above is from last year's "Surprise! J.Crew Sends Their Love {& day planner}" post where J.Crew sent a similar planner, but in a pink version.)

What an absolutely lovely gesture for loyal customers! It is a great gift and more importantly, a touching offer for those who receive it. :)

So check your mailbox in the next few days to see if you got something extra special from J.Crew. :)

Happy HOLIDAYS!

While I am writing here, let me take a moment to talk to J.Crew...

Dear J.Crew,
In case you were wondering, I have not received the gift yet. (Or any gifts for that matter.) If you are not sure whether you should or not... of course you can! :) I would love any token from my favorite retailer! ;)
Love always,
Alexis {J.Crew Aficionada}
Mini-Update: I am delighted to report that I too received one of these amazing day planners in the mail today (Christmas Eve)! Thank you so much J.Crew!!! :)

Darlings, is it time for a coupon code?

Yes, it is that wonderful time!

A big "thanks!" to Rose (of the lovely "1 More Shopping Blog"), who is super nice to share with us that J.Crew is offering free shipping on orders of $100+ with promo code AH5C7B. This offer expires 1/7/10.

P.S. I have noticed that other blogs & websites post J.Crew codes & coupons *after* this blog does. If you happen to get codes & coupons from the JCA blog & post them at your site, could you please give give a "shout out" to the JCA blog? This way more JCAs are inclined to share. TIA! :)

30% Off Everything In J.Crew Stores!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Celeste (in this post), as well as Wolfy & L (in this post) who let us know the following great news!

J.Crew's brick & mortar (B&M) stores are offering 30% off everything (sale and regular priced items) with no minimum! {wahoo!} This offer looks like it will be around until this Friday, December 24, 2010.

With no "Final Sale", this might be worth checking out if you are already in the mall!

Happy J.Crew Shopping! :)

J.Crew Email: 40% OFF FACTORY ONLINE! 2 DAYS ONLY. SHOP NOW!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including xoxo & Marietta, who shared the email from J.Crew this morning.

The email announces the latest promotion for J.Crew Factory (click here to shop online). They are offering an additional 40% off! This is automatically applied until Friday, December 24, 2010.

What are your thoughts on J.Crew's Factory Holiday offerings? Will you check them out?

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Elaine (in this post) & Himmiefan (in this post) who both suggested a weekly "Help Style Me!" post about getting outfit advice from the JCA community. I think it is a fantastic idea. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs with those hard-to-work-with J.Crew items! :)

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine 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

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

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, December 22, 2010

J.Crew's Final Sale is Back {boo!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Silver_Lining, Rose, CharlotteSometimes, lindabenoit, JulieStyles, & GigiOfCa (in this post), as well as Ketan, who shared the following {not-so-great} news with us.

The Grinch strikes at J.Crew! :( J.Crew has brought back their dreaded Final Sale (click here to shop online). On a bright note, the sale section did have quite an update today and there are lots of reduced prices.

Also, a big "thanks!" to Jia (in this post) who let us know about another promotion. Take 30% off all final sale items (no min) and free shipping (on $150+) with promo code SHOPNOW. Unclear when it it expires.

Also worth mentioning: the Final Sale is in effect only for web purchases. Hopefully it won't extend to brick & mortar (B&M) stores any time soon. {fingers crossed!}

Many JCAs predicted the "Final Sale" would be back soon, but the return was thought after the holidays. Oh J.Crew, how you keep us on our toes!

Will you be checking out the Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get? Does your local B&M have "final sale" as well?

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Amy who suggested a weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post about current experiences with other non-J.Crew retailers. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to 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 experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

J.Crew Email: IN STORES ONLY. Extra 30% off sale items extended through Friday.

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Jruby18 (in this post), as well as Marietta, who shared the following email that J.Crew sent this morning.

They are letting us know that their last "MUSTHAVE" promotion is being extended through Friday for all their brick & mortar (B&M) stores. That means an additional 30% off all sale items which happen to *not* be final sale! Wahoo!

The fine print includes the usual:

*Offer valid in J.Crew retail stores only. Offer is not valid at jcrew.com or J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards. 30% off discount applies to sale items only. Offer valid through Friday, December 24, 2010, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid on phone orders. Details of offer are subject to change.
I am delighted to see this promotion be extended! It's such a great incentive to go shopping at J.Crew if you are already at the stores shopping for some last minute gifts. Although the thought of going to the shopping centers/ malls right now (just days before Christmas) is really unappealing to me. ;)

Will you stop by a B&M to take advantage of this latest promotion before it ends? If so, what items did you pick up?

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, December 20, 2010

J.Crew Email: ENDS TODAY: Extra 30% off sale items & FREE SHIPPING in time for the holiday (the upgrade's on us)

J.Crew is reminding us that their offer for 30% off its HOLIDAY Sale & free shipping on orders of $150+ with promo code MUSTHAVE is ending TODAY!

They are also guaranteeing packages ordered today will arrive in time for the holidays. {Yey!}

Will you take advantage of this latest promotion before it ends? If so, what items did you pick up?

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. If you are a reseller, 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. If you are a reseller, 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 FALL sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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, December 17, 2010

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 FALL sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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!

EXTRA 30% OFF sale items & FREE SHIPPING ends soon

J.Crew is offering 30% off its HOLIDAY Sale & free shipping on orders of $150+ with promo code MUSTHAVE. This promotion got extended and now expires Monday, December 20th!

If you are thinking about taking advantage of this offer, consider the following deadlines for holiday shipping:

Important Shipping Details for Holiday Shipping:
Here's a look at our shipping cutoff dates to guarantee holiday delivery of your gifts. We're always available at 800 562 0258 to answer any questions.


For U.S. (exceptions noted below)

* Standard shipping orders must be placed by December 20th at 9pm EST.
* Express shipping orders ($15 plus regular shipping and handling charges) must be placed by December 22nd by 12pm EST.
* Monogrammed orders must be placed by December 10th.

For Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, APO/FPO
* Standard shipping orders must be placed by December 14th at 9pm EST.
* Monogrammed orders must be placed by December 2nd at 9pm EST.

For Canada
* Standard shipping orders must be placed by December 12th at 9pm EST.
* Expedited shipping orders ($17 plus regular shipping and handling charges) must be placed by December 16th at 9pm EST.
* Monogrammed orders must be placed by December 2nd at 9pm EST.

For Japan
* All holiday orders must be placed by December 13th at 9pm EST.
* Monogrammed orders must be placed by December 2nd at 9pm EST.

*All express delivery is dependent on availability of products. We will refund shipping charges for any express packages that do not reach their destination on time.
I love this new promotion! Especially since it applies to in-store purchases too. (Although I do not know why it didn't at first.) I already took advantage of this offer several times and got lots of belts, a few shirts, a pair of Camden Leather Brogues, and a jacket. :)

Will you take advantage of this latest promotion before it ends? If so, what items did you pick up?

J.Crew Sketches Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

WWD recently asked thirty designers, including J.Crew, to dream-up their perfect wedding dress that Kate Middleton would wear for her wedding to Prince William.

"Thanks!" to Isabelle (of the lovely Pink Lemonade blog) who shared the following sketch that J.Crew designed for Kate. To see other designers take, check out her "Designers sketch for Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress" post.

I think it is quite pretty in its simple design! I love the long sleeves and backless silhouette.

What are your thoughts on J.Crew's take for Kate's wedding dress? Is the simplicity elegant or boring for your taste?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

J.Crew Going To Open Store In Boise Idaho!

"Thanks!" to Dan who shared the following news from Idaho Statesman (click here to read in its entirety):

J.Crew to open store in Boise
By Idaho Statesman

December 14, 2010


J.Crew will open its first store in Boise this spring.


The purveyor of cool, casual, classic fashions for men, women and children has posted a job notice for a store manager on its website. A spokeswoman would confirm only that a store is coming, but not where it will be located, how big it will be or how many employees will be hired.


A likely location would be the Boise Towne Square mall. Mall officials did not return a phone call or email from the Statesman.
How exciting to have a new store opening in the Spring of 2011. I am sure they will send the local customers of the area a special promotion for its grand opening.

Congrats to all the JCAs in the area! :)

Madewell Email: Our latest "buzz" boot (+ 25% off sale and free shipping)

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the following email that Madewell sent yesterday.

The email features the Suede City Boot (Item 35277; $298.00) which they adoringly describe as:

Soft Italian suede hits the knee with clean-lined sophistication. Leather lining. 1" stacked heel. Man-made sole. Made in Italy. Madewell.com only.
I got to admit, those boots look pretty hot with a pair of skinny jeans! :)

Madewell is also offering customers 25% off and free shipping on orders of $100+ with promo code HOLIDAY. This offer will expire 12/20/10.

What are your thoughts on the Suede City Boot by Madewell? Will you take advantage of their latest Holiday promotion?

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

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, December 15, 2010

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Ibi who suggested weekly 'Looking to LOVE' and 'Looking to HATE' posts where we could all "deposit" our best & worst current experiences. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

Preface: A big "thanks!" to Amy who suggested a weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post about current experiences with other non-J.Crew retailers. I think it is a brilliant idea and will try it out for a few weeks. Hopefully this will help out our fellow JCAs! :)

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to 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 experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Extra 30% Off Sale & Free Shipping on $150+

"Thanks!" to many of you, including mommydearest (in this post), Dina (in this post), as well as Marietta, who shared the latest promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering 30% off its HOLIDAY Sale & free shipping on orders of $150+ with promo code MUSTHAVE. This promotion expires Friday, December 17, 2010. The fine print includes:

*Offer valid at jcrew.com only. Offer is not valid at J.Crew retail or Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards. 30% off discount applies to sale items only. Offer valid through Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:59pm ET. Free shipping offer applies to orders shipped via ground shipping totaling $150+ after 30% discount on sale items and before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Savings are applied at checkout with code MUSTHAVE. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit one promotional code per order.
Another great promotion for online! :) Although it says in the fine print that it is *not* extended to brick & mortar (B&M) stores. :( Hopefully that will change to include the offer too.
As for me, I already took advantage of this offer! The Camden Leather Brogues (Item 23936; was $250.00; select colors now $99.99) have been calling my name for sometime now. I just think they are adorable and finally the price is right for me to bring a pair of the Light Ginger home. :)

Will you take advantage of this latest promotion? If so, what items did you pick up?

Madewell Email: Extra 25% off holiday sale, online and in stores (+ free shipping)

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Marietta, who shared the following email that Madewell sent today.

Madewell is offering customers 25% off and free shipping on orders of $100+ with promo code HOLIDAY. This offer will expire 12/20/10. The fine print of this offer includes:

*Offer valid in Madewell stores and at madewell.com only. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards.25% off discount applies to sale items only. Free shipping offer applies to orders shipped via ground shipping totaling $100+after 25% discount and before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Offer valid through Monday, 12/20/10,11:59pm ET. Savings are applied at checkout with code HOLIDAY. Offer not valid on phone orders.Cannot be combined with any other promotion.
It's nice to see one of these percent off & free shipping offers over at Madewell. Don't get me started on how much I love that lower minimum for free shipping! :)

Will you be checking out Madewell's collection? What pieces are you interested in getting? Please share! :)