"Thanks!" to many of you, including Irina, who shared the following email from J.Crew this morning.
First, J.Crew Factory (click here to shop online) is open for the weekend with new arrivals. Second, J.Crew is offering free shipping on Factory items (on any order & any amount). wahoo!
Third, J.Crew Factory now carries handbags!!! This is new line for the Factory label. Some new items include the Factory Campo bag (item 46139; $188.00; sale $150.00). Fourth, J.Crew is offering 20% off their handbags to entice customers.
I don't know how I feel about J.Crew Factory having their own handbag collection. In a way its great to have a cheaper alternative or an alternative with a twist. It's also great to have a "second chance" if a bag I love is sold out.
On the other hand, I can wait for the regular version to go on sale for a great price. Also, I sometimes purchase J.Crew handbags online. Now I have to keep an eye out to see if its regular versus Factory (which is harder to tell for accessories, jewelry, and now handbags). This last part may not sound like a big deal, but sometimes sellers "forget" to mention that a J.Crew item is from the Factory store. This makes a big difference on how much one is willing to bid.
What are your thoughts on J.Crew's Factory Handbag Collection? Will you check them out?