In Friday's "J.Crew Email: THIS JUST IN: OUR FIRST HANDBAG COLLECTION..." post, I mentioned how sellers on eBay sometimes "forget" to mention that a J.Crew item is from the Factory store and how to tell the difference.
So I thought it would be a good post to discuss how JCAs can spot a J.Crew Factory clothing item. Simply, J.Crew Factory items have two small white dots under the J.Crew label.
Unfortunately, I am not aware of any distinguishing characteristic that separates J.Crew Factory from J.Crew when it comes to jewelry, shoes, sandals, and now handbags. The only way I can tell the difference is when I personally see the items.
For example, J.Crew Factory jewelry is super light compared to the original from regular J.Crew. Same with their sandals. Also, J.Crew Factory ballet flats have a different leather that you can feel the difference. However, these are all things you cannot determine too well through an image (like on a listing at eBay).
What are your tips to tell apart J.Crew Factory from J.Crew regular? Please share! :)