Saturday, December 31, 2011

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 2012 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? :)

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?

Friday, December 30, 2011

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 FALL/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!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, 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) has been updated, but not the J.Crew Collection (click here).

The latest catalog (click here to view) is now available to view. So happy to see that this feature is back, right where it belongs!

I am off to check out the new arrivals!

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? :)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

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

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 28, 2011

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

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.

Make a Bracelet from J.Crew's Shopping Bag! {part two}

Awhile back, Lisa {of the amazing "sideoats and scribbles" blog}, shared a creative way to reuse J.Crew's shopping bag handles to make a rope bracelet! (Check out the "Make a Bracelet from J.Crew's Shopping Bag!" post for more.)

A big "thanks!" to Y {of the lovely "Prêt-à-aller" blog}, who shared another creative way to reuse J.Crew's shopping bag handles to make a rope bracelet with matching gift box!

To learn how to transform the bag into a perfect-for-the-holidays bracelet, check out her "DIY Bracelet and Gift Box From J. Crew Shopping Bag" post.


This is a super cute bracelet that would definitely add a little shine to any outfit!

Will you make your own J.Crew shopping bracelet? If so, please share! Do you have any more Do-It-Your self projects with J.Crew?

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

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 Anthropologie, 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.

J.Crew's Jenna Lyons Look of the Day

"Thanks!" to Slastena (in this post) who shared a post over at StyleList (click here) about Jenna Lyons:

J. Crew's Jenna Lyons Stuns In Separates: Look Of The Day
By Sarah Leon
December 16, 2011

WHO: J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons
WHAT: Lyons kept it simple, yet chic in a white top, black leather pants and camel coat. Nude pumps with black tips and ankle straps tie the whole look together.
WHERE: The 6-foot tall designer was spotted at a dinner to celebrate CFDA-favorite Joseph Altuzarra at The Vinatta Project in New York on December 14.
Although I have no idea where her arms/hands are, Jenna looks good in this outfit. But I am curious about her coat- I can't tell if it is too big for her (is it a man's coat?) I am intrigued by her shoes too. I think I like them! :)

What are your thoughts about Jenna Lyons outfit? Do you like her style? Can she pull off the coat?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Madewell's Spring 2012 Lookbook is Here!

"Thanks!" to xoxo (in this post, as well as her "Madewell Spring 2012 Lookbook" post) who let us know that Lucky Magazine has posted Madewell's lookbook for the upcoming Spring collection (click here to view all the images).

There are 34 pages/outfits provided by Madewell. The following are just a few images of what to expect (click on any image to view larger).

There are so many pretty pieces being offered by Madewell!!! I am super excited to see them in person.

"Thanks!" to xoxo again, who let us know that Madewell is offering 30% off their Sale (click here to shop online) and free shipping on orders (of $100+) with promo code BYEBYE. This offer ends December 30, 2011.

Are you excited about Madewell's Lookbook for Spring 2012? Are there any pieces you are excited to see?

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! :)

J.Crew Spotted in Marie Claire

A big "thanks!" to J.CrewJD, who not only let us know about a few J.Crew items being spotted in the January 2012 issue of Marie Claire, but also scanned the images for us to view! (Click on the image to see it larger.)

The editors took a page from J.Crew's Spring 2012 Lookbook as inspiration behind their outfits. They also feature a gorgeous pair of J.Crew Printed Pumps ($258.00), as well as a pair of Classic Leather Ballet Flats (Item 36243; $110.00).

What are your thoughts on the pieces from J.Crew? Do you like the way they are styled?

Monday, December 26, 2011

J.Crew Email: A special thank-you...

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Marisa, Prettyboy, IRL, & Irina, who shared the following email from J.Crew.

Mickey Drexler sent out an email to J.Crew customers reminding them that they are appreciated. The note shares the following:

We know there are a lot of choices when it comes to where you shop, so on behalf of the entire team. I want to personally thank you for being a J.Crew customer. As we head into 2012 our most important mission continues to be providing you with the very best in design, quality, and service. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

If there is anything we can ever do better, please don't hesitate to let us know:24-7@jcrew.com

Wishing you a very happy holiday
Mickey
The wording is very similar (if not identical) to the postcard size note they include in online purchases. As for the intention behind the note, it is actually sweet. It is a nice touch from our favorite retailer.

Although, to be completely honest... When I received this email, I was searching to see if they included a unique one-time code for free shipping, a percent-off, or something. I was hoping they still remembered me since I didn't get a 2012 day planner (refer to the "Surprise! J.Crew Sends Their Love {& 2012 day planner}" post). ;)

Did you receive this email from Mickey Drexler? Were you surprised to get it? Do you think it was a nice touch or unnecessary from J.Crew? Please share! :)

J.Crew Celebrates Boxing Day in Canada!

Sorry this news is {way} late today (I have been out at the mall doing some post-Holiday shopping!) A big "thanks!" to Anya who let us know the following:

...Jcrew is being nice to Canadians as they celebrate their first boxing day in Canada with am extra 50% off sale items in store only but only for Boxing day (Dec 26). I wonder if they'll carry on this tradition as they grow in Canada...
Happy shopping to all the Canadian JCAs!!!

On a semi-related note... As many of you have already mentioned, J.Crew stores in the United States are running an additional 30% off sale items. However, it does make it Final Sale now.

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, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, 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, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, 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 FALL/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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays! {celebrating w/J.Crew?}

First and foremost... Happy Holidays everyone! It's the time of year where we can spend time with our loved ones, enjoy fantastic meals, and share thoughtful gifts!

Per JCA tradition, this post is to find out what everyone is going to wear. I find it really interesting to see what other Aficionadas and Aficionados plan on wearing (and of course it gives me lots of wonderful ideas for future outfits). :) So for this post, what we are planning to wear for the Holidays? :)

As for me, I am still trying to figure out what to wear for Saturday and Sunday. I plan on reading these comments carefully so I can borrow some of your great outfits! :)

What are you planning to wear this Holiday party season? Are you planning to go "head to toe" J.Crew or parts J.Crew?

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 FALL/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!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Final Sale Is Back {talk about the Winter blues!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Katarzyna & Cass (in this post), GigiOfCa (in this post), as well as Irina, who let us know the following {sad} news from this morning.

With the Holidays in full swing, J.Crew thought it would be a good time to bring back Final Sale (click here to shop online). That means customers cannot return and exchange sale-priced items purchased online. I am not sure if brick & mortar (B&M) stores are switching over to Final Sale too (but they probably will soon). Ugh.

J.Crew is also offering a new promo for 20% off on any Final Sale purchase with promo code MUSTSHOP. The offer expires Wednesday, December 28, 2011. The fine print of this offer includes:

*No exchanges, no returns on items marked as final sale. Offer valid at jcrew.com only. Offer is not valid at J.Crew retail stores or J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards. 20% off discount applies to J.Crew sale and Factory online sale items only. Offer valid through Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings are applied at checkout with code MUSTSHOP. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.
This offer is not as good as what we have been seeing the past few weeks (even just yesterday!) from J.Crew. (They really brought out some amazing promos!) But maybe J.Crew will drastically reduce prices to move out merchandise. Let's hope anyways.

Honestly, I won't be buying anything on sale online for awhile. I have bought a lot of online purchases (thanks to all those fabulous promotions!) with merchandise that were mix- some things I absolutely love and some others returned because of issues of fit and quality. I didn't mind any of the issues because I knew I had the option to return and an excuse to go back to the stores to find some more goodies. Oh well! My wallet could use the break. ;)

Did you check out the Final Sale section today? Were you able to snag any amazing deals? If so, please share! :)

10 Ways to Wear the No. 2 Pencil Skirt {+ $150 Giveaway}


"Thanks!" to Stephanie & Jen from StyleHaul (click here to see their site) who shared their {super cute & clever} video on how to wear J.Crew's No. 2 Pencil Skirt ten different ways.

They are also running a sweepstakes for a $150 J.Crew gift card, a nice gift to pamper yourself this holiday season. Go to facebook.com/stylehaul for a chance to a win and to read the rules.

Good luck to all the JCAs entering!

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

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

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 21, 2011

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

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

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 Anthropologie, 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 20, 2011

One Day More for Snowman! 30% Off (no min!) & Free Shipping ($100+) at J.Crew

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Rose (in this post), who shared the following offer from J.Crew this morning.

J.Crew is extending yesterday's promo for 30% off on any purchase (no min!) with free shipping (on orders of $100+) with promo code SNOWMAN!!! The offer expires today Tuesday, December 20, 2011. The fine print of this offer includes:

*Offer valid on jcrew.com and at J.Crew retail stores only. Offer not valid at J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards. Offer not applicable on third-party branded merchandise, Wallace & Barnes, or wedding. 30% discount applies to online orders before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Free shipping offer is valid on Internet orders shipped via regular shipping (3 to 6 business days). Free shipping applies to online-only orders of $100 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Offer valid through Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings and free shipping are applied at checkout with code SNOWMAN. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or redeemed for cash. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.
Once again, this offer is extended to their stores as well. Which I totally appreciate.

There is also a decent update to the Holiday Sale section (click here to shop online) this morning. With over 800+ items for Women and 200+ items for Men. There are also a lot of new items on sale and additional markdowns on other items. Yey!

Will you be checking out J.Crew? Are there any items you are interested in getting? If so, please share. :)

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 19, 2011

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, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, 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, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, 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 FALL/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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Surprise! J.Crew Sends Their Love {& 2012 day planner}

"Thanks!" to so many of you, including Happylittlewitch (in this post), 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 2012 Day Planner. (Incidentally, the image above is from 2010'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,
You sent me one last year (the only gift I ever received) and I adore it. I would love to get another one this year too! It would make my day. So fingers crossed, I made it to your "nice list".
Love always,
Alexis {J.Crew Aficionada}

Madewell Email: Get gifting: Up to 30% off your order (+ free shipping)

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Jenny, who shared the following offer from Madewell.

Madewell is offering a stacked promotion for the start of the Holiday shopping season until Monday, December 19th:

20% off purchases of $100+
25% off purchases of $150+
30% off purchases of $200+

No code necessary, as it is automatically applied at checkout. {nice!} There is also free shipping on all purchases from Madewell (no minimum, any item!) The fine print of this offer includes:
*Offer valid at madewell.com only. Offer is not valid in Madewell stores. Discount does not apply to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards. Certain product exclusions may apply. 20% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $100 to $149.99, 25% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $150 to $199.99 and 30% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $200 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Offer valid through Monday, December 19, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings are automatically applied at checkout. Offer not valid on phone orders and cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms of offer are subject to change at any time.

**Free shipping offer is valid only on madewell.com orders shipped via regular shipping (3 to 6 business days). Free ground shipping is applied automatically at checkout. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer is valid through Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 8:59pm ET.
Will you be checking out Madewell? Did you already pick up an item or two? If so, please share!

Yey for Snowman! 30% Off (no min!) & Free Shipping ($100+) at J.Crew

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Rose (in this post), as well as Irina, who shared the following offer from J.Crew this morning.

J.Crew is offering a similar promotion of yesterday's for 30% off on any purchase (no min!) with free shipping (on orders of $100+) with promo code SNOWMAN!!! The offer expires Monday, December 19, 2011. The fine print of this offer includes:

*Offer valid on jcrew.com and at J.Crew retail stores only. Offer not valid at J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards. Offer not applicable on third-party branded merchandise, Wallace & Barnes, or wedding. 30% discount applies to online orders before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Free shipping offer is valid on Internet orders shipped via regular shipping (3 to 6 business days). Free shipping applies to online-only orders of $100 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Offer valid through Monday, December 19, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings and free shipping are applied at checkout with code SNOWMAN. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or redeemed for cash. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.
Once again, this offer is extended to their stores as well. I really do love that- since sometimes the prices are better in stores, plus I can try things on beforehand. Great move J.Crew!

Yes, yesterday's promotion was slightly better since it offered free shipping on any amount (which I took advantage of multiple times). But at least this one has a minimum of $100 (as oppose to $150 or $175).

There is also a decent update to the Holiday Sale section (click here to shop online) this morning. With over 900+ items for Women and 300+ items for Men.

Will you be checking out J.Crew? Are there any items you are interested in getting? If so, please share. :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cheers to J.Crew! 30% Off & Free Shipping {no min!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Caitlin & The American Observer (in this post), as well as GigiOfCA (in this post), who shared the following offer from J.Crew this morning.

J.Crew is offering one AMAZING promotion of 30% off on any purchase (no min!) with free shipping on every order with promo code CHEER!!! The offer expires today, Friday, December 16, 2011. The fine print of this offer includes:

*Offer valid on jcrew.com and at J.Crew retail stores only. Offer not valid at J.Crew Factory stores. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards. Offer not applicable on third-party branded merchandise, Wallace & Barnes, or wedding. 30% discount applies to online orders before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Free shipping offer is valid on Internet orders shipped via regular shipping (3 to 6 business days). Offer valid through Friday, December 16, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings and free shipping are applied at checkout with code CHEER. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or redeemed for cash. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.
My eyes can't believe what an incredible offer this is! I love that this offer is extended to their stores as well. I know I will be making a stop today at my local B&M location.

There is also a decent update to the Holiday Sale section (click here to shop online) this morning. With over 800+ items for Women and 300+ items for Men.

J.Crew, you are stepping it up with the promotions and me likey! :)

Will you be checking out J.Crew? Are there any items you are interested in getting? If so, please share. :)

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 FALL/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!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mark Your Calendars: J.Crew Warehouse Event {Dec 17-18}

A big "thanks!" to Kate in Virginia who let us know that J.Crew is having a Warehouse Event on Saturday, December 17th (8AM - 8PM) through Sunday, December 18th (12PM - 6PM).

The location for the store is:

J.Crew Millrace Clearance Store
25 Millrace Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 316-6324

"Thanks!" to both Kate in Virginia & n2shoppingjcrew who shared an important change on how one shops at these events:
Kate in Virginia shares: "I wanted to pass this info of a clearance sale onto all my jcrew aficionados... Unlike prior sales where shoppers were allowed to consider and try on all the treasures they have found, I've heard from several reliable warehouse employees that new rules are being implemented starting with this sale. Each shopper will only be allowed one bag (they're fragile & tear easily), it can't be put down, and no one can try on any clothes. The only time a buyer can review their purchases is at the checkout/tally table. ..."

n2shoppingjcrew confirms the previous news by sharing: "While shopping at J Crew, I found out about this upcoming sale that I wanted to pass along. A long time employee let me know that there are some new changes being implemented at the warehouse sales. It seems that you are only going to be allowed one bag per person. This bag must be carried at all times, (It cannot be put down), and you will not be allowed to try on any clothes or shoes. In addition, you will not be allowed to look through your items until you reach the sorting station/registers. I find this new procedure very frustrating. These sales are so popular, you basically have to grab any item that catches your attention as soon as you see it and put it in your bag, otherwise it is instantly grabbed by someone else. Although there are numerous amazing items at the sales, there are just as many items that are defective..."
I am not really sure why J.Crew changed their policy on how to shop at their warehouse sales. (It seems like they made it more difficult to purchase items.) I can only imagine how chaotic this event will be with the new shopping changes. {yikes!} With that said, I would totally go {in a heartbeat} if it was remotely close to me. ;)

If you are attending this sale, please share with us! Let us know if it is worth going and what deals you found. Thanks! :)

J.Crew Factory In-Store Gift: 20% Off Your Purchase

J.Crew is offering Factory Store shoppers a special treat. Customers can take 20% off any purchase of $100+. This offer is good through December 24, 2011.

Just click on the image above or HERE (which will take you to a larger version of the image) and print it out (so the associate can access the barcode).

This is a fantastic offer, especially with the lower minimum. {Wahoo!}

Happy Factory Store Shopping!!! :)

Jingle {again} All the Way to 30% Off at J.Crew

"Thanks!" to many of you, including GigiOfCa & A Bigger Closet (in this post), as well as Irina, who shared the following offer from J.Crew this morning.

J.Crew is extending the offer of 20% off on purchases of $100+, 25% off on purchases of $150+, *and* 30% off on purchases of $250+ with promo code JINGLE. Reminder: This does include free shipping, on any order!!! The offer expires today, Thursday, December 15, 2011. The fine print of this offer includes:

*Offer valid at jcrew.com only. Offer is not valid at J.Crew Retail or J.Crew Factory stores. Discount does not apply to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards. Certain product exclusions may apply. 20% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $100 to $149.99, 25% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $150 to $249.99 and 30% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $250 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added. Free shipping offer is valid on Internet orders shipped via regular shipping (3 to 6 business days). Free ground shipping is applied automatically at checkout. Offer valid through Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:59pm ET. Savings are applied at checkout with code JINGLE. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or redeemed for cash. Limit one promotional code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change at any time.
At first, I thought this was the same as yesterday and J.Crew just got lazy by extending it a day. But then I saw the free shipping... yeah! :)

There is also a nice update to the Holiday Sale section (click here to shop online) this morning. With over 1,000+ items for Women and 300+ items for Men. Which is great for adding an item or two to one's cart to make a minimum. ;)

Will you be checking out J.Crew? Are there any items you are interested in getting? If so, please share. :)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

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