Thursday, January 12, 2012

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Fabulous Florida Mommy (in this post), as well as Irina & S., 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, although the J.Crew Collection (click here) looks the same.

Also worth noting: the latest catalog (click here) is still the same from last time.

J.Crew also had a nice update to its Final Sale (click here to shop online). Looks like they added a few new items on sale too. Remember they are offering to take an additional 30% off with promo code WINTER.

I am off to check out the new arrivals now...

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? :)

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  1. OK. I LOVE new arrivals. I love spring. But did you see the prices? $79.50 for the cotton waffle pullover?

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  3. Crazy prices. No thanks...I love spring summer clothes best but will wait...fun to look I guess.

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  4. I am smitten with the Felted Wool shift. The shape is amazing, I LOVE the length. Wish it came in more colors. Can you picture it in navy? The price is a little higher than I would like. Hopefully it's as we'll made as the mixed media skirt. I am seriously tempted to order today.

    Nothing else spoke to me. I have more than enough casual wear so I don't look much at those items.

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  5. I love the felted wool shift, too... but it's not new. It's been there for a few weeks. It looks GORGEOUS, and I must have it!

    Oh, and those striped heels... SO CUTE. But hello, over $200 for cotton upper shoes? NO THANKS.

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  6. I'm going to go look now, DesertFlower and JCrewJD I have a friend who was trying that shift, I'm going to email her and see how it turned out!

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  7. navy, sweet tangerine and port wine cafe capris all made it to the sale section, so about $63 per pair, which is not bad!

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  8. I find it odd that on the main New Arrivals page and the Dresses page they are showing a pic of the Blouson Dress in Stripe. But you can only get to that dress if you click on those pics. It doesn't pull up in a search and is not under the Dresses category. Not sure why it's hiding if it's on full display in header pics.

    But, I am loving all the brights: Summerweight Chino in Oceanfront and 9" Chino in Bright Green. And I would have liked the Striped Sweater Skirt without the pockets. The Baby Brompton is really cute and if I didn't have a Coral purse already I'd be all over that one. Otherwise, I don't think there's anything I want at FP.

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  9. Holy mackeral - the Valentina slingbacks have a leather lining and sole! I thought those days were gone (at J Crew at least). I've noticed J Crew, and those shoes will be mine!

    I agree that the felted dress is terrific. It doesn't feel like spring exactly, but I really like it all the same. Am eagerly awaiting reviews.

    I'd love to have seen some more interesting jackets/blazers in the new arrivals.

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  10. Carolyn from Vancouver here...

    I love the olympia suede sandals but wonder about ruining them quickly because of the suede sole, the valentina sling backs and of coarse the lucca suede sandal. love the colours. i can wait and see if any of these hit sale in July.
    All the stipes and such I am seeing in alot of other brand name retailers that have much lower prices...J crew prices are too high still in the sale section for this time of year.
    Ps Do the B&M's carry swim suits in store ? thanks for all the good info JCA'S carolyn

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  11. I really like the Marielle dress in superfine cotton, especially in that pretty Byzantine Blue. Looks perfect for work. One thing though: the images for the Beechwood and Smoky Graphite colors show different sleeves than the images for Navy and Byzantine. Methinks the website editors need to have some coffee and take another look....

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  12. Definitely a few cute pieces there. Will have to peruse some more.

    Scalloped Lace tank dropped, and there are a bunch of the Drapey Sequin Tanks that are coming out to just over $13 with the discount, fyi.

    BTW, if anyone is looking for a size 2 in the wool maraschino cherry pants, I have an in-store lead -- they were $60 before the 40% off sale! Email me at mcullen7318 at gmail.

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  13. M, I noticed the scalloped lace tank went down in price (and NOT final sale) so I ordered one up this morning. IMO it is running TTS or a little small. I tried the XXS and it was WAY too tight. Hope the XS fits OK because it is beautiful!

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  14. I like the look of the blouson dress, and I know it is silk, but $148 for a simple sundress? Plus the belt, because it needs a belt. I might have to check out the stretch twill shorts. I really like J. Crew shorts, the fit can be wonky sometimes, but for a basic short, they work. But otherwise, the new arrivals seem kind of blah. Maybe it is the snow we are having today, makes spring and summer seem far away!

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  15. The felted wool shift is gorgeous! Ouch on the price though! Love the double brested ivy blazer also!

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  16. Valentina Slingbacks - so cute, but where is the camel/brown color shown on the page with all of the shoes. When I click on it I get fresh mango and heritage green. If I hover my mouse next to the fresh mango color swatch Charleston Brown appears but no image? WTH? The online PS in the chat box told me popular colors sell out...seriously? I emailed my PS so we'll see what she says.

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  17. Really, overall, not that many "new" arrivals. Still, only items that can wait until closer to some nicer weather, and hopefully, get reduced.

    I really wish that the "new items added" to sale had an option to see ONLY the new items (ala Anthro website).
    I peek around at our local store, but still waiting to wear many new items from holiday promos.

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  18. I'm so over fall/winter. Bring on Spring!

    I'm crushing hard on the double-breasted Ivy blazer, cafe capri in warm jade, dot scarf in lagoon ivory, blouson dress in stripe and Evie striped peep-toe pumps.

    I do wish their prices were better so I'm going to wait a bit before I bite. I have 5 blouson dresses and didn't pay over $70 for any.

    I also nicked a pair of peep-toe flats at the sample sale that look suspiciously like the Evie peep-toe pumps. Flats and pumps in the same pattern? Hmmm...

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  19. Just a little roll out, but I guess that is to be expected since it is January and they are brining out spring items.

    My likes are still from the prior roll out and include the Ivy Blazer, jackie pull over, merino tatting lace sweater, and bright emerald boy shirt.

    From this roll out the striped sweater skirt and Evie peeptoes caught my eye.

    I do see some items that aren't on the web site but are paired with some of the items newly listed that I am interested. I can see a western shirt with the shorts and a side button pant with the contrast tee. I'm sure we have more good weather items coming in the near future.

    None of these though are a full price purchase for me, I'll be waiting to see if they hit sale.

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  20. almost forgot the whole purpose of my comment is.... I don't understand the blouson dress? It seems rather shapeless to me and I can't figure out why they keep rolling it out? I know others like it so maybe it just isn't for me.

    I'm a big fan of beautiful dresses that are tailored or structured. I am hoping Jcrew will present more dress options. I would die for a polka dot dress with sleeves and a full skirt!

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  21. Not a new arrival, but a relatively new arrival...I got the blu basket weave tweed pencil skirt in the mail yesterday and was disappointed to discover that it's a couple inches shorter than the other pencil skirts I bought from J. Crew this Fall/Winter. I was loving the longer lengths and I'm not liking the look so I'm going to send it back.

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  22. MegCrew- polkadot with sleeves + full skirt sounds like a current dress at Anthro. :>

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    1. @ pathos - sounds like I need to take a look! Thanks for the tip!

      D*ska- you right, it's a miss for me but sounds like a winner on you....! Thanks for your thoughts

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  23. @MegCrew,

    it's all about the simplicity and funny enough, the shapelessness. I'm a size 0 with substantial bosom (not huge, but enough to not fit into the tops of a lot of JC's size 0 dresses). So this dress is a welcome change for me and it does show off my curves so beautifully, so yay!

    It definitely isn't for everyone though. The 'waist' hits my sister at the oddest point on her body.

    Structured dress are great but I feel the blousons have a more every Summer day practicality and style.

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  24. I picked up a few items with the 30% off: a black Majesty peacoat in black (already have the red and love it), a grape perfect-fit long sleeve tee, the golden stripe bracelet in mint, and cafe capris in port wine. I've been debating about the port wine capris all season. Thankfully, they weren't final sale.

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  25. I'm not quite in spring clothing mode yet...we haven't had much of a winter(so far)in Upstate NY so I think I'm not really sick of my winter clothes...that being said, the Marielle dress is byzantine blue caught my eye but that was about it and I'm still thinking about the cafe capris in the warm jade. My wallet is still recovering from fall/winter though.

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  26. I really like the Valentina slingbacks - the design is very similar to a pair of Prada slingback pumps that I bought several years ago (and which I wear every spring/summer without fail). I hope they will bring out some more colours. I also really like the look of the Marielle dress. Every year, I look out for the 'ultimate' blue summer dress and have yet to find one.

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  28. A quick review on the Birds Eye Tweed skirt and Sterling Skirt on my Blog HERE

    Enjoy!

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  29. Two items I was waiting to go on sale sold out on me this morning!
    The recent silk tie top in the poppy color in an xs item# 62044. It just went on sale and I missed it in my size!
    I am also looking for the glitterati ballet flats in red sz 7 item#55936

    Any help with these two items would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    SarahV

    sarahvonruden@gmail.com

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  30. Whitney, I noticed the sleeve inconsistency on the Marielle dress too.

    I ordered the Marielle anyway. I love superfine cotton dresses and the byzantine blue is so pretty in the Jackie pullover that I've seen on bloggers. I also ordered the dove tee since the linen tees from last year were reportedly very soft and they went fast. Hope it's a keeper but everything will surely arrive while I'm away so it will be weeks before I can post a review.

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  31. I found this new season pretty boring. Color wise they are still on the money but I have collected most of the hues I like anyway. The only thing that looks interesting to me is the tippi sweater..as I am obessed with "mad men" currently. LOL I wish the new jackie pullover had 3 quarter sleeve instead of full length.

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  32. I like the contrast stripe tee. Not a lot of new items this time.

    My in-store ps ordered the felt mini and scalloped lace shell for me. (I had him order so he could get credit and so he'd have cs apply the in-store 40% plus the teacher discount and he got them to give me free shipping!) Glad to see the mini finally get marked down and happy to see the shell on promo. I love the shell - it's beautiful and flattering. :)

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  33. Sarah V, I just canceled a back-order for the cherry glitterati flats in size 7, so they may pop back. Thanks to mini (from this blog), my ps found them in a store and had them shipped to me. I hope you get them as they're so pretty! I can't wait for a non-rainy day to wear them!

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  34. The Way We Were - A Bigger Closet did a review on the Jackie Pullover and noted that the sleeves were more of a bracelet length, as opposed to full long sleeves. HTH!

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  35. Thank you Caitlin for the information. I will check out her blog later. However, I remember she's a very tall girl? LOL she might have longer arms too.

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  36. Does anyone know the quality of leather on the Emmet boots? (ankle or tall)Thank you! :>

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  37. I caved. Tall wool minnies, tall cafe trousers in wool, Booker booties.

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  38. Nothing for me today. I saw a few odds and ends early this morning before the popbacks started disappearing, but I walked away.

    I can sum up the latest rollout in these words:

    Ooh la la...mais non.

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  39. Thanks Math Teacher! I hope I get my hands on them too! Does anybody no when pop backs usually show up, or is it random??
    Thank you!

    SarahV

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  41. SarahV, I just got the email confirming the cancellation, so keep an eye out! :)

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  42. To Sarah about the glitterati flats in cherry: San Francisco had either 7 or 7.5 yesterday. I tried them on but am more an 8 or even 8.5 in ballet flats. Adorable though!

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  43. Saved a quite a bit during the sale! Going to check out new arrivals now!

    I posted a review of my J. Crew sale purchases on my blog. Please check them out!

    Kim
    http://www.aprettythought.com

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  44. Can anyone comment on the silk-tie top? I'm lean but busty so i'm either swimming in tops like that or unable to breathe.

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  45. DaniBP, did your friend report back on the felted wool shift? I am this close to pulling the trigger!

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  46. pathos, I have the Emmett boots, both the flat ones and the ankle heeled ones. Leather is very good quality but I had problems with dye irregularities in the warm sienna colourway. The first pair I got had a darker line on one boot, it almost looked like a stain on the toe, and I exchanged for another pair, which had a similar dye issue but it was not as noticeable as the first pair so I kept them.

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  47. DesertFlower, yes I've had a quick email from her! She reports that the shift is itchy, there are some unlined bits around the neckline and the hem, drat! Also that it fit too tightly in the waist and loose in the hips, it does not have the great fit of the Emmaleigh dress, she says.
    I believe she sent it right back.
    Are you still going to give it a try?

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  48. Louise, are the Emmetts TTS? Narrow? Wide? TIA!

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  49. The glitter gold iphone cover is so cute but sold out already! I'm sure it would have shed glitter all over the place, so it's just as well, though. I'm contemplating a Jackie pullover and a Tippi, but not rushing on either. I like some of the shoes, but again, nothing I gotta have.

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  50. The valentina slingbacks in brown and black, all colors and the olympia suede heels in both colors, all sizes have magically reappeared! WTH???
    More games?

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  51. Sorry DesertFlower for not posting yesterday! And thank you Dani for reporting--I am said friend. I posted the following in the review section on Monday:

    Felted wool shift. I also had high hopes for this one. The proportions were totally off for me--a very high, tight waist and full hips. Plus it was itchy in the places the lining didn't cover.

    I think they have this one pinned in back on the model. I would have considered keeping it, but I have sworn off getting things from JC altered, so back it went. It could work for some. In my opinion it is for people with very hourglass figures. FWIW, I have a 26" waist, 34" hips, and tried the 00, which is my usual size in dresses and bottoms.

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  52. re: felted wool. I didn't try the shift but I did try the mini and it was itchy even with the lining. If you're sensitive to wool then this year's version of felted wool should be avoided IMO.

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  53. @ Meghan: I bought the Silk Tie top and sent it right back. Disappointingly low-quality. Thin, cheap, and unflattering in it's bagginess.

    @ xoxo: I almost bought the Marielle yesterday, but was sidetracked by the sale section and managed to score the Eyelet Schoolboy blazer for $34.99 and the Peacock Feather Emmaleigh dress for $90. Woot! I've been stalking that blazer for almost a year, hoping for a pop-back. I'll read your review of the Marielle when you get back...SO jealous of your upcoming vacay. Have a terrific time!

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  55. DaniBP and Amy, thanks for the input. I also had very high hopes for the felted wool shift dress. I'm not very sensitive, the itch factor might not have bothered me, but I am definitely not an hourglass. It sounds like I would have to tailor since I am more of a ruler body type. I am not averse to tailoring if it makes a garment perfect. This one could be challenging with the V shaped stitching on the sides, though. I will pass. Since that was the only thing I was interested in, I guess I wait for the next rollout!

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  56. Whitney, great scores in the sale section! I tried the Emmaleigh in peacock feather and it was perfect except the color was a bit too green for me. I just love the cut of that dress, I have 2 in the superfine cotton and even though I need to get an 8 to fit my bust it is not overly full on the bottom. Very flattering.

    I will definitely report back on the Marielle dress with a full review and IRL photos. The vacation will be nice, a real break from work is long overdue.

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  57. Amazing, gorgeous jewlery instore tonight when I went. It looks as if JC is returning to the past for some inspiration. I did some major damage w my Christmas gift cards...

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  58. I bought the felted wool shift and I agree that it will need to be tailored on the bottom. I wear a 0 or a 00 in J crew dresses. I usually find the bottom too tight and the top too loose. This dress is the other way around. I almost always have to take in the top of dresses but this fits snugly in a 0. The bottom has a lot of room and I will take it to the tailor to see what she thinks about altering it. I am 32, 24, 34 as a reference. I wear a 00 on top and a 0 or 2 on the bottom in separates. Didn't notice an itch issue when I tried it on.

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  59. Mrs. Jenner, let me know what your tailor says about the felted wool shift. I haven't seen it in person. The website pics show some diagonal stitching on the bodice and the top of the skirt. I'm concerned the stitching on the skirt will make it difficult to tailor. Or at least to have it still look good!

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  60. @whitney--cool, thanks! you just saved me some $30+! :)

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  61. Desert Flower - I will let you know. I will have to try the dress on again but it seems to me that the loose area was below the waist detail. It will be difficult (impossible?) to alter if it involves the waist detail. My tailor is very good and she has worked magic on a few dresses so I'm crossing my fingers :).

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  62. How long does it take to produce an item from start to finish? Anybody know? I was looking at the price of cotton over the past five years. Prices seem to have spiked in 2011. It's totally possible that price spikes we're seeing are related to the inflated cost of the raw materials. Not that makes it easier on the wallet.

    :-/ Jen

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  63. Desert Flower- I tried on the felted wool shift dress and it may be difficult to tailor. There is a lot of excess fabric in the lower back area. There are two darts in the back that the tailor may be able to use but she may need to take it in at the center seam where the zipper is which could be expensive. I won't take it to the tailor until Tuesday but I'll let you know the results.

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  64. wellfedfred: Sorry for the delay in responding, didn't see your comment until now - the Emmett flat boots run TTS - I normally wear US 7.5 and I took the 7.5 in the flat boots. However, for the heeled ankle boots, they run a little narrow, so I took a size 8. The flat boots are made in Romania, and the heeled boots are made in Italy.

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  65. Thanks, Mrs. Jenner. I also have an amazing tailor. If yours feels it's doable, I will be interested. Crossing my fingers, even though it sounds like it might not be workable.

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  66. Desert Flower - I hope you are still following the comments for this post!

    Update on the Felted Wool Shift dress: I took the dress to my tailor today and she pinned it along the center seam at the back (where the zipper is) to take it in. She had to pin about 4 inches of fabric all the way down from the waist to the hem of the dress. I am having her sew the back vent closed because I like dresses to come in a bit at the knee (called a Sicilian Cut I think). I find J crew dresses and skirts to be a bit boxy so I have her do this with all my J crew items. She says the total for the alteration will be $35.00 which I think is very reasonable. She is a more reasonable tailor compared to other tailors in Southern California but she is very good.

    I hope this helps!

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  67. Mrs. Jenner, thank you very much! That helps me a lot. I know exactly what you mean, and that is not an inexpensive tailor. I think I will wait for a code or sale on this dress since I'm going to have to tailor.

    By the way, I do the same thing with all my J. Crew skirts and dresses, I have them taken in at the bottom. I agree that they tend to be boxy.

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  68. Desert Flower, I bet this does go on sale as it's so expensive and a basic color. As to the cost of alterations, my tailor may have to remove the zipper as the center back seam is where she has to take it in, remove a lot of fabric from waist to hem and then sew the back vent. The fabric is really thick and the lining is sewn in around the zipper. I was actually surprised it wasn't in the $70 range. It isn't the easiest alteration.

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