Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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.

21 comments:

  1. Anthro's Bailey 44 striped tiered dress knockoff pic in this post.

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  2. Posted some new Old Navy pieces here. There's a dress that's very similar to J.Crew's High Tide dress from the summer.

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  3. When Anthro had their 50% off sale right before Christmas, I ordered a few amazing bargains online. When I added an inexpensive charm to my cart (to qualify for free shipping), it was listed as "on backorder."

    I was amazed that a box arrived less than 48 hours later, but I also received the "dreaded email" that my backordered item was cancelled.

    No biggie for me...BUT...the next day Anthro sent me an apology along with a 25% off code for my next order!

    Instead of being upset about the cancelled item, I went right back to their website to use my code.

    Now, THAT is good customer service.

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  4. Does anyone have or know where to get a free ship code for Ann Taylor Loft?

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  5. Just visiting, ime loft is stingy with free shipping. Hope you can get it!

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  6. To me this sweater from Old Navy a STEAL looks so much like the Wild Cat top JCrew had this fall! http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=70728&vid=1&pid=111892&scid=111892012

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  7. Mommy dearest, Yes, it looks pretty bleak. I called them & they said even if the store carried the item but was sold out, the store could not order the item for me from online with free shipping. Nor would the cs on the phone give me free shipping. I tactfully let them know why I wouldn't be placing an order (I'm not sure I want to keep it from just looking at it online & don't want to waste shipping costs). Oh, well, not getting what I want won't kill me & I know there are other options. :) Thank goodness it's not JCrew because I do occasionally cave with them.

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  8. Kind of OT, but I've had amazing price adjustment experiences with Anthro (where I shop fairly frequently) and Bloomingdales (where I rarely shop) lately. It has been soooo refreshing and NOT final sale! Maybe I should put this in the vent post :) No comments about "one time courtesy adjustments" and my more recent (not) favorite "we can't adjust the price using the new promo because you purcahsed the item with a differnt promo" ?!?

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  9. Banana Republic loves their Wednesdays. I received a set of 4 x 40% off coupons (for single item, one time use) to be used through January. Way to get me into their store to check out their new Spring line. Very cute from what I could see on their site. Will be popping in after work to check things out ;)

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  10. I agree with Closet Crisis...Banana's new arrivals are darling! A striped knit blazer, very similar to JC's maritime blazer (available online), as well as a white tipped navy blazer that looks a lot like the lexington/tipped hacking (not yet available online). Also, their new ankle Sloan pants look alot like the Minnie...

    With deals like the 40% off Wednesdays, I suspect BR will get some of my $$$ this spring. Plus...polka dots! Tons of 'em!!

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  11. Banana also has an adorable pink silk shell that I MUST have. I have never bought a clothing item in my life from there but I might have to start now that I've seen that top.

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  12. Hi, all!

    Been a bit busy over here in my world, but I definitely wanted you all to know that Boden has had a second cut on winter sale items. Some of the items in the sale now were non-sale pre-Christmas, so if you were interested in something from them that wasn't on sale, check now. :)

    I went ahead and ordered a wallet and a pair of shoes now that their prices reflect the lower second cut...the two of them would have been around $220 retail and on second cut sale they were $102, so a decent amount of savings.

    Remember, though, no free ship or additional discounts on sale items, so tack on $10 for shipping to the U.S.

    I did a quick overview post here: http://mysuperfluities.blogspot.com/2012/01/yay-boden-makes-second-cuts.html

    Hope that helps someone out there!

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  13. JustVisiting, that stinks. I hope you find it!!

    Mackenzie Anne, I bought that ON sweater in the dalmatian print and am very happy with it :). Definitely recommend :)

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  14. Madewell is offering free shipping on all orders. Offer is valid through Sunday, January 8, 2012, 11:59pm ET.

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  15. Some Banana Republic reviews here.

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  16. Banana Republic - In-store promo of 50% off clearance ends Sat, 1/7. A couple irl sweater pics in this post.

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  17. I posted about 30% + 10% off select mixers, including Kitchen Aid here. Sale is at Macy's and ends today.

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