Wednesday, January 11, 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.

23 comments:

  1. Some BR items from their fabulous sale (including a Shimmer Bow like sweater) here

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  2. For those who liked JC's colored toothpick jeans, but, like me, can't fit into them because they run small to begin with and JC stopped the sizes at 32, Ann Taylor just put out a really cute coral colored cropped jean. It comes in regular, petite and tall sizes from 00-18. :) It's not part of the current 40% off promo but if you wait a few weeks you should be able to get it on sale.
    I plan to try them on in the store and can report back.

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  3. Lands End's new resort collection has a lot of J Crew inspired pieces at very nice prices.

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  4. For those of you who like the polka dots check out the recent offerings from Banana Republic. I haven't bought anything there for ages but I may try this dress, especially if I can use one of the 30% coupons. They have a very cute polka dot pencil skirt as well. I am not sure about the sizing, can anyone comment?

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  5. I have been waiting for this post! Yay!

    Boden fans...the new spring line has debuted. :)

    I am also having a $25 Boden gift card giveaway in honor of the new line (amongst other reasons) at my blog...I hope you all will consider entering.

    The giveaway info is at the (very end) of a fairly long overview of the Spring line (so if you can't wait to enter, you can totally skip to the end, lol).

    http://mysuperfluities.blogspot.com/2012/01/boden-my-2012-spring-picks-plus.html

    Enjoy!

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  6. Ann Taylor - If anyone see the snowpearl sweater please put it on hold for me and then drop a note here or via email gigiofca@gmail

    (crosses fingers)

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  7. Gigi, what size snowpearl sweater are you looking for? There is an Ann Taylor on the way to the train station and I will pop in and see if they have any left.

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  8. Thanks all for the weekly heads up here. JCA opinions keep me from wasting $ and time. If JC continues to skimp on quality I will shift even more biz to LEC and such.

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  9. Shopalot - blogger ate that part...size S, M or PM

    Thanks so much!!!!

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  10. I shopped the 3 hour sale at BR yesterday, and was sadly disappointed in the quality. I have always loved their stuff, but many of the fabrics on the super sale stuff were hideous! They obviously can't even 'give' some of it away, but to their credit, they seem ready to cut their losses and move forward (i.e., much of the crappy stuff was selling for $11-$15, whereas J Crew is still trying to move theirs for $$$).

    Having said that, their ballet flats that are full price online were marked at $44 (I think), so if they have another promo or good coupon, y'all may want to check them out. I did a send-sale on the red--it is a great poppy shade that will be cute for Spring, I think...

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  11. Gigi, no luck so far on the snowpearl sweater. If we are lucky to miss out on the snow storm predicted for tomorrow, I can check the flagship store. I've got an exchange to make anyway.

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  12. Ajc, I just bought the polka dot skirt from BR and got it in a size 4. I wear a 2 im the double serge pencil skrt at J. Crew. I probably could have gone with the 2 in the BR because it did fit in the waist but I would have never been comfortable sitting down in it. Also, I must mention how much I LOVE the new BR line. You can never gone wrong with polka dots and nautical stripes. Hope this helps.

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  13. Banana Republic - BRTAKE30 gets 30% off apparel thru 1/15.

    BRPERFECT is a separate code for accessories, jewelry & handbags with savings of 20% off thru 1/24.

    See site for any exclusions.

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  14. shopalot - You're wonderful. Thanks so much for checking!!

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  15. Thanks for your help Chelsa Bea! With 30% off and rewards card (that is about too expire) I ordered size 6 (I wear 4 in J.Crew pencils).

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  16. Wendy just posted a comment on my blog with a 40% off and free shipping code for Talbots:
    019588431

    Works on sale and outlet -- crazy great deals! Definitely check out the bags and shoes before sizes all sell out. I picked up several things for myself and a bunch of great gifts for my mom, hooray!

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  17. Shopwithm-- you are the best!! I just snagged two blazers and a silk top I had been eyeing in the sale section at such rock bottom prices it seems ridiculous. Thanks for the code!

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  18. Banana Republic - I blogged about stacking current BR codes if you're a Gap family cardholder. Details in this post.

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