Tuesday, January 17, 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.

30 comments:

  1. I got a sweater on final sale and it has a hold in it, am I able to return it?
    Thanks for the help!

    Sarah

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  2. Sarah, yes, I have had that happen before and they took it back with no fuss.

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  3. I am madly in love with Ann Taylor's Silk Button Tab Long Sleeve Shirt in Royal Blue.
    I got it in the brilliant red of the Holiday collection and it fit so beautifully, not unlike JC's silk boy shirts.
    I really thought that I'd hate the fact that it is not 100% silk (97% silk/3% spandex), but I love it. Especially since it's hand-washable. Yay!
    At $118, with 40% off, it was a must for me.

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  4. I found Sperry canvas topsiders in a beautiful strawberry pink for $38 at Endless.com. They also have a yellow (very similar to the lemon
    zest sold at JCrew) and a whitish color. Not all the sizes are available but it is worth a try if you are interesred in these.

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  5. I reviewed a few items from Ann Taylor, including look-alike JC colored denim, on my blog.

    http://audreybella.blogspot.com/

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  6. I have some J.Crew-like items in my weekly 'You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before? " post here. :)

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  7. Some Banana Republic & Gap reviews here.

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  8. Does anyone know if Banana Republic is offering in-store promos right now or in the near future? They're offering 30% off right now online, but their prices are often better in stores.

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  9. Laurenphd, this weekend sales prices were definitely better and they had addtl 30%. Not sure whether that is still going on. And they're doing the 40% one FP item on Wednesdays again in jan. I forgot to ask for coupons this weekend (they didn't volunteer either) but called this am to have them hold that darling striped wrap dress and a coupon for me for tomorrow :)
    Hth

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  10. Does anyone have a discount code for Lands End Canvas? All I can find right now is free shipping on $50 or more.

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  11. I am loving Banana's recent roll out. I really haven't shopped there much for several years - but bought a few things from this recent roll out and am very impressed. I love the cotton tipped blazer (great price with discounts!) and the striped wrap dress is fantastic (got black & white - size down)! I bought the colorblock pumps (love!) and two colorblock flats (love!) and the colorblock tote (black/cream). See a trend here? Really impressed with design, quality and prices (promos). Nice work Banana!

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  12. Mack- I agree I love some of the new BR items. FYI - the striped wrap dress which is love love love is navy and white!

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  13. I also bought the tipped blazer from Banana. I love it!

    Have any of you tried Milly? I just bought a coat and two dressed to try. I would love to hear any feedback you have on Milly clothing.

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  14. i thought these were slightly similar to the Jayne T Strap Flats.
    http://www.endless.com/Dollhouse-GRACEY-Womens-Gracey-Flat/dp/B0058SEC9E/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&cAsin=B0058SFLGC&fromPage=search&sr=1-7&qid=1326855847266&asinTitle=Dollhouse%20Gracey%20Flat&contextTitle=search%20results&clientPageSize=100&node=242295011&sort=relevance-fs-rank&keywords=dollhouse&nodes=242295011&rnid=242295011

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  15. Dollhouse.com has them in Black Beige and Gray as well soo cute!! and $15 :)

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  16. @michelle p - you're right! I'm getting my colors mixed up - that dress is navy and white- love it!

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  17. I just ordered the Zoey striped wrap dress from Banana Republic. Very popular it seems, it's sold out in most sizes. I haven't looked at BR for a long time and a few things really appeal to me right now. Cross your fingers it's as great as it looks in the pictures.

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  18. Desert-

    I have had the wrap dress for about 3 weeks now and let me tell you... It's so slimming on the waist and great for bigger breasts... I am a 36D and admit I have a bit of baby fat left over in my midsection. Well it's amazing!

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  19. More details about the promo at BR, GAP, ON, and Piperlime in this post. :)

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  20. Mack, desert flower and Michelle p - we are quadruplets! I just picked up that dress today :). Good to hear it is kind to the post-baby figure...

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  21. I have the navy/white BR dress also! It is very flattering to the figure...I carry a little mid-section weight, but this dress looks amazing on!

    Talbots shipped my order (on which I used 40% off coupon like others)... but they are charging me the full sale price (not 40% off). Called customer service to correct, and they told me I was charged correctly...will not honor their own order confirmation which shows the 40% off!!! Anyone else have this problem?

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  22. I can't wait to see how everyone styles the wrap dresses... Gosh i should start a blog... I get so many compliments on my outfits! I too love Zara!

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  23. I just posted pics of the Banana polka dot pencil skirt this morning, and another post on some cute old navy pieces ( polka dot dress).

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  24. Michelle P - Start a blog! Let us know about it :)

    Banana Republic - today, Sun 1/22 only save 35% on up to two full price items with JRJ4R31M4FBV.

    Promotion excludes Timeless collection, Shoes & Handbags, Jewelry & Accessories, Men's Mongram Suiting, Men's bags, Men's Gavin and Dawson pants, and SFMade.

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  25. Sara, I love Milly, my new favorite! I have the Danielle ruffled dress and love it, and a leopard print jacket, and I have several other things I just ordered that are on their way. Can't wait for them to come!

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