Monday, July 16, 2012

Extra 40% off J.Crew's Final Sale {now we are talking!}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Y (in this post), as well as Leah & nmpat (in this post), who shared the following email & news from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering customers to take 40% off all sale items (no min) with promo code OURTREAT. This offer expires Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The fine print includes:
*No exchanges, no returns on items marked as final sale. Offer valid at jcrew.com and at J.Crew retail stores only. Offer is not valid at J.Crew Factory stores. Offer valid in US and Canada only. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards. 40% off discount applies to J.Crew sale and Factory sale online items only. Offer valid through Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:59pm ET. Savings are applied at checkout with code OURTREAT. 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.
There was a nice update this morning (women at 1,300+ items and men at 430+ items). To shop online, click here.

I am really happy to see 40% off their sale is available both online and brick & mortar stores. YEY!

Will you be checking out the Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get?

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    1. LOL... that's what I was thinking this morning as stuff was flying off the site. Nothing for me, though... tempted by a bathing suit but really, I have 8. I do not need another!

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  2. I really thought that I was done with this sale, but there were several popbacks in my size this morning that I could not resist -- stuff that I thought was long gone! I snagged the ultra eyelet pencil skirt in chili, the pop art polka dot pencil skirt, the superfine cotton pencil skirt in beechwood, and the featherweight cotton cardigan in the blue/pink colorblock.

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  3. Anyone ever get banned from online shopping owing to too many returns? I just returned about 65% of my last sale haul (not final sale) bc of sizing or didn't like and today when I tried to select payment, website said "sorry but unable to process your payment." same cc as always and tried several with same result. My order finally went thru as a guest checkout with different email but same cc. Anyone know what's up with that?

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    1. I was concerned I would be 'flagged' for too many buys/returns so I asked about it and was told it wasn't a problem (but I do buy from them alot so I'm not only returning all the time).

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  4. It's nice to see them offer an extra 40% off again (which the Promo-priced items also receive, but aren't final sale). The updated list of promo-priced items for the women are here and for the men here. :)

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    1. 2 calls to 2 different CS reps and neither will honor the code on the promo item that I ordered on Friday. I reordered and will return the Friday order to my local store. This baloney is tiring.

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  5. Does anyone know if the Cafe Capri in either Geranium Lace or Domino Eyelet run TTS, or a bit small? Thanks!

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    1. cafe capri in geranium lace is TTS. I'm also tempted to get the domino eyelet. ;-)

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    2. Thank you cashmereandchai!

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    3. cate,

      I found both to run 1 size small on me. Love them both, by the way!

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  6. Does anyone know if you can add stuff to an order? I bought all my stuff last night but found a tie I'd definitely like to add at the price but don't want to get charged $8.95 for shipping!

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    1. nmpat: You cannot add items to an order that has already been placed. However, sometimes J.Crew CS will place a new order for an additional item and waive the shipping if your previous order was placed recently.

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    2. nmpat - I got free shipping on my order (total: ~$78, no swimwear) and also on the order I placed during a 30% off code (same situation - <$175, no swimwear) about a month ago. Did you check if the shipping was free on your order before going through with checkout? (Or maybe it's happening only to me??)

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  7. nmpat, In my experience, they cannot add to an order once it is placed. However, if you call and let them know the situation, they will waive the shipping on the tie. This has been done for me before. If the first person you get says no, call again. It's all in the luck of the draw--in other words, who picks up the phone. Hope this helps.

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  8. Anyone seen the anchor's away pant? Was wondering about fabric and sizing. Thanks!

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    1. mini - You can see the anchors aweigh pants on Notes From the Dressing Room

      * Size 4 - Waist = 31" relaxed, Waist = 36.5" stretched, Hips = 39.25"

      * Size 6 - Waist = 32" relaxed, Waist = 37.5" stretched, Hips = 40.25"

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  9. I am so weak. I caved and ordered: the Thea maxi in black ( thanks to Andrea's review at Life's Devine), Linen cable sweater in wave crest , linen flax tippi, scoopneck anchors away blouse, patent belt in bright dahlia, ribbon boat neck and best of all the suede viv flower flats in purple. Hope they all ship and the shoes fit. I'm done! The next code needs to be: MUSTSTOP!

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    1. I received my thea maxi today(also in black) and i am so glad i got it.
      I also bought it because of andrea's review!
      If anybody is still hesitating,it fits really well,is soft and has pockets!!!

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    2. I forgot to say,i ordered on thursday and received today(i am in germany).
      Can you believe that?

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    3. No! I cannot believe that! ;P

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    4. Haha I love the MUSTSTOP! I totally agree! Though I caved on this promotion too.

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    5. Ina. The Thea was totally not on my radar but it looks fab. I love the one shoulder look and can't wait to get it? Just hope it fits. Wish my packages arrived as quickly as yours.

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    6. It is because i signed up to become a insider,that means free expedited shipping:).
      Hope you love the Thea,shopping celle!

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    7. *ROFL* at MUSTSTOP hahahahaha

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    8. This code MUSTSTOP is soooo funny! :)))) hahahahahha

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  10. Hey, does anyone know what's up with the swimsuits. They are still advertised as having free shipping and returns but the sale suits come up as final sale. Which one is it?

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    1. You get free shipping even on the final sale ones but you cannot return them.

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  11. It's very tempting. However, my closet is already overstuffed and I need nothing, so I'm going to sit this one out.

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  12. The only way I'm biting on final sale is if it's 100% off. It doesn't matter if I lose 70% of my money or 60%, that's the risk I'm running buying things I haven't tried. I'm sticking to my personal rule, no final sale.

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    1. Desert Flower, I'm totally with you. I've gotten caught up in the frenzy too many times, bought languishing sale items on impulse and the majority of the time have regretted it. At this point most of these items are returns in questionable condition.

      I'm going to be STRONG and wait for the new arrivals!!!

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    2. Desert Flower, me three! Final sale is just too risky. There isn't anything I had on my wishlist anyway so there is no sense trying to rationalize based on the perception of a great deal.

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    3. I agree Desert Flower!

      So it says a lot about how much I've been trying on or already have such that I was able to do major damage with this sale. I feel I was safe. The only thing that remains is whether or not the items will arrive in good condition. I've had the full spectrum on condition with Final Sale. I'll report back.

      ruffles,

      Must Stay Strong....All of the items I picked up can transition into Fall, but I know that once the new Fall Arrivals are here, I'll be sighing wistfully.

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  15. I'd order something if their website would let me! Can't get anything in my cart. I guess it's a sign.....

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    1. Same thing happened to me, plus, my account password mysteriously would not work and had to be reset, and once again, I could not check out on my pc but could on the ipad.

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    2. straycat - I've had the items-not-showing-up-in-cart thing happen before too. Was it popbacks you were trying to add? I think that when items won't add to your cart, it means it was an item in limited quantities that just ran out. Though I can remember one time (in the wee morning hours waiting for popbacks) when I repeatedly tried adding a rare popback that wouldn't add to my cart, and then maybe 15 minutes later it worked, and I got the single item of that style that popped back. So maybe it can mean the item is available??

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  16. Is the anchor sequin top on sale in stores?

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  17. It's great to see 40% off! I did notice however that an item I ordered during last week's promotion is now $30 more expensive so it would be the same price if I re-ordered now. Which leaves me satisfied for ordering it last week but feeling like some games are being played.

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    1. Yeah, the factory site is ridiculous. The new black and white leopard cardigan was something like $26.50 or $29.50 last night. Now it is near full price. So lame.

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  18. Well it's about time. Of course some stuff I just ordered last week is now way cheaper but only one item was still in stock, and I can return the one I bought last week since it was not FS.

    I got a bajillion things (unfortunately) -- but I needed to, since I have to sell pretty much every pair of shorts I own; they don't fit me anymore. So I was happy to pick up a few pair at a good price and hopefully I will stop my yo-yo dieting now and not need to buy a whole shorts wardrobe again in a different size next year.

    The Amie maxidress in navy/red stripe fell out of my cart when I was checking out. :( If anyone gets it in a Small and they can't use it, please LMK. I have NWT Medium I can trade or will buy at sale price. Thx! [ elaine dot hamill at gmail dot com]

    Elaine

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  19. I couldn't resist 40% off...I ordered the Sequin Jacket which was a pop back in my size and the school boy blazer for my daughter...excited! :)

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    1. I snagged a sequin jacket too!!!! At 40% off, it was a great deal compared to the original retail price!! Enjoy your jacket!

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  20. Just bit again! Got the Edie purse in oasis green, two candy stripe clutches (one for me & one for friend), some shorts and long pencil skirt in warm jade. I think someone should open up a clinic for those of us who would like to be recovering JCAs. I clearly have a problem and need help. At least i remembered ebates this time...

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    1. biscuitsandnavy (love the name),

      I also ordered the Edie in oasis green! Let me know the condition or your upon on arrival. I'm counting on "Pristine"!

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  21. Recommendations on how the swiss dot dress fits?

    Is the schoolboy blazer worth the sale price? I would be sold if it had a cute lining.

    Anchors Away silk top ... I'm a "larger" size small ... Should I get 4 or 6?

    Thanks JCAs!

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    1. I love the fit of the schoolboy blazers.
      I have 5 of them - 2 wool and 3 (seersucker, chambray and linen).
      They are great to throw on for work!

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    2. Amy - I'm a "small" small top and the 4 fit perfectly for me, so I'd go with the 6. Since it's a little drapey anyway, it won't look bad if its a smidge on the bigger side.

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    3. I am between sizes in J. Crew tops too. I have the anchor top in size 6 and it fits right. It looks roomy but for some reason, it is sometimes a challenge to take off with the this top. There is no way I can fit into this in a 4.

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    4. Yes, definitely 6 in the anchor top. If you size down your arms will get stuck... like sausages!

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    5. I went with a 6. I tried the 4 and the 6. I felt the 4 was pulling at the shoulders and being silk it has no stretch. For reference, i usually wear xs or s in tees and sweaters but I like a 6 in perfect shirts so there are no gaps at bust. HTH.

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    6. Thanks guys! I went with the 6! Happy sale shopping!!!

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  22. I'm not even remotely tempted. Sitting tight for Fall arrivals.

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  23. I had a lot of trouble ordering last night, the site simply closed down every time I clicked Place Order. Finally called CS, who explained that is the site's way of telling you there are sold-out items in your order, and the site hasn't fully caught up with inventory yet. But, she continued, if you try in the morning, you will see that they are in fact sold out. I feel sorry for people who have to work in the middle of the night - and of course for those who have to shop in the middle of the night - so I just thanked her. Courtesy is its own reward, I guess, because this morning I found a confirmation in my inbox. I hope the order only went through once, I was clicking like a madwoman.

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  24. WEIRD! The Frog Clasp Bracelet is up on the site again this morning! I've been told over and over it's gone. If anyone wants the Citron bracelet, it's on the site. Full price.

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  25. I ordered a crewcuts t-shirt for my nephew. I refuse to pay shipping so I'll take my chances that the shorts I want will eventually go on sale in the b&m's. If they start to sell out, then I'll contact my ps and see if he can order them for me with free shipping.

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  26. I'm shopped out. I can only find two things I want and I just don't want to pay shipping, so I'm going to pass on this one. I'm STILL waiting for one item to hit sale. Hopefully soon!

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  27. I bit. I snagged some shirts and shorts for my beach trip. I told myself if I saw a 40% it was game on. With eBates and an ultra cheap swim bottom to get free shipping, I'll sleep just fine tonight.

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  28. I got a couple of items that were too good a deal to pass up. Hopefully they will ship.

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  29. Like Desert Flower and Ruffles, I am staying strong and saying NO to final sale.

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  30. And still no small gingham perfect shirts on sale. ARRRGGHHHH! Can u tell I'm peeved?

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  31. Oh geez, I didn't "need" anything, especially since I picked up a couple of unnecessary items at the Nordstrom sale. But, after the last percentage off code a couple of of my items had a further reduction to sale price, so the 40% off the reduced price was irresistible. I am staying off the site until September!

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    1. Lol! That was funny, and familar. I hope those shoes work out for you!

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    2. Upon further research, I think they're going to be a 1/2 size too small, unfortunately. AND they're much cheaper in-store. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. One of these days I'll learn my lesson :-)

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    3. I've had shoes stretched before, maybe that is an option? Or if you find them in the store, maybe they would take pity on your final sale affliction and let you do an even exchange? Maybe we will learn some day!

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    4. Cate O, this is a checklist/monologue I often have with myself! It's all too familiar. Today, it worked: nothing at the B&M seemed at all worth jumping for. Why is it easier to turn stuff down in person? (I'll admit my resolve broke down at the new Rosie denim shirt, though...)

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  33. Has anyone tried the silk-linen henley? I'm eyeing the ivory but all sizes are available and I have a sneaky suspicion it might be a dud...

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  34. Hi all,

    Just called and the extra 50% off sale items is stilling going on at the Yorkdale, Toronto store.

    A question for the Greater T.O. Area JCA's - my sister and I are considering making a pilgrimage to Yorkdale this sunday, but for us this would be almost a two hour drive. We've never been there - do you think it would be worth it or is the store going to be pretty picked over by then? But then, maybe some Fall merch will have arrived?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Oh and a quick shout out to the Yorkdale JC staff - they have always been so nice/helpful when I've called.

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    2. I was at the Yorkdale store last Thurs and the sale section was still HUGE and lots of sizes available. I think it's totally worth the drive to go check that out before placing orders online. Much better deals in store. A few fall items have arrived but I was too overwhelmed by the sale section :)

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    3. Thanks Small Town Gal! I think we may have to make the trip. (:

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  35. I'm curious. Has anyone seen the No.2 Feather Paisley pencil skirt size 8 in their travels?

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  36. 40% off is kind of tempting, even though I'm pretty sure that last year the same sale around this time had free shipping no minimum. I'll probably sit this one out too. I said to myself even a month ago that summer was over fashion-wise. I bought enough. I'm looking ahead to fall. A look at the Boden fall preview site usually helps to reinforce my decision to save for fall clothes.

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  37. I am having so much trouble getting onto the web site! Looks like the dizzy anchor dress is on sale. Anyone have any reviews or sizing info? I usually take a size 6 in other dresses.

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    1. Jessy, I sized down in the dizzy anchor. I am usually a 6, too, but the 4 was the best fit. It was borderline too tight in the chest but I am a 34D so if you are smaller busted than the 4 should work for you. It's suuuuch a cute dress on. Very flattering.

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    2. I am also almost always a 6 in dresses, and I sized down to a 4 in the dizzy anchor. I am a 34C, and the 4 was fine for me in the chest. Hope that helps!

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    3. Jessy - I have links to 4 blogger irl pics/reviews in this post on my blog. Keyword search dizzy.

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    4. Jessy - The Dizzy Anchors dress is very cute IRL, very flattering, and well-made, too. I agree with J.CrewJD and pretty addicted about sizing down. I wear either a 0 or 2 in J.Crew dresses, and the size 00 was the best fit for me on this one.

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    5. Thanks guys! I ran to the store at lunch to try on, just to be sure. I must have eaten too many hot dogs this weekend, the 6 was perfect (and i am big busted as well)! It is ADORABLE and they honored the online sale price, so can't beat it.

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    6. I bit on the dizzy anchors dress today...I ended up with a 2, my store was out of 0s which might have been a slightly better fit up top, but a 00 was too tight. $61.48 after the 40% off and my 15% educator discount, no way I was passing that up!

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  38. I ordered a couple boatneck vintage tees because the one I received last week was just SO gorgeous. Please don't tell me that the quality is cr@p - the tee is literally perfect - so soft and flattering and only $12! Feels too good to be true.

    Added a swimsuit for free shipping : )

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  39. So, like last time, I noticed that I got free shipping with the code! Other people are getting this too, right, not just me? It's weird that they aren't advertising the free shipping part anymore. I'm quite happy that this promotion came up - I guess it *is* the last few days before the biggest day of the year (Fall new arrivals!) in J. Crewland. I got the white Drapey Elbow-Sleeve Tee, which apparently is full price in-stores, the Cafe Capri in Casablanca Blue, which I've been waiting for forever to go on sale and was nervous that it wouldn't make it, and will be getting the Vintage Cotton Tee in Ikat when I decide which color I want.

    Thanks to the surprise free shipping in this code, I feel there's no risk in making a purchase now, and potential another one (or a few) if some goodies pop back in the early-morning sale updates. Woohoo!

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    1. life as a cat, that happened to me too! I thought I was crazy though. It's a nice bonus!

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    2. I'm definitely getting charged shipping while trying to checkout and I've been trying for over 30 minutes. That's enough to have me sit this one out for the time being.

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    3. I just tried a "test run"-- initially it gave me free shipping but then after I removed a few things from my bag, it charged me shipping again. Like it got angry that I decided not to spend more. ;)
      If I could get free shipping I might actually bite!

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    4. Also, it's taking 40% off sale items that aren't fs.

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  40. cate and cashmereandchai - IMO the café capri in domino eyelet are a little longer and fits a little bit snugger than the café capri in geranium lace. I'm wearing the ivory domino eyelet here and will try to post the geranium lace tonight.

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    1. Thanks! I was thinking I might size up in the eyelet based on how the eyelet pencil skirt fits me (snug). Those are cute on you, thanks for linking to the pic!

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  41. mini - the anchors aweight pant is of a fluid silk fabric, feels like a heavyweight silk pajama bottom. I imagine it nice for casual wear or wonderful for vacations but perhaps a bit too casual for the office. It has an elastic and drawstring waist so it is not tight around the waist or hips. And it seems to float away from panty lines and other lumps and bumps. I will try to get around to a review tonight on my blog.

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    1. Thanks so much ! Should I size down ?

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    3. tiffany rose, is the pant tts? For example, I'm a 6 in shorts/pants...6 in these pants, possibly?

      I'm hoping these look as lovely on me as they do online. Yay for a short inseam since I'm only 5'3. :) And double yay for not showing lumps and bumps!

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  42. I did more damage this morning. I was able to score the Gap Chambray Polka Dot shirt yesterday out of state with a charge send and wanted some white bottoms to go with. I ordered a pair of 5" white chinos from the sale and two pair of Matchstick White Denim Cropped Jeans in two different sizes. I usually wear a 26 in Citizens of Humanity denim but have a feeling I will need a size 27 in the Matchsticks. Anyone know how the sizing runs? I couldn't decide if I should get the regular length or cropped version either.

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  43. ugh! I caved because I've been wanting the Prince of Wales schoolboy blazer for SO long. I also grabbed the No. 2 pencil skirt in golden burgundy. I can use both pieces for fall so I don't feel too bad about buying today!

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  44. mini, I didn't get the urge for a smaller size. It's loose and comfy but not oversized.

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  45. Fellow JCAs, just wondering if anyone else feels their $175+ for free shipping is a bit unreasonable when GAP, BR, etc offer free shipping on $50+, Madewell usually offers free shipping on $100+, Kenneth Cole offers free shipping on $100+ ?

    I wrote J.Crew customer service to request a reduction in the minimum purchase amount for free shipping and was informed that they would keep it in mind. Maybe if more of us wrote in, they will take it seriously enough to make the change?

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    1. It absolutely is -- we hammer them on it every chance we get. They know, but their profits went through the roof once they started the flat-rate shipping. :( I keep hoping someday they will institute a decent tiered loyalty program like BR Luxe. ...

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    2. Thanks Elaine =). Good to know I'm not the only one out there who feels this way.

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  46. Can anyone comment on how the Altuzarra Odette blouse fits? It's final sale, and I'm not willing to pull the trigger without some understanding on fit/quality. Thanks!

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    1. Cucina49 - I haven't tried the Odette blouse, but some measurements are as follows:

      Size 6 - chest = 37.5", waist = 34.75, sweep = 38.75"

      Size 8 - chest = 38.5", waist = 35.75, sweep = 39.75"

      It looks really cute, but I decided not to do it. The Odette has a tuxedo style placket. The thought of needing to iron the blouse so it looks nice but not too wrinkly doesn't appeal. I've been tying other blouses like that just fine.

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  47. I bit on the Metallic Swing Sweater without ever having tried it on ... what was I thinking lol?? I was thinking, this would be a good casual sweater for the holidays. It's July! I think the heat is getting to me :)

    Does anyone have this? Is it a dud? Does it fit TTS?

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    1. Cate, review of the metallic swing sweater in this post & link in there to another blogger.

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    2. Thank you Gigi, that was helpful!

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    3. I got a xs, the smaller of my 2 sizes. The s was too
      full in the body. The sleeves do fit very slim so decide if you have chicken arms before you order. If not probably order the larger of your two sizes. HTH.

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  48. If any JCAs in the NY Metro area happen to see a Polly Popover in Silkscreen Dot, size 4 in a B&M, could y'all please let me know? That's about the only thing I'd let myself buy at this point!

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  49. The only thing I think I really want at this point (besides for an ultra eyelet skirt in my size to magically appear), is the scoopneck blouse in anchors away. I've thought about the ballet flats in soft fuscia as well... but I don't know that either of these are must haves at this point. I'm also still angry with myself that I bought a couple pencil skirts and dresses already this weekend at 30% off.

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  50. I bit on the bootcut jeans and lilibeth patent sandals (hope the stretchy part breaks in quick!) Their new boot cuts are supposedly less flared, so eager to check it out. AND they're not final sale :)

    OT, but has anyone seen the double serge cotton skirt in light rose size 4 in stores? I had it in my shopping bag but I guess someone else snagged it before I could check out! :( Thanks so much!

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  51. I've already noticed several items have run out in my size. I had them ready to go in my bag this morning, and then when I went to order during lunch, they were gone!

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  52. I'm on the "sitting it out" team. I also have more than my share of returns for tomorrow... can't wait for the stink eye.

    Looking forward to Fall. :-)

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  53. I was reorganizing my closet last night and was embarassed to count the ridiculous amount of pencil skirts I have recently purchased... the number jumps into my head every time I remotely think about browsing the site. I'm on board with the MUSTSTOP.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. I stopped buying pencil skirts too. For now, I stopped getting Factory ones, after I measured my latest Factory acquisition and noticed it was shorter by an inch than the regular pencil skirt.

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  54. I'm restraining as well HOWEVER I just found a pair of Cecrlia High HeelBuckle sandals in store for $60 dith additional 40% off. Crazy! Oops supposed to say Cecelia. I also got darker khaki cafe capris and they ordered the Viv flats in leopard for $69 before sale taken off. So I'm kind of transitioning into fall ;)

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  55. All I did was swing by a B&M and get $31.00 back on a tee that I just got two weeks ago. It's now on sale and additional 40% off. The SA's a very anxious for fall rollout. My store was picked clean. Also I had returned my Gap polka dot chambray shirt cause it was too tight in the shoulders/arms and at the time there wasn't a size M....but this morning I stopped in and YAH! One size M...I grabbed it.

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  56. Hi Cate,

    Gigi's already on it and linked to my review but the metallic swing sweater is a really nice thick knit. However the sleeves are TIGHT and the body a bit loose. I am pretty busty and I didn't like the shape it gave me but I think it would hang nicely on someone who was less endowed. HTH.
    Direct link to my review: here

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    1. Thank you OperaRach! That was helpful! I went with my usual top size in J. Crew (M) so hopefully it won't be too far off the mark.

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  57. I bit, I reordered and got a few new colors of shirts to add to it. Also got the Schoolboy blazer in blue-not final sale thankfully- to try out. I'm loving the color. Like Jody, before I reordered I contacted CS to see if I could get the promo applied to the previous orders but no-go. So back most of my previous orders goes-I wish they would lighten up on their policy about that-especially when the same item/sizes are still in stock.

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  58. Hexicon (sorry, reply is not working) - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is dangerous I know!! :) I seriously must now have enough moisturizer to last me, well till next years sale :) I hope. At least I was able to resist the quite pushy 'skin care specialist' who persisted in trying to sell me yet more creams after I had already bought 3 giant containers of my favorite Kiehls and Philosophy products...(awkward). Re the 40%, I have looked but don't really want anything....

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  59. How much is the cafe capri in store?

    TIA

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    1. My khaki were FP but they honored the sale price $69 not sure about the colored ones.

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    2. I got hot pink and white for $39.99 before the additional discount!

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    3. warm jade, casablanca blue and bright dahlia is $29.99 in store before any %!

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    4. Thank you, JCAs. You gals are awesome. I really like the capris in aqua color but they're still full price.

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  60. If anyone sees the cafe capris in bright dahlia in size 2, I would so very much appreciate if you'd put them on hold and let me know! Thanks so much!

    amandaredford at gmail

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    1. Thanks to Bonnie for the tip! Got a pair! :)

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  61. Finally - the Biennial Satchel for less than $200! Snagged the red for $178 and some change.

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  62. OT, but has anyone been to the Reston, VA store since the 40% off started?

    Im curious whether the sale section merits a trip out.

    thanks!

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    1. I was there yesterday. There was very little left.

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  63. Flower Power-Sorry the reply won't work for me, but I am close to biting on the boatneck vintage cotton tees and was wondering about fit. I've bought tanks in vintage cotton and like them much better than the perfect fit because they are more forgiving and much less clingy around my abdomen (my problem area). Is this the case with the boatneck in vintage cotton? Did you find them to be tts? Thanks so much...I just HATE to purchase final sale and am very far away from a B&M.

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  64. Visited 1 of my B&Ms at lunch (Park Meadows, Colorado) sale section huge. Tried on a few things but heeded a couple of JCAs comments and thought about items to transition into fall. Got a pair of Minnies in purple they were marked $59.99 but rang up as $39.99 with 40% off. They had a rack of them in purple and british khaki that color was marked $29.99. If anyone is looking for the Pencil Skirt in Golden Burgundy they had about 6 or so, did not check sizes.

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    1. JRSConifer, I was really considering these, but I wasn't sure how they run, and I don't live anywhere near a B&M. I am a 0 in the cafe capris and double-serge pencils, but I am a 2 in Bennett chinos and shorts. I know the Minnies are supposed to be fitted, and I have the wool versions in a 0. Do these purple ones seem to run really tight or a little large? Do they stretch out quite a bit? Thanks very much for any sizing advice you might have! :)

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    2. JRSconifer-do you know how much is the Pencil Skirt in Golden Burgundy in store?
      TIA

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    3. Leah, I am usually a solid 4 either petite or regular. I chose a 2 since they seem to fit better and yes they do stretch. For $23.99 they seemed like a good deal and I matched them with some perfect shirts from last year and a factory one and they seemed to work. I am not a true JCA, I can't do a contrasting color, it really needs to be actual :)

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  65. My ps said new items hit stores July 19th!

    Priview
    http://blog.priview.co

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  66. Has anyone seen the giraffe double strand necklace on sale yet?

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  67. I went to the B&M at Tysons Galleria and they have lots of size 10 shoes on sale. I wear a size 11, and was soooo jealous!

    :) Jen

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  69. I got a couple of things including the classic double serge mini in natural. I've been holding out on it for awhile but had to bite with this great promo. Does anyone know if the pencil skirt in deck stripe in orange is on sale in stores? and if it is if you've seen a size 6. Thanks much!

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    1. Luxette. Was at the Memphis store today, and the deck stripe skirt was still FP. They had a couple of size 6's.

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  70. Remember there being a 40% off plus free ship last year...Sitting out this one. Too hot and lazy to stalk stores and early a.m. popbacks for the items I want...

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  71. I got the Dizzy Anchors Dress--as I see some positive reviews here from you ladies!!! Thanks bunches. I have a couple cute polyvores with this dress on my blog if interested.
    www.loveyourlifeandyourlooktoday.blogspot.com

    I really hope to get the Garden Floral Bow Tie top--was going to settle for the tunic in this print but as one JCA mentioned I couldn't "check out" with this item in my cart so must've meant it was actually out of stock.

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    1. yogagirl, my B&M had quite a few of the Garden Floral Bow Tie Top - Park Meadows, Colorado when I was there yesterday. 303-649-9620. Did not check sizes or price.

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    2. oh wow--thanks a million for that info!!! TY-I really appreciate!!!

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  72. The cha cha dress is down to $69.99 before promo in store. I loved the design but it just doesn't look right on me, even at such a great price. I think it looks best on curvier ladies.

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    1. Oh for those interested, there are sizes 0, 2, 4, 6 left in red at Columbus Circle. The flagship on Fifth Ave had a bunch in red and white on Sat but I didn't check sizes.

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    2. Hi Hwin - That is such a great deal. Wow! I wish i had a good reason to buy it. When it went on sale, I bought it with the 30% and paid, $100+ with tax..it looked nice when I tried it at the store, but when I took it home, it was a different story. While I love the design, i think J.Crew chose the wrong fabric. I thought I can get away with wearing it in SF's cold summers, but I can't find a good reason to keep it. The dress is a bulky and heavy kind of linen. I'm 4"11, so the dress looked big on me, even though I tried on the right size. And I would have to slightly alter it, because I'm short..and the pits area was a tad roomy. Maybe someone who is taller (5"4 and above) who wears J.Crew dresses size 4 and under can get away with it, but I couldn't. General rule-you wear the dress, not the dress wears you..I hope my review helped. Too bad..such an exquisite design. Something Audrey Hepburn would totally wear on Breakfast at Tiffany's. :)

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    3. Totally agree! I'm at 5'5" and both the 0 and 2 looked off. I think if someone was a few inches taller or perhaps just curvier, it would look great. (There's a lovely review on Sundays and Scarves, and it looks great on her!) It could be tailored to fit better on me, but with the peplum, side zipper, and cutout back, the alterations would be too $$$. I don't think it was a coincidence that the store mainly had sizes 0 and 2 left.

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  73. a review of the antique paisley shorts (in case they pop back) and yet another of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Cotton HERE

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  74. Can I ask anyone can advise me how is the sizing for Valentina Pumps? I wear the Lucca Sandas in Size 10. Would the Valentina fits me in size 10? Thank you!!!!

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  75. Any advice on the stripe drawstring mini in case it pops back? I found a few reviews but am debating between XS and XXS. Usually wear a 2 on bottom sometimes 0.

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    1. I love this skirt and wear it all the time. I bought XS and I normally wear a 2/4 in J Crew bottoms. It fits well however I could have probably also got the small.

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    2. I purchased the XS and wish I would have bought the XXS, I have 35 inch hips

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  76. I suppressed the urge to buy online, since I was flying to Boston today and I wanted to check out Mecca -- I mean the Copley store... SO glad I did.

    I got the purple linen Tippi and black No.2 pencil skirt on sale, plus the 40% off and my student discount, and no tax or shipping.

    I noticed that they had quite a few pairs of the wedge espadrilles in larger sizes if anyone's still looking for those.

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  77. Does anyone know if it's still in store and at what price the schoolboy herringbone blazer in chili is currently in their b&m? Thank you!

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    1. $99.99 prior to 40% off is what I saw.

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  78. anyone know the price in the store for the jackie pullover in the peach color. thanks

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  79. Anyone have a pair of the factory 11" RIVINGTON SHORTS IN BLUE CHAMBRAY . Wanted to know if they are a thicker cotton or lightweight. Dying in this heat

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  80. LizT - Thanks for your feedback. Helpful. I definitely don't want it too tight but don't want a paper bag effect either!

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  81. I can't remember who recommended to check the full price jewelery case for sale pieces, but I owe them a big thank you shout out. At a store out of town yesterday I was able to find the elusive enamel ram bangle. Just sitting in the glass case with her overpriced friends. At my own store, I tried on one and had to be helped out of it by the salesperson when the safety clasp got stuck. I was afraid to buy that one and had been hunting one ever since. Oh and I asked if there were anymore and sadly the answer was no.

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  82. Anyone know if the Sydney patent sandals in bronzed clay are on sale yet in bms ?

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  83. @TXgirl14 and @mini - I cannot make reply work ... I did not feel the need to size down but others may feel differently. They really feel like PJs and I know I said I thought they're too casual for the office but just for you all, I'm going to wear them to the office tomorrow and get a pic before I head off to work. I'll post it, along with a few others on my blog tomorrow night. ;)

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  84. There is one light citron frog bracelet available online this morning.

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  85. biscuitsandnavy (love the name),

    I also ordered the Edie in oasis green! Let me know the condition or your upon on arrival. I'm counting on "Pristine"!

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  86. Anyone seen the Raindrop Lace tee in Apricot most size 4? I would be very grateful nestsweetie at gmail.

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  87. 50 percent off sale items still going on at Vancouver, BC store.

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  88. As freaked out as I am by final sale, I couldn't help but pick up the Prince of Wales schoolboy blazer.

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  89. Does anyone know how the Girls swimsuit in 14 would fit on a small busted adult size 2-4? I really like the print, which they don't have on an adult! Anyone got any experience?

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    1. I don't have experience with swimsuits, but I do the same thing when there's a print I like! I can always fit into a size 14 top without any issues being a size 2 with a 34B bust. The only issues I could foresee are these: it may be too boxy and not long enough in the torso, depending on your torso. Also, I would question if the leg openings would be comfortable. Customer service can give you the specifics on measurements.

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  90. I have a few items in my cart but they are promo priced...I'm wondering if I should wait till tomorrow because it's the last day of the sale...I wonder if they will add more! DECISIONS!!!

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  91. I got the cafe capris in white for $39.99 before discount. They had quite a few in white and either hot pink or bright dahlia. The cafe capris in Safari Cat run huge!

    Madewell had 50% off final sale going on next door. . . picked up a few really sweet deals.

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  92. Anyone able to get the 40% off of items marked not final sale? The Drapey elbow-sleeve tees are on sale, but not final sale...I'd love an extra % off. :)

    I have a good amount in my cart, but haven't pulled the trigger because of shipping. Ugh.

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    1. Yes, I got the denim pencil skirt and that one was not on final sale, but the 40% still applied. You can always try a mock checkout to see if it works.

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    2. This is great news...and bad for my credit card! :) Thank you!

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  93. Just called one of my local stores-Annapolis,MD and SA-Anastasia was so helpful.She was able to locate the purple minnies for me and is having them shipped for free! I've been eyeing these for so long. I also did some damage online, but alot of items I can wear well into fall and next summer! My CC is dead..no more.

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  94. Someone knows the price of the N2 pencil skirt in double serge cotton Golden Burgundy in store? TIA

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    1. $59.99 in-store price for the Golden Burgundy.

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  95. What's the price of the Director dress in stores? And does anyone else find that it runs a size big? I tried the bright dahlia color a while back and it felt big in my regular size.
    Thanks!

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    1. I'm not sure of the price in stores but I also found it ran big. I reviewed it here. I tried it later in a size 0 and it fit much better (I'm usually a 2 in JC dresses).

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  96. Andrea, sorry reply did not work to either comment. I want to say $59.99 but I would call them 303-649-9620. Some items were not ticketed at correct price, so make sure they scan just to be sure. HTH

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    1. Thank you! I checked in my local store and it still $59.99, just hope it was markdown a bit more :-P

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  97. Has anyone seen a schoolboy blazer in linen in flame/modern red in their store lately? Preferably in a size 2? Thank you!

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    1. There are some at the Palo Alto, CA store ((650) 462-1190) this morning. They have been marked down to $99.99 with additional 40% off! That is a steal. They honor the Teacher's discount too.

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    2. Thanks so much Wendy! Unfortunately they only had three 6s, so maybe that'll help someone! Thank you so much for the info though!

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    3. SunnyCMG try Walnut Creek for the flame schoolboy blazer in linen. They had at least 6 on Sunday. (925)943-7664

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    4. Thanks for the lead, Gigi! They were all sold out! An SA did a search for me and said there were only 10 showing up in the nation... Yikes!

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  98. Would live to know if anyone has seen the porcelain paisley skirt in a size 2! Erikareid1@yahoo.com

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  99. Help! A SA at my local b&m located the No. 2 in Medallion Paisley for me last friday and it is supposed to be en route to me. However, I was looking over my statement today and do not see the charge. All my other recent J. Crew purchases show up. This is terrible, but I do not actually know what store was sending me the skirt. Is there any way to find out where the skirt is?

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    1. Popcorn Heiress - I haven't seen the double strand giraffe necklace on sale yet. I would call the SA that located the skirt for you and see if s/he remembers the store where it was located. If not, they can put in the style #s and see if any other stores still have it. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you gigi! Hoping that it will work out :)

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  100. Does anyone have a review or irl pic of the provence stripe tunic? Does it fit TTS or large?

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    1. I bought the Provence Stripe Tunic and I'll post a pic of it on my blog since you're interested. I got the XXS and would say it fits TTS, but it's long enough to cover your bottom entirely, which makes it a little awkward to wear with pants or shorts, as I was planning to. It also didn't shrink when I put in the dryer, as I was trying to get rid of some of the length. So it will work well if you intend it as a beach cover-up, but if you want to wear it over a bottom, it may need to be rolled up or shortened.

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    2. Ok, just posted my review of the Provence-Stripe Tunic!

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  101. I just received the Collection Neon-stripe skirt in a size 0 and plan on taking it back tomorrow. If anyone is interested email me at trestippy(at)gmail.com It would be the price I paid, $119.99 plus shipping ($4-5 depending on your location)

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