Friday, July 6, 2012

It's Back! J.Crew's Final Sale {plus extra 30% off}

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Wendy (in this post), as well as Brittny & Irina, who shared the following promotion from J.Crew this morning.

First, the bad news. The dreaded Final Sale (click here to shop online) is back. That means customers cannot return and exchange sale-priced items purchased online.

To ease the blow, J.Crew is offering customers to take an additional 30% off all sale items (no min) with promo code MUSTHAVE. This offer expires Monday, July 9, 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. 30% off discount applies to J.Crew sale and Factory sale online items only. Offer valid through Monday, July 9, 2012, 11:59pm ET. Savings are applied at checkout with code MUSTHAVE. 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.
Words cannot express how much I do not care for Final Sale. I don't mind it when I make a purchase at brick & mortar (B&M) stores because I get to see (& try) the merchandise beforehand. (Not to mention, the price points are lower, making it more appealing.) However, it is a real turn off for online shopping. On a bright note, I think my wallet could use the break. It had been smoking (due to constant use) the past couple of weeks at J.Crew. ;)

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

218 comments:

  1. Sucked in by the 30% off I got the Tillary purse in warm sienna, re-bought the Jackie in Warm Jade, and the Origami dress in decadent red. Fortunately the dress is promo, not final sale, so it's ok if the size doesn't work. Couldn't chance any shoes on final sale, though if the Martina patent in Casablanca blue goes signficantly lower than it is now I may bite.

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  2. I do not like Final Sale at all either, Alexis! I have no plans of purchasing while it's back online, either. At least the Promo-priced items aren't final sale, but still get the extra 30% off, so if I take advantage of the promo it will be for one of them.

    For those of you interested in what items are marked at promo-price right now, I have lists for both the women and men on my blog.

    *Women's Promo-priced items list here.

    *Men's Promo-priced items list here.

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  3. FYI- not all the sale items are final sale! I (finally) snagged the Lucille eyelet dress and tiered dot tank for the sale price and they didn't ring up as final. The Jackie cardigan and viv flats did though. Depends what you want I guess! Good luck ladies!

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  4. I've been shopping the Sale for several weeks so I have pretty much exhausted the selection at this point-lol! I seriously need shoes but can't bite on final sale. Will be trolling to hear what others scoop up!

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  5. My credit card has been smoking these past few weeks too and I need to take a breather - there's a bunch of things that I ordered a few weeks ago that have dropped in price but now they are final sale. For the most part, I'd rather take the slightly higher price and have the option of returning than buy it final sale. I might order a few promo price items that are still returnable.

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  6. I was hoping the Perfect Shirt in small gingham would go on sale online or Instore but no luck.

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  7. Well I had my eye on a dress in the sale section but it wouldn't be very smart of me to buy it without ever having actually tried it on.
    I haven't been shopping lately and now my ups bf won't be seeing me for awhile, we'll be taking a break! ;)

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  8. I reordered a few things that weren't final sale since the 30% is a nice discount, but I don't have a B&M anywhere even close to me to try things on so it's very rare that I bite on final sale stuff. I agree with Louise-I'd rather pay the higher price with the option of return rather than be stuck with an item. Credit card needs to go in the freezer when I get home :)

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  9. No final sale for me. I haven't been buying much J.Crew lately anyway. Maybe fall will be interesting.

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  10. I got a couple of promo priced (not final sale) items -- the Saint James Galathee tee in blossom and celery for some reason are not final in XS, and the Minquiers III tee is also not final. I also picked up the green tessellate for $41.65 and the origami sheath dress in red for $110.60, which is great price for me b/c I prefer the petite sizes which are only available online. Was thinking about the bubble necklace, but decided to pass. I just HATE final sale!!

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  11. IMO, JC can't even be trusted with size consistency in the same item - I bought the Tessa in both chili and flax (size 6) to try. The chili fit perfectly, the flax was way too tight at the hem. Glad I tried before FS kicked in. No final sale for me - period.

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    1. I had the same issue with Summerweight Bermudas. Tried 2 pair in size 6 and one was perfect, the other was so tight I could not do them up. WTH?

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    2. Yes. No final sale for me ever again. I just don't look so not tempted!

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  12. I reordered two skirts that are hanging in my closet unworn because I knew they would go lower. It's the Front Pleat Skirt. Saved $14.00 on each reordering. They are on FS but I had already tried them so it's ok. I got the green Tessellate necklace because my stores never had that color and a Factory cardigan that oddly didn't go on sale. I think I've shopped this stuff completely out. Just waiting for the one thing I'm stalking to go on sale. Noticed the pom-pom top is on sale in yellow. My store didn't even get that color. I tried the white one....it's another square top with a high neck....not a good look for me.

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  13. Am tempted to get the Ruffle Henley with polka dots even tho it's Final Sale. Has anyone tried this? Thanks.

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    1. Yes I have it and think its cute. I got it on blue though. I think I took my normal tee shirt size.

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  14. I hate final sale. I've had my eye on a couple of items waiting for a pop-back. But since I haven't had a chance to try them on, its too risky - can't order them.

    Off Topic: When will the actual July New Arrrivals and Cataloge some?

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  15. I can't buy anything because the website keeps crashing :(
    Trying to get the viv flats but I have a feeling this is a bad idea anyway since I've never tried them on....but c'mon, J. Crew, fix your website!!

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  16. No Final Sale for me ... I'm kind of exhausted from stalking the past few weeks :)

    Will enjoy hearing the great buys of others. I must say ... even though it is 103 degrees in Chicago today, I am looking forward to some "refreshing" fall new arrivals. I love JC in the fall season.

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    1. Ruffles - I'll be in Chicago next Tuesday through Saturday for work. I'm bringing dresses for that heat..EEK!

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  17. I'm planning to sit this one out too, other than re-ordering some swimwear I bought recently.

    Has anyone tried the high-waisted skinny jean in adore me wash? And does anyone know how the fit compares to the New high-waisted skinny jean in night owl wash? That is, what's "new" about the new skinny jean? Also, is the sizing comparable to the toothpicks? (Not that I'm ever going to let myself buy final sale jeans or anythings...)

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  18. Think I'm going to sit this one out. Still have a few tops with tags on in the closet grabbed from the in-store sale. Unless there are few interesting popbacks in the mornings........

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  19. Scored a popback Driftwood Dress on final sale! I figure I can't really go wrong with a jersey knit dress.

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    1. Me too!! That dress looks so comfy, I can't wait

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  20. I hate final sale. I wanted to buy Kari dress in red but even if I have the black one, I am afraid the red might fit differently. I did buy the linen shirt and shorts on promo (not FS) and added couple full price items to try on and get free shipping.

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    1. @ajc - the red of the red Kari dress has a lot of orange in it. I didn't care for the color on me. I much prefer the black Kari dress.

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    2. Thanks Cate O! I had it in my cart and I deleted it before pressing submit. I try to stick to my rule never buy anything FS. Now I will not be tempted again.

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  21. If anyone is planning to shop final sale, by the way, ShopAtHome.com has 10% back at J. Crew right now.

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  22. I am with XOXO, no final sale for me. Even if I've tried something, the sizing inconsistencies are too common. For me final sale is a pretty good shot at being a waste of money. Also like XOXO, I'm not buying much J. Crew these days anyway. I've purchased some wonderful things on sale these past few weeks from other retailers, all at high percentages off, and all returnable if I didn't find them perfect. I didn't see much final sale at all when shopping other retailers, I wish J. Crew would stop doing it.

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    1. Desert Flower, I'm glad it's not just me. I have hardly been on the site lately and bought only two things on my B&M visit while in the US, usually I have quite a haul to bring back to Canada. You are right, there are some great deals at other retailers and the ability to return is so important when shopping online.

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  23. For those of you who may be tempted by Villa dress, I posted a review HERE . I know this dress got a lot of love from other JCAs but it was a disaster on me so I thought I would post a warning for those with similar body type.

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  24. I might if something interesting pops back in my size...

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  25. The Madewell in Bethesda MD is offering 50% off sale items. (final sale) They had several pairs of the peep toe wedges in green suede and patent nude for $99.99 before promo. I know a lot of people were hunting for the patent nude Martina's, these might be a good alternative. I sized up 1/2 size, like the Martina's. But I do have wider feet so I can't say for sure they run large or tts. They also had some skimmers at $49.99 before promo in the black polka dots, nude polka dots, and bright pink. However, I don't think their skimmer quality is as good as Jcrew, so I'm holding out for the Viv flats to go on clearance.

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    1. Just checked the site for other shoes I remember seeing, I think they were also about $50-60 before promo: gladiator sandals, treeline heel in navy. Didn't try those, so can't comment on size.

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    2. I have reviewed the patent peep toe wedges on my blog. HTH

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  26. I soooo wish the No. 2 pencil skirt in porcelain paisley wasn't sold out!!

    I'm new to J.Crew... do stores do charge sends like Anthropologie does? I'd love to find a store with this skirt so I could have it sent to me! The nearest store to me is 2 hours away. :(

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    1. Yes. They will but for sale items u have to call around and find one usually.

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    2. If anyone sees a size 6 or 8 in the No. 2 pencil skirt in porcelain paisley, please let me know!

      Thanks so much!!

      sandage04@yahoo.com

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    3. brandi, if you don't have an online personal shopper, email erica@jcrew.com and ask if someone could help you locate the skirt. Even though it is on sale, it couldn't hurt. My PS has helped me locate sale items in the past. Good luck!

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  27. Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone have any feed-back for me on the fit of the INEZ Mid-Heel Sandals & the LARA Peep-Toes??? I usually wear an 8 or an 8.5 and am thinking I should do the 8 since they are both open toe. TIA for the info. :)

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  28. I have a question about final sale. Yesterday, I was in store and I overheard a SA telling a customer if they didn't like something they could bring it back in for store credit. Has anyone had this experience? I bought a shirt on sale yesterday that I am kind of regretting--will I be able to exchange it for store credit?

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    1. I have had this happen, but it's a rare exception. It may have been when there was a quality defect - badly pilling sweater that I brought back, probably.

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  29. Also, I scored the viv printed patent flats for $35 and the mini skirt in awning stripe for $50 and it's still FP in store!

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  30. AD MD-where did you find the viv printed flats?? Id love to find a pair!

    Also, has anyone seen in store the raindrop lace top in navy in a 00 or 0? Live chat won't locate where it's a sale item and CS won't either :(! And it's sold out online.
    TIA!

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    1. I actually got them online. I told my personal shopper that I had seen them on sale in store a while ago and she did a price match for me.

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    2. AD MD - WOW! That's an AWESOME price (I paid $49, and I thought that was good!). They must have been marked down further, I bought them in June when they were $69.99.

      OWS - Do a search on JCA. Someone posted a location that still had stock. I ordered mine from that store 3 weeks, maybe they still have some.

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    3. injanuity, I know! I just hope I don't regret them--I've NEVER tried them on. I ordered an 8 and my normal size is a 7.5, so hopefully they work!

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    4. AD - I think they'll work for you! I'm a 7.5 in JC shoes, and wear an 8 in the Vivs! If they don't, I will gladly buy them from you as a back up pair! Hehe! :)

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    5. What price are they in store? The stores I called in Chicago don't carry them. TIA! Also what stores carry them?

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    6. I think they are 59.99 before the discounts. Not sure of the stores, I saw them when I was visiting NYC in April.

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  31. AD MD - My store has *on occasion* given people store credit (on a gift card) if they pitch a fit about wanting to return something final sale or something that is waaay past the 30/60 day return window. My store will basically do anything as a courtesy - we are more likely to do it if you are super, super, super nice/pleasant and explain the situation. Worth a shot!

    I think I've also exhausted all the sale stuff at this point... can't wait to see what we get in for August rollout in a couple weeks! :)

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    1. Thanks misskitty! My store is pretty hit or miss! I'm crossing my fingers! Thanks for the help!

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  32. I knew it was coming and checked this morning, and sure enough ... :) I had seen a few things I wanted during free ship no min but decided to wait it out, glad I did.

    As usual I don't buy anything during final sale unless I know it will fit. So I finally grabbed the linen cami in belvedere red, the fish-print scarf in silk/modal -- that print is just TDF! Three crewcuts tees for my son, the Amie maxi dress in navy/red stripe ($28 after discount!) and a purple whisper gauze tunic. Was really hoping the Marrakech swimwear would be on sale by now but no dice.

    I'll be going to the store at some point in the next day or two to see if there's any new sale merch.

    If anyone sees a size 8 porcelain paisley skirt in a store, can you LMK? elaine dot hamill at gmail dot com. Thanks y'all, happy Friday!

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  33. I am so glad that I purchased the porcelain paisley skirt when it went on sale. There was so many sizes for quite a while after it went on sale, so I figured I would wait until there was a 30%. But now they are all gone..finally I did something smart but hated to pay $99.

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    1. I ended up doing the exact same thing. So glad I did too. Otherwise I would not have bought it on final sale never getting to see it in person . It is quite different with the textured fabric and I love it

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  34. Does anyone know how much the chambray polka dot shirt is in store? Thanks!

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    1. It was still full price ($78) at my store yesterday. HTH!

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    2. Do you mind telling me which store? My two local stores sold out last week!

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  35. Are the tiered dot tanks in the other colors besides navy (blush, jade) also on sale or still regular price? Also, has anyone been able to buy the cupcake necklace on sale, my store rang that up as full price. Thanks!

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  36. Cat: All colors of the tiered dot tank were marked $39.99 at my local B&M on the 4th of July. I bought the jade and my sister got the white. Very cute tank!

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    1. Gol-ding-it they were all still FP at my store a few days ago! I haaaaaaaaaaaaaate that they can't just pick one price and stick with it nationwide; what a concept! Good for you though, the green is gorgeous.

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    2. I know, it's so aggravating & half the time the price tags aren't even marked. Gigi is right, you can't be afraid to go to the register & ask. Wouldn't it be great if J Crew had price scanners like Macy's?

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  37. The chambray polka dot is $78 in store and ALL colors of the tiered dot tanks are on sale for $39.99.

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  38. I picked up the Tillary in mint, and took a gamble on the raindrop lace shirt and the ultra eyelet shell. These have been gone from my stores forever, so it was now or never. Thanks to JCA's for their reviews on these, I feel pretty good that I grabbed the correct sizes.

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    1. The Tillary in mint is ADORABLE, I snatched it up in the store. We also haven't had the raindrop lace shirt in my store in ages - I'm surprised it is still lurking online! :)

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    2. I am VERY excited for it. Also, I've been pinning items that I like online that I don't see in store/have already sold out so I can easily keep checking on them.

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  39. If anyone happens to go the Jcrew Factory store? Are you able to see if they have item #15824 in size 14, they sold out online! :(

    Oh, what colors go well with stanton pink shorts and tinsel blue shorts?

    my email is neelap at gmail dot com

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  40. Please look closely people not all items are final sale.

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  41. Is the java tunic dress on sale in stores?

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  42. Does anyone have the Kimono-sleeve maxidress #83954? Just wondering how you like it? I haven't seen it in any stores....it's not on final sale, so I might try it. I'd love a review!

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  43. Got the Selima Lou sunglasses on popback.

    Just thinking ahead and I wonder when J.Crew will next be having a 25% off sale on their regular-price items online -- doesn't this happen a couple times a year?

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  44. So, I just used J.Crew's "We Will Find It" service on the No. 2 pencil skirt in porcelain paisley, so it looks like they will do it for sale items (I noticed on their site it says full-priced items only). Fingers crossed they find one!

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    1. I think you wanted a size 6, but I just wanted to throw out there that I have a size 4 porcelain paisley pencil skirt I'm willing to part with for $80 shipped if you or anyone else wants it. I mentioned it on the exchange yesterday - all the deets are there :)

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  45. I'm not happy about the final sale, but I did take advantage of the 30% off. I ordered the safari cat cotton crepe cardigan on the 4th. I called this morning and the rep agreed to credit my account with the 30% off. If not, I would have reordered and returned. Moths attacked my Talbots leopard print cashmere cardigan, so I was looking for a replacement. I absolutely love animal prints so I think this will get a lot of wear.

    I also placed another order for the safari cat long pencil skirt, two l/s cashmere tees and a few tissue tees.

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    1. Good for you I'm not even going to bother to call I'm just happy I can return the items when they get here later today if I don't like them from my 4th of july order. I was doing the happy dance so good to have ordered early and not on final sale

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    2. I always use my Amex so, if J.Crew won't accept a return, I can still return items to Amex for a refund. I've never had to do so, but it's nice to know I have the option.

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  46. Does anyone have the Waverlys? Mine have worn out and was curious if the sizing has changed since last year? TIA

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    1. I have them. They're pretty much TTS, although I bought mine last year. I like a 6 in Waverlys, 4 in Cafe Capri, 6 in pencil skirts, if that's any help.

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    2. Also - I wear the same size in Waverlys as I do in Chino Shorts.

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    3. Thanks Cate, it's hard to keep straight when to go up a size and when to go down! So grateful for the JCAs.

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  47. I ordered the Cece tortoise ballet flats. They are on promo so not final sale.

    OT, Cole Haan is offering an extra 25% of sale items until July 8th. I ordered:

    the Air Kierin Sandal in Black/Black Patent. They look a lot like the J.Crew Marci Patent Wedges (which are sold out in my size in black)

    and the Air Catalina Flat Sandal in Gold Glitter/Sandalwood. Thanks to Handbag Aficionado for pointing these out. They remind me of the Crushed Glitter Sandals from J.Crew last year.

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    1. I ordered those air catalina's too! I usually wear a 9.5 but am sending them back for an 8.5 or 9....they're too cute!

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    2. Mei, do you know if you need a code for the Cole Haan sale, or are the shoes priced as marked? I LOVE those Air Catalina sandals. :)

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    3. The code for an extra 25% off is 25SALE at checkout. Sorry about that.

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  48. My B&M now has the capability to search other stores for sale items (with item number) - they were able to identify a sold-out online item in stock in several stores. This is a great thing - calling stores can be such a PITA.

    Final sale still sucks, though. Let's not lose sight of that fact! ;)

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  49. Can anyone give me a real life review of the Tillary purse. It's really cute...but looks too small for a wallet, glasses, keys, lipstick, etc. Is it one of those bags you have to scale down your stuff to use? Also anyone have the Selima Sophia glasses? I'm looking at the Cerise ones....I wish the site showed them on an actual face!

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    1. it is small and I think you do have to scale down. I am able to fit my medium size wallet, car keys, iPhone, lipstick, pen, travel size hair smoother, work badge and sunglasses (without case), but I have to arrange them right and this is about the limit. Nevertheless, I do love it.

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    2. Love my Tillary, but it is def small. Had to buy a mini wallet for it, as mine wouldn't fit. Holds iPhone, mini wallet, keys (a stretch), slim lipsticks, compact. Love the cross body style, but if it gets overloaded, the snaps detach and it falls off (can be undone to carry as a clutch). An SA at my store saw mine, and told me she gave up wearing hers and uses as a clutch (it kept detaching). I would buy it again. HTH :)

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    3. I use the Tillary usually just as a going-out bag. For me the Tillary easily holds my 2 smartphones, cash and credit card and ID, keys, lipstick, a small pack of tissues -- I don't have a car and I walk or take public transpo or ubercar or a cab so no need for bulky car keys. FWIW, I haven't had a problem with snaps detaching and it's a perfect going-out bag for me.

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    4. I tried the Selima Sophia, but they are too cat-eye on me. I have the black Selima Belle and like them.

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    5. How heavy is it before adding "stuff"?

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    6. Tried the Selima Sophia before final sale. I have a small face and they rubbed my cheek. The Belle was a better fit.

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  50. I know this is totally off the topic but can anyone tell me how the Viv pumps fit? TSS? small? I am hoping to find a pair in the Topiary color. I usually wear a size 9.5.

    thanks

    ilovetoshopinparis at gmail

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  51. thanks for the review on the Tillary. I know I would buy it, then find it a hassle to use and give up on using it. I like having a big hole to throw all my stuff in and lots of room to gerbil around in. Hee!

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    1. Stray Cat, totally agree on the Tillary. I've hemmed and hawed a million times about it - the colors are so cute - but I always talk myself out of it because I know that I really do need a bigger bag.

      I have been crazy about JC bags for years and I don't own an Edie either, same reason. Adore that style but I feel like I need something perfectly in-between the Edie purse and the attache in size.

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  52. Not biting unless I go to a B&M, and then I'll probably only look at shorts and the Polly Popover in Silk-Screen Dot (which I've been eyeing for a while now). I've been inexplicably kind of bitter lately about the $9 shipping so I'm all about going to a B&M over shopping online.

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  53. Mini, sorry can't do reply but yes the java tunic dress was on sale at my B&M, Park Meadows, Colorado for $89.99 without the 30%. I did try on a 2, too small and the opening in the front was too low for me but it was cute. HTH.

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  54. Hi, does anyone have the viv neon rose flats and tell me how they compare in color to the neon peach or poppy? TIA

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  55. I went to the B&M and asked the SA to adjust some recently ordered items to their new final sale prices--my $150 seahorse necklace became $60-something, and my dark peony havana clutch (which, by the way fits my cell phone and camera with room to spare and to which I sewed a gold chain onto on the inside so I can wear it on my shoulder during an upcoming trip) went from $68 to $34-ish. She didn't give me a hard time either! Love when this happens since my nearest B&M is an hour and a half away and has a small selection. Yay, 30% off!

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  56. BTW, I just saw 3 ram's head necklaces and 1 seahorse necklace in the Vancouver BC store.

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    1. Hi Rose - do you happen to remember what were they marked down to? Thanks!

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    2. *they were...oops! Too much crewlade!

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    3. Hi injanuity! Apparently they are not on sale, even though I am positive I saw one on the back table where all the sale items are. Let me just add that the SA I just called wasn't the most helpful person I've dealt with in that store and insists they are all full price (even though I am positive I saw a sale sticker on it). Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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    4. injanuity, can you e-mail me?

      1moreshoppingblog@gmail.com

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    5. I bought the seahorse necklace today and it was $89.99 and then 30% off.... I know it is still full price online.

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  57. Thanks Cate! Actually I love the cat eye style. I'm trying to STOP buying....arg! I'm so weak. Hee!

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  58. Hello! I'm relatively new to J Crew, but have been shopping there for about 4 months and I think I'm hooked. When is the best time to shop there? I think around the holidays they had something where everything was 30 or 40% off. Am I remembering correctly? Is that the best time to stock up at J Crew? I'm trying to plan my clothes budget for the rest of the year. :-) Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Christina,

      I'm new to J Crew too--I've only been shopping about a year, but I've fallen in LOVE with it! I went back through some of the old posts, and while I might have missed something, I didn't see a full price promo until November 9, 2011 (I only went back to now). There were lots of 30% of sale promos between now and November 9, but that was the first full price one. I think it was a 25% off your $150 purchase. Kind of a bummer, but I hope it helps:)

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    2. I was looking through some old emails and saw that around Thanksgiving they do have promos with a minimum purchase. On 12/16/2011 they did 30% off your entire purchase in stores and online, no minimum.

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  59. Hi Christina! Well the Crew has 30% quite often and this year it seems to have been pretty constant online and/or in stores. I'm no expert though....I'm sure there are longtime buyers here who can elaborate. And as for budget....umm...what's that? Every extra dime I get my hands on goes towards something J. Crew I'm drooling over! It's a bad addiction but you might still have time to run and save yourself. HEE!

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    1. I know they have had the 30% off sale items, but I thought that around the holidays they had a promotion for 30 or 40% off anything in the store. Does anyone else remember that? Thanks!

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    2. Hey Christina! In the 4 years I have been shopping at J.Crew, they have not done 30% or 40% off everything in the store. They do promos on certain items, like for example 30% off suiting, 20% off winter coats, secret sale on cashmere, etc., or they do the 30% off the sale section. The most discount I have seen in-store is 50% off sale, which was probably in the 2008-2009 timeframe. Since then it's pretty much been 30% off. Online, I believe the most I have seen is 30% off sale. With some exceptions, prices are usually better in stores.

      It seems to me that the best times to shop are probably June/July when they are transitioning into fall/winter and also after the holidays when they transition into spring/summer, because they drastically reduce prices to clear out stock. You will see lots of deals like you are seeing now. There are particularly good deals to be found on coats after the holidays, although if there is something you really want then it might be better to buy it around Thanksgiving when they usually have a coat promo because it might sell out before the new year. But it's a bit early to be talking about coats!

      Anyway, that's been my experience. I hope it helps :)

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  60. Alert: porcelain paisley skirt is 59.99 before 30% off. Size 4 & 8 in nj Hackensack store

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  61. Hi Christina
    they run sales all the time you just need to watch out for "final sale" things get marked down quickly so dont buy something as soon as it hits the sales floor, chances are it will go on sale within a month or so. I have made one full price purchase there in the last year.

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  62. Has anyone seen the Bennett Chino in Poppy at any of their stores, if so which one? Its still full price online.

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  63. Taking another stab at the Blythe Blouse now that it is less expensive! Bought it in bright yellow!

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  64. I can't believe the price of the Porcelain Paisley skirt, thanks for the update ajc! I'm glad I ordered mine the day it went on sale since it's sold out online now but I wish I could have gotten it at that amazing price.

    OT but has anyone successfully washed their Porcelain Paisley skirt in the washer instead of dry cleaning?

    Also, has anyone washed their Ultra Eyelet pencil skirt. I'm hoping to avoid dry cleaning. :) Thank you!

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    1. I have the Porcelain Paisley dress and have washed it twice in cold water -- lay flat to dry. It doesn't even need ironing!

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  65. @Christina - Last year before the holidays there were some promos online for 25% off or 30% off (including regular priced merchandise) - for example, if you spent a certain amount you could get 25% off. I recall this because I bought a lot of stuff before the holidays for myself and for gifts.:) I know they've done similar promos the last two years before the holidays, hopefully they will again. HTH

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  66. ruffles....about the purses. Sorry REPLY doesn't work for me. I snagged the Edie Attache in Italian Calf hair when it went on 30% off about a month ago. My stores don't have purses (or the odd one here and there) and I had never seen it. But one day I was in TJMaxx and a women in line had a Edie Attache. I recognized it immediately. She was alot shorter than me and I knew the size of it would be ok for me. It's not too big. I carry a stuffed Hobo wallet which I love cause it's like a clutch that holds my entire life and I can grab it and go but I also like to throw it in my bag, reading glasses and when it's really sunny sunglasses and all the other junk. I think the Edie Attache is a nice size for me and my stuff. I'm 5'9"....for reference. It's really not that big compaired to the HUGE luggage like bags I see women carrying. And I think it's very ladylike and vintage looking, which I love. I want the green one....when it hits sale...of course!

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  67. Just scored a popback of the retro lemon suede Monas...yesssss! Can't wait to wear with charcoal, black, and white outfits!

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  68. I'm loving hearing the CRAZY new price reductions seen in store! I bought a linen caftan this morning that showed up in my size and a pair of matchstick in starlight. Neither were final sale!

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  69. This is off topic but I need some styling tips for the pleated mini in awning stripe. I'd like to wear it to a casual summer party. I don't want to pair it with a tee, which is what my personal shopper suggested. TIA!

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  70. Heads up. Camp Popover # 85213 is on sale in the white color way. It pops up online sometimes but is now sold out. It is in store but not on sale. Sale price $49.99

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  71. PSA: if anyone else decides they 'need' (LOL) a porcelain paisley skirt (as I did :0), a store search said there should be another size 10 in Court Medera (sp?) CA-415-927-2005. HTH someone :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks for the info! The size 10 is on it's way to me!! :-)

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  72. The green and blue Havana clutches (41471) are now $49.99 in store. As others have noted, it is worth checking the displays for sale bags, jewelry and belts.

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  73. Does anybody the know the price of the painted rope skirt in store? And any input on sizing? I may have to have my PS order this one for me. It's so cute!

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    1. I could be wrong and someone correct me if I am, but that painted rope skirt has been around a long time so I doubt there are many floating around in stores. Good luck!

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  74. For the record, Hackensack is completely sold out of the porcelain paisley skirt. :(

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    1. I raced over there yesterday morning hoping to get it! Oh well, I guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

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  75. I went to the Vegas store last night and got some great deals! That particular store honors the 15% teacher discount + 30% promot! My biggest score was the shirred mini tweed skirt...originally $118, sticker price $24.99, after discount $14.97!

    This is a great time to get fall/winter sweaters for super cheap. The two I bought were marked down to $19.99, turning out to be $11.89 after discounts!

    I posted about my Vegas finds here: http://thepetitefittingroom.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-j-crew-deals-teacher-discount.html

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  76. I don't know why I'm deciding I have to have this shirt *now* (it's 100 degrees outside), but has anyone seen the Talitha blouse in stores? Do you know how much it is? I would need a 4 if anyone has seen it. Thank you for any help:)

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  77. HollDoll, I just picked up the talitha in wreath last week. It was $44.99 less the 30%. With teacher discount, the total was $26+. Hope this helps.

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    1. Thank you! That's so much cheaper than online. I'm going to try and track one down!

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  78. Tiered Dot Tank- can someone give sizing help? I'm usually a xs in tees but the measurements of this top made me order a size small. Chest is 32.25 and waist is 31.25 in the small. I take smalls in sweaters. Oh well. Any one else try and can comment on fit?

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    1. Pathos, I usually wear XS or XXS in some tops but purchased a S in the tiered dot tank. The XS fit fine but I needed the size S for the extra length. IMO this tank runs a little shorter in length.

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    2. Ooh, good. You just put my mind to rest. I prob need extra length too. Thanks shop a lot!

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    3. Hmm. I've been looking for it an in XS, but now I'm not sure. I'm 5'2", and I usually wear XXS or XS in tanks/tees. Several reviews I read said it ran TTS. Shopalot, do you mind me asking how tall you are? I'm wondering if I should search for it in a S instead. Thanks!

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    4. Leah, I'm 5'7 tall with a long torso so I needed the bit of extra length. XS should be fine for you unless you too have a freakishly long torso!! :)

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  79. Just back from returning something. Didn't see anything new on the sales racks....I think I've completely shopped this sale out! But I did get a treasure at Macy's. A gorgeous cotton paisley shirt dress by Ralph Lauren. The colors are stunning...teal, purple, red, orange, golden yellow, turquoise, white. The hem is a cut like a real men's shirt tail...super cute with a self fabric belt. Normally $150.00 on sale 50% off then I had a $20.00 off coupon. $55.00...Can't beat that!

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  80. There were some porcelain paisley skirts left att the manhasset Americana mall location in NY. I saw most sizes except 0 and 14. Hth someone!

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  81. The Benentt chinos are $19.99 in stores and there is the additional 30% discount available on top of that. I also found the sequin anchor tank (80404) on sale for $59.99 and got 30% off on top of that as well.

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  82. Caved and bought the tiered dot tank in the green tonight... the navy is just so darn cute! Having one wasn't enough, ha ha. :)

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  83. Has anyone seen any Brompton clutches in Safari Cat? Where and does anyone know how much? Thanks!

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    1. I grabbed mine over a week go when the price dropped to $39.99 PLUS 30 off. I haven't seen any in stores since. I still see the candy striped jute clutch.

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  84. Went to two b&m today and they were pretty much down to tank tops and t-shirts. Nothing exciting.

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  85. I just reviewed a bunch of sale things on my blog:

    http://handbagaficionado.blogspot.com/2012/07/jcrew-30-off-summer-sale.html

    This 30% thing is bad for me. :)

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  86. Has anyone seen the Shoreline dress in navy on sale in stores or the Drea dress on sale?? TIA

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    1. MB, I have not seen either of those marked as sale.

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  87. Why does the Frog clasp bracelet keep showing up but when you click on it, it gives you a "sorry we can't proccess your request" message? ARG! I guess I should call and ask. Does anyone know if this bracelet is on sale in stores? TIA!

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  88. Ok just talked to Customer Service. Frog clasp bracelet is out of stock in both colors. I asked her why it keeps popping up is it's not available? Wrong question....she just went silent. Nice. I said thanks and hung up.

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    1. Stray Cat,
      I just saw the one with the brown chain and yellow frog at the Plaza El Segundo store in CA. Give them a call!

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  89. Anthro Blogger....Thank you! I'll give them a call!

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  90. Westlake, Ohio store had a ram head bracelet in black and ivory for $49.99 before the 30% off today if anyone is looking for it!

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    1. Mini, did you get the sydney patent sandals in neon azalea for 49.99 before any discounts at the Westlake store? Just wondering bc I shop there as well!

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  91. Review of the classic double-serge mini skirt in cotton in this post. Currently on promo for $79.50.

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  92. Has anyone bought the cupcake necklace on sale? It's still FP at my store. Thanks!

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  93. HELP PLEASE!!
    Does anyone know if the extra 30% ends in the b&m stores tomorrow, or is it just online that ends? Also, how about Madewell? Their extra 30 ends online tonight, but how about in stores? I'm planning on going after work tomorrow but that requires me taking a train and a bit of exercise.... lol, but I will do it if the extra 30 will still go on. Thanks in advance!!

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  94. Sorry for another post but does anyone know how much the Jules dress in silk stripe is in store? Thanks!

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    1. AM MD - I have only seen tickets marked $89.99. Stores are failing w/the ticket gun, so there is a chance it is lower. I would have a SA put in the style# to check.

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  95. @OneIsNeverEnough - (reply never works) Thank you for letting me know! If the dress was fine in the wash then I'm sure the skirt will be too. :)

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  96. I've been on a week long camping trip & haven't made it to my store recently but I am on the hunt for the Sequin Anchor tank in a L or XL. Have any of you seen one hanging out at your store? I would be so happy to get it at the sale price!

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  97. Sara....try these two stores for the sequin anchor top. I was in both of them a couple days ago and I saw the top....don't know what sizes...sorry. Both stores are in Portland, Oregon. 503-624-6386 and 503-598-7414. I hope you find it!

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  98. Could anyone help me out with the difference between the Super 120s fabric and wool gabardine? I can't find any swatches online that help, and J. Crew's website isn't very helpful. I'm curious whether they're the same weight and texture, and if not, how they're different.

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    1. I find the Super 120s to be smoother with a tighter weave, and slightly more wrinkle prone. The wool gabardine has a bit more texture and drape. HTH!

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  99. Thanks AJC for the alert on the Porcelein Paisley pricing change. I lucked out and found one that had been returned so the rebuy/return cycle continues.

    Thanks also to Gigi,Pathos and Jan for helping me find the Raj Paisley & Sovereign Paisley skirts last week.

    The all leather Dreamweaver flats are $89.99 in store. The Michigan Ave (IL) store still had lots of shoes in larger sizes.

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  100. Hello Ladies! I am thinking of purchasing both the Plaid boucle tweed jacket in neon pink multi, and the Polly popover in silk-screen dot...anyone have reviews on either item? Thank you! :)

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    2. Yes, I posted few IRL pics of the tweed jacket here .Overall it fits TTS, slightly boxy, made nicely, neon piping is ..well...neon, really bright. It's on par with other tweed jackets that were released recently. I saw it in stores further reduced, $119? Might be a fun jacket to own. I have plenty of tweeds so I passed. I bought the skirt version instead.

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    3. Thank you, Slastena! Think I'll give it a try. :)

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    4. Here's a review of the jacket. Like Slastena says, it's extremely bright.

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    5. I'm also interested in the Polly Popover in Silk Screen Dot.. Has anyone actually seen this in any B&M? Or was it an online/catalog only..?

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    6. Hi! I have the Polly popover. It fits tts--I took the size I always get in jcrew perfect shirts and popovers. I loved this when it first came out--I paid the full $98 for it (ugh!). Anyway, it's 100% cotton, but has a light almost linen feel to it. The colors are amazing--the peach is very saturated without being neon. I'd recommend it, I think it'll wear well into the early fall too. Hope that helps!!

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    7. A Sister Thing - another review of the boucle in neon tweed in this post and links within to a few other bloggers that haven't already chimed in.

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  101. I went to 2 stores over the weekend and found nothing except little knick knacks- bandanna scarf and yellow linen Tippi. Seems that all good stuff is gone. :((

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  102. Long shot but has anyone seen the raindrop lace top in navy in size 10 or 12? If you would let me know I'd appreciate it! cagseller (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. Does anyone know the price of the Navy Valentina's in store? is it cheaper than online? Also, if anyone has seen the navy Valentinas in their store in a sz. 8, please please let me know where! Thanks!

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  104. Went to the B&M at Smith Haven Mall out on Long Island. Lots of knits in the sale section and still a good lot of No. 2 pencils in a number of colors, plus double serge classic minis, at least one postage stamp skirt in big apple, and a handful of gondola stripe skirts marked down pretty low. Pretty sure I saw a Dizzy Anchors dress and some other Wear-To-Work type things.. No porcelain paisley skirts. Sorry, ladies.
    I picked up a No. 2 in burgundy in a size lower than I usually get but the SA told me they stretch out a bit.. This is my first No. 2-- can anyone confirm this..? Also picked up some 3" chinos for $35 on promo.
    Now here's the awesome part: 1.) The SA gave me the 15% student discount in addition to the 30% without me even having to ask! AND. They had TWO Ram's Head Enamel Bracelets, sale price was $50, then the 30% off plus the 15% off student discount and it ended up being $30. I took it! There's still one left but the SA said he might get it for his girlfriend so if you're in the Smithtown, NY area and you want one, you might want to hurry or else you may have to fight the kind man. =)

    (apologies for the length..!)

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    1. Hello...yes, I found that my No. 2 does stretch out during the day...I have started to size down one size for this reason. :)

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  105. Had a customer come into my store tonight looking for the yellow Bubble necklace b/c it was on sale on the website (but then sold out). We had it marked full price in the store (and it rang up full price), but I called direct and verified that it is on sale for $119.99 (before the 30% off and the student/teacher discount). Pretty great deal, and the yellow is so cute! Hope this helps someone. Just tell your SA to call direct if they're giving you a hard time... :)

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    1. Wow, that was so nice of you! Wish I had you working at my local J.Crew...I purchased the Tessa blouse a couple of weeks ago for my daughter at our local B&M for $29.99 minus 30%...I was disappointed they did not have my size, however that disappointment faded when I found it on the website in my size and color...the bad news was it was $69.99. I phoned the "contact us" and asked if they could match the price I paid in store...I was told to go ahead and order it, that they would make a note on my order that I could get price adjustment from my local store..long story short, it arrived, I drive 45 minutes to my local J.Crew store only to be told by the manager that the price in the computer is $88.00, no sale, no additional percent off...I asked if she could call or check the computer to see it was on sale on line or she could pull up my order to see that it was on sale...No, she was not willing to do anything except give me back my packing slip and said I could call customer service to see if they could assist...not impressed with her customer service! J.Crew can do better than this...

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    2. That is not great service... it takes 5 minutes to call the direct # and get answers from someone, do a price check, etc. Next time I would have an SA use the red phone/call the catalogue in store and order it for you to make sure the price gets matched. Sorry you had that experience. I know some stores are really weird/strict about doing price adjustments, but it is not hard at all to "return" something you purchased online, adjust the price, and "re-purchase" it in the same transaction (especially if customer service told you they would make a note of it). I think retail is a mixed bag... the customer I helped today told me that she had called my store earlier and had a debate with another SA on the phone over the necklace. The other SA had looked for it online but couldn't find it (b/c it sold out) and then price-checked it at $150 in our store and told the customer no bueno. But the customer decided to come in anyway and deal with the matter in person which ended up working out. A lot of these issues could be solved if they would work to synch up the prices online and in-store!

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  106. Has anyone tried the Shirred Maxi Skirt? I am thinking about getting the Festival Green, but unfortunately have not tried it on.

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    1. LIzT - Yes, I tried the shirred maxi skirt. I don't have a full length pic, but at least you can see the fabric and get a general idea here. The waist is small & there i pleating the waist, which is going to be a tough fit for some. It was for me, even though I loved the skirt. The length and column style didn't work for my lifestyle either, although I certainly would've figured the wear-to-wear-it part out if the fit was there. I ended up with the Lucille dress in the same color, irl pics in this post. HTH If you want to discuss further, gigiofca at gmail

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