Monday, July 2, 2012

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SUMMER sale, or to see some new SUMMER arrivals {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

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  1. Crickets! Everyone's worn out from trying to find ram bracelets & necklaces. lol I visited 2 stores. I've been vacillating between which size to keep on the sovereign paisley pencil. I thought it was 6P, but I found a 4 to try again and that's the one. My indecisiveness paid off because it's now $49.99 in-store + the 30% off over the weekend.

    Review of the Lucille dress in scalloped eyelet in this post.

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    1. so funny Gigi, for a split second I imagined cricket necklaces!

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    2. The dress looks good on you! And pls do a post about those waist cincher things. It's my most hated body part. One of the SA's at my b&m was wearing the white one and it looked so cute the way she had it styled. She was wearing a chunky turquoise choker necklace and knee high Frye type boots. So cute!!

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    3. Tabitha, I just emailed the design team so they can get to crackin' on some double strand beaded cricket necklaces. lol

      Jruby18 - Yes, I will do a separate post about the waist trimmer because I could go on and on about it. The SA's outfit sounds sooo cute and it makes me want the white one. I thought about turquoise w/the purple, so that should work just fine.

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    4. Gigi, A cricket necklace would not be too far fetched... A few years ago jjcrew had a cute jeweled cricket pin: small antique gold with amber colored jewels. I picked it up for a song maybe $2 on final sale. Anyone remember it? Oh and happy late birthday! We all do appreciate what you do for us.

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  2. I didn't make it in this past weekend, but may try to stop in at some point this week. I must say that I am really pleasantly surprised that Final Sale is not back online yet. Looks like they have changed up their schedule. Who knows...maybe they will do something really different this year and give us a July 4th promo, too. :)

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  3. FYI. I found the Ram necklace at the Rockefeller NYC store yesterday afternoon. I was told they had about 10 in stock at that time.

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    1. Thank you kms423, I called this morning and had them put on hold the very last one! I just picked it up, it is so pretty, and at such a steal! I checked eBay, there are auctions for crazy $$$$.

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  4. I found that both the tiered dot shell in navy and the perfect fit stripe cardigan in belvedere red were on sale online for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. I found both in store and asked for and received the extra 30% off on each item (made them final sale, but I am fine with that). SA was a little reluctant to honor the additional discount (but she did) but they were very gracious about at least honoring the online sale price! Never hurts to ask. They had LOTS of the perfect fit stripe cardigan in both Austin stores and it is a great, light layering piece to wear with navy in summer air conditioning. Also picked up a pair of bright pink ballet flats for $69.99 less the 30%. Does anyone know if the 30% off sale in stores continues through the week?

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    1. I would say yes. At this point they won't have anything new to sell for a couple of weeks and they need to get rid of the sale stuff.

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  5. Gigi & Tabs, I nearly spit out my coffee. lol!!

    I imagine the majority of JCAs made a trek out this weekend, or made calls to PS/WWFIFY! Crewlade was in full effect with all the crazy deals. I'm happy with the pieces I snagged, and even managed to have some self control. Some.

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  6. I made a couple small purchases via email/phone this weekend, but like others, am trying to exercise a little restraint now. Every time I'm tempted to buy some cheap sale thing I don't really need, I just imagine a few amazing double serge wool no. 2 pencil skirts that I totally have to have. Fall is my favorite season for clothes!

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  7. I went to two of the stores I shop at. One was pretty picked over. Lots of tees, shorts, they did have shoes left (but my size was gone...I think I got the only 10 there), and all the sale jewelry was gone. I think the SA's like the jools and get them on sale. My other store had LOTS of shorts, a few pencil skirts left, quite a few sequin anchor tops (I got mine at this store). I did snag the cream anchor bracelet, a navy/orange paisley scarf, a navy/paisley makeup bag and a cheetah little magic wallet. All for around $60.00. I waiting for those crazy kaleidoscope pants to go on sale!

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  8. Carolyn from Vancouver here...
    My trip south was somewhat successful.
    -got the Luccas but in fushia for $49.00
    -nice big navy sun hat $18.00
    -modern red linen perfect shirt for $34.00
    From my 30% off parcel I kept the amie maxi dress (gauzy one) in navy ...sized down in this one. The navy merino cardi (thanks Shopping with M) for the rec. I also kept the Barton Trousers $84.00 as despite the pleats they drape very nicely and fit well..can be dressed up or more casually IMO. Really nice dark navy color.
    All the stores had pretty much what everyone else here has been seeing...SA's at all stores were helpful and very nice ...I had a heap full of returns.
    Where I did luck out was the Gap and Banana Rep. Areally nice long navy sweater ($35.00), maxi skirt in white ( $10.00) A linen skirt in the ( J CREW COLOUR a perfect match) festival green. I really feel I am so done with summer stuff now and I have not been able to even wear shorts here in Vancouver yet!!
    I am only lurking now at the sale section...and am going to be on a NO BUYING freze for what I hope is two months...I am going to try..wish me luck. I am also refusing to do any Finial sale purcases. thanks for listening. Carolyn

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  9. Green Hills mall in Nashville still had a huge sale section with the extra 30% off. I snagged the Garment-dyed drawstring shirtdress (78955)for $59.99 - 30%, and the Anchor popover hoodie (86292) for $59.99 - 30% off. The SA allowed me to add the student discount, but made me pull up my email account on my phone to prove that it exists (???). Never had that happen before. Oh well - love the popover hoodie, and can't believe it's still FP online when I basically got it for more than half off in store. There was a large stack of the hoodies in all sizes if anyone is looking for one.

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  10. Disappointed. No online promo this morning. Hard to be an online only shopper with all the great store discounts out there. Nice that there is no final sale but was hoping for online 30% off for Fourth of July. I had an inbox full of other store promos this morning.

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    1. Agreed! The price discrepancies are awful. I hav called online to try to get a price match and the CSA flat out refused to call a store to verify. Then I called the personal shopper number (mine was out that day) and that PS couldn't have been nicer. She put me on hold while she called a store to verify.

      Original Genny, how do I email you? Or email me - saw something I thought you might like :)
      Mommydearestjca at yahoo

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  11. "ideadus" was the word I had to type in just now! Yes, J.Crew you are making online shopping "dead" for me with your crazy high prices vs stores! ;)

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  12. @(original) Genny-- I agree! Being 6+ hours from a B&M it was killing me to read all the good deals everyone else was finding. I'm happy that others were able to score some good deals, but I feel like pouting, stamping my foot and yelling "It's Not Fair!" for all of us who are forced to shop online only.

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    1. I feel likee pouting too! Wait....I am! ;)

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  13. Off topic, but if anyone is not completely shopped out yet and wears a size 4 or 6 in cafe capris, the Outnet has gingham ones in navy (at least they look like cafe capris) for $18 this morning:
    http://www.theoutnet.com/product/162379

    Shipping looks to be 4.95 in the US, but $22.95 is still a good deal if you like these pants.

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  14. I went this weekend, sadly I have to admit I went 2x. I spent way more then I wanted, but I found some very pretty items I was lusting after.
    Picked up the ram head necklace and bracelet, tillary purse in the tan color for $48 !! Also thinking Fall with the next purchase of a feather weight cashmere cardigan in a really pretty grape purple color for $70. Marci patent wedges in blue, and a very fun navy/red paisley scarf, there is more but I can't remember it now, geez that is bad!!!
    Hope everyone had a fun shopping experience!!

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  15. Does anyone have a style number for the ram head necklace? Thanks!

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    1. Mine didn't have a tag, but my receipt shows:
      BL8133
      099102785456

      HTH!

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    2. apologies for the delayed response, but the style # is 99281. HTH!

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  16. This may be off topic, but when will we get our J.Crew rewards? I just got a card this spring, and I'm pretty excited about them! Thank you:)

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    1. I was wondering too... anyone know?

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    2. I just called and asked. Customer Service said the Summer rewards went out in May, and the Fall rewards go out some time in August (she didn't have an exact date).

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    3. Thanks Cate! That seems like so long still!

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  17. I confirm 30% off is still going on in stores. The Collection store on Madison Ave @ 79 has at least two ram enameled bracelets (I have just been tgere) and the Marci wedges in Casablanca blue for $89.99. Quite oddly they have the Collection ribbon tweed pencil skirt (the one that came out in early spring) and it is still FP ($350).

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  18. I went to a b&m this weekend in search of the giraffe bangle, but came up empty handed on that front. They had the ram bangle, but it was NOT marked down. I settled for the double crystal brulee necklace for $38. There wasn't much to get excited about on the sale rack clothes wise.

    I'm planning on calling around today to try and locate a girrafe on sale!

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  19. Agree w/Genny, I was really hoping to see a promo this morning.

    I did check out the Raleigh store last night and found a few odds and ends. I got the bright eyelet tank in the purple color for just $10 (after the 30% off sale price) -- it's still $29.99 online! I also got a lightweight wool leopard-print scarf for $20 and a few Crewcuts items for my son.

    Wanted to give a shoutout to JCA'er Misty, who flagged me that the red Origami dress was marked down in Charlotte, NC. I called this weekend and they did indeed take the extra 30% off and shipped it to me for free. :) I'm comfortable with spending ~$100 on it; I know I'll wear it to death and that's half off the original price of $198. Still $158 + shipping online. I was afraid the red would sell out before I could grab my size. Normally I'd wait for a better deal. :P

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  20. Okay, so I'm a little confused about some pricing for some of the jewelry items.

    I know the ram bangle (74625), ram necklace, giraffe necklace (74486), giraffe bangle (74693) are all on sale, and that the mini ram bracelet (95421) is still full price in stores.

    Can anyone tell me if the following items are on sale in stores?
    Giraffe necklace in sandstone (92689) - it's still available online
    Frog necklace (74694) - either daiquiri or citron
    Frog bracelet (74684) - either color

    Thanks!

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    1. Nice wrap up! I have a note that the double strand giraffe necklace (74486) is on sale for $69.99. Irl pic here.

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    2. I thought Rambangle was a Raffi song. Now it looks like I've missed out on some cute jewelry.

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  21. I made returns from the 30% off online sale and found the Marci Patent Wedge sandals (in clay) for $62.99 and a gold elephant pendant necklace for $13.99, final sale.

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  22. Does anyone know if the white cafe capris are on sale in-store? If so, any idea of the price?
    Has anybody got a review of the Cecelia flats? They are super cute!
    TIA!

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    1. Yes, they were 29.99 + 30% off in Bellevue Square (limited sizes left)

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    2. I just called Bellevue and they had white but said they were 59.99 with 30% off :( I'm hoping to score a pair of cafe capri's on sale because I've never tried them :(

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    3. They were grouped with the 29.99 ones so I assumed all of the ones on the table were 29.99. Only a few sizes left.

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    4. I think I saw that they were $59.99 - 30% at my b&m. Other colors were cheaper. But let's face it, white's a basic, so I don't see that one going down as quickly as some of the other colors.

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  23. Just came from the Robson Street store. Sale section is huge. Lots of sequin anchor tops, rope print skirts, porcelain skirts/dresses, shoes.

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    1. 30% off sale items still going on.

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    2. Do you remember how much the porcelain skirt was?

      ET from Calgary

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    1. Yes, see my post above...

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    2. Thanks! Just ordered some things not in store with my Personal stylist.

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  25. I also am far from any store and mostly shop online. Sad that we could not partake in all the great deals. I wish they would throw us online shoppers a bone once and a while!

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  26. Where can I find the sequin anchor top on sale. In manhasset it is still full price.

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    1. It is on sale at the Troy, MI store but only very small sizes are left.

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  27. Speaking of crazy price differences from online to store:

    Ribbon-stripe boatneck tee
    $49.50 item 87296
    online

    Instore, $29.99 with 30%, $20.99

    A $28.51 difference for a tee shirt.

    I got it in the color: ivory lustrous blue

    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/longsleevetees/PRDOVR~87296/87296.jsp

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  28. I was in my Portland, OR store this weekend and overheard one of the sales associates say to another, "So they're hoping to phase out all of the red phones by September so xyz will move over there..." I didn't know if I had overheard some big secret, so I didn't ask any further details, but now I'm wishing I had! Is this something anybody else has heard about?

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  29. If anyone sees a frog bracelet, could you please let me know where? Thanks!

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    1. Jruby18 - I have the citrine. It doesn't fit me well and I am going to return it. If you want it, I can sell it back to you. I bought it at full price since it has sold out and hasn't gone down in price yet. let me know.

      chance557 (at) gmail dot com

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    1. Go with what you think is prettier. You will be more inspired to style it!

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  31. Hi ladies - I am a longtime creeper, and I love reading about all your bargains! So fun! But I have a confession to make - I'm actually a J.Crew Sales Associate on the East Coast. Ha ha. Can you tell my J.Crew addiction is at an all time high? Alyssa, what you heard was correct - stores are in the process of phasing out the red phones in favor of a new online/computer ordering system called Blue Martini. I personally love the red phone and feel that I get the best service talking to a real person when I'm ordering something for a customer - so I'm also interested to see how this new system will play out. Fingers crossed that it will be a positive change! :)

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    1. Just wanted to add this in case anyone from corporate is reading (ha) - we're already using the new system in my store in addition to the phones, so I'm not revealing trade secrets or anything! LOL! I personally haven't tried it with a customer yet, but it seems very straightforward.

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  32. misskitty.....thanks for elaborating on this. My SA told me that they were going to the online/computer ordering system and said it would be so much better and faster and that it will make it easier to search the system for items. I hope it works out well!

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  33. If anyone sees these in stores please let me know:
    Big shot dot skirt, size 0
    Ultra eyelet shell, white or chilli size 0
    Viv leopard printed flats size 9

    TIA!

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    1. I have a big dot skirt in a size 0 to sell if you don't fond one. Bought it fp but clearly a mistake so I am willing to part from it for less. Contact me at crazyaboutjcrew@gmail.com if interested (I am headed to the beach tomorrow so I can only ship today or next Monday)

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  34. Hi I live in Sarasota, FL and we don't have a j crew! I am wanting to buy the festive green and neon perisimmon toothpick jeans in size 25. I can fit size 24 as well. If anyone has these please email me at lubalovely77@yahoo.con

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