Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like Anthropologie, LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

19 comments:

  1. Anthro reviews HERE. I never shop at Anthro but I am thrilled with my purchases.

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  2. nice affordable crested slippers shown here

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  3. Has anyone tried the Talbots stretch flannel skirt? I am considering the camel as an alternative to the double serge pencil skirt in heather acorn.

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    1. I have a couple from two years ago - the fabric is slightly thinner, probably the same as the double serge this year. Because the fabric was thinner I opted to go up one size from Crew, the skirt has a lose fit so I think you could stay with the same size if you wanted. Talbots version is slightly longer, which I liked.

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  4. One more Anthro post -- they unveiled their September 2012 book today. Highlights in this post.

    Thanks Alexis!

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  5. If anyone has a Banana Republic code to share, I'd love to have it! Thanks so much!
    Lisa_Groves@msn.com

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    1. I have a 40% off 1 item today only code I'll send now.

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  6. Just went through my Boden catalog, and it totally has that old-school JC catalog feel to it, with location shots, smiling models, and lovely clothes. Loved it so much!

    Also, just got some black with white pin-dot polka dot shorts from Talbots in the mail. They were $11.99. I ordered some pants to try on and got $20 off the pants and free shipping. The pants were cute but not my style, but the shorts are a winner!

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    1. I got my Boden catalog today and thought the exact same thing. Some of the stylings are even reminiscent of the older J Crew I remember!

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    2. Waiting to flip through mine as soon as I get my kiddos to bed!!

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    3. I just received some amazing things from boden! I will have to do a review. I love their mini boden line for my kids, and I am just as impressed with the quality of their women's clothing.

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    4. I am happy to hear the shorts from Talbots worked out. I have bought a lot from Talbots in the past 3 years and I'm really happy with all my purchases .

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  7. Just went into a Banana Republic store near my office. What a mess! The one dress (FP!) that I wanted to try on was dirty and the zipper was broken. I'll say, JC stores are almost always beautiful and neat as a pin.

    Also went into a just-opened Brooks Brothers Women's store. I was pleasantly surprised - there were a few things that I was interested in!

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  8. Banana Republic took a dive in quality (and to be fair, price point) years ago and was never the same after. I have pieces from years ago that are so far superior to the BR of today, you'd think they were from a different store. My worry of course is that my beloved J. Crew is heading in the same direction...

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    1. I have a beautiful silk sweater set from years and years ago that I sill wear.

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  9. I have 3 dressy events coming up and need 3 different dresses b/c many of the same people will be at all 3, so I've been frantically looking everywhere. I went into Talbot's yesterday and I got hit by a wall of old lady smell. And I mean no disrespect to older people (I"m no spring chicken, lol!). I had to turn around and leave. What I saw didn't look good anyway.

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  10. Tory Burch sale picks on my blog here-
    On Trend Orchids
    This is a nice time to pick up fall ballet flats.

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