Wednesday, August 8, 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.

32 comments:

  1. I received a Land's End catalog yesterday and the clothing is very similiar to JC and other retailers. I hope they all don't start looking too much alike in their designs and styles. It would be a shame to lose variety and selection.

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    1. Lands' End Canvas new arrivals are supposed to be online Wednesday. I'm excited to see what they have to offer.

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  2. Lots of great things in the new Boden catalogue. Even though they now us US sizing I still size up. I have several items on my growing fall wish list. They often offer free shipping and returns so it can be worth ordering 2 sizes and just sending one back.

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    1. I really enjoy bodens clothing as well as the free shipping and returns! now that's my kind of shopping!

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  4. Check out what Old Navy currently has in stores right now. They have a polka dot chambray button up, a navy and green polka dot sweater, and a sweater very similar to the Tippi Heart Me sweater. Check out my blog, pigtailsnpearls.blogspot.com for some pics.

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    1. PRESALE is 30% off @ gap today only

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    2. Fantastic! Thanks for the tip. Is it online only?

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    3. I was able to get 30% off mentioning the PRESALE code to the SA. The denim jacket I wanted was sold out online on both the US and the Cdn website, so I went to the store on my lunch break.

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    4. Thank you for letting us know about the PRESALE code! I was able to get a few things from their new arrivals that I had my eye on. :)

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    5. I love that elephant top! I wish they had it online. I don't have time to go into the store to track it down. May have to call my local store.

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  6. I had also been waiting on LEC and so far their new arrivals look like everybody else's (colored pants, polka dots, colorblocking, polyester) and IMO, their price points are starting to get out of control. Linen tees for $50, polyester skirts for $80, cotton jackets for $180...sound familiar?

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  7. I have two Gap reviews on my blog here. They have some really cute new items for fall.

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  8. http://www.cyrillus.com/en/
    My personal J.Crew-esque store is Cyrillus in Paris. It's the French J. Crew. Have a look at their website!

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    1. I was also told there was a Family and Friends at GAP for 40% discount today but can anyone else confirm this?

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    2. Joelle, the email I received was for 30% off using PRESALE online. Or print the email & show it in-person. They will probably also accept it if you show it on your phone. Haven't heard of 40% at the moment.

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    3. Joelle, I asked at the Gap store at lunch re: 40% off. The woman looked at me like I was nuts. It's definitely 30% in store if you have a Gap/BR/ON card today.

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  9. I reviewed C Wonder which is the shop opened by Tory Burch's ex- Chris in this post.
    http://ontrendorchids.blogspot.com/
    It has a monogram shop, adorable jewelry and a preppy style.
    Definitely worth a peek!

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  10. Speaking of Land's end. Last week I bought two things that have been on my list forever. Nice elbow length short sleeved fine milled cotton blouses with covered button plackett and fitted and darted shape. They had navy and white (which was not sheer....THANK YOU!) and I got both. Very classic wear forever blouses. I've already worn the navy one twice. I found them in the Canvas area.

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  11. Garance Dore designed/influenced items online today at www.katespade.com

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  12. Target heart sweater & other novelty sweaters ($22.99) reviewed in this post.

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  13. Loft - Friends & family 40% off everything with FRIENDS thru Sun, 8/12. Reviews in this post.

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    1. My eyes....

      It looks like the code is FRIENDST

      Click here to print a copy for in-store use.

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  14. madewell is doing 20% off with $150 purchase, I ordered yesterday does anyone know if they will adjust my order?

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  15. I done a madewell style finder this week on the overdot tee in optic white (white with black dots) and I received it today and absolutely LOVE it! It's such a cute simple piece and I wasn't charged for shipping on my receipt ? :)

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  16. Gap irl pics & reviews in this post. Code info for 30% off inside. I can also email you a copy of the 40% in-store email. No online 40% code, though.

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  17. Apologies if i'm late to the party on this one, but have you all seen this skirt at Target?


    I'm in love! Fits right in with so many J. Crew pieces from this summer. I sized up one from my pencil skirt size.

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    1. Patti - I posted a pic when I tried it on. Great fit and colors. I got it and ended up returning it. Nothing wrong w/it. I just changed my mind. I definitely liked it better than the deck stripe skirt.

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  18. Me again. Two Gap dresses reviewed in this post.

    I also added the 40% off email graphic so you can show that on your phone at the store if they won't take EFF40 verbally. There is also a bounce back card they are giving out for 30% off one item from 8/16 to 8/26, so ask for one of those.

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