Saturday, September 8, 2012

J.Crew September Sample Sale

A big "thanks!" to Helena, as well as shooz612000 (in this post), who let us know that J.Crew is having another sample sale later this month. "Thanks!" to Helena again, who shared the email above that lets us know the sale will feature items for Men, Women, and Kids, as well as a bit of Madewell.

For the event's days/hours:
Saturday, September 15th (8am - 8pm)
Sunday, September 16th (10am - 6pm)

As with all their sample sales, all sales are final. The location for the event is:
J.Crew Millrace Clearance Store
25 Millrace Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 316-6324

Will you be attending this latest sample sale? If you are, please let us know! If you could also share any information (e.g. merchandise selection, quantity, prices), it would be greatly appreciated. :)


  1. I wish I could go but it is too far away from where I am...:o(. Hope everyone has a good time! If any one finds a size 00 or 0 navy schoolboy blazer and is willing to pick it up for me, I will pay for it plus the shipping cost.

  2. Does anyone know if they ever have petite sizes at sample sales?

  3. I am desperately trying to find a prince of wales schoolboy blazer in a 2 or a 4. I would be forever grateful if anyone finds one and would be willing to get it and ship it to me. I will pay for the blazer and the cost of shipping.

    Thank you in advance!!!

  4. Hi All, I am wondering for those of you who have been to the Lynchburg Warehouse sales in the past what the situation looks like later in the afternoon (like if I were to arrive at 4 or 5 PM). I went to the Richmond Sale last winter and at that time of day there wasn't a wait.

  5. To rsull3311-

    Yes, there are petite sizes (and tall as well) at the warehouse sales!

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  7. I've been to this sale a handful of times and always leave with great stuff! I plan on going to this one too so I'll let you know what I find. Rebecca- I've gotten there very early and went in with the first group of people, and I've also been there in the afternoon. You're right that there was less of a line in the afternoon. I think some of it is just luck, but there was still a ton of stuff to pick from.
    Does anyone know if there are 30% coupons for this sale? I've had one before, but I got it from someone in line who was leaving so I don't know where they got it.

  8. I live in California, found a Gondola Skirt on popback this summer, but lack any pair of shoes to wear with it. I finally decided the Olympia Leather Heels the model wore with it were the perfect match, only to discover they sold out probably last April. The clearance store thought some might be making a final appearance at the September Sample sale. If someone could buy a pair in Seashore Beige, size 8.5, it would be such a happy ending. I would be happy to reimburse + add a token of my appreciation! kriscrew5519 at gmail dot com

  9. Went to the sale today. I got there at about 1pm and got in the door about 2:30. When I left at 4, there was no line. The sale is going on tomorrow and I got an email saying everything will be an extra 20% off..I wish I had waited! There was a wide variety of stuff. I saw a lot of wool winter coats ($70)..also a lot of men's bottoms. Shorts were a steal..$8! Sweaters $15, cashmere $25. I ended up with 4 sweaters, a wool Super 120s blazer, 1 pair of shorts, a scarf, a belt, some toothpick ankle pants, 2 pairs of men's shorts, 2 men's dress shirts, and a tie..for $170. Not too bad!

  10. Hey, I went yesterday and arrived at 4:15 PM, waited in a short line for 15 minutes. Ginabeana26 is right there was a lot of mens stuff and crewcuts in the first section, had to find the womens stuff. Despite going in the afternoon there was still a lot of product to sort through. Lots of white jeans ($10), shorts ($8), and bridesmaid dresses. The sweaters were few and far between at 4 so the early birds got the worm. Nonetheless, I scored a Double Cloth Metro coat, 3 suiting dresses, perfect shirt, and cashmere T for $175.

    The pain was the checkout line which took an hour, especially not fun when you are standing behind 2 resellers talking about their strategies. They had teams of people working for them, who had made several trips in and out of the sale that day and talked about their office that they used to sort all the merchandise to put in their different stores. I was hoping the staff would overhear them and catch them. It was so depressing.

  11. Went to the sale both days. The lines to get in were insane on Saturday- 2-3 hour wait. The line on Sunday was 20 minutes. The catch was after I got into the sale, I either waited in a 45-60 min line to have my merchandise counted OR the same amount of time in line to get to the cashier station. I believe the staff was not in place to handle the crowds. This must have bottlenecked their sales, as about 1/4 of the shoppers at any given time were in some sort of line inside and it decreased the amount of shopping that was being done while people waited outside to get in.

    Merchandise, while heavily on the spring/summer side, was in overall really good condition- fewer with holes or cuts like in the past. Fun finds- some beautiful collection dresses for $20, a men's wool coat for $70, feather belt for $8 and pretty viv flats for $30. The 2nd day everything was 20% off - what fun!

    Overall the staff was pretty friendly. Kind of weird - as I am waiting in the one hour line to have my merchandise counted, men in blue JCrew shirts kept walking around telling the line that if they saw you put your hand into a box on either side of you, then you would be asked to leave because you "couldn't shop while you were in line to be counted." (there was maybe 3 feet inbetween the aisles we were standing in flanked by boxes on either side). I saw several college girls that had the same blue shirt man pointing and fussing at them because their paper thin bag had broke and they got another bag to put the stuff in and they were being scorned for having "more than one bag." Those around us started warning each other about future "JCrew police" sitings. The one bag per person rule in theory is no real issue and I could care less what anybody does with their one bag when they leave the sale. There was so much stuff in that sale they could have opened it for another week and probably still not made a dent in those piles.

    My takeaways- be prepared for long lines, know your JCrew size in advance, have a friend go with you to watch out for the JCrew police if you dare to try something on or put your hand in your bag, plan for plenty of time on the property as the line outside is no indicator of the lines inside, and have fun!

  12. I went to the JCrew sale too. Found lots of great items -- a great silk dress, a pair of ankle boots, a winter coat and a couple of cashmere sweaters. I agree with iheartjcrew that the items were heavy on the spring/summer side but were in good condition compared to prior sales.

    While I waited about 2.5 hours to get in on Saturday afternoon (not unexpected), what I did not expect and got frustrated with was the internal lines to check out -- almost another 2 hour wait from getting in line to be tallied and then paying. INSANE! It's almost as if JCrew doesn't want to take your money. Several people in front of me gave up, dropped their bags, and left the sale empty handed. Also, the tally line wrapped around the merchandise tables and the tables were placed in narrow rows. The result: the tally line blocked people from shopping and people in line were scolded for shopping while waiting, even though they were standing right next to merchandise boxes. Clearly this was not a well-thought out system.

    JCrew also takes it's one bag policy too seriously. Some clerks were very friendly if your bag broke and would help you replace it, but others were less than helpful. I saw one person being told she had too much in her bag and she needed to go and check out even though she clearly wasn't ready to stop looking.

    A glutton for punishment and addicted to a good deal, I went back on Sunday afternoon after I heard about the 20% off discount. It was about a 30 minute wait to get in (no biggie) and there were still good finds. However, the JCrew police were really patrolling and frequently telling people that they could not sort items once they placed items in their bag. This message was softened by the additional message that they could sort items at the tally table (hence the insane wait to get through the tally line). My issue -- while waiting in tally line (about 45 minute wait) -- one of the tally clerks told a woman at the tally table that she could NOT sort at the tally table as the line was too long. REALLY????

    If you get a chance to attend a sale, I would definitely say go for it and block off the entire day -- there are great bargains to be had and most of the staff is very friendly. But you definitely need to take a friend or two with you to (a) keep you company in the lines and (b) help watch out for the JCrew police.


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