Friday, September 7, 2012

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this 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 stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SUMMER sale, or to see some new FALL 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 is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!

100 comments:

  1. A reminder that fp cashmere for women & men is on secret sale -- in-store -- thru this Mon, 9/7.

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    1. What?! I'm a card member and have no idea what secret sale is. Is the sale price displayed? How much is the discount?

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    2. hannah L - A secret sale is in the b&ms. There is no signage. I don't know who the SAs deem worthy of telling. I didn't hear it mentioned to anyone while I was in the store, maybe they were whispering it to customers. My VPS told me while I was there and another one that I work with in another store sent an email to me the other day. Many of us think these are silly. They're banking on their SAs getting the word out and I don't think the bulk of them carry out the message. Just put a sign up.

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    3. How much is the discount? Is it a percentage?

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  2. OT, but does anyone know if J. Crew is likely to do a promo on their boots? I don't remember from previous years. I know they have free shipping right now but I'd need a % off to make the Harper's fit the budget.

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  3. Not likely (that's a first!) since I was there last night. The cashmere sale is on in Vancouver as well.

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  4. The double buckle, wide leather belt is still fp only online, $29.99 in-store. There's also a hunter green color, retail only. This and other updates to the in-store price notes in this post.

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  5. Does anyone know if the extra 30% is going on in store too? Wanted to know before I planned my day.

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    1. Both stores I visited this week no longer running extra 30% off sale. However, I asked at the register and the manager said he'd honor the online discount. Very pleased with the customer service I received yesterday evening at my local B&M.

      Tippi fans: the celestial blue and kelly green pullover Tippis are reduced to $49.99 in store. The kelly green is actually less online ($39.99). Snake Tippi is $59.99.

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    2. Thanks! I always like to know what I'm walking into!

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  6. I was in the Georgetown D.C. store and they were not doing the extra 30%. However, I asked and they were able to apply it to my purchase (although it made my purchase final sale). I got a No. 2 pencil skirt for $48.99 and the floral brocade skirt for $59.99.

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  7. I called my store and asked if they had the tippi in my daughter's size, turquoise pool. It is on 'promo' online for 59.50. They had it and said they would match the online price, but they would not add the 30% since it didn't end in .99. OK, so I ordered it online, got the 30% off, my VPS credited my shipping, and I used shopathome.com for 6% off. And I didn't have to leave home, lol. The SA associate (must be new, and none of my fav SA's were working) seemed pretty peeved after she searched for it, then checked the sale section in the store to make sure it wasn't reduced there, and I said forget it when she said no to the 30%. Sorry!

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  8. Also wrote this in another post but the web site is messed up right now. Everything looks like it is out of stock??????Figures it would empty my cart when I am getting ready to place an order. Maybe it's a sign.....,

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    1. Shopping Celle - I'm not buying anything, but I had to get my morning click-on and am running into the same trouble.

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  9. This is OT, but I need some advice. I ordered the Edie Attache in two tone because I saw it on promo plus the 30%. Unfortunately I thought both the Tan and Merlot were on promo but now it seems only the Tan. My question, do you think the Tan is too light in color to use during the winter months? To be honest that color works much better with colors of my winter coats. Thanks so much for your help ladies, truly appreciate it!!!

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    1. I like tan as a contrast color in the winter months (since I usually wear almost all black, it stands out against my long black peacoat and trench, black pants). That's just my opinion though - HTH!

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    2. I love a tan wool skirt with a navy or black blazer and thin cashmere pullover in navy or black as a top.

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    3. I like wearing lighter or brighter colours in the winter. There is enough drab out there!

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    4. Thank you!!! I ordered the tan!!!

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  10. I stopped by my local Crewlet yesterday...they had just put out their latest fall rollout...basically a rehash of Fall '11 retail. Most of last year's colors in the wool pencil skirts, skirts were 30% off. Nice selection of schoolboy jackets (addition of a nice royal purple color but the special was only $10 off so didn't bite this go around), Talitha blouses (solids and royal paisley), lots of garment dyed denim and factory tippis. Denim was 20 or 30% off (can't remember). The vintage cotton stripe shoulder-zip tee was back in factory version...all colors.

    They had a factory version of the Winnie dress which looked nice but I didn't try on because I have the retail version (I see the factory website has it listed as the 'knit cap sleeve dress'). Jackie sweaters 20% off, jewelry 20% off.

    That all being said...picked up two wool pencils in the vibrant flame and jazzy purple, so was pleased with that and had the 20% off coupon if you spend $125 so they were $50 each. Also bought the scatter dot Jackie. I should be done for a while...or so I say :)

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  11. I don't think so. I'm enjoying NOT shopping for awhile. I'm not looking at the website or visiting the store. Not surprisingly I'm alot calmer. All the sales and price fluctuations on a daily basis make me nuts. I'm trying to shop only if and when I need something. It just makes my life easier.

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    1. good idea...think I am going with your thoughts as well

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    2. straycat, I hope you'll still hang out here, though! (although it can be tough with all the JCAenabling, ha)

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    3. I'm w/you Straycat. There's nothing I'm wanting from these recent rollouts, and it feels good to take a break from it all. Good luck to the rest of you, though!

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  12. I may visit our factory store, only because my son magically grew out of his jeans :P..I got an email saying there are new arrivals there and I think if I use my card this wknd, there's double points still…otherwise, I'm happy with my recent purchases, so I think I'll pass :)

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  13. Can someone explain how to purchase a secret sale item? If I want to order something from the website do I just contact customer service?

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    1. Alison - The secret sales are in the b&m only. Personally, I've never tried to order a secret sale item thru online customer service. I would be surprised if they honor it via a phone call from you.

      If you're in-store and they don't have your size in an item, the sa can order it for you thru the red phone and request the in-store promo to be applied. The current 'secret sale' is on full price cashmere for men & women thru this Mon. HTH

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  14. Madewell sizing help needed! I bought a pair of the rail straight skinnies in white in a 26 which is my snug size in JCrew skinnies. They are so small! I love the pants but I can't even button them. I'd like to reorder but am not sure which size... 27? 28?? reading reviews here it sounds like they stretch out but i can't bring the zipper together!

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    1. I tried the rail straight skinnies from Madewell and I have had to size up one size.

      Since the Madewell jeans are "Risk-Free Jeans: Free shipping and returns on all jeans, all the time," why not order a couple to see which ones fit you best? Even the ones ending in '.99' are not final sale, so they can be returned. HTH

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    2. when I tried rail straight, 27 was giving me a major muffin top but 28 was sagging and too big overall, so I would say go with 27, it seemed to be a huge difference between sizes. I wear 27/4 in J.Crew and 27/28 in designer denim.

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    3. I tried these recently and my regular size was too small. I will need at least one size up, maybe two, if I decide to try them again.

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  15. Does anyone know if the student discount can be applied to the secret sale cashmere?

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    1. My VPS told me about an hour ago that the student/educator discount is allowed on secret sale cashmere :)

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    2. Thanks! I hoped it would be since it doesn't involve any sort of code or extra % off. Now I just have to hope that the policy is the same at my store.

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  16. I was able to score the black and white bubbles for $99 with the 30% promo and my SD!

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    1. Can you let us know what store had the black for $99? Thanks! :)

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    2. I chatted with an online specialist and she told me the last listed price for the black and white bubbles were $99. I did a we will find it for it.

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  17. Has anyone visited their B&M and saw IRL the Cafe Capri in Jade Jacquard? I am planning to purchase it, but with my limited $ and being a full time student, I can only afford to buy one item at a time - between the Jacquard Capri or the Etta Cap Toe Patent Pump.

    Which do you think will sell quickly? I'm thinking with the Capri, it is offered in regular, petite and tall sizes (i can take both a 2 or a P2), so it might not sell out that fast, unlike the pumps, my size of 5 1/2 tendency to sell out. Feedback?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hey JSR! I bought and RETURNED the Cafe Capri Jade Jacquard already...no bueno.What was appealing to me online was the fantastic metallic sheen, and they just looked so unique...in person, they are dull and have zero stretch. I wear a 0 comfortably in all J Crew bottoms and these were pinchy and tight, in the core, and I could tell I would be swimming in a 2 in the legs. Just not the quality I expected. To be honest, they had a very MATURE feel to them...like a fabulous grandma might wear them, IMO. Hard to explain. I also bought the etta cap toes and LOVE them. They are so comfortable, beautiful, and I've gotten tons of compliments!

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    2. Thanks for the feedback, Heather!
      I was kind of bummed that I didn't buy the one from last fall's cheetah jacquard, the dark red-ish color or the colorful jacquard capri that sold out (worn with viv pumps from the catalog last Oct/Now 2011)..sometimes I am slow when it comes to liking items from current seasons, that by the time I take action, its sold out.

      Anyway, that's funny that you said fabulous grandma..lol. It just looked amazing when I first saw it online during NY Fashion back in February. So when J.Crew released it last week, I was relieved to see that at $198 it was affordable for it being a collection piece. I was planning of dressing it down with the JC's western chambray shirt, not to make it look too fancy-ish.

      Your review solidifies my decision. I think I might veer into buying the Etta patent pumps first. I saw and tried it on at the store, I know its a ridic, shocking highlighter marker color but its one of those shoes that is unique and a must have. I love how Jenna wore it at the CFDA awards with a navy jacket and stripe pants.

      (praying) If JC does a full price % off promo, I might take a gamble on the pants to see for myself.

      Who knows maybe there are more fabulous items to come this October's roll-out.

      Thanks again, Heather! :)

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    3. No problem! I too saw them during their Fashion Week debut and was struck by them....but after seeing them in person, I think the excellent lighting at the show was what brought out what is in reality very sparse metallic threading on the pants. I was shocked that they came in at $198 too, but I have a feeling they'll be on sale in October...that is what my VPS said as well. Good luck!

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  18. No b&m visit for me, although I might hit the crewlet.
    I got sucked into the 30off promo. Ordered the pepper tweed jacket, I've had my eye on it for awhile and since it was not FS and the price was down to $145 I decided to give it a shot. Also picked up a dodocase (also not FS) and the terra cotta purple printed scarf, which was FS but I loved my snake print scarf so much I decided I needed another.

    Happy shopping everyone!

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  19. I just went yesterday and there was nothing that tempted me so I don't think so. But I posted recap of my visit and a review of double-cloth slim trench HERE. The coat is beautiful.

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  20. The rail straights are weird! I agree to size up just one size. Used to fit into my 28s, but they are so small now, so I got a 30, but really, a 29 would be perfect.

    I am not going to JC this weekend. At least, I am not planning to!

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  21. If anyone finds a black bubble necklace at a B & M will you please post the location. Many thanks.

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  22. If you see a black bubbe necklace at your B&M will you please post the location. Many thanks.

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  23. Just a heads up- the ponte a-line dress is in stock at the Seattle Downtown location in sizes 00,0,6 and 12. I bought the 6, normally I am a JC 8 and the 6 fit great. Was thrilled to find it after seeing it sell out online!

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  24. I popped in to check out a few things. I just posted pics on my blog here of:
    - Tippi in Swiss Dot
    - Cashmere Bateau in stripe (caramel/ivory)
    - Wild Side Bangle
    - Workwear Dress (sale item)

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  25. I made a couple of on-line and in-store purchases today- Tippi cardigan and stripe sweater, marquis bracelet, and the invitation clutch in dot. I reviewed them here:
    http://mamathreads.blogspot.com/

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  26. Can anyone comment on the Lilabeth dress? I could use a somewhat conservative cocktail/occasion dress but am worried about the dreaded final sale.

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  27. Thank you ladies. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking to size up 2 sizes on the rail straights. The pair I have I bought off ebay for an amazing price so I'll have to sell, but I may buy both sizes from MW to see which fits. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  28. Popped in the B&m today. No extra % off signs. . I asked the sp if they were doing the extra 30% off and they said no. (and said I hate when they do that online and not instore with a laugh). Arrg!!! So I walked out only with the rugby striped boatneck in Cabernet for $19.99. Other than that prices are cheaper online.

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  29. I've updated the irl pic guide with links to irl pics & reviews.

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  30. I tried a WWFIFY on the black bubble necklace and the chat rep told me it's still listed as full price. I contacted my local store and they said only the white is marked down, not the black.

    Hope this helps rather than confuses.

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    1. Cate O, I chatted with an online specialist thursday who told me the last listed online price was $99. They also said the catalog is getting more black bubbles in October that are full price. My items have already shipped with this price, so I am sure of it. Maybe the "new" black bubble is $150.

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    2. My PS also told me the black is still full price in stores and last online price. I would check your receipt when you get it and be sure the store shipping it to you charged you the correct amount.

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    3. Odd--I had an online specialist check my order and I received the discounted price for both the black and the white. I'm sorry about any confusion.

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  31. I had to place an online order today for the Viv Calf-Hair Flats because there were very few left in my size. The lovely Slastena wore a similar pair of the Perfect Flats in a blog post a few years ago and I have lusted after them ever since. They look gorgeous, can't wait to get them.

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  32. silver_lining.....No worries. My shopping bans usually don't last THAT long! LOL! We're having our nice hot weather (FINALLY) here in Portland and I'm just not thinking fall quite yet. Lots of dreary days in future to shop and shop and shop. Hee!

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  33. Scarves are $10 off in the b&ms. So if you want that hen scarf...

    "Select scarves" are $10 off at Madewell b&ms.

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  34. Hi ladies! Looks like I got another cardholder 25% off code sent to a second email address of mine. It doesn't look like it's the same code I already used so if someone wants to try it, shoot me an email. jselnick(at)gmail(dot)com
    The code is at the top of an email advertising a necklace and labeled "a deco darling" in case you guys also get the email but think it's junk.

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  35. Hi JCAs...are any of you familiar with the fit of the Ryder boot? I am interested in the shorter leather version. I wear a 7.5 in Monas and a 7 in their flats. I remember last year I ordered a pair of Booker boots on sale and I think they were too big at a 7.5, so I sent them back. Also, can anyone speak to the quality, irl look, etc? I appreciate any of your tips! Thanks!

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    1. I thought the size 8 fit me right in the Ryder, and I normally buy an 8 in boots. I like my boots roomy, though, so otherwise I guess I could have bought a 7.5. I have wide feet.

      The Booker boots are a different leather than the Ryder boots. Booker are a smooth and thinner leather. Ryder are thicker, more rugged with almost (but not quite) a pebbled finish. The Bookers seem like you'd have to be careful with them; not so much with the Ryders.

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  36. Also, if anyone has an extra/unused code, I know a million others have asked already, but I'll be happy to take it. I'm growing impatient waiting for a fp promo.

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    1. Meggers, just sent you an email to your gmail account.

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    2. Thank you soooo much! That was very nice of you! :)

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  37. OT-jca's
    I had ordered shoes that were free shipping and threw in a few other items (30% sale) I was charged for shipping. I e-mailed back and was told since I ordered two more items the free shipping did not apply. I e-mailed back that I had known of customers ordering swim suits on free shipping promo and getting total order "free shipping" Am I correct ? they agreed to refund my shipping this time but did state...free shipping is only on the item that it is on....example shoes and bags right now. So if you add items there is no free shipping....ughhh

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    1. I'm pretty sure I've gotten free shipping for the whole order when I added a swimsuit to the order.

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    2. I definitely got free shipping on the swimwear with other items. How ridiculous to have to pay shipping if you are ordering more than a bag or shoes!! It's like they don't really want to sell their merch, utterly baffling and a terrible way to treat customers.

      Perhaps you just caught an ill-informed CS rep

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    3. We had e-mails going back and forth regarding this issue. They assured me that you DO NOT GET FREE SHIPPING on the order if you order any items that are not on the free ship promo.
      So this brings me to the promo on now...anyone getting free shipping on the total order ??? thanks

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  38. If anyone has a Madewell coupon that they don't plan on using pls LMK!

    marisal_99 @ yahoo.com

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  39. I received my Silk Crepe Tee yesterday, along with two more of those 20% off coupons.

    I'm going to give away the "For a friend" code--it's 20% off a purchase of $150 or more at jcrew.com, valid through October 31st. Please leave a comment with your email address and I'll send it to the first person who responds :).

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  40. In to do some returns today. October style guide was out. On location in Tokyo. SA told me they're putting out new merchandise on Monday.

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  41. Hi everyone! I just got the same email Miss JR received with a 25% off cardholder promo code and a picture of the "deco darling" necklace. I already have a code from the first wave of cardholder emails sent out, so I'm not going to use this one. I'm happy to share it with anyone looking for a code. This email did say that it's a one-time-use code and had to be used with the j.crew card.

    Also, OT: I received a card for 20% off one full-priced item at Kate Spade inside my KS catalog. Not sure if it's a general code, or one-time-use. Code is GODOTTY and is good through 10/3.

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    1. would you mine if I used it? mimi.zone@hotmail.com

      I would LOVVVEEEEE it!!!!!

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  42. I also received the "deco darling" email with the code but the code is the same code as the code that I was sent with the original email about the 25% off...both were sent to the same e-mail address. Is everyone else getting a new code?

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    1. The code I got with the "deco darling" email was different from the first code they sent me, but I did get them at two different email addresses, so maybe that's why they're not the same...

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    2. I got two emails as well, one to the same address as the original email and it had the same code. The email that came to my secondary email has a different code.

      I will only use one of the codes, so i am happy to share with the first person to reply below!

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    3. Hi would love a code! Trestippy@gmail.com

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  43. Check out marissa webb's spring line at fab sugar!

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  44. I'll trade my JCrew code for any Madewell codes lying around...

    marisal_99 @ yahoo.com

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  46. I didn't receive the first 25% off promotion even though I'm a cardholder, and today's "deco darling" email to me says:

    "Enjoy 25% off and free shipping on any order of your choice between now and September 11th. Use one-time code            with your J. Crew Card. Online only."

    There is a literally a blank space where the code should be!

    Adding insult to injury!

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  47. If anyone has a extra 25% off full price, i would love it.
    melnjake2000 at yahoo

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  48. I got the "deco darling" email but no free offers of any kind were in it.... no free shipping or % off. just a necklace advert...

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  49. I also received the deco darling email with another code, at a different email address of mine. I'd be happy to send it to the first person that emails me. LilPeanutMC@gmail.com

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  50. The Copywriter From Space must have written the "Deco Darling" message . . . . not sure how Bakelite could have been "loved by early 19th century jewelers for its beauty and durability," because it wasn't invented until 1907!

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  51. October catalogs were available in my store--didn't see much that excited me. I think many will be disappointed by the fabric content of a majority of new items. A lot of synthetics at high prices.

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  52. I have an extra 25% off code, too. They sent me three, to three diff. e-mails, in the deco e-mail. Originally I only received one. Weird. Anyway, if someone wants one, reply with your e-mail and I will send it to the first person :)

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    1. Crap, nevermind! I just realized two of the codes they sent are the same. Sorry.

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    2. I'd love to use your code! bichonluvrscloset at gmail dot com
      Thanks!

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