Friday, September 21, 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!

107 comments:

  1. Probably so, to check out the sweater sale (25% off all styles).

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    1. Anne: The SA at my store in Vancouver told me it ends at the end of the day Sunday.

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  2. Madewell - 25% off sale items + free shipping on $100 or more with YIPPEE thru Thurs, 9/27.

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    1. Yippee! Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)

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  4. When I went to my UPS center today, the clerk said she is bracing herself for Friday's iPhone release. Drivers can't leave the phones; they must be signed for. So she thinks there will be a line. If you need to pick up it might take longer than usual.

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  5. I have a Madewell code if someone wants it!
    FEPPGZCGD
    Please reply to this message when taken. Thanks!

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  6. I'm hoping more of the Tippi's will be in stock ;-) I haven't had much luck with my size and colors lately.

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  7. I will not go because I am waiting for a shipment where I will have a return (ordered two sizes) and the new collection is arriving to concept store on Monday. I posted a review of Nora ballet flats HERE and snowcap jacket and excursion vest HERE.

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  8. Went to my local B&M yesterday evening & was told the 25% off sweaters promotion ends Tuesday. Lots of great deals in store, especially on accessories. Silk floral and leopard scarves are now $19.99; burgundy/pink dot scarf also reduced to $19.99. Lots of case jewelry reduced and tons of belts. My store does not get many handbags and no shoes, so I can't comment on that.

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    1. Sweater promos are great, especially if you are planning to buy the Tippis. I thought the sweater % off only applies to cashmere..silly me.

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  9. I might, just to peruse. Not really in the market for anything but that hasn't stopped me before!

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    1. Ok, I stopped in. Tried the new paisley jules just to see what size I'd need when it inevitably makes it to super sale. Can I just say, THANK YOU to whomever at J.Crew is responsible for adding a back zip to this dress? I tried on the silk navy/red/white striped one, and I couldn't understand why it was marked down to $49.99, until I tried to get it off. I nearly had a panic attack. The moron who decided that a non-stretch shift dress should be created without a zipper should be fired.

      The paisley jules is pretty but it didn't wow me in person. Some said it ran small but I disagree. A 6 was good but I would try a 4 also if I ever get the time. A 6 is my normal size and what I'd need in all the other Jules' I've tried on. I think it just needs accessories... plain, the print was overwhelming.

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  10. Has anyone seen any of the silk square scarves in the sale section at their b&m lately? They are the big ones, not the little squares.

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    1. I was just at the Garden State Plaza (NJ) store and I saw a display with the large square scarves. I did not see the price...

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  11. Nah, nothing for me. I'm still kicking myself bc I dropped the filigree embroidered beach dress the other day - could have had it for $41, arrgghh. So this morning I picked up an Essie polish, the Retro Jade Tippi and the Java tunic dress online. The sweater and dress did not show up as FS which is good, bc I'm not sure I will keep them. Then again, if I don't there goes $8.95 in shipping down the terlet.

    Happy Friday everyone!

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  12. Stopped by the Galleria location last night. 25% off all sweaters, including the Tippis that were already $29.99 on sale, and then I used my student discount! Can't beat that, I got 3 tippis and another sale shirt for under $100. Lots of colored denim and Blythes on sale as well, not many dresses. Several colored Tillary purses, didn't see the prices.

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    1. Erin, which colored denim and blythe shirts were on sale?

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    2. I bought one of the sale Tippis from the website, now I'm wondering if I should plan on returning if they are that much cheaper in store. I have to return a few other things from the LOVEIT sale... hmm...

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    3. At my B&M (45th & Madison in NYC), all of the solid Tippis were marked $44.99 plus an additional 25% off. The one I bought rang up higher at the register ($59 and change) but they honored the ticketed price. The Heart Me Tippis were $29.99 before discount.

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    4. Toothpick ankle denim in Golden Sunflower was on sale for $49.99 at my B&M.

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    5. krb, what is your B&M? Does anyone know which color blythe shirts are on sale?

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    6. I saw neon kiwi and retro jade marked down yesterday (I think retro jade was a new markdown but I forgot to check the price)

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    7. At my B&M (Old Orchard in Chicago 'burbs) they only had acid green Blythes marked down. (Sorry, I am a newbie and don't know the official color name.)

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  13. Erin, you found Tippis marked to $29.99? Would you please post the color names? I am curious!

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    1. The heart me and the stripe Tippis were $29.99. Solid colors were more.

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  14. Hi Ladies,

    I'm new here, so I apologize if this question is in the wrong place. Has anyone handwashed a Tippi sweater? How did it work out? TIA for any tips!

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    1. I wash my Tippi's on the "hand wash" cycle on my front loader and then lay them flat to dry. Once dry, I press them with a low heat on my iron and they look perfect.

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    2. Thanks, Liz! I was concerned about shrinking. Do you use a special detergent?

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    3. I don't have a front loader, but wash mine on delicate in a mesh laundry bag in cold water with woolite, and lay them flat to dry. This has worked well for me.

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  15. Just went to my B&M to return 2 items I'd repurchased at a lower price and, though there were no signs, I discovered at the register that all sale items were an additional 25% off! I had picked up from the sale rack a Heart Me Tippi marked $29.99 (came to $22.49) and a regular Tippi in the pool color for $44.99 ($33.74 after discount). What good deals! The pool Tippi was in my shopping cart for the longest time but I really wanted to see the color in person, and now I'm glad I waited!

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    1. Just realized the 25% off was likely because I bought sweaters, not because there was an additional % off sale. Regardless I'm happy - just didn't want to falsely advertise ;)

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  16. Is the sweater promo only in store? Online ther are only 3 colors on sale....TIA

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    1. Nicole - The sweater promo is 25% off all sweaters in-store. Regular price & sale. The promo either ends Sunday or Tuesday, based on what JCAs have posted. The Tippis that I've seen on sale in-store are celestial blue, classic pink, kelly green & turquoise pool. They're marked $44.99. Some may have been marked $49.99. As Dara stated, some are still ringing up at higher prices so be sure to watch the little display pad on your side of the register.

      The LOVEIT for 30% off all prices in red ends today, Friday.

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    2. $53.99 in the Vancouver store minus 25%.

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    3. I saw the crushed grape Tippis for $44.99, too.

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  17. Great sale sections in both stores I went to. The Pentagon City store has the heart Tippi in peacock XS and XXS for just $29.99, plus an additional 25% off with the sweater promo.

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  18. Oak Brook has a well-stocked sale section. Quite a few Tippis marked 29.99-44.99 minus the 25%. Lots of XSs if you are tiny.

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  19. I saw a number of the zebra silk striped blouses marked down to $29.99--only very small sizes left, though. No. 2 snakeskin pencil skirts (small sizes, then a lone size 10) for $69.99. I saw a lone white bubble necklace so if you're looking for one, let me know your email address here and I'll give you the location--sorry, I was just there and don't want my local store inundated with dozens of calls. I saw a notice that stated jewelry out of the case was an additional 25% off (and the white bubble necklace was hanging at the register so I think you can get it for $75).

    There was a tripe string pearl necklace with an orange crystal adornment (don't remember name), giraffe necklaces, and a blue/purple sparkle necklace also on sale (I don't think it's the cupcake one).

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    1. Oh, that's killing me about the zebra top! I thought I got a good price on it when I got it for $69.99 + 30 off! And I haven't even worn it yet. It's the only thing I've bought in quite a while. Guess this tells me to just hold out longer before I dive in.

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    2. Jruby18 - I feel the same about the row of retro jade wool capris still available and now $49.99. Could've had them for $35 and I paid $60. I should've realized the color was languishing on the rack.

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  20. Popped in during lunch today. While I'm not crazy about how J. Crew is bedazzling everything, I rather like the Sparkle Row Cami. Also really like the Blackwatch Topper. Maybe on sale.

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  21. Corte Madera has the retro jade capri for $49.99 in many sizes.

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  22. OT: has anyone else seen the behind the scenes photos from fashion week on J.Crew's facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151216464547090.514747.115057772089&type=1

    Interesting. Pinning the clothes on one model, and one of them looks emaciated (the one sitting in the chair having her hair trimmed). Lots of fun pictures too.

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  23. hi all, if anyone has a Madewell $25 off code from their September Birchbox they are not planning to use, I would love to use it if you want to share. please email me at alana_o at yahoo dot com
    thanks!

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  24. I might stop by to see if their tortoise hair clips are on sale. Do they ever go on sale?

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    1. LdyEdgware - The tortoise accessories were get 25% off 2 or more, but that was about a week ago. I just call the stores a lot of the time if I'm looking for something specific.

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    2. Oh shoot! Thanks. Maybe I will just call first.

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    3. There was still a sign for 25% off 2+ at my B&M today.

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  25. Sorry to be a little OT, but I had some cute things picked out for my daughter and 2 t-shirts for me. 4 of the 6 items were marked FREE SHIPPING, so why when I applied the LOVEIT promo & I'm checking out are they charging me $8.95. They're going to make me pay shipping when 2/3 of my order is supposed to be FS? Sorry not going to do it. I'm irked.

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    1. Jruby18 - Consider Old Navy if you shop there. Use ONCARD20 for 20% off if you have a Gap family card, thru Wed 9/26. Free shipping on $50 or more.

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    2. Thx Gigi - Good idea - I have Gap silver, so I get FS on everything. Why doesn't JC do that?

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    3. The free shipping only applies to the Crewcuts orders. As soon as you add a J. Crew item, the shipping fee is applied. It's a pain but nothing you can do about it.

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    4. Well, then, it's really not FS unless you only buy kids stuff. Blah.

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  26. I am only going to return many items that I got a couple of weeks ago (through sale promo from VPS). There is nothing on this sale that caught my eyes. I am, however, looking forward to more shoe sales such as Etta (non neon color) or Everly (also non neon color). I love the shoes this season as they are well wade and gorgeous. After a quick scan, it looks like all my sizes are still available on full price shoes. Hopefully, they will be there when sale hits (end of October may be?).

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  27. I walked through quickly yesterday because I was walking by anyway and nothing caught my interest. The store looks pretty but there was nothing I wanted. I probably won't go back until the next big rollout (anyone know when that will be?).

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  28. I went to the 5th Avenue store yesterday. They had a few silk zebra tops and a few navy tweed jackets (big sizes) if you are looking for one (it was marked down to $49.99). Great selection of scarves for $19.99. Speaking of scarves, they had a honeycomb silk chiffon one (like the Collection blpuse), which is just gorgeous. It is pricey ($72) but I had to have it and there were only few left on the floor. If anyone is interested I can provide the style number (it doesn't come up on the website, I am not sure if it is sold out or store only).

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    1. Ema, did you see any colored denim on sale?

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    2. Definitively saw some colored toothpick (with zippers) in tge sale section but didn't look too close. I think the red and the coral, maybe the mustard but not 100% sure...

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    3. AD MD - The toothpick ankle jeans I saw were $69.99 in dark poppy, desert sunset, golden sunflower & neon persimmon.

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  29. Do you recall which scarves were on sale? I noticed that my store had many sale items mixed in with FP, and a number of tags were not marked. Thanks!

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    1. I saw oblong floral silk, polka-dot wool and solid wool (teal, lime green, maybe others but I forget) marked down to $19.99. There may have been more, but those I checked tags.

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  30. Ema, please can you give ne the style number? The only honeycomb silk blouse I know of is collection and priced at 248 or smth, NOT 72! I'd like to know what is going on with the price!

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    1. I think Ema is referring to a honeycomb-print scarf, not the blouse.

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    2. Yes, I meant the scarf, sorry for the confusion. It is a very long scarf so kind of worth the price.

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    3. Ah, yes, the scarf is beautiful and more affordable! Thanks for the clarification - my heart stopped for a while thinking I had grossly overpaid for the blouse!

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  31. I have a $25 off $75+ purchase for Madewell that I'm not using, expires Sunday.

    EXMYZRTJ7

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  32. Has anyone seen the Camel Turtleneck in store? My size sold out on line before I could purchase during the on line sale...now I see it has popped back.

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    1. LizT - I haven't seen any camel turtlenecks in-store, merino or tissue.

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    2. Thanks I guess I should just purchase online. Although I hate purchasing after I could have received 30% off!!

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  33. hi ladies,
    it looks like someone used the madewell code that mamakoh shared. my wallet and i would be extremely grateful if anyone could pass along a code. thank you! cindyshopsny (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. I picked up a Tippi in turquoise pool marked at $44.99 today at the Philadelphia Center City JC (they also had purple grape marked $49.99, kelly green, and a mid-toned blue color). Unfortunately the SA wouldn't apply the sweater promo to sale sweaters, but I did get my student discount and I wasn't in a mood to argue.

    Tippi sizing is all over the place, though. I tried on 3 XS's in 2 colors and all three fit differently.

    On the bright side, sale items in-store are no longer final sale!

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  35. OT: J. Crew cash back is up to 9% at ShopAtHome.com - today only.

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  36. Hey Ladies, OT: On JCrew's site, the side bar on the left that says SHOP BY CATEGORY, each category such as Sweater, Knits & Tees or Dresses-shows a model wearing something new that I have never seen before or was not part of the launch from a few weeks ago.

    Pretty cute stuff like: Swiss Dot Blouse in green, a Sequin Black with white polka dot tee, a pretty zip up Coat in green, and on the Pants category features a model wearing an animal sweater! This time instead of a chicken, it's a Bulldog. :-). Under the Shoes category, shows model Jacqueline wearing Martina wedges in a suede mint...

    The new stuff looks promising since its been bland the past few launches. Maybe the JC is saving some of the good stuff for November, in time for the holidays.

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    1. Some really nice things. Thanks for sharing. I love the green dot blouse.

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    2. Good eye! Loving what I see...want that dress!

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    3. Oh wow, now I'm excited to see what else fall brings. Good catch, thanks for sharing!

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    4. It's kind of confusing because they haven't updated the written descriptions to match the new photos. Very interested in that new colour of the schoolboy blazer.

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    5. That looks like a Hacking jacket to me. It looks longer than a schoolboy but like you, I'm intrigued. I wish they would come out with a dark yellow/mustard version too.

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  37. Went to the store in SYR today, some great deals! Although itchy, the peter pan sweater rang up to 24.99 at the register - 21 and change with law student discount! Can take the savings to buy an undershirt! It is a steal!

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    1. Interesting... it was $49.99 on Friday. It was adorable in a very Alexa Chung way, but I couldn't get past the itchiness. I usually don't mind wool against my skin. The peter pan sweater was like wearing a Brillo brush!

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  38. Is the navy tweed jacket $49.99 or $69.99 in store? TIA!

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  39. Went to my B&M today and tried a few things on:
    - Nicki top in Orange: this was just fine, size 0 fit the way it normally does but did not bite because it wasn't all that exciting for me (JC always comes out with poly lined silk sleeveless tops with frills around the neckline). 34.99
    - Sandblast (?) silk top: tried the Navy in 00 and 2, not my size but seems like it would be shapeless in my normal 0. SO said I looked like an art student, as in, it looked like a paint smock. 34.99 or 39.99
    - Snow cat boy shirt: nice fit, really soft, but the print was too busy for me. 29.99
    - Jules dress in Silk Twill: terrible. Maybe this dress would be more suited for someone more well-endowed, but there were weird bugles in the chest area, as in, I didn't quite fill it out? I really wanted to like this, so it was quite a disappointment to me. 49.99
    - Sweater with peter pan collar: Tried on the navy and this was the worst sweater I'd ever tried on at JC! It was scratchy and the puffy shoulders just accentuated the extra winter insulation (read: fat) on my upper arms and shoulders. It was so so aweful I didn't even come out of the dressing room to show my SO.

    Needless to say, nothing was bought, booo! I really wanted to take something home but was not impressed by the current selection.

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  40. I went to theVancouver store last night. On sale, I purchased the snake skin pencil skirt and the navy tweed jacket (which was a total surprise to me as I thought it woud be boxy but it turned out to be very flattering). I purchased the navy pea coat at full price as well but after asking whether they would honour the 20% off promo and much discussion with the manager, they finally agreed to let me use it in-store. That was a nice surprise!

    Then, after I had made that purchase, I asked about the price discrepancies between online and in-store pricing. I was told that the on-line division is a different company/business and if an item is selling well in-store they will not reduce the price but if it is not selling well online they will reduce the price. I pointed out that if there is a substantial price difference, most savy jcrew shoppers will have no qualms about ordering the item on-line to save money. Then they advised that they are prepared to match on-line sale pricing but can't apply the extra promotional pricing such as the extra 30% of Final Sale pricing. The upshot of this discussion is that I pointed out that the cashmere bateau neck sweater in stripe was significantly reduced in price on line to $176 (CDN) but was $268 (CDN) in store and that if they could match the online price and give me the 25% offered for the in-store sweater promotion, I would happily purchase the sweater in store rather than going home and ordering it online. They agreed to match the online price and give me the 25% off, so in the end I purchased the sweater for $132 (CDN). Tat made me a very happy Jcrew customer!

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    1. Wow, I take my hat off to you for convincing the sales associates to give you the discount! Good for you for scoring the cashmere sweater at that price. I have tried that in the past at the Toronto Yorkdale store, and have never had any luck.

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    2. Hi... I have found the SA's at the Vancouver store to be very accomadating. I have met Eleni a VPS there and she has said she would honour U.S prices for me because I can ordered online and ship to a U.S address. I think J Crew has realized that with the opening of stores in Canada that we are not stupid... Now a dream come true would be if we could return online items to the Canadian store (BM) Carolyn from Vancouver

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    3. Hi Carolyn. I agree that the Vancouver SA's are very accommodating. I am pretty impressed so far. I agree that it would be great to return online items at the store. We can dream!

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  41. OT question, has anyone signed up for Factory First? I'm curious about the Birthday offer they mention but I can't see where to sign up. There's a little blurb near the top of the Factory pages with the following:

    JOIN FACTORY FIRST TO SCORE SPECIAL PERKS WHEN OUR NEW SITE LAUNCHES ON 10/11. *details

    *Full benefits subject to creation of J.Crew Factory account. Free shipping valid on Internet orders placed through a registered account and shipped via regular shipping (3-6 business days). Birthday offer subject to account creation in advance of the first day of the month in which the birthday occurs. Terms of Factory First program subject to change without notice. Please note: these benefits won't start until our new site launches on October 11th.


    They mention a new Factory site, perhaps it will be a totally separate entity from jcrew.com I'm leery of what the website changes will bring given J.Crew's lackluster history of technological "improvements", as anyone around for the great website upgrade of 2008 will recall.

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  42. Hi xoxo - the birthday discount is 20%. Click on that black "A New J.Crew Factory is coming..." box on the upper right side and it will take you to a page to enter your email.

    Although, if this is anything like 2008 I think the Factory site will just implode on 10/11. Wishful thinking - maybe they'll use this smaller Factory site to test a wishlist function or customer reviews?

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    1. Thank you silver_lining, I am just oblivious sometimes. I''m also afraid that the site may implode on launch. It would be so nice if they allowed reviews. I'm trying some of the cotton sweaters and I would definitely take the time to do reviews if they had them.

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  43. OT, but I just noticed that the cover photos for each women's clothing section -- Dresses, Pants, etc. -- appear to preview some upcoming new arrivals. Some cute (and interesting, as always) stuff!

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    1. Yes someone else noted that too. I love the blazer that is showing up for the blazer category.

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  44. In the category of Completely Random, went to my B&M which never seems to be up to date on sale pricing etc and bought a Colorblock Edie Grand for $89.99.... I thought it had been mismarked with the tagging machine but it rang up that way too.... I was confused but at that price, it is a great bag for particular outfits....

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  45. FYI, I updated the In-Store Price Guide w/more pricing info and some pics of the scarves that are $19.99.

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  46. Just got home from Target and they have some nice looking Merona skinny leg cords in a pine green and Vibrant flame-ish red.

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  47. If anyone has a Madewell code that they are not using, could you please send it to me at crazyaboutjcrew@gmail.com? TIA!

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    1. Ema, I have a $25 coupon code that's good on purchases of $75 that I got in my most recent Birchbox. Do you want it?

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  48. Has anyone seen a navy tweed jacket #96539 in size 00? I would be very grateful if you can let me know what store or have it held for me. Thank you! :)

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  49. If anyone has any code from Madewell that won't be use, I'd be happy to have it! Thnx, villasba@rcn.com :)

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