If you are wondering why I don't have pictures, it is because the manager in my store asked me not to take them. She said she was asked by corporate J.Crew to tell me. She said clothes are property of J.Crew until I buy them. OK then, it is definitely not like those pictures are flattering. I am not easily intimidated but I also don;t want to fight with them. So I am sorry if you are disappointed, but no more fitting room pictures. I am disappointed too. Not necessarily because of the pictures but in the way they handled it. It would be more classy to send me email through my blog. Oh well...I am surprised that J.Crew Corporate would go out of their way to ask shoppers to not take pictures of themselves in fitting rooms. Seems like Corporate would have bigger things to worry about (like quality control, making sure new arrivals are on shelves, finding new ways to apply sequins, etc.)
Just my two cents here, but I found the fitting room reviews from bloggers to be very helpful. I know bloggers cannot purchase every piece of clothing they would like, so fitting room reviews seemed like a great way to review the merchandise without blowing up the credit card. It definitely let me see how a piece of clothing (or accessory) actually looks on a real person in everyday lighting (not some catalog lighting where the color looks different).
Even someone's bad review made me look at the piece of clothing twice. (I always remember Gigi reviewed the Teagan Blouse. She wasn't a fan. But I loved the way it looked on her and I bought it for myself!) Even shots of the store mannequins were helpful, as I found those outfits more relatable than those found in their style guide (catalog) counterparts.
I guess I should not be too surprised by this. I remember when my local store got a makeover a few years ago. The new store layout was really pretty and I wanted to take some pictures to share on the blog. I literally took two photos before an associate rushed over to me and told me I could not take any photos of the store. (I obliged immediately.)
What are your thoughts on this development? Has J.Crew stopped you from taking any fitting room photos?