Friday, November 30, 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 FALL sale, or to see some new FALL/WINTER 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!

104 comments:

  1. What is J Crew's most fitted / narrow shirt? Perfect? Boy?

    Also, an extra 10% at Factory (i.e.. 40% off)!!

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    1. Probably the Perfect Shirt. The Boy Shirt is a straighter/looser cut.

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    2. Agree. I prefer the boy shirt. The perfect shirt, I'd size up a size, personally, especially if you can take one or the other sometimes. Or else it will be very close to the body.

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    3. Perfect is more fitted and slim-cut.

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  2. Good question... I'm not sure, but I'd like to know myself. I've been eyeing up one of the perfect shirts, but wasn't sure of the fit.

    I'm still on the hunt for the elusive Excursion vest, XS, in warm bisque, if anyone happens to see it while they are out and about this weekend. I am officially a woman on a mission!! Any tips or leads would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much, and happy Friday!

    kalscdc@gmail.com

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    1. The exursion vest in herringbone got restocked in the siye xs.

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  3. Very happy to say I will be checking out a Crew whenever one might be close by -- my son and I are finally heading up north today to see my family. My mom and I will spend all day on Monday shopping (yay)...mostly for Christmas gifts at the Westfarms Mall in CT, but who knows when I might find a treasure for myself? ;)

    Wanted to quickly share my shock and excitement at a few Crew-related things that happened this week. Not only did I chance upon the elusive green chiffon dot top *in my size* this past weekend, and a navy one a smidge bigger (I needed a navy top for a family portrait this weekend) BUT I also bought them both at FP. Which for me is craziness! But I had to have that green top. The color on brunettes is just TDF.

    Also, when yesterday's promo went live, I called CS and they took the 30% off that hefty purchase since I was within 7 days. That made it much easier to swallow.

    No good sale updates for days now. Booooo.

    I miss talking to y'all. I really hate that I can't post from work. I lurk but it's not the same as being able to contribute.

    Hope everyone is having a great week!

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    1. Hi Elaine, what will you wear under the chiffon top? I thought the top didn't skim over a cotton cami very well, but I couldn't find a silk/satin type cami that would work. I had bought the navy chiffon top and returned it, but I really love both colors. So glad they adjusted the price for you!

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    2. I'm wondering what you will wear under the green top too! Also, what did you think of the sizing? I ordered an 8 cream first, then a 6 and both seemed so big (and I'm always an 8). Wondering if petite would be better (but I've never ordered petite before)...I'm considering trying to have my PS look for the dublin green, I've been eyeing it for a while now. Do you know if the green any less sheer then the cream?

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    3. You have definitely been missed, Elaine! Have fun visiting your family and shopping with your mom! :)

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    4. It is a pretty shade of green. I am pretty sure that there are still a bunch of the green chiffon dot shirts at Stanford Shopping Center in California. Do not know about sizes though.

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  4. Adding: the Perfect is absolutely the slimmer cut vs. the boy shirt.

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    1. Amen! It's totally counter-intuitive, but true. My ample chest cannot fit into perfect shirts. Boy shirts are cut more generously without being boxy, so they look feminine despite the name.

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  5. My store is having the 30% off as well, but it is unfortunately final sale.

    Question: When a SA at your store calls another store (not through cust serv) to locate an item for you, do you normally NOT get an email from the other store saying they've shipped it?
    I guess I'm just worried that it's never going to come...and I have nothing to show for it b/c it was an exchange and my retail store has the sweater I exchanged...

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    1. I've done that once or twice and I didn't get an email. Once, the item didn't come at all, but the store was very understanding and fixed it.

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    2. No email. A receipt was included in the package.

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    3. Ok, thanks guys. I guess I will pray it arrives! Since customer service couldn't help me (it wasn't in their system b/c it was store to store), they said to call back if I don't get it by next Wednesday.

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  6. I would like to visit my B&M sometime this weekend. My Black Friday/Cyber Monday orders arrive today, and I will be choosing which to keep and which to return.

    I still can't believe I scored on the Bow Coat that was on promo last Monday, plus the 30% card member promo-I paid only $204 before tax. Sad that they changed their mind and the Bow Coat is back to its original price. I think it was a mistake on their part by putting it out on sale. Oh JCrew...

    Also about the new roll-out. There's not much to love...except for a few items I like, which I can wait to buy on sale.

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  7. I really REALLY wanted the pave necklace (and was even ready to buy it full price) but it already sold out. I was told it was an online only item...does anyone know if that's true. I'm so disappointed!

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  8. Checking out the local store, as well as the factory one. I have a couple of returns to make.

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  9. I went yesterday--bought the flocked velvet dot ponte dress (couldn't help it, loved the other ponte dress so much I just had to, plus the promo). Tried on the new bow blouse and...didn't love it. I wish it were longer or more tailored in the waist. I couldn't see wearing it untucked because it just kind of hung on me, and I was convinced that tucked in it would be half-untucked (J Crew style!) in 20 minutes. Loved the print and the bow on the neckline though!

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  10. No store for me this weekend but we'll be in Vancouver for a wedding next weekend and staying in a hotel at Pacific Centre, which is only a short walk to Robson. We will pass right by on our way to Miko for sushi so how can I not stop in?

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    1. Maybe we'll bump into you there. ;)

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    2. Rose, that would be awesome. I don't know when we'll go though, we have to squeeze it in between the wedding festivities but you can be sure I will get there!

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    3. If you come across a strawberry blonde speaking with a Southern drawl, that will be me!

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    4. Sure! If I see someone like that, I'll come forward and introduce myself.

      While you are in the area, drop in and get a Spanish latte at Caffe Artigiano (corner of Robson & Thurlow). You can thank me later. :D

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  11. This probably belongs in the "reviewa" section - but the double cloth coat in Neptune Green arrived today and I knew it was going back before I opened the package.

    First, the color is a dull Sensodyne toothpaste green. I am not sure how many people will be flattered by this color. Maybe I am being harsh. It is kind of pretty and definitely unique. But in some lights it is definitely dull.

    Worse is the double cloth itself. It is definitely different from my 2008 double cloth lady day. It seems rougher and less refined. Grainier.

    I ordered my normal petite size and the fit was weird too. Boxy in front and slim on the side. The belt did not sit correctly and I can see why they keep styling the models without it. Sleeves were on the shorter side.

    One nice thing was the length. It hits exactly at the knee (I am 5-2 and wear a 00P). Sleeves were a bit short. The covered placket and high color are nice touches as they keep you warm.

    I recommend sizing up to get longer sleeves and if you want to layer anything under it. If I were to keep this it would be a fall or spring coat so i wouldn't be doing much layering.

    I took some pictures if anyone is curious about the color. Email me at florapower9@gmail.com.

    The coat was so pretty in the catalogues that I am kind of bummed out.

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  12. Another question - how long has it been taking for them to process returns? Sent about $1000 worth of merchandise back two weeks ago...not proceesed yet! I am more than a little concerned. A Boden package sent to England ont he same day has already been processed.

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    1. Contact customer service. I've had a similar problem before and they "pre-returned" the items once they verified that they received the box (even though it was still in waiting to be "processed"). Did it very willingly too!

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  13. If anyone spots the stripe hoodie (item 11085) in size Medium or the chiffon dot top in dublin green in a size 6, 8, or 8petite will you let me know? erikahoenke@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  14. FYI California JCAs: JC does not ship the Lula glitter flats to California due to a new glitter law. Apparently the glitter used in these shoes was recently banned by the state. I was able to pick up a silver pair in my local B&M. I guess those arrived before said law. I'm hoping the gold make it to super sale since there is a whole (large) state that can't buy these shoes. If so, I will pick up the gold pair and ship them to my sister's house in CT.

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    1. Wow. What a law! I guess that happens a lot, especially in CA, but it always seems so random. Does this mean that you can't even buy the glitter shoes off ebay? I can't even imagine that most sellers would know not to send such an item to CA.

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    2. We have a law like that in Canada about snakeskin, so some of the snakeskin JC items can't be shipped to Canada. I know there was a belt that couldn't be shipped here, but oddly the snakeskin Valentinas could.

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    3. I can understand a law about a material which could be considered related to a protected species etc. Cannot understand (or find) any law about glitter. I note the Lulas are imported from Italy but still. And generally the law about toxic substances in CA requires disclosure of the toxic material, not a ban. Now if you are a plastic bag in San Francisco, that is another matter altogether.... : )

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  15. Hm, I live in California and have not heard about any ban on glitter! It is possible that there is a toxic substance in certain glitter which would make it subject to disclosure under a proposition about disclosing hazardous materials but I assure you, our stores are full of glitter merchandise. Including glitter merchandise at JCrew. I tried to search for any such news and have not found anything relevant. Hmmmmmmmm

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    1. I was really disappointed when I couldn't order them. My VPS called JC and that is what she was told. It's weird. I was able to order the glitter belt, so it must be something specific to the flats.

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    2. The law is California Proposition 65. It requires a warning to be posted on the product stating that it contains chemicals known in the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

      It's likely J.Crew does not want to label the products so it can't legally sell them.

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  16. I'll be going next week to return the Polka Dot Sequin top. After I ordered it I was able to try it on in the store. Not surprised to find it very short waisted on me. If I were to wear it with cafe capris , my skin would probably show. I would have to wear a shirt under it and that really limits useage. So back it goes. Also ordered the Scatter Sequin sweater, probably won't like it in person. I'm hoping the Popcorn stitch sweater is nice....and not weirdly cut. I ordered a Tommy Hilfiger black watch plaid trench from Macy's this morning on sale with additional 25% off. Came to around $104.00.....hoping it fits. I tried the JCrew blackwatch slim trench and it was too slim cut across the shoulders, back and arms for me. Hoping Tommy is a little more generous in cut. Other than that I don't see anything a the Crew or any store I want. I haven't been very impressed with this fall/winter's clothing.

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  17. The Tommy Hilfiger trench that straycat ordered looks really nice. It was one of my personal picks for the Macy's Friends & Family event which I blogged about here earlier today. The extra nice thing about the promo is there are very few exclusions, so a lot of designer items are available at the extra 25% off, too.

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  18. I don't plan on visiting this weekend. If I do go to the mall during the holidays, I try to do it during the weekday when it isn't quite as busy. When I was in J.Crew the other day to return two sizes of the University Coat that didn't fit my son (I had to order 4 coats before finding the right one for him), there was noone else there but me, two SAs, and the manager. I didn't have much time to look around that day, but there really is not that much that I'm interested in right now anyways. Plus the store usually doesn't get the items that I'd really like to try, so I end up having to order them online. I did check on the herringbone quilted vest when I was there, however, and they had all sizes except for the XXSMall, which is the one I need. It was the Orlando store if anyone is looking for the vest now.

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  19. The UVillage store in Seattle had some new markdowns, much lower than tagged prices. Bootcut cords were 29.99 minus the extra promo, if you got that (over $150). The printed silk square, the blue and black dot one, cost me $19 with markdown and promo. Madewell had some good sale items, too, including the spotted pictureshow tee for $24 and the shrunken dropdot boy shirt for $28. It was still 72 on the web.

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  20. Am I making it up or have there been many more promotions than usual for this time of year? It seems as though the 25-30% promotions have been non-stop since September. And yet I see that revenue is up for JCrew.

    I'd love for the retail economists and others-in-the-know in the JCA community to tell us whether this season has been a success for the company given the disappointment that many of us feel about the offerings.

    I have purchased quite a bit over the last few months but the items have been basic (pencil skirts, merino sweaters, chinos, Bryce boots) and purchased at 60-70% off (or more!).

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  21. I went to Copley (Boston) over lunch and was astounded by the enormous sale section. Biggest I've ever seen it. There had to have been 200 pairs of cafe capris of various colors and patterns. Not many dresses though - the few that were there have been lingering. Tons of shoes.

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  22. I peeked in my local store quickly today, and they have a very full section with what seem to be(to me) second markdowns. The Invitation polka dot clutch is $69.99, The Luster lace mock neck was $69.99 and many other things were marked lower than I recall from the other day. The sale section was full. There was a 25% off $150.00 or more, but no more 30% off of sale.

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  23. I haven't been in my local B&M stores much this fall, but when I have I've been the only person in there. I went on Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and there were only a couple of people looking through the sales area. The SA's even commented on how quite it's been. I'm wondering if this is happening all over the country, and if J. Crew is paying attention. All I can say is that I haven't wanted anything from the fall/winter rollouts, or if I did order, the items just didn't fit me right and I've returned them. I don't even like the jewelry, and I LOVE jools! I've pretty much given up on the Crew for now. Hopefully spring will bring some better things. But from what I see in the previews everything looks really crazy.

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    1. I was at my b&m today doing a ton of returns and it was not busy at all. And like your experience, it seemed like most people were trolling the sale section, which is the same old stuff, not marked down any further.

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  24. Went to my local store (Tysons, VA) to do returns and ended up with a rather large purchase. Still 30% off over $250 there.

    Picked up a few shoes, ceces in neon azalea for $50 before discount; macalister high heel boots in navy for $110 before discount, martina patent tortoise wedges for $130 before discount (yes size up 1/2) AND, score of the day, black patent valentinas for $130 before discount.

    Also picked up the navy lace mock for $70 before discount, collection cafe capri in jade jacquard for $120 before discount, bow earrings for $43 before discount. Also girls' short puffer in electric pink -- daughter will LOVE -- for $100 before discount and a few more things for her.

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  25. If anyone sees the wool houndstooth scarf in a b&m, would you please let me know? If it's on sale, even better!!! Apparently it is completely sold out online! I'm so sad I missed out on it.. it was one of the thickest scarves I've ever tried.

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    1. The Natick Collection in MA had several of them right before Black Friday. Don't think that they were on sale at that point. Worth a try.

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    2. I was at the Georgetown store today and they had 5 or 6 at full price.

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  26. Also, this is OT, but does anyone know what the name of the coat is on the first page when you click Women? There's a model that steps in and out of the frame, with a pale hooded coat on. Definitely not the stadium duffel coat... Does anyone have any idea? Is it an in store item only maybe?

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    1. That coat is supposedly the stadium duffle. It was featured in the December catalog with the snow boarder on the cover. The catalog photo clearly shows the coat with buttons but no buttons are visible on the website photo. Buttons? No buttons? Who knows?!

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    2. Not to mention the color looks completely different! I'm assuming they're modeling the light nectar but it looks more beige than pink. I'd take that beige one but of course, it's just photoshop. Roar!

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  27. Okay, so, this doesn't belong here but I had to share this: I have a JC featherweight cashmere sweater that I bought in late summer. Actually it wasn't called featherweight -- it's the neon multistripe boatneck and I LOVE it. I wore it for the first time today, got stinky cat food on it so washed it on handwash cycle in a mesh bag with JC cashmere wash and sure enough, out comes a 1/2 inch HOLE. First wash. Was about to dump it b/c it would make me upset everytime I see it, but then looked up mending instructions on the internet and they worked perfectly.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5806133_repair-holes-cashmere-sweaters.html

    So, keep that cashmere thread JC sends along with their cashmere, esp. for the thinner knits.

    Overall, I'd say the JC regular and heavier weights are much much improved and I recommend wholeheartedly, but featherweight ANYTHING -- cashmere or cotton -- is just doomed. Bummer.

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  28. Yes, did some returns at one store last night. Again, sale section huge no one in the store practically and nothing caught my eye as 'must have'. I am also doing one more return tomorrow but think I will come out empty handed even though this is another store. I have been happy with some purchases lately but they were sale and pop backs only nothing new arrival.

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  29. Hi! If anyone makes it to a Factory store over the weekend, I'm on the hunt for the Factory Fairisle sweater in a L or XL. It's white with black stars/snowflakes along the neckline. There are 2 factory stores near me but both stores are completely sold out and it isn't available online. Any leads would be greatly appreciated! I tried it on the day before Thanksgiving & now I'm kicking myself for passing it up. Thanks!
    Sara
    sara (dot) wolf73 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Ugg I was going to buy the black or grey cece ballet flats. Yesterday they were on sale and today (of course)when I went to place my order they are no longer on sale? What gives? A promo for 1 day?

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    1. Bella, I was in the dc b&m trying on the same cece flats on yesterday but they were reg. price @ $138 for leather. There are some suede one sale but not the black or grey suede, which r still reg. $$. @$128. Waiting on same colors to go on sale and I JUST learned that they have my hard-2-find size, 10-1/2...

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  31. I am new to Jcrew, unlike all of you. So things still excite me. I picked up a sequined shell, the black and white Heartsease and the yellow lady jacket which popped back this morning. I am eyeing some of the jewelry. But the Lulu Frost items don't seem to allow the promo. It's like a magic spell has been cast on their little sequined and resin bodies.

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  32. I have nothing on my J.Crew wishlist right now. (I should be clear that I mean my mental wishlist and not the non-existent site wishlist.)

    I feel oddly naked. Usually I'm checking the site to see whether a coveted item has gone on sale or promo, etc., but right now, nothing. I'm sure it will pass.

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    1. Weirdly, I'm feeling the same way. I do love the two coats I got from JC this season -- Tipped Peacoat and Metro Coat -- they are fabulous. But there's nothing more I'm dying to have. I think during the after-Christmas sales, I'll be checking out Boden and Pure Collection first.

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  33. OT, (and you'll have to scroll down to see the photo), but here is Diane Kruger at LAX wearing . . . . *drumroll* . . . large, orange glasses.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2240808/Clint-Eastwoods-daughter-Francesca-cements-star-status-crowned-Miss-Golden-Globe-2013.html

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  34. OT, but I got my Tippi sweater in swiss dot back from the dry cleaner and one of the dots (front and center) is missing! Has this happened to anyone? I did a live chat and CS said there's nothing they can do and I have to check with my cleaner. I might try to have a new one sewn on but does anyone know of any solutions?

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    1. Haven't dry cleaned mine yet but my my 11 month old was pulling on my sweater when I was holding him and one of my dots is now very loose - not sure what to do. (I should've been paying better attention, or better yet have taken the sweater off as soon as I got home from work, but I never thought they would come loose so easily!) It's too bad JC didn't supply extra with the sweater....

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  35. Does anyone have one of the iPhone 5 cases? Are they worth the money?

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    1. I just received the tortoise shell case on Friday. I only took it out and tried it on my phone to make sure it would fit but overall I do like it. It's a stocking stuffer so I didn't look at it very closely.

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  36. The CORKSCREW TWEED is delicious--I just ordered the Grape Jacket and the Orange skirt!!! There does seem to be MORE PROMOTIONS than usual at J. Crew--I was thinking of waiting--but with this promotion virtually got the skirt for free! (although the jacket is wayyy overpriced) LOL

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  37. At J Crew store in Chicago suburb -- additional 25% off sale AND they stacked the 25% or 30% discount on top of that if you spent &150/$250!!!

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    2. shopalot - I saw one "addtl 25% off" sign in the sale section in a store. I just figured they were referring to the WINTER promo. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to ask in my store.

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    3. Shopalot, can you tell me which store, please?

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    4. It was Orland Park, IL having this sale. I was so surprised, but the manager confirmed it!

      Gigi, I saw the signs, too, but just thought it was the original promo. When I think about it now, though, the signs didn't say anything about spending $150 or more. There were a couple of additional markdowns, too. Some of the merino turtlenecks were $39.99; the merino long cardigans in selected colors were $29.99. Boot cut cords (black, brown, ivory) were $29.99. All the snake print scarves were gone so I'm guessing they got another cut too but cannot confirm. Merino stripe scarves marked down again, too ($29.99, I think). Maybe the powers that be want to move the merch, FINALLY!!

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    5. In my B&M (Cherry Creek, Colorado) there was 25% off sale items (FS) and then you could apply the 25%/30% promo. I ended up with a couple of sale items but did not reach the promo amounts.

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    6. Thanks so much for the info, ladies!

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    7. Thanks for the info shopalot & JRSConifer. I called a store and they said no addtl 25% in effect on sale. Then the SA went on to describe the tiered WINTER promo of 25% or 30%, depending on your total.

      Shopalot, there have been consistent promos. Either 25% off or 30% off the sale section. I never saw those scarves lower than $39.99. It's too bad we can't have confidence in the price on the ticket.

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    8. Interesting, I called Cherry Creek and Park Meadows and they are both still running the 25% off sale items today. It has been so warm here high 60s and no snow, so think they need to move some merchandise :). Cherry Creek had some ballet flats on sale but did not have my size in the color I wanted so I may head to Park Meadows today.

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  38. Another quick OT note- I did a live chat and asked about the silk polka dot top paired with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Dot Brocade. They said it is the Collection Silk Dot Top (#36240) listed at $198, and will debut on December 24.

    Not sure why 1) they don't release it before Christmas so it can be on my wishlist and 2) they might be doing a rollout on Christmas Eve!

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    1. @Shopaholic - Yea, i noticed the blouse too. The cut of it is pretty unique, and it sure is pretty. Strange how the debut date is the 24th of December. Must be part of their early spring item? I can't wait to see it IRL.

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    2. Maybe they are rolling out on December 24 in hopes that people will be receiving gift cards for Christmas.

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  39. Hubby and I stopped at Tyson's Galleria store yesterday to purchase some gifts. There were a fair number of people in store but very few buying. We had no wait in line. Walked right up to register. The sale section is full too.

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  40. Sorry this is off topic but if anyone has a Madewell code they won't be using could you please email me? I believe some people received a 25% off $100 or more code....thx in advance!
    trestippy@gmail.com

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  41. Review of the shrunken dot top in this post ($78), which is on promo in-stores for $49.50.

    I saw a few more price cuts in a store that actually had some updated tickets in the sale section. In-Store Price Guide.

    I also saw a sign, Tippi Sweater 25% off in one store. I didn't buy one so I'm not sure if that's accurate. Also according to signage, wool pencil skirts still on promo $98. Tortoise accessories are still buy 2+ get 25% off.

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    1. Gigi, thanks for the price notes--do you know which colors of the polka dot cashmere sweater are on sale? TIA!

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    2. Just an FYI, the Cherry Creek, Colorado store had the polka dot cashmere, blue/green color way for $199 if I remember correctly and they are running additional 25% off sale items, plus the WINTER promo. HTH

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  42. To "UNKNOWN" above who wrote, "I'm new to J. Crew so still excited..."--don't let all this dissecting fool you--all of us J.Crew "oldtimers" we still still have verve for J. Crew. Even on there worst day--it's still mostly "our favorite store"--otherwise there wouldn't be so much focus on attention on J.Crew, right?!! Enjoy the thrill of all your J. Crew pieces!!!

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  43. Audreys- Sorry I cannot reply to your post. I just bought those Black Patent Valentina's and they were full price before the discount! Did you see any 8.5?

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    1. bought a pair of blk patent val @ montgomery mall in md yesterday, 8.5 for the sale price - the were able to find a fresh pair in the back for me but the display pair were also a 8.5 & were in excellent condition & I was going to purchase them if they couldnt find another pair - you could call to see if they had anymore HTH

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    2. Thank you so much! I called the store and they had them and are mailing them out. Thanks for the info!

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  44. Anyone buy the stadium cloth cocoon coat? How do you find the sizing? I ordered it with the promo in grey (won't ship until January though). Ordered size 0 (am 5'3" and petite overall) but I'm wondering if it will swim on me still. Any petite ladies have the coat?

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    1. @Kat - For reference, I am 4'11, with 36 chest. I usually wear a Petite 4 in schoolboy blazers or a regular 2 in blazers.

      I have tried both size 0 and 00 at a B&M prior to ordering it online, since I knew the cut of the coat is boxy, I needed to size down since a size 2 would be big on me.

      So during Black Friday's promo, I ordered the green Cocoon in size 0. I received it last Friday and was excited to try it on.

      The Result: It was a 'tad' big-it did feel overwhelming on me because of my stature. The sleeves fell between my wrist and my thumb-its always like with me because I am petite. ;-P

      As much as I love the coat, I decided to return the Cocoon back to my B&M store today. My store did have the green in size 00 available, tried it on and thought the 00 fit me perfectly. I think also the coat is very thick, so I had to be mindful in regards with me not looking 'bulky', if I chose the wrong size.

      I still would like to own the Cocoon coat, I just can't afford to own both-since I also ordered the Bow Coat during Black Friday's promo. Hopefully they won't run out of size 00 when it goes on sale.

      Since you are 5'3, the length of the coat and sleeves in size 0 would probably fit you fine. Good luck! And I hope you get the coat before the holidays...

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    2. Kat- I am 5'3" too and bought the cocoon coat in a 0. My store didn't have a 00 but I think it would have been too tight w/ a thicker sweater underneath. The sleeves are a fine, maybe a touch long but not enough to warrant alterations. it's really a gorgeous coat, I hope you get it soon!

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    3. @Kat: I got a cocoon coat in size 0 and I am 5'3" 113 pounds. I wear size 0 in cafe capris and no. 2 pencil skirt and i wear xs in most of the sweaters/ 2 in perfect shirts. I never tried on 00 but 0 is perfect for me. I have to say though the first 0 i got was bigger than the 2nd one i exchanged with. I also noticed depending on the color size 0 fit sightly different. I got the dublin green. hope this helps!
      @JSR: what size bow coat did you get? I ordered size 2 but now I am wondering I should have gotten 0?

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    4. @ladybug007 - Ooh you got the green, too... :) Isn't it gorg! I want that Cocoon coat, still. Hopefully when it goes on sale stores will still have size 00 in green.

      That's weird you noticed the size differences with each color on the Cocoon. Hmm...

      I ordered the size 2 of the Bow Coat. I had to double check by chatting with a CS online and asked for the measurements - had her compare the Petite 4 schoolboy blazer (chest measurement), and it was the same as the Bow coat's size 2. I guess I could've sized down to a 0, but it might be a tad snug, if I wear a sweater under it.

      The cut of the Bow Coat is suppose to be a tad slim, and fall straight down the body. Its such a cool coat, I love it-very early 60's! It goes well with many outfits-from boy jeans & a cotton stripe top to black Minnie's and a chunky grey sweater. I love the mini funnel neck, too. The Bow is not bulky, It's thin, which is fine for SF weather. The length of the sleeves fell between my wrist and my thumb. (darn-cursed short arms)..haha. I guess it wouldn't be a problem to get the sleeves tailored, since there are now buttons on the side.

      It should fit you better than me, since you are 5'3, and wear size 0 cafe capris and no2 pencils..

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    5. Thanks all for the very helpful comments! It sounds like the 0 cocoon coat might work. BTW, LOVE this site and everyone's input!

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  45. A- Sorry I cannot reply to threads. Thank you so much! I called the store and they had them and are mailing them out. Thanks for the info!

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    1. YAY!!! actually i just pulled out my receipt & those shoes were a super deal. they were marked 139.99 but the receipt shows MISTICKETED 97.99 then i got 30% off w/ $250 - ended up paying... drumroll... $68.60!!!

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    2. Hmm.. the SA charged me the 97.99 plus tax and shipping. :(

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    3. i bought a few other items so the 2nd 30% off was bc of the 30% off $250 promo - the odd thing is everything i purchased, besides one item was on sale but i only rcvd a double 30% off discount on the shoes. i wonder are they 97.99 or are they 139.99?

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    4. That is an amazing price! Enjoy them!

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    5. I called the store back because of a post on "25%& free shipping" by Stacy who said she also recieved the double promo at that location. They adjusted and stacked the 30% promos.....$68.60!

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  46. Review of the sequin rhino sweatshirt in this post.

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