Friday, December 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 HOLIDAY sale, or to see some new 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!

114 comments:

  1. Hi Fellow JCAs,
    Does anyone know if the Little Edie in pecan got a markdown? So many colors did and this one isn't on the website any more.... there is one I have my eye one but the store is notorious for not marking stuff down...

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    1. I didn't see it marked down in the stores, but you could ask to get the 25% (or 30%) discount in stores as well.

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    2. Thank you! I was hoping it would be on sale and I could get the 30% off sale which is still being offered at my store... I have the gray one and it was $119 on sale (and I bought it during a % off)... I really love it and would love the pecan, at a similar price!

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  2. Hi JCAs,
    Has anybody seen the Lady Jacket in Berry Pink, or even in Charcoal Heather in a size 00 at your b&m? I just received my 2nd damaged one. Any help appreciated!

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    1. Try stores in Northern NJ such as Riverside Square Mall, Garden State, and Tice's Corner

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    2. Call CS and explain the problem. They should be able to help you coordinate a charge-send from a store.

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  3. I have to buy a couple of birthday presents, so I will be looking at J.Crew this weekend. I'm hoping my store will have 30% off sale...which, thanks to Gigi, I now know my store did not get the memo, hah.


    Off topic, but I know there's a JCA reader who often posts J.Crew window displays on her blog. Does anyone know what the blog is? I can't remember for the life of me, and I enjoy looking at the way different stores style their mannequins!

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    1. Hi Phoebe - that would be Slastena's blog. It's called 'About All and Nothing at All', and the window displays can be seen here on it.

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  4. I may go because I have a return. I find that stores still offer better deals especially when you can stack 30% off sale with 30% off total purchase. I the meantime I posted HERE about my attempts to style the red pencil skirt that I bought on my last visit.

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    1. Looks lovely on you! I am wearing the same skirt today :) And I too will be hitting the stores this weekend with a couple of small returns. I think I've already plucked everything I wanted from the current sale selections but will definitely take a look given the current promos.

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    2. ajc, were you able to stack the 30-off sale with the 30 percent off total purchase somewhere?! If so, do you mind telling me which JC store? I wanted to buy a cashmere boyfriend sweater that was on sale, and I asked my VPS, just today, if I could stack the promos. He said no!!

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    3. I bought that skirt too because it's such a gorgeous red -- also because I own that skirt in camel and bright blue and love how it fits. Love how you put the gray tights and brown boots with it!

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  5. OT (sorry, not sure where to post this) I was just reading this morning's J.Crew email about Gayle Spannaus. Before I could finish asking myself, "why does J.Crew keep trying to drill the names of their higher-ups into our heads so as to magically transform them into celebrities?", I got to Gayle's so-called quotable quote: "Just add an orangey-red lip..." Surely we haven't seen that one before. Shall I be a pioneer of fashion and add some big round Jenna glasses to complete the look? At least I got my morning chuckle ;)

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    1. and I got mine from your post. That would be my definition of a D-list celebrity: an untalented stylist with an overpaid PR guy.

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    2. Also, note that Gayle had to suggest a pair of capri pants as holiday party attire, probably because J.Crew has no party dress offerings this year...

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    3. but "orangey-red lips" look so good on everyone!! Not!

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    4. Grande, very true. The only party dress offerings are $$$ collection pieces or boring bridesmaids dresses people will assume you are recycling from wearing in someone else's wedding.

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    5. haha Dara--they must like to stroke each others egos over there! LOL

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  6. just curious, are the stores accepting the 30% cardmemeber code? I am hearing the store is offering 30% on final sales and just curious, if they are allowing to stack the 30% cardmemember code.
    I believe the email said it was online only offer.
    Thanks in advance!

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  7. How much is the excursion vest in store??

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  8. Yep, I'll be there to return the Macalister wedges I got this week in one of the tiered promos. Love, love, love them, but they squeak like crazy with tights, and furthermore they rub the backs of my heel/tendon area. I've been wearing them around my apartment for a few days but just don't think I could last long enough in them to make it worth it.

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    1. I actually find J. Crew shoes to squeak a lot in general...has anyone else noticed that??

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    2. Yes! My Pia calf hair pumps embarrass me every time I wear them around the office - you can hear me coming from the other side of the building! Funnily enough only one of them squeaks and I've tried various inserts but they make the shoes too tight around my toes. I've yet to find a solution so I'm still squeaking around in them ;) I got luckier with the Everlys and the Mona mary janes - the former are quite comfortable and the latter are not but at least they're quiet.

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    3. Okay, at least I'm not the only one squeaking around my office! Does anyone have any tips for how to fix this? It even happens when I'm wearing tights!

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  9. I have a question about price discrepancy among stores. I have a popover peacoat on hold at 2 stores, one which is 5 min away and the other one an hour away. The one closest to me says the coat is $119 but the other says it's $79. Will the closer store honor the lower price?

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    1. they should be willing to do it if they can call the other store where it's cheaper to verify the price. but you might want to call in advance to check before going.

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    2. just ask them to do a price check. they can look it up on the computer and see the price it is in store and online. i remember i used to order things online from the red phone because they werent available in store, and the manager would ALWAYS check the in store price (as it was usually lower) and jcrew.com would match the store price.

      more than likely they just forgot to do the latest markdown on it. there usually isnt much of a price discrepancy between stores.

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    3. Thanks ladies for your answers. I went and picked up the coat and it was $79.99 plus it had additional 30% and the girl gave me my student discount of 15% so with tax the total was $51! I can't believe it I've wanted to popover peacoat since I saw it in the catalog but it was $298!

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  10. Grande, I want to second the disappointment in J.Crew's lack of holiday party dresses. The Dublin city mini is the closest thing I could find this year, and though I love the skirt, it's no replacement for great party dresses.

    Speaking of the Dublin city mini,I was actually on the fence about tracking it down after it mostly sold out online, however once I saw Sarah of "Classy Girls Wear Pearls" wearing it on her visit the Christmas Tree Farm I was on the phone with WWFIFY a few minutes later. I'm such a sucker.

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    1. Sarah's outfits make me want to buy all sorts of clothes I wouldn't normally gravitate to!

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  11. The sale section in my B & M was really stacked--I got the INVITATION CLUTCH marked $99.00 online for $69.99 plus the additional 30% off. Cute item!

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  12. I think the Flatirons store in Colorado might have the berry pink 00 as of early this week.

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  13. I hope to visit the Robson store on Sunday since we'll be in Vancouver this weekend. Looking forward to my first visit there.

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  14. Who was looking for the ivory/black tipped peacoat in size 4?

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    1. CMG-that was me!! I still haven't tracked it down yet but I've only been able to call a couple of stores.

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    2. I saw two size 4 at my local B&M Saturday, 561-416-2005. It's on the sale section but I forgot to check the price.

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    3. Thanks Sally A.-I appreciate it! I was hoping it would pop back up online but I think I'm going to have to make some calls.

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  15. OT and total vent so please remove if inappropriate, Alexis but I just had to share. A phone VPS just asked me if there is any particular reason why I would like the very obvious plaid pattern to match at the seams of my garment (which I just received for the second and can't go to the store fast enough). She then commented on how many orders I have returned recently.

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    1. * I meant to say (which I just received for the second time and can't go back to the store to get returned fast enough).

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    2. Hopefully she's just doing some research to report back to management (the way lululemon associates do) and maybe it just came across as snarky.

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    3. Wow, it's a good thing I don't have a VPS because I'd be getting a lot of comments about the frequency of my returns.

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    4. What an off-putting comment! I hope this particular VPS was just having a bad day because I'd hate to think the company would employ so-called personal stylists who'd rather dissuade customers from making returns by way of intimidation than focus on the reasons why certain items keep coming back to them. I think they would find that quality control has a lot to do with it. (This is assuming the phone VPS wasn't making a commission off your purchases, which would lead me to another conclusion entirely.)

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    5. She wasn't, Dara. She just happened to be "on duty" on the VPS number. Every. Single. Purchase. for the last 3 weeks has had a quality problem. Some I've reordered only to find it's systematic. Oh well, more $ for my bank account. My husband should be happy. But really, good customer service seems to be a dying breed!

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  16. I hope so, teeny84. But she also suggested I return the item to a store to "save on return shipping fees" for this and the other 5 defective items I have in a box waiting to go back to the store. I am sad, because I feel like J Crew is failing me and all the other JCAs.

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  17. My store (B-game, CA) had 30% off sweaters & 30% off sale today. I found a super cute navy sweater with a CAT on it (for dog people, there was that frenchie sweater and this is really similar) and right now it looks like it's only available in-store.

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  18. I went to the store and was able to stack my 30 off promo on top of the outerwear promo! Finally got a decent price on my Wintress Puffer! Woot!

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    1. JRuby18, if you don't mind me asking, which store let you do that? My VPS told me I couldn't stack the promos, but I'd love to do so, if I can. Thanks!

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    2. my VPS told me the same :( but I did it online when the add the 30%promo and the coats were still 30%off, but I'd love to grab the MAcalister with my 30%off also :-)

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    3. Is there an I store 30% off promo on coats running now???

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    4. pathos - Yes, outerwear is 30% off in-store. Cold accessories are 30% off. The no 2 pencil skirts on are promo for $98. Some colors are $59.99. Sweaters are 30% off.

      Final sale in effect in the clearance section for 30% off.

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    5. Omg- thanks for letting me know! I'm looking to double stack promos!!!!

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  19. Hi:
    Does anyone have Mickey Drexlers email address? I had the most aggravating expirience that I would like to share with him.
    Thanks

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  20. Yup! As always! XO, have a great weekend!

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  21. Does anyone know how much the wool crepe V neck dress is in store? It was 139.99 online earlier this week but now it's 158. TIA!

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    1. AD MD - I haven't seen the wool crepe v-neck dress on the sale rack in-store or with sale tickets marked on it. Of course it could be on sale and not marked.

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  22. Forgive me if this is off topic, but did JC mail out any rewards in the last month or so? It seems like ages since I've received one.

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    1. Leah, I believe credit card rewards were mailed out the 1st week of Nov.

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    2. Thanks, gigi! Maybe I didn't qualify for one--though I can't see how that could be! :)

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  23. Hi JCAs :)

    Review of the wool city mini in this post. $39.99 online, $24.99 in-store.

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    1. Gigi, your post made me laugh..I too need to find Exceriselandia...but my GPS is broken :)

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  24. OT

    First, it seems that the site updates every day now around 6AM and the stock is suddenly replenished. I guess you all know this, but i'm new and didn't and find it fascinating. It seems to me that there are a handful of people who get up early just to see what new pieces have popped back early in the morning. Maybe one day I will get the damned necklace I want.

    Second, yesterday I went to the Lulu Frost sample sale. So interesting. Ms. Frost (not her true name) was there. An intense, lovely, artistic personality--she was dressed head to toe in J crew. Very specifically: a green number two pencil skirt (I think from FActory) and that wildly bright floral button down FActory shirt. She was wearing a handmade necklace over the top of the blouse.

    This is where--to me--it gets interesting. The handmade piece is composed of found jewelry from different periods--bakelite, Victorian, etc. The general shape was an inverted triangle. She said she likes to button up her shirt and then wear her necklace over the shirt--instead of against the skin, which is how we usually wear jewelry.

    You'll have noted in the Style catalogues that this is how many of the models dress--with the jewelry over the shirt. Also, the much maligned tangerine petal thing (which I love, but which many hated) is in the inverted triangle shape.

    I can't help but wonder how much of the jewelry aesthetic is influenced by Ms. Frost. Her sample sale was fascinating--fashion insiders, like this scrawny girl in a green velvet dress with a black velvet turban--and businessmen waving to "Lisa" (as Lulu is known) and talking about parties and people they all know in common.

    The sample sale was in their workspace--techno/ethnic music pumping while girls bent over trays of beads, assembling meticulous designs.

    Ms. Frost is an artist. Obsessive artist. I can completely see why NY fashionistas--and we know that JCrew is influenced that the fashionistas--love her. The jewelry has a strong point of view. And I could just see how the Frost pieces and the styling come out of what was going on in that workshop. It makes me think that JCrew in fact takes these kinds of influences and then tries to find a way to make them more mass market, more accessible, but still appealing to a non green velvet dress and black velvet turban wearing person.

    Did I mention how nice Ms. Frost was? Did I mention that she's not even 30 years old? Amazing.

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    1. Thank you for your observations. Interesting. I keep envisioning the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's---"Daaaaarrrling Air kiss, air kiss, this necklace is TO. Die. For. Really. Just kill me."

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    2. You know, it was and wasn't like that. I think that Lulu is an artist. So she had this very intense and focused energy about her, and this hope that you "got" her pieces (the non Jcrew ones are much more out there, but to my eye, just incredible).

      One thing I've learned about fashion people, is that the really intense ones are a kind of artist. They love the irregular, the eccentric, the "beauty in what is ugly" principle. Miucia Prada, for example, believes in that, as did Schiaparelli (sp?). They made a big deal out of this in the Met exhibit comparing the two women. On the surface, you think that fashion is shallow, but it's also driven by this desire to make the world more attractive.

      JCrew is interesting because it is "mass market," but it is also trying to speak to the fashion world, which is critically demanding and wants clothing to be about something more than just surface prettiness.

      Anyway, I'm rambling.....

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    3. It sounds like she just knows the right people. I don't find her jewelry all that interesting personally.

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  25. Willowbrook Mall in NJ offering 25% off 150 or 30% off 250.

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  26. Ladies i need help to decide...jcrew chambray popover in cabo wash or madewell chambray ex-boyfriend in ferrous wash? Has anyone seen both or either in person?

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  27. If anyone is still looking for the long gone chambray polka dot perfect shirt, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA) just got a whole stack of them in. I saw all sizes except size 4 (which is what I needed).

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    1. Were they still full price? TIA!

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    2. Both stores in Austin, TX have the chambray polka dot shirt at full price. Don't know the sizes though.

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    3. Burlingame has a new shipment of the polka dot chambray shirts but at full price.

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  29. It seems like the B&Ms always honor online sale prices, but does it also work the other way around? Does jcrew.com match in-store prices?

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    1. B&Ms don't always honor the online sale prices. If an email promo says online only, my store won't honor it. I've put a full price item back on the shelf and gone home to order it online because of this, it was ridiculous. And companies worry about losing brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping? When a pricey item is 30% less online, I'm going to order it online, but it's the same company so I don't see the point, other than getting customers who may not know about the online promo to buy the items full price in-store.

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    2. I have been successful getting the online store to match B&M prices only when I call from the store.

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    3. I complained to customer service about this and was told by one of the higher ups that is always up to the store manager whether or not they will honor an online price. She wasn't necessarily talking about general promos that are offered online, such as spend $150 get 25% off, but rather price discrepencies, such as a sweater is on sale online but not in store or on promo, etc.

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  30. I know it's late but I have a code that I'm not going to use. Who needs one?

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    1. Hi Neil, I will use it! am637071 at dal.ca

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    2. Just sent it to you. Glad someone can use it!

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  31. Okay, here is my cardmembers code for free shipping and 30% off: DEJZTZ6UY. Make sure to say if you use it, so others know its taken!

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  32. Major update this morning. Shopathome is also offering 10% cashback.

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  33. This seems to be how it is every morning just after 6. The inventory is updated (probably based on returns, or what just went on sale). And all of the sudden there are 18 categories of blazer on sale instead of 10.

    Also--it's worth it to do a search. Those old hacking jackets--in green and purple--are still on the site. They just don't show up when you go through the front door. They are quite marked down now.

    And now I am mad I didn't purchase the fireball chain necklace when it was on the site!

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  34. Still on the hunt for the Excursion Vest in warm bisque, size XS, if anyone sees it in a store! Thanks!

    kalscdc@gmaill.com

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  35. I did not end up visiting J.Crew, I am just not excited about most of their new stuff and I couldn't catch the sparkle row cami on pop-back so there is nothing I really need!

    However, I did find 2 sweaters that popped back in my size at Madewell this morning and 2 days ago. As soon as I placed my orders both sweaters disappeared in my size so I'm hoping they'll ship! I also ordered a sweater from LL.Bean and a shirt and scarf from Lands End Canvas.

    My bank account took a serious hit this week- none of it J.crew. I seem to always over shop during finals week!

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  36. I visited (like three times!) this weekend and grabbed a lot of good stuff on final sale. Check out my blog to see what good deals I got!

    http://what-i-bought-today-tc.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love your finds! Great deals! Where did you find the Postage Stamp Tweed Blazer? Now I want one too!

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  37. Visited the store and got the Oversize Merino Pocket Sweater for about $55 before tax. The same sweater I seriously contemplated purchasing at full price when it popped back online--glad I didn't pull the trigger on that one!

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  38. Code for the 30% off/free shipping with your J. Crew card up for grabs:

    DEJW42GVE

    Please reply if you use it. Thanks!

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    1. Joanie, thanks so much! I did use this.

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  39. I have a code to share if anyone wants it please email me at nandass99@hotmail.com

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  40. Review of the Collection silk ribbon bow-print pajama shirt in this post. Currently on promo for $108.

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  41. 30% off + free ship no minimum code available for J Crew cardholder. The one that expires tonite. Please email me to req. I will post when claimed.

    gigiofca@gmail.com

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  42. I was wondering if someone can tell me what stores were offering the 30% off sale and the 30% off entire purchase together? TIA!

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  43. I have a cardmember 30% of code that I'm not going to use, please post once it's been claimed

    DEJC46TNH

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  44. I also have a code, if someone would like it. Given the nature of the time crunch, I'm just going to post it.

    Let me know if you take it, please.

    DEJDBUGDS

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    1. Rats, too late on that one, I guess, looks like someone beat me to it.

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  45. I also have a code I won't use. Please email me if interested.
    Kpuntillo at gmail.com

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  46. I also have a 30% CARDMEMBER promo I'm not going to use DEJXEHWYZ.

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  47. Unused 30% card member promo code: DEJD6SDHP

    Please post a reply if you use it. Thanks!

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  48. My items got sold out so, I also have a 30% card member code:DEJ32LE5E.
    Enjoy it and please reply when use it :o)

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  49. OMG, I have another code, just checked my other email and there it goes:DEJ2NFJ4R. Hope is not too late! So sad my items got sold in my size, oh my 2 codes!!
    Enjoy it!!!!

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