Monday, December 31, 2012

Take 30% off Final Sale with STYLE2013

"Thanks!" to many of you, including GigiOfCa & JSR (in this post), as well as Alexandra,who let us know about the following promotion.

J.Crew is offering an additional 30% off Final Sale with promo code STYLE2013. This offer expires Friday, January 4, 2013. The fine print includes:
*Offer valid on the purchase of sale items in J.Crew retail stores or at jcrew.com from December 31, 2012, 12:01am ET through January 4, 2013, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew Factory stores, at jcrewfactory.com or on phone orders. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. To redeem, enter the code STYLE2013 in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promo code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
It is nice to finally see the additional percent off available online as well. (Considering B&M stores have been offering 30% off sale for awhile.) Also, happy to see this offer is being extended in brick & mortar stores for a bit longer.

Not happy about... in order to make the free shipping minimum of $175, your cart has to add up to that amount *after* the discounts are applied. Grrr.

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Any items you are interested in? If so, please share!

Happy New Year's Eve! {celebrating with J.Crew?}

Happy New Year J.Crew Aficionadas & Aficionados!

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful new year! {yey!} I look forward to celebrating the up-coming 2013 J.Crew collections with you all. :)

As usual, this post is to find out what everyone is planning to wear tonight. I know I have mentioned this before, but I also really enjoy these posts. I find it interesting to see how other Aficionadas and Aficionados style certain pieces, providing me wonderful ideas for future outfits. :) So for this post, what we are planning to wear during New Years Eve and/or New Years Day? :)

As for me, I am going for comfort (since I have no plans to step outside my house!) I am going to pair the Loomknit Sweatshirt in Stripe with the Saturday Pant (both from J.Crew of course!). The plan: watch a bunch of movies, eat some good food, take an afternoon nap, and watch one of the count-down shows around 11:30PM.

What are you planning to wear this New Year (Eve or Day)? Are you planning to go "head to toe" J.Crew or parts J.Crew?

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the WINTER sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

NYT Times Versus Mickey Drexler {a holiday shopping tale}

"Thanks!" to so many of you, including Lizzy (in this post), cate & Susan (in this post), LemonFraternite, Raina, as well as emilybethzzz, who shared the following pieces of related news with us.

Over at the New York Times, there is an op-ed piece describing one customer's unpleasant online shopping experience with J.Crew (click here to read in its entirety). The following is just an excerpt of said piece:
The Hell of Online Shopping
By Delia Ephron
December 23, 2012

...I got an e-mail from my sister Amy in Los Angeles saying she and her husband had received boxes from J.Crew. Christmas presents from me, she assumed, since I had ordered them online and told her to expect them.

But for whom, she asked? The cards were buried deep in the packaging, and one of them was missing. Nothing was gift-wrapped, either (although I had requested and paid for it). The boxes contained two pairs of shoes (although I had ordered only one pair), a man’s pullover and a sparkly pink woman’s sweater. The sweater was for a friend who also lives in Los Angeles, but somehow ended up being sent to Amy’s husband.

I called J.Crew to complain, and what followed was tedious and time-consuming, as all Internet dramas are, involving a review of numerous e-mails — “your order has been received,” “your order has been shipped” — in this case to the wrong place and in the wrong ways, some of which I might have prevented if I’d been vigilant tracking the flurry of e-mails.

The customer-service representative, consulting records, assured me that the box for my friend had been delivered. It had been left at the front door, she said, and gave me the address, which turned out to be not my sister and her husband’s house but my friend’s office, a gigantic building in Beverly Hills. “Left outside the front door? Are you sure?”

“Yes,” she said, and, as an apology, she would send me a $50 gift card. I e-mailed my friend. Had she received a box from J.Crew? “No,” she said.

My sister offered to gift-wrap and deliver my friend’s present. This was especially kind because traffic in Los Angeles is awful, as bad as New York’s during the holidays, which is one reason I order on the Web. But rather than make life easier, Web shopping only complicates it in new, more frustrating ways. ...

When I ordered the presents on the J.Crew Web site and checked a box for the gift-wrapping, I received a message back that J.Crew did not wrap shoes, my sister’s present. As Amy and I were sorting things out, I wondered why in the world I thought it was O.K. to send a Christmas present that wasn’t gift-wrapped. ...

Precious holiday giving cannot be entrusted to a Web site. ...

Well, guess who also read that story? Mr. Mickey Drexler himself! He responded back and the paper posted it for us (click here to read in its entirety). The following is an excerpt:
Rating the Online Shopping Experience
December 26, 2012

Re “The Hell of Online Shopping,” by Delia Ephron (Op-Ed, Dec. 24): I was more than a little surprised that a customer complaint was elevated to an indictment of online retailing on your Op-Ed page.

While we are not excusing mistakes that were made in Ms. Ephron’s case, since Thanksgiving J.Crew has shipped more than a million packages around the world, and her experience is hardly the norm. Our customers know that we are personally committed to meeting their needs for quality, service and reliability.

While online shopping may not always offer the precise level of personalization Ms. Ephron requires, it is a growing part of retailing — and for good reason. It offers convenience, saves time, adds value and provides access to goods and services that might otherwise be difficult to obtain.

We certainly acknowledge that what is warranted in this situation is a sincere apology — but not a generalized defamation of an efficient and valuable way of shopping today.

MILLARD DREXLER
Chairman and Chief Executive
J. Crew Group 

Ms. Ephron's story does sound pretty terrible. I can only imagine the panic she felt when she found out out that her gift order was ending up in different place. Yikes!

I had my fair share of mistakes- sending me the wrong item or no item at all- with J.Crew. Since I tend to be a sale shopper, the item I wanted is usually no longer available afterwards. In fact, I received two mistake-orders in one day last week! At least J.Crew tried to make it right. (In my case, they offered a store search to locate the items.)

Frankly, I prefer shopping at a brick and mortar store. I like to see what the item looks like in person. With all that said, I shop online during the holiday season. I much rather stay home than deal with crowded parking lots and stores.

What are your thoughts on the op-ed pieces? Do you agree with either point-of-view? Do you prefer shopping online during the holidays?

Win a $2,013 Madewell Shopping Spree...

"Thanks!" to D*ska (in this post), who shared the following news from Madewell.

Madewell is running a new sweepstakes to win a $2,013 Madewell gift card. Imagine all the goodies you can purchase!!! This sweepstakes ends January 3, 2013. To enter, click HERE.

Good luck to all the Madewell Aficionadas! :)

Friday, December 28, 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!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sneak Peek Inside J.Crew's January 2013 Style Guide

"Thanks!" to JBlogs (in this post), who let us know about a few images from J.Crew's January 2013 Catalog appearing on J.Crew's 770 blog. The following is from their "Travel Notes: Up, Up and Away" post:

For our January Style Guide, we traveled 2,238 miles from New York to White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Our crew included nine production assistants, a photographer, a model, a weather girl and, yes, even a balloon meister. here, a behind-the-scenes look at our cover shoot—by the numbers.

The latest new arrivals, which include the clothes featured above, are already available in today's update (refer to the "J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!" post).

Wait, there's more! There are some more images of the catalog available over at J.Crew's website. A few are posted below for convenience:







I have to admit, the latest catalog does look beautiful. The simple backdrop, with a scattering of brightly colored hot air balloons, is lovely.

However, I am not excited about the the styling of the outfits. Although I do think many of the individual pieces look quite nice. I am sure I will change my mind once I see it on a store mannequin. ;)

What are your thoughts on the upcoming catalog? Do you like the outfits featured in the catalog?

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!


"Thanks!" to many of you, including Life as a Cat (in this post), as well as Tiffany Rose (in this post),who let us know that J.Crew had an update to its website today (click here to view online).

There are some new arrivals for men (click here) & women (click here). {wahoo!} It looks like Crewcuts (click here) has been updated, but not the J.Crew Collection (click here). No surprise here, but the latest catalog (click here to view) is not yet available to view. 


PROMOTIONAL CODES! J.Crew is offering free shipping on any order with promo code FREESHIP. This offer ends Sunday, December 30, 2012. This promotion is no where near as great as the promotions we have seen in the past few weeks. But at least it is something! :)

"Thanks!" to Rose (in this post) who let us know that J.Crew is offering Canadian customers an additional 30% off Sale items with promo code BOXING30. This offer ends Monday, December 31, 2012.


Side Note: I wanted to mention that the Sale Section (click here to shop online) had a nice update this morning for Women (1330+ items) and Men (530+). :) Although right now, many items are ghost pages (as they already sold out). :(

Interesting: Also, did anyone catch that the Sale section is NOT Final Sale on the main sale page? I quickly checked and most items are showing up as Final Sale, however some others are not. Not sure what is going on here...

What items are you most excited about and why? Which items are you surprised (or not surprised) to see? Which items did you hope would be included? Were you expecting a bigger roll-out today? Also, did you receive the latest catalog? :)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like Anthropologie, LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the WINTER sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays! {celebrating w/J.Crew?}

First and foremost... Happy Holidays everyone! It's the time of year where we can spend time with our loved ones, enjoy fantastic meals, and share thoughtful gifts!

Per JCA tradition, this post is to find out what everyone is going to wear. I find it really interesting to see what other Aficionadas and Aficionados plan on wearing (and of course it gives me lots of wonderful ideas for future outfits). :) So for this post, what we are planning to wear for the Holidays? :)

As for me, I am tempted to wear a cozy pair of sweatpants and call it a day! ;)

What are you planning to wear this Holiday party season? Are you planning to go "head to toe" J.Crew or parts J.Crew?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Final Sale is Back {plus 25% off with TINSEL}


"Thanks!" to many of you, including Wendy (in this post), who let us know the following {sad} news from this morning.

With the Holidays in full swing, J.Crew thought it would be a good time to bring back Final Sale (click here to shop online). That means customers cannot return and exchange sale-priced items purchased online. I am not sure if brick & mortar (B&M) stores are switching over to Final Sale too (but they probably will soon). Ugh.

J.Crew is also offering a new promo for 25% off on any Final Sale purchase with promo code TINSEL. The offer expires Wednesday, December 26, 2012. The fine print of this offer includes:
*Offer valid on the purchase of sale items at jcrew.com from December 22, 2012, 12:01am ET through December 26, 2012, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores, at jcrewfactory.com or on phone orders. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. To redeem, enter code TINSEL in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promo code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Moreover, the Final Sale section (click here to shop online) had a whopper of an update this morning for Women (1500+ items) and Men (600+). There are a lot of older, thought-it-sold-out-already, items popping back too!

This offer is not as good as what we have been seeing the past few weeks from J.Crew. (They really brought out some amazing promos!) Maybe J.Crew will drastically reduce prices to move out merchandise. Let's hope anyways.

Honestly, I won't be buying anything on sale online for awhile. I purchased a lot recently (thanks to all those fabulous promotions!) and I am still waiting to receive a few packages. On a bright note, my wallet could use the break. ;)

Did you check out the Final Sale section today? Were you able to snag any amazing deals? If so, please share! :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Holiday Sale for Last-Minute Shoppers {in stores only}

J.Crew sent out an email today letting customers know that they are still offering an additional 30% off SITEWIDE (no min!) at their brick and mortar (B&M) locations.

I won't lie, I woke up this morning wondering if there might be a slim chance that J.Crew introduced another amazing offer. Part of me was disappointed to see there was no new promotion, while a bigger part of me was thrilled. (My credit card needs a serious break!)

Also, I have zero intentions of stopping by my local B&M stores right now. Can you imagine the parking nightmare and wall-to-wall shoppers during the weekend before Christmas?!? Yikes and no thank you! Although, I do know many people who are planning to shop this weekend. I wish you all a safe and stress-free shopping experience. :)

Lastly, the Sale Section (click here to shop online) had a great update this morning for Women (1100+ items) and Men (450+). Since both the additional percent off and low minimum for free shipping are now gone, it is interesting to see that items in the sale section are not moving as quickly. (During the past week, things were selling out and fast!)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion in J.Crew B&M stores? If so, what items are you planning to get? Please share! :)

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!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ends Today: A Fantastic Holiday Sale {in stores & online}

Today is the last day J.Crew is offering an additional 30% off SITEWIDE (no min!) plus free shipping ($100+), for J.Crew customers with promo code CELEBRATE.

Today is also the last day for holiday delivery via standard ground shipping.  If you want to make sure your package arrives by December 24, orders have to be placed by the end of today (11PM EST).


Lastly, the Sale Section (click here to shop online) had a nice update this morning for Women (1000+ items) and Men (400+). As you can imagine, items are selling out quickly. Still, it is worth checking out since some items have been reduced from earlier this week. :)

Part of me is sad to see this (& the last) promotion go. I went crazy overboard buying items. (As I mentioned before, the combination of 30% off, free shipping, and no final sale, was too tempting for me!) The other part of me is thrilled it is ending. Why? Because I went crazy overboard buying items. I need a break! 

And nothing puts a damper on my shopping like Final Sale. Which we all know is just around the corner. Do we think the Final Sale will show up this week or next week?

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, what items are you planning to get? Please share! :)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like Anthropologie, LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CELEBRATE with J.Crew: 30% Off (no min!) & Free Shipping ($100+)

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion.

J.Crew is offering an additional 30% off SITEWIDE (no min!) plus free shipping ($100+), for J.Crew customers with promo code CELEBRATE. This offer expires Thursday, December 20, 2012. The fine print includes:
 *Offer valid on purchases made in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from December 18, 2012, 12:01am ET through December 20, 2012, 11:59pm ET only. Offer not valid in J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; at 769 Madison Avenue, the Ludlow Shop at 50 Hudson or the Ludlow Shop at Copley Place; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Discount on retail purchases will be applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code CELEBRATE in the promo box at checkout. Discount not valid on purchases of certain third-party branded merchandise, baby merchandise, men's suiting or online purchases of wedding merchandise. Free shipping valid for shipments to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $100 or more, before taxes are added, shipped via regular ground shipping (3 to 6 business days) only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
I was not sure if there was going to be another promotion available today. So again, delightfully surprised to see this one. Plus, the extra 30% off extends to brick and mortar stores.


Lastly, the Sale Section (click here to shop online) had a decent update this morning for Women (900+ items) and Men (360+). Worth seeing as some items have been reduced from earlier this week. :)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, what items are you planning to get? Please share! :)

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Surprise! J.Crew & Madewell Sends Their Love

image from "Bichonluvr's Closet"

"Thanks!" to sartorial theorist (in this post), who shared the following delightful surprise/ news with us:
I am totally shopped out, but I did receive two surprises from J.Crew and Madewell. Madewell sent me one notebook, and J.Crew sent me three notebooks in a box. :) I guess they are nice gestures.
Also "thanks!" to Suzy (of the lovely "Bichonluvr's Closet" blog) who posted an image of the gift being sent out from J.Crew this year. (Please check out her "Watch for a Present from Jenna!" post, where the above image is originally from.)

This is not the first time J.Crew has delivered Holiday presents to lucky JCAs. The last two years, they sent a planner for the end of the year. Although I think this year's version is a lot more useful.

As for Madewell, I am not sure if they have ever sent out gifts to their preferred customers. In any case, it is nice to see this gesture being extended to those customers too.

I should also add, I have no clue how J.Crew & Madewell determine which customers receive what gifts. Especially since I rarely get them. (Well, I did get a planner once. But that was it.) I believe it has to do with your spending level over the year. But I could be wrong. Their selection criteria is a mystery to me, even though I am sure J.Crew has it down to a science! 

Lastly, this is wonderful gesture for loyal customers! It is a great gift and more importantly, a touching offer for those who receive it. :)

So check your mailbox in the next few days to see if you got something extra special from J.Crew. :)

Wrap It All Up: J.Crew's Holiday Sale Ends Today

Today is the last day that J.Crew is offering an additional 30% off SITEWIDE plus free shipping (no min!), for J.Crew customers with promo code WISHLIST online.

However, they may still be running this promotion in brick and mortar locations. (According to a few JCAs, this will be running until Christmas in stores. However, J.Crew has been known to change their minds when it comes to promotional terms.)

I had been pretty good resisting all the promotions J.Crew threw our way the past few weeks. But this current promotion reeled me in. Frankly, it is one of the best offers I have seen (30% off anything, free shipping with no minimum, AND no final sale). This week, the UPS man will be hating on me! ;)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, what items are you planning to get? Please share! :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the WINTER sale, or to see some new HOLIDAY 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Friday, December 14, 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!