Friday, February 8, 2013

J.Crew Final Sale {decent update}

J.Crew has a decent update to their Final Sale section online (click here) this morning. Lots of merchandise for everyone (800+ for Women and 350+ for Men). Moreover, it looks like several new pieces made it to sale along with some new price reductions both on Wednesday and today. Yey!

As many of you have noticed first-hand, brick and mortar (B&M) stores have completely cleared out the sale section. (My local store has one sad small rack of sale. The additional percent off in B&M stores is gone too.) This all means that the online sale section will continue to get more and more stock in the coming week.

What am I missing? An additional percent off. It would be nice to see a 40% (even 30%) off promotion return to online sale merchandise. I know I would have purchased at least $300 worth of Final Sale merchandise this morning if there was a code. But I talked myself out of the three items because there was no discount available. I am sure this is a similar thought running through other customers' minds too.  

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

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  1. I agree Alexis! It would be really nice to see another % off. Hopefully they'll offer one again soon, or at least a promo on regular priced items.

    For those interested, I noticed a lot of new Promo-priced items today, as well as some markdowns and noted them in this post.

    There are also several new Promo-priced items at Madewell, as well. That list is here.

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  2. Out of force of habit, I too was up at the crack of dawn, looking at the update. There are still some things I would be happy to have--but not without a promo.

    I realize that I am the very worst kind of JCrew shopper. I always wait for a sale plus promo. On the other hand--I'm a good walking advertisement for JCrew!

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    1. Ha, I did the same thing, thinking it was time for some lovely extra percentage off their truly winter items. Much to my disappointment, there was no inducement.

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  3. Agreed! I'm not biting til there's a % off discount! Otherwise the prices are still too high, since I'm just wanting odds and ends. I'm really into a handful of the new items, but prices are WAY too high. Ready for a sale...

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  4. for those of us in the East Coast who are trapped inside today due to the impending blizzard, a promo code/free shipping (w/o a limit) could fuel a shopping blizzard. Will be checking online throughout the day to see if J Crew or any of my other favorites are savvy enough to do this.

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    1. I agree! That would have been some smart promotion/marketing/weather coordination on J.Crew's part. :)

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    2. unfortunately, a lot of companies got slammed during hurricane sandy for sending out promo codes like that. I remember getting the emails and thinking that was smart of the companies, but I guess people saw them as insensitive?

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    3. Anthro did it! I got a weather-themed email from Anthro with a code for free shipping over $100. I won't use it, so if anyone wants it let me know (it looks to be a one time use code).

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    4. I was thinking the same thing. Here I am stuck at home. Hmmm...where to shop? Anthro came through so I'm going to check out their website now. Come on J.Crew, you're dropping the ball here!

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    5. Caitlin, if that code is still available, would you mind sharing it with me? My email is bankygirl at gmail dot com. TIA!

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    6. If anyone has an extra Anthropologie code I would love it :) thanks!!

      Mackenzie_0007 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I would LOVE a promo code for the whole dang site. The weather here is so chilly willy, a purchase of new spring pretties would surely boost my spirits. And, I don't do Final Sale. I'll probably hit up Banana while I'm trapped inside. So much fab jewelry this season!! Good luck to all those north of NYC. I'm in South Jersey, so it's just going to be about 6 inches of snow. Is it April yet??

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  6. A quick note to say that we have been so spoiled by the promos. I wonder if corporate is holding off for now. It will be really interesting to see what kind of business JCrew did in the 4th quarter. I assume they were struggling, which is why they went promo heavy. AT the same time, I doubt they want to let buyers get used to promos. I read an article the other day in which Mickey Drexler complains about the way in which people have become accustomed to promos.

    Second--I saw an article somewhere about AG denim partnering with Liberty of London. This will be very interesting. JCrew won't be the only source of Liberty+denim this spring. The AG site won't let you see the jeans now, but I believe the URL will eventually be: www.agjeans.com/liberty

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    1. LOL! Yes, I have been spoiled by the promotions from the past month. ;) The extra 30-40% off online and 40-50% off in stores were too good to pass up. They definitely made me buy more than I normally would have. :)

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    2. I'm also in the addicted to promo boat. I don't see any sale must-haves - but I do have a growing FP wishlist. I bet a sidewide promo applying to both sale and FP would get many of us to spend.

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    3. OMG. I would love to see the article you're referring to about Drexler complaining about the promos HIS company offers to HIS customers. What a moron. Maybe if items were priced more reasonably I wouldn't be so eager for promos. But, honestly. Doesn't he realize the average shopaholic woman is ALWAYS hunting for a good deal. Sheesh. Where's my wine?

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    4. Well put, Susan, Dear Leader has complained about customers' expectation a few times recently, and for some reason I'm finding it hard to work up the sympathy he seems to expect.

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    5. If we customers are used to promos, J.Crew has trained us to be this way. They start (a lot of) their merchandise too high in price, and customers wait until it drops to a reasonable price. A lot of what J. Crew sells is non-essential. There is no rush to buy it, and no need to buy it at all, for the most part. Customers can usually wait for a promo.

      I think stores train us to shop a certain way. Kohls shoppers, Macy's shoppers, grocery stores. The customer will almost always buy when the merchandise is at their idea of well-priced. J. Crew isn't any different.

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  7. I also read somewhere that Goldsign is doing more jeans for Jcrew soon. Carolyn from Vancouver

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  8. As much as I would've loved to wait for an additional percent off promo, I HAD to have two items that I was positive would be gone within the hour.
    I snagged the tartan mini (late to the party, but wholly obsessed) and the mauve blush velvet toothpicks (I own the navy pair and LIVE in them, they are SO comfy). $180 later, I'm wondering if perhaps I should've waited. Oh well, no point in having belated buyers remorse.

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    1. I bit on the Excursion Vest in getaway green the other day, without promo. No regrets, it was on sale at least, and I know it's one that doesn't pop back very often.

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    2. Good for you! I decided that I am just going to be excited about my recent purchases. I didn't even know I needed the tartan city mini until I saw it on Sarah Vickers. The only remorse I shall have will be in regards to the fact I'll only be able to wear it a few times before I have to retire it for the season.

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    3. That's really cute & a classic, you'll be glad you have it!

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    4. I'm wearing my green vest now and lovin' it!

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    5. Cool! I hope mine ships! You know how it goes, maybe it comes, maybe not...

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  9. Given the still ongoing early morning competition for sale items (whither art though, pin dot chambray shirt in my size?), I think if you see something you want, it's good to grab it. I just bought my husband four sweaters. He has gone off to work in the hurricane, swaddled in snuggly new wool. And really--who can ask for more?

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    1. I am wondering who is biting on the cashmere herringbone sweater without a promo. It popped back in my size in navy but it is still $199 and it was $99 with additional 50% off in store last week. Granted, I couldn't find my size for that price but I don't want it so badly as to pay close to fp when I could have theoretically paid $49! In less than an hour it was gone from my cart.

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  10. Do we like the tippi or jackie cardigan?? Just looking for a nice Kelly Green one - but cannot decide!!! Trying to keep the cart down w/ out the additional promo. #spoiled :)

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    1. Deanna, I have an entire drawer of jackie cardigans, and only two Tippis (so far), but I must say I love my Tippis. Jackies are good because you can just throw them in the washer and dryer. Tippis have to be dry cleaned, or can be washed if you have the patience to iron them after. The merino gets kinda scrunched after washing. So, they are definitely higher maintence than Jackies.

      Anyway, I vote for the Tippi. It is more refined looking and the color will stay vibrant. My jackies regularly have to be replaced because the colors do fade with washing/they get fuzzy looking. The long sleeves on the Tippi are nice, too! And it is light enough to wear most of the year. Kelly green is such a fab color... nice choice!

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    2. DONE!!! I have tons of jackies but not a single tippi. I have been looking for the excuse to pay the extra.

      In my head - I see the green cardigan over a white sheath dress in the spring - with some pop of color pumps!!! (like maybe a yellow or aqua or hot pink).

      soooo excited!!!

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    3. I love my Tippis - I have merino, linen and cashmere ones. :)

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    4. I agree with J.CrewJD, love the colors of Jackies but they do fade quickly. The Tippis are better quality and merino wool is much hardier than cotton or even cashmere IMO.

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    5. so happy I asked!!! great feedback.

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    6. Deanna, one other note. I think lots of JCAs found that the Tippi cardigans ran large. (Maybe search the blog for comments). I know the ones I bought in the fall, I took an XS, usually I am a S or M in J Crew merino cardigans. So you may want to try on first if possible. Hope I am not making it more complicated.

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  11. I am debating over the Collection cashmere-mohair sweater. In the picture, the color is beautiful and I like the way the sweater looks on the model. However, even with the sale price, it is still pretty pricey at $229.99. Has anyone purchased and/or tried on this lovely?

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    1. I have my eye on that sweater too! Would love to see a review.

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    2. I won't buy their mohair again. Bought the lilac colored mohair sweater last fall and it shed like crazy. I wore it over a navy tee and the amount of shedding onto the navy was ridiculous.

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  12. I agree with others, I get up look at the sale section and without a promo not buying anything. I think that J Crew needs to get rid of all that fall/winter merchandise, with a great promo. I am also waiting for a full price promo, only bought one bracelet with this last roll out. So until then saving lots of money.

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  13. OT, but Garnet Hill is offering an extra 30% off sale sweaters today, and you can get fantastic deals such as a lovely cashmere sweater like this one for about $54. I stocked up on GH cashmere sweaters this year. They are soft, sumptuous, and remarkably pill-resistant. Two caveats though: sizing could be a bit tricky, and the shipping cost is no better than JC.

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  14. I look at sale everyday, too, but I try sooo hard to limit my FS purchases this late in the season to in-store only, so I can inspect the item carefully. At this point nearly all fall/winter merch is either a late-season return, or droopy and shopworn.

    I'm sure there are fresh, brand-new items from older rollouts still out there, but it's rare that I am lucky enough to score them on a promo and in my size!

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  15. OT but I had a little mishap with my beaded rose necklace this morning and two of the flowers fell off. I JUST bought it last Friday. Do you think it's worth trying to take it back for an exchange?

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    1. Absolutely take it back, Susan. I'm sure you will not have any trouble. I have had similar situations with jewelry items and always received an exchange.

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  16. My bow ring has only been worn about five times total and is already tarnishing and today it turned my finger green. How would I need to go about handling this issue--e-mailing customer service or doing an online chat? Could I reasonably expect them to take it back? I saw the response to the necklace question above and it seems like I could try to get something done about it.

    Taylor
    Two Wheelers

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    1. Taylor, try the online chat first. I have had very good service via the chat. Good luck!

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  17. Does anybody know if the knot bracelet went on sale? It wasn't a couple of days ago but it disappeared from the website which is almost a sure sign! TIA

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    1. would like to hear what you find out. I like this bracelet al ot, but would not consider it unless it was on sale.

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  18. I can never do a reply from this computer, but thank you kms423 for your advice. I just talked with a super friendly chat rep named Kyleigh and I will be able to return it and they are even sending me a return label because I don't have a local store. She was incredibly helpful and nice about it! Thank you!

    Taylor

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  19. Woke up at my usual ungodly hour and checked the site but didn't buy anything. Where's the promo? I did pick up some non-final sale "where was this hidden" pop-backs earlier in the week.

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    1. 10 items in my cart this morning but didn't pull the trigger. On a promo off sale morning I'd already have had another order under my belt...
      Oh well. Nothing that I have to have.

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  20. Beware of the silk Georgette blouse!It's still on sale online .

    The shirt comes HUGE and the silk is the most fragile silk I have ever come across.

    Check out my review here: http://www.harpersshadow.com/2013/01/jcrew-collection-silk-georgette-blouse.html

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    1. Sarah at Harpers-Shadow, I bought that blouse based on your review and I love it despite the fragile nature of the silk. I ended up sticking with my normal sizefor the sake of my bust and also because I loved the billowy effect of the larger size. Thank you!

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  22. I didn't have time to look at the website today, but will be in the store tomorrow to check more of the new arrivals and what else might be on sale.

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  23. I did order the Terrazo (terrazzo) jacket this morning. Not final sale so I'm willing to try it out. I love the look on Ema (thanks for your review!)

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  24. Can anyone comment on the quality of the Thomas Mason shirts ??? Thanks Carolyn from Vancouver

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    1. Anyone interested in a size 30Tall cabernet toothpick cords? I will let them go for less than selling online.
      They are brand new with tags.

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  26. OT...in the new "In Style" Mag. there is a JCrew/Liberty style page and an Ad for the "Italian made" shoes as well. the ad shows a pair of the janey flats in the bright/yellow Liberty print---Have not seen these on available yet
    ...they look pretty... Carolyn from Vancouver

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  27. Have any Canadian JCAs not received the feb. style guide yet? I usually receive it before the month starts but nothing yet. I have been really looking forward to this one and am wondering if I was missed this month. Thank you!

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    1. A friend of mine received hers last week but I am still waiting for mine!

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    2. have not received one....Carolyn from Vancouver

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    3. Hi Jan - The Feb Style Guide is available online now. It's not the same as browsing through the glossy pages, but it's a close second. :o)

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    4. I haven't received mine yet, but I have received my rewards card...go figure.

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    5. Thank you for the replies ladies! Hopefully we'll be getting it soon, this is one I'm excited to get and add to my collection :)

      @coffeeshopandfunnyfaces- thank you so much! I'm heading to the site now to browse with a nice glass of wine. :)

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    6. I got a style guide and a gift card from Jenna. Needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised.

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    7. I got mine on Thursday, with a big fat Harpers Bazaar too...now if only I could get back onto the anthro mailing list I would be set! :)

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    8. I got mine but no gift card that I could see.

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  28. Hello...Can anyone comment on the quality or fit of the Collection Washed Silk Side Tie Pant? Want to purchase, however, was hoping for some additional information before I do. Thanks in advance! :)

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  29. A tippi in brilliant yellow popped up in my size at $39.99 - even with shipping, that comes out under $55 for me, which is good for something that is a great work top.

    It is such a lovely color - other than with neutrals, what colors do you guys where a bright yellow with?

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    1. I think yellow pairs well with navy or black. :o)

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    2. That's a noisy yellow. I have a Tippi cardigan in that color. I wear it with neutrals (camel and cream) but you could pair it with a bright pink top and a pair of skinny jeans.

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    3. Thanks for the replies! I think I can initially try it with my sterling skirt in heather acorn, and I might also give it a try with a no. 2 pencil skirt I have in a mustard yellow (I think the name was spicy gold) for a tonal look (although that could be too much yellow).

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    4. Sometimes yellow looks good with gray. I always like it with denim.

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    5. I like yellow with grey, navy, brown, burgundy, purple and light blue/periwinkle.

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  30. has anyone seen or tried JC daisy lace three quarter sleeve tee? it's hard to tell the details from the web pictures. thanks!

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    2. I think that is the one Rose from "one more shopping " blog reviewed.

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    3. Andrea reviewed it on her blog,lifesdivine.blogspot.com
      HTH

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  31. oh boy, just got the jcrew credit card statement.... i didn't realize the damage all those extra % off and my early morning shopping frenzy have caused! yikes!!! I really shouldn't be shopping for the next year....

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  32. OT - the local B&M is offering 30 % off sweaters.

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  33. Went to the B&M today - the Spring colors are so refreshing given the dreadful storms this week.

    I am about to buy the Martina Patent Wedges in Apricot Mist because I NEED nude heels, but I need help. This is a major purchase for me as $200+ shoes don't often fit in my budget. I love the Martina because it is comfortable and I'm not teetering on spindly high heels (I'm a klutz).

    But ... what do you think about the "style longevity" of wedges? Are they having a moment and then going to be "out?" Is this a good shoe investment or should I get a traditional heel?

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  34. I have three pairs of Martinas. I have no idea if wedges will be "out" but a) they are very comfortable b) I don't know how much I care about this style going out of style in someone's book because it is not (to me) like such a screamingly outre style. c) For me personally, there were not good alternatives for a nude shoe because I prefer the less classic look.

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  35. Has anyone reviewed the Liberty Pajama sets? Thanks!

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  36. I really want the striped cashmere boatneck in black/ivory but am holding out for a percentage off tomorrow. I have a feeling it's coming!

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    1. What time will the sale start if there is one?

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  37. Has anyone reviewed the Pixilated houndstooth skirt? I dont know it keeps calling me! and $150 f04 poly?! and no promo? clearly I am drinking the crewlade.

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