Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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.

35 comments:

  1. Hi ladies, kate spade is having a secret sale that ends today. Just picked up the kennywood polka dot wallet. My sis has it and loves it!

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  2. Ladies, I have two extra 20% off coupons to the Kate spade secret sale. If interested please email me at maqsadshop at gmail dot com

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  3. Ann Taylor Loft has a suede version of the Nora Bow Ballet Flat. (Loft calls it madalyn bow ballet flat)

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  4. 25% off entire store at Talbots; Triple points to for Classic Members

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    1. I love your look-alike posts!

      I found a close match to the Factory Charley Lobster Sweater at Forever21 last night. It's grey and white with a LARGE lobster, and for $23 I couldn't resist!

      http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=sweater&ProductID=2021099866&VariantID=

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    2. Thanks Shannon! What a great find, and the price is excellent, too! :)

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  6. Banana Republic - BRSAVENOW code today: 35% off until 11 am, 30% off from 11am-5pm, and 25% off from 5pm-11:59 pm

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  7. Madewell - Free Shipping on $100+: Promo-price items list here.

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  8. Garnet Hill has jumped on the anchor print band wagon.

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    1. And the model wearing that cardigan did J Crew not too long ago.

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    2. Last summer I noticed they had the spitting image of the Coralie cami JC had in 2010.

      The blue floral cardi is very close in print and colours to the Ashbury print.

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  9. My search for white or light pants without visible pockets continues. I ordered and returned the J. Crew reverse tuxedo pant, and passed on the winter white Capri after seeing a review. If anyone knows of some light/white pants in a straight leg or capri style, let me know! I've just ordered these from Zara - cross your fingers.

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-nam-S2013/358005/1101531/TROUSERS%20WITH%20FAUX%20LEATHER

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  10. Found a replica of the anchors aweigh blouse at my local TJMaxx stores. I believe it is the Cynthia Rowley line that they carry in-house at their stores. It looks identical to the J.Crew version with the little anchor buttons on top and all. The only big difference is that it is 100% polyester compared to the J.Crew version which is silk. It comes in at a steal of $19.99.

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  11. Does anyone know if Nordstrom ever has % off sales? Do they have them if you open a card? Thanks so so much!

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    1. I have never seen Nordstrom offer a percent off sale!! Reward program is better though than J.Crew - it's rolling, so you get a rewards certificate when you accumulate enough points - there are several times during the year where you can earn double or triple points.

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  13. If you like J Crew's Cece ballet flats, Target has their own leather version complete with a hidden wedge. I own the tan/camel pair and love it. It has enough padding to make walking comfortable and fits TTS. Right now, women's shoes are buy one get one 50% off.

    http://www.target.com/p/women-s-merona-genuine-leather-scrunch-flat-tan/-/A-14221128#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=merona+scrunch

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  14. Brora has alot of stuff marked way down on clearance. I wanted to order a cute skirt, but the aproximately $24 shipping cost caused me to close the window.

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  15. Audrey, I have NEVER seen Nordstrom offer a specific % off sale, i.e., 30%, 40%, etc., not even when you open an account. They do have the 1/2 yearly and anniversary sales where you can save "up to..." off of items and of course they have the sale sections in the store/online. They MAY offer a %-off sale at the Rack periodically, but I, too, wish they would offer a specific % off. If you find an item for a lower price, Nordy's will price match (I once got the best deal on Uggs), they offer the BEST Cust Serv. around with free ship/free returns (usually with no questions) and they offer the double/triple points w/their Nordy's card, but other than their 2 yearly sales (and regular sales section), there is no "percentage off" sale that I know of. But I STILL LOVE NORDY'S...even without the sale!!!!

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    1. @Audrey, Rashawnda is absolutely correct. Nordy's never has blanket "take x%" off sales like Bloomingdales or Saks do. (Trust me, I'm a Seattle native and have been a Nordstrom shopper since before I can remember.)

      Besides regular clearance markdowns, there are the promotional sales on select items during the Half-Yearly and the Anniversary sale, which are listed on the website.

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge of Nordstrom! I have always know about it, but I am just now discovering that it's such a great department store. I guess they know that too and that's why they get away w very few sales! I'll keep an eye out for the yearly events! Thanks again!

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    3. Audrey: Like Rashawnda and Rosie said, Nordstrom does not offer a blanket % off, but they do markdown items frequently. They also honor competitor's % off sales, so if the item you want is available at another retailer for a lower price or an extra % off, they will match it. They have also honored coupon codes that I have had for other stores, and allowed me to take the extra % off at their store.

      They have a wishlist feature and allow you to save items in your bag for later, so I keep whatever it is I'm interested in in my cart, and watch for it to go on sale.

      I have to say that Nordstrom is absolutely one of my favorite places to shop. I wrote a post about the perks of shopping there back in March of last year, that goes into more detail about what I've just mentioned with the price matching, saved cart, etc. If you're interested in reading it, you can see it here. :)

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    4. Sorry, the link for my "Let's Chat About Nordstrom" post is here.

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  16. Hi, everyone. Last week I mentioned that Boden had debuted their summer line at their Boden preview site.

    This week, I did two separate posts with my picks. Part one is dresses, accessories, and knitwear choices, whereas part two is skirts, tops, and shoes.

    Also, the 20% off with free ship and returns expires this Friday, February 8. That code is PRV3 and you would put it in the preview shopping bag "code" box.

    Enjoy!

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  17. Second the love for Nordy's. Some new Kate Spade Jcrew-like items went on sale today.

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  18. Recently got a pair of the new Hampton pants from BR and love them. I got the Butternut "textured" - which is a very nice jacquard fabric, the online pic does not do these pants justice. Also, the waistband is finished beautifully. The fit was very good for me. The Hampton rivals the Cafe Capri and with the regular 30% off promos that BR runs (including today) the price is on point. I took my same size in the Hampton as I do in the Cafe Capri.

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    1. I agree- picked up the BR Hamptoms in navy. The texture adds some interest to your otherwise typical ordinary navy pants. Liked the butternut color but based on the few times I wear my other yellow pants, I knew navy would work better for me. I am a bit tired of the cafe capris cut. Plus those 40% off Wednesday's sealed the deal!

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  19. If anyone is near a Talbots outlet it might be worth a stop. Lots of items were marked $7.99. I got the cutest leopard print pointy toe hair calf flats (style name is Nelli) for $7.99 reg $119.

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  21. Banana Republic: 25% off with code BRNEW25

    GAP: 25% off with code GAP25 or 30% off for cardholders with code GC30

    Old Navy: 20% off Women's, Women's Plus, & Men's Styles with code ONBIG20

    BR got in some new arrivals that are really cute, some nice things at GAP, including pointy toe flats, and ON now has a pair of critter chinos. More details about the sales and my picks at each of the 3 stores in this post.

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  22. Club Monaco is offering 30% additional off their sale right now. Their Emma trench (see here: http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13010238&cp=12243596.12280986.12280989.12883075, silk shirts, see here: http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13045506&cp=12243596.12280986.12280989.12883075 are to similar J.Crew's among a multitude of other things.

    <3

    Sarah

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