Wednesday, April 17, 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.


  1. Reviewed Ann Taylor Etched Striped Print dress, on sale, on my blog.

  2. Banana Republic code for 40% off one full-price style today only:


    Please post if you use it so others know that it has been taken.

  3. Some J.Crew-like items in my weekly 'You Look Very Familiar...' post here.

  4. I was still able to use a 20% off full price merchandise code at Garnet Hill (Google "Garnet Hill promo" and click on the retailmenot link). The Cascading Knit Tank Dress is really cute, and I'm going to try the Scoop-neck Maxi Tank Dress (striped). The Eileen Fisher Viscose Jersey Scoop-Neck Dress is nearly a maxi and a nice length for a shorter girl who wants a maxi that doesn't drag on the ground. The Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Ballet-Neck Dress in Blue Neptune is great too. The Boxy T-shirt dress is adorable in theory but they aren't kidding when they call it Boxy - it is literally a big rectangle. Going to try it in a size down and see if it's better. The colors/stripes are great.

  5. Talbots has an extra 30% off sale stuff with code SALE30. Also, another 10% off "red card savings" was taken off automatically at checkout when I placed an order. I just have the little talbots card they scan to get points, not a credit card or anything. That promotion is not advertised on their site, I don't know what it's all about, but it is worth checking out.

    I purchased this dress, which is right up my alley. Super flattering, nice heavy knit, gorgeous pattern, APPROPRIATE LENGTH (can't say that about more than 1 or 2 of J.Crew's current offerings). It came out to about $62.

    I also bought this beautiful silk charmeuse top in the fun bright lime color. Talbots' silk charmeuse tops are amazing for the price. Can you tell I am ready for spring??

    1. J.CrewJD - Thanks for sharing the Talbots code. I haven't purchased lately, but always look around there. Good deals, esp w/the code. This etched pencil skirt is like a skirt version of JC's short sleeve lace sweatshirt released last year. And the skirt is cotton.

    2. Thank you for this! I love Talbots, but they are also vanity sized, so a heads up to all our petite friends!

    3. Yes, their vanity sizing is worse than J.Crew's. I bought a pleated, a-line skirt at Talbots in a size 4, and probably could have gone down to a 2. I need a 6 at J.Crew!

      I will say that their pencil skirt sizing is comparable to J.Crew, though.

      gigi, didn't see that skirt, it is beautiful!

    4. I wear the same size in Talbots and JCrew. Go figure but true for me and my body:)

  6. Banana Republic - one-time use codes for 40% off one regular price item


  7. Cupcake necklace dupe is back, this time in lilac. Details on my blog. Looks delightful, and it's very budget friendly. I am ordering the colorway, since I like it better than the mint.

  8. Ann Taylor LOFT is having a Friends & Family Sale, now through 4/21, 40% off with the code FRIENDS.

  9. Brooks Brothers: Save an additional 25% Off your purchase when using your Brooks Brothers MasterCard or 'The Brooks Card', or Save an additional 20% when using any other form of payment, plus 4% of U.S. net sales will be donated to the Golden Fleece Foundation, which includes charities such as the Make A Wish foundation. No code necessary, the discounts are applied automatically at checkout after entering your form of payment.

    Lands' End and Canvas Lands' End are offering $30 off orders of $100+ and Free Shipping on orders of $50+ with code TWINKLE pin 1821 at checkout until 4.21.13.

    Banana Republic is offering 35% Off your purchase with code BRSHOP35 at checkout until 4.21.13.

    GAP is offering 25% Off All orders or 35% off orders of $100+ with code GAPMORE at checkout until 4.20.13.

    SHOPBOP is offering 20% Off sitewide with code WEAREFAMILY13 at checkout until the end of today.

    More details about all of the sales, as well as my picks and links to a couple of reviews in this post.

  10. I've probably said this before but Bauble Bar has become somewhat of my mistress on the side for costume jewelry. It started with their blatant J.Crew knockoffs. Now I check reguarly for fun, trendy pieces that won't break the bank and that I won't feel bad about wearing only a handful of times.

  11. Piperlime: 'Sandals & More' sale - save 20% off with code PEDI at checkout until 4.22.13. More details and my picks in this post.

  12. Forever 21 - Save 21% off with BDAY21 today only. Cute picks and some famiiiiliar looking pieces. Heh.


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