Wednesday, April 24, 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.

22 comments:

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  2. Except for the fact that their sizes tend to run big (I'm only 5'1''), I'm a fan of Club Monaco. I especially love their peter pan collared silk shirts (http://www.clubmonaco.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=12454409&size=99&cp=12243590.12266442.12454409&ab=ln_women_apparel_shirts) and their scalloped shorts (http://www.clubmonaco.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=12454416&size=99&cp=12243590.12266442.12454416&ab=ln_women_apparel_shorts).

    I'm also a huge fan of their student discount, which I have applied to sale items. You can use the student discount online as well (more info here: http://www.clubmonaco.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=payment&subdisplay=checkout&ab=footer_payment#studentDiscount).

    It's pricey but I think the deals are ultimately better because of the student discount and if you're willing to wait very patiently for items to go on sale.

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  3. Can anyone tell me how Kate Spade sizes run in comparison to J Crew. I'm thinking of ordering from Kate Spade and if possible want to save myself the bother of returns. Thanks in advance.

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    1. kate spade runs smaller, about 1 size smaller, i would estimate.

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    2. In my experience it's about the same as J Crew but cut a bit slimmer. I usually size up for fitted Kate Spade dresses.

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    3. Thanks for the advice Petitephd and Rosie and thanks JCA for providing a forum to ask.

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  4. Banana Republic Code for 40% off one full-price style good today only:

    JTPFB7NWHYYK

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

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

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  6. 25% off everything and free shipping over $50 at lands End.

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  7. I received a Boden catalog with a promo code in Sunday's NY Times. So I've decided to finally give Boden a try--can anyone tell me how pant and skirt sizes run in comparison to J Crew? I'm going to carefully review their sizing guide, but I'd love to hear people's "real-life" opinions. THANKS!

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    1. AJLinBoston - Dina G is the Boden expert. Visit her at My Superfluities, if you haven't. :)

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

    LFCK3LZ1BRTH
    TTYZNVG2QN24

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  9. Just a little negative comment about ily couture, aka knockoff maker extraordinaire. I posted on their facebook post about their version of the flower lattice necklace, pointing out the fact that it was an exact copy of J.Crew. I had a hunch they were they type of shadeballs that would delete the comment, so I want back today to check. Sure enough they did, oh, and while they were at it, blocked me from commenting on their page. That's pretty lame. I have never bought anything there and now I definitely won't in the future either.

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  10. A bunch of Anthropologie Reviews HERE
    Will have a ZARA review up later in the week. The Floral Printed Dress.

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  11. Tory Burch @ Saks has pants similar to the cafe capri in gilded brocade: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418048&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446554293&R=886762703591&P_name=Tory+Burch&N=1553+306418048+4294950150&bmUID=jV2I_hZ

    Friends and Family sale is going on at Saks right now too.

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  12. These are cute and similar to JC Liberty prints. They are only available in store and not online...but they have some bobby pins and a couple headbands as well. I got the elastics.

    I wish JC did fun little accessories like this in liberty or other prints.

    http://www.luckymag.com/beauty/2013/05/john-frieda-runway-style-collection-hair-ties

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  13. Athleta - If you subscribe to Gap family emails, you may get an email with a one-time use code 30% off your in-store purchase. I'm guessing they targeted email subscribers and cardholders that live near a store. ? If you want to search your email, the email title is "Just for you! Enjoy 30% Off in Store."

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  14. The Tory Burch Friends & Fans Event is taking place until 4.29.13. Save an extra 25% off your purchase with code TBSPRING at checkout.

    Ralph Lauren: Enjoy up to 40% Off Select styles during the Spring Private Sale, plus receive an extra 15% Off already reduced styles until 5.1.13. No code necessary, discounted prices reflected at checkout.

    Banana Republic is offering 35% Off your purchase with code BR35TREAT at checkout until 4.27.13.

    More details and my picks for each store in this post.

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  15. Land's End - 40% off regular price & free shipping on $50+ with BRIGHT & pin 4520. Good thru 5/1.

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