Wednesday, May 29, 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.

23 comments:

  1. Forever 21 - Anthro stormy seas lookalike in this post.

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  2. Anybody have thoughts on LE Canvas as of late? I loved their stuff the last two years but now it has just been pretty pitiful. It seems like there are a lot of design missteps. Almost no new items have been rolled out in forever, and there are deep discounts on a lot of pieces that still have a full size run. I loved their Heritage cardigans, cashmere long-sleeved tees, tanks and jeans. They've discontinued the cardigans and haven't carried a pair of regular jeans in a long time. What's happening to them?

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    1. I'd like to know too, silver lining! I've been so disappointed with them lately! It's like they lost their identity in trying too hard to be trendy. I used to want everything they made, and now I'm hard pressed to find even one thing worth ordering. Design is all over the place, and everything looks cheap and contrived. I miss their solid colored swim basics and cardis. Sadness! I hope they can pull it together because I really used to like the brand!

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    2. I don't know what's going on, but I used to love their stuff... even with the 40% off promos, there hasn't been anything I've wanted lately. Even the basic things like sweaters and skirts have just been wonky.

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  3. Some J.Crew-like items in my weekly 'You Look Very Familiar...' post here on my blog. This week includes alternatives for the Villa dress, Kimono-sleeve maxidress in stripe, and Keeper chambray shirt, as well as many others.

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  4. The new Milly collection for Banana Republic launches Thursday in select stores with a Milly mixer at 5pm. I received a coupon for 25% of Milly and 35% off other full priced items if you use a gap family (gap, br, or old navy) credit card. BR luxe members receive a cute set of 4 Milly nail polishes with card purchase. This discount is great because usually collabs are excluded from coupons. The collection has some great Milly prints. I already have 3 blouses, 2 shorts and a dress on my list and have been saving up my rewards certificates so I have lots of money to spend!

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    1. Celle, is the code a universal code? I got the cardmember early access but didn't get a code and I'm lusting after the leaf print dress. I don't know if it's because there are no stores near me that carry the line...

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    2. Thanks for the news, Shopping Celle. I will have to check out the local BR.

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    3. Love that leaf dress D*ska but i fear it would be too long unless it comes in petites. There is what looks to be a universal online code for May 30. LOVEMILLY
      After that the coupon for May 31-June 5 had no online instructions but below the bar code it said BRMILLY so I'm not sure if that would work. Best to order on the 30th I'd say.

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    4. Celle, thanks so much. I think that I will wait for tomorrow. On the website it does show that the leaf print dress comes in tall and petite sizes. Not sure about in store though.

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    5. Just wanted to update that today, the code BREVENT gets you 25% off Milly merchandise & 35% full other full price merchandise. It is a cardmember exclusive so I believe that you have to use a Gap, Inc card.

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  5. Hi, all. I received the Boden Autumn Winter 2013 Lookbook given out at the London preview day by a good blog friend from the UK who was able to attend. I photographed all the women's images, along with a handful of mini Boden, baby Boden, and Johnnie b. images. You can see the blog post here: http://mysuperfluities.blogspot.com/2013/05/boden-autumn-winter-2013-preview-press.html

    It appears that the autumn online preview (for pre-ordering) will drop sometime this week, I am guessing Friday, but it could be as early as tomorrow. I will update my blog when I see the site has gone live. :)

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  6. Groopdealz has a pretty good replica of the Mixed Crystal necklace for $19.99+Shipping: https://www.groopdealz.com/deal/j-crew-inspired-bumble-bee-necklace/3653

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  7. Ilycouture has a copy of a JCrew crystal necklace. I asked Gigi for advice once and she wasn't pleased with Ily... Anyone else have a story to share?
    Link:
    http://www.ilycouture.com/product_p/cbot.htm

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  8. Just wanted to pass along a great code for a cute local (Nashville) shop that is online. Hope that's OK to share here (not my shop). The name is 'Fetching Pretty,' and she is offering half off right now with the code 'halfoff' (without the ''). She carries clothes, but IMO, the accessories (under 'add some sparkle' in the women's category) are where she shines. Check it out, if you'd like:

    http://fetchingpretty.com/shop/

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  9. I purchased two bracelets from Ily. They sent me one, plus a bubble necklace that I didn't order. The bracelet was cheap looking, so I was actually glad they didn't send me the other one. I don't think I would order from them again.

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  10. Old Navy - Printed crewneck sweater review, which reminds me of a Tippi. Or I guess the Factory Charley.

    Capri sandal & jelly bow sandal reviews

    30% off store wide ends Sat, 6/1. Clearance excluded. 20% off online with ONTAKE20.

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    1. Old Navy - more reviews -> flag scarf, muscle tee dress, draped crossfront maxiddress

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    2. Old Navy - another set of reviews - eyelet tank, embroidered blouse & 5" cuffed twill shorts

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  11. Ann Taylor - Polka dot jacket & embroidered floral shift dress reviewed in this post. Both get addtl 40% off, no code nesc. End tonite.

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