Friday, August 16, 2013

Extra 30% off J.Crew's Final Sale

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Rose (in this post), who shared the following email & news from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering customers to take 30% off all sale items (no min) with promo code SHOP30. This offer expires Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The fine print includes:
*Offer valid on the purchase of final sale items in J.Crew stores from August 16, 2013, through August 18, 2013, and at jcrew.com from August 16, 2013, 12:01am ET through August 20, 2013, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in the 769 Madison Avenue store, Ludlow Shops, the Liquor Store or J.Crew Factory stores, at jcrewfactory.com or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. Offer not valid on Wallace & Barnes merchandise or third-party branded items. Discount on qualifying retail purchases will be applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SHOP30 in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promo code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
I am really happy to finally see 30% off their sale online. I am hoping that brick & mortar stores are also offering an additional 30% off.

Will you be checking out the Sale section? Are there any items you are hoping to see or to get?

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  1. I was about to check out with the green and polka dot flutter tops but then jcrew.com gave me an error and apparently they're all sold out now. sigh.

    the collection box-pleated skirt in circle jacquard is tempting but i don't *need* it and am unsure of the sizing...

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  2. Finally! Do you think they'll do another 40% off after this? Or that's it for sales?

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    1. I bet we get a sale on full priced items next week!

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    3. When I was in my store today, I was told they are supposed to run one of the percentage off your order of $150 or more next week. Not sure how much or if it will be online, but just was told the extra percentage off sale would probably go away in replacement of that promo. We shall see! :) I'd love a big sale plus free shipping!

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  3. Extreme popbacks, baby! Proceed with caution, JCA's...I hate to see people get burned on final sale.

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  4. Finally landed the Double-Breasted Schoolboy Blazer, which I've had my eye on for ages! I was a little confused at first at the color options (the 'Dark Navy' appeared lighter than the 'Navy' onscreen), but the CS assured me that it was just the lighting angle (and that the 'Navy' is the same color as the regular single-breasted navy schoolboy blazer). So excited to receive it!

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  5. I just ordered some shorts for my husband, turtle neck for my mother and drapey striped t shirt for myself.
    Hard to resist with the extra 30% off!

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    1. I just broke down and ordered the kikis in blue - they aren't final sale but I know they will fit because of the other two in my closet!!

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    2. Yay! Good buy! You know you won't regret it!

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    3. I also ordered the Kiki's, but in brown. I hope they will be a good replacement for my ballet flats which I have worn to death.

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  6. I'm thinking of getting the Maritime Blazer in 00 since it's EUR61...which is a steal for living in Germany. (I moved from NYC and am having serious JCrew withdrawls -- thank god for int'l shipping..) anyway - I'm petite and arms are usually long on me - but I hear this is a short cut? Do any petites have experience with the Maritime Blazer?

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    1. No experience, sorry, but it looks like a great classic buy. I'm petite, so would be interested to know this too.

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    2. Hi merci and ruth - Gigi reviewed the maritime blazer here. She's 5'2" and can probably give you some more info, but check the link out if you'd like to see some IRL pics.

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    3. thanks silver_lining, was helpful to see pictures of someone real wear it. It looks to fit well, but I don't like the sweater-ness of it. I rather something nore structured and lined, at least for 60eur!

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    4. Thanks for the link, silver_lining :)

      merci - I love that it feels casual, but has structure to it. It's very sturdy and holds its shape, but definitely not a traditional blazer and doesn't have a lining. Think knit blazer.

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    6. Sorry for the deleting and reposting this comment--I wanted to link properly for those who are on the fence about the maritime blazer. Gigi's review really helped me. I'm pretty happy with my purchase; I've worn it a few times here.

      Merci, it's not a very formally structured blazer, but it is comfortable for casual purposes. Ruth, I'm 5'1" and the sleeves fit me just fine on the M. I usually have to cuff them. HTH.

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  7. OT- anyone have a Madewell coupon they're not planning to use? I have a cart full of items. Thanks.
    Lizamx5(at)yahoo(dot)

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  8. If you call an online VPS to place an order, do you think you will be able to stack the online bounce back code?

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    1. Hi rcb.shops-- I called a store and was told that the 30% off promo cannot be combined with the bounce back code, but can be combined with a student/teacher discount. I'm not sure if an online VPS would be more accommodating ;)

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    2. Thanks! Didn't work to call. Just as well -- I am just being greedy at this point. ;-)

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  9. Would've bit on some of the promo-priced colors of minnies in stretch twill, but I need the petite version and they're still full price. Grrr . . .

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  10. Hello JCAs! There are a lot of new Promo-priced items & some new markdowns today, too. I've noted them in the post. There is also a link to all the additional promo items & markdowns at the bottom of the post. Enjoy your day everyone! :)

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  11. Cheers, Alexis! I got a rewards card, so will be stopping by he store to check out the new Andies.

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  12. Today's the last day for SHIRTS25. Review of the Tilda rhinestone top.

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  13. I knew it was coming. Surprised to see the lame promo earlier this week with a slight savings on shirts; but happy with the 30% off. Hello new shoes!

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  14. Any reviews on the Tartine Satchel in Pebbled Leather? I am thinking about purchasing this for the fall.

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    1. would love to hear about this too! I saw it IRL and it's gorgeous, but would love to know if it's functional for day-to-day use.

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    2. I have the Tartine satchel in the smooth navy leather, and I love it so much that I just ordered the pebbled leather gray one. It is a beautiful and functional bag!

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    3. My Superfluities reviewed the smooth leather one here. I saw it today in store and it's too big for me (I'm 5'2").

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    4. I went to the store...it is really nice. However the store wouldn't honour the sale price plus 30% so I left empty handed...only to return home and order it online...crazy!!!

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    5. LizT, they are supposed to, according to the website.

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    6. Ya, but not worth arguing. They said that since it was a "promo" item they would price match but would not give me the 30% because it was not final sale.

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  15. hi...Check out 'ELEMENTS OF SYLE" HER BLOG HAS A $200 jCREW GIVE AWAY...AND A 25% OFF STORE IN Boston with her mention at check out. Carolyn from Vancouver

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  16. Just came back from my local B&M store. The 30% sale is in full swing. The sale section was very full. Tons of jewelry, especially necklaces (Flower Lattice necklace for $149 before 30 % off).
    Clothing-wise, I saw: merino tippi with shoulder embroidery (#02693) for $69, which is still full-price online; pine apple skirt…just to name a few.

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you for this heads up on the Floral Lattice necklace! I've been stalking it for months! I blogged about it: http://what-i-bought-today-tc.blogspot.com/

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  17. The email I received from J Crew this morning says that the 30% off apples to final sale items both in store and online.

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  18. Hello
    I need some help. Does anyone know if there is a significant difference between the two dresses? http://www.jcrew.com/womens_special_shops/styleguidejcrewcomexclusives/dresses/PRDOVR~15869/99102822606/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~P_saleprice%7C1~20+17+4294966902~90~~~~~~~/15869.jsp

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    http://factory.jcrew.com/womens-clothing/dresses/Special_Occasion/PRDOVR~03311/03311.jsp

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    1. Besides the difference in fabric (cotton/silk on the retail one, cotton poplin on the factory one) and about $125, I can't tell a difference. I'd contact CS and get measurements for both - that may be your answer.

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    2. I ordered and returned the factory version. Loved the print and I liked the fabric, but the dress was extremely high-waisted on me and the v-neck was too deep. Terrible fit. The retail photo looks exactly like it.

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  19. Crazy popbacks this morning!

    Just posted a review of the Collection Pave Chainlink Sandals today. They were put on sale, and with the extra 20% off came down to a more reasonable price. I think they're really beautiful.

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    1. How'd you get the extra 20 off on top of the 30? Did you purchase in store?

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    2. I'm so jealous! I've stalking those forever (I need gold sandals for a wedding) and of course, as soon as they went on sale, my size was out.

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    3. MS--I think I saw your comment about the Greta gold sandals, too. Have you tried looking at Kate Spade? They usually have a few rows of wedding appropriate shoes. Just click "view all" and they are at the very bottom. Hope you find something nice!

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    4. Sorry, made that confusing! I grabbed then with the WIT20 promo on to of sale price. If you can get them on a pop back with the 30% it's an even better deal.

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  20. thanks so much... I couldn't believe they would make such a similar dress and sell for two completely different prices. I am not in the US and cant get to a store to compare.

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  21. Am I mistaken? If I try to get the additional % off a promo item online, it works. At the B&M I went to today (while travelling, there isn't one where I live), the SA said she would price match the promo but the additional % off won't work. I didn't buy the item because I thought I should have gotten the extra off. At madewell yesterday the SA price matched and gave the extra % without me even asking! Very different experience. Did I just encounter the infamous j crew inconsistencies?

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    1. Kitkat, the email I got this morning said the 30% off is both in store and online. Sorry to hear you had your first encounter with the "crewsistencies" (gigi's slang list FTW!)

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    2. I have had that experience once as well as an SA refusing to price match the online price. This past weekend, I had a lovely SA who agreed to PM a necklace that was going for retail at B&M but on sale online. She readily agreed to the PM and allowed me to stack the 15% student discount on top of it. I guess it's the luck of the draw.

      The only constant I have encountered is that the SA will not stack any additional discounts when the promotion is #% off entire purchase.

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  22. Went to a B&M to see if they had the Biennial Medium Satchel in Warm Burgundy but they did not. So ordered online while it is on sale and included in the SHOP30 promo. Also caved on the petite tilda with the shirts25 promo, figured I have 60 days if it goes on sale. I did have to call though since I was unable to put both promos on a single order.

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  23. OT: I posted IRL pictures and review of the retail Quilted Excursion Vest in Stripe on my blog moments ago! The vest is super, super cute!

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  24. Tons of Gamine dresses in Navy and White at my store in Burlingame, CA. $79.99 with additional 30% off. It's still $138.00 on line. Tons of sizes too. Other than that, it's slim pickings in the sale secion.

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  25. I am having an issue with customer service. I ordered a on- ine t-shirt (like others I already have) and the recent one (in the same size ) is huge. I reordered in a size smaller today ($3 more today) and want to ship the huge one back. Yes these t-shirts were final sale...but the sizing is totally off. They will not except the return...I am tick off....am I over reacting or should I stick to my guns over the sizing issue...or should I just suck it up to "damn final sale " BURNED AGAIN.

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    1. I would stick to my guns if I were you! Are you near a store? If so, I've always had success returning a final sale item. If sizing is WAAY off, then I don't see why it can't be returned or at least get store credit. It's not right to make you keep something when it's J. Crew's fault for making a faulty item. If anything, you can always call your nearest store and speak with the manager. From my experience, they've always been pretty accommodating. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks for your reply. I am not near a store and I order on-line from J CREW a lot. The issue they say is they have accomodated me before with returning final sale items ( this was due to poor quality or just plain defective )
      So I set a pleasant but firm e-mail saying I am sending both T-shirts back...at a loss of $45 to me and they can keep them both....again am I over reacting ? BURNED AGAIN

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    3. Have you tried calling or chatting instead of emailing? Sometimes being polite but firm can be more productive.

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    4. Thank you for the help. I will wait until I get the next reply email. I will either phone...or just give up. BURNED AGAIN

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    5. I would suggest emailing to get the measurements if the item in that size. If the sizing is off, you have proof. This has happened to me countless times with coats, tippi sweaters, pants, etc. Each time CS has returned the item immediately, even if final sale, and offered to pay return postage because I have to do everything online and by mail.

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  26. Thank you all for the help & tips. I will let you know what transpires. BURNED AGAIN

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    1. No, not overreacting. It's the PRINCIPLE of the matter. If you paid money (whether it's a penny or $100) for an item, you expect to get what you paid for (an item that fits). Short of that, you should be able to return defective item. That's the bottom line for me. What happened to standing behind the company's brand. This is just another reason why J. Crew is getting such a bad rap and why many people shop elsewhere.

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    2. Just heard back. They have given me a credit for half the cost of the first t-shirt ( the HUGE one )
      Am I happy ? no. But I am done with final sale and perhaps J Crew in general.
      Note to self : JUST SAY NO TO FINAL SALE ...you got burned. BURNED AGAIN

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    3. Try ordering through a VPS next time. If you are unable to try items on because you are nowhere near a store, you can return items.

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    4. Agree with Rose. I often have to order online because my size often isn't available in store. My VPS waives final sale restrictions when I place the order so that I can return what doesn't work.

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    5. Good to know about going through a VPS. I bought a Final Sale item once and it was a mess: ripped out hem, super wrinkled and didn't look clean. I've never bought another Final Sale item again. Thanks for the tip.

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  27. ordered a few things on promo to try on in a few different sizes. note to JC: I wouldn't bother to do this if the store help were more energetic about checking back stock for sizes not on the floor.

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  28. Happy the Janey patent flat has been marked down.. though I've never tried on any of their shoes. Has anyone gotten this pair before? Any complaints?

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    1. I have several pairs of Janey flats and they are my favorite. Very comfortable and stylish.

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    2. How is the sizing? I'd love a pair, but wonder if I should order my usual size. TIA

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    3. @maryeb I buy my usual size on the Janeys. I do have one pair that is 1/2 size bigger and it is comfortable. You will love them. That gold heel gets me every time. :)

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    4. merci - I reviewed the Janeys in calf hair, in glitter and printed. Many of us often go up 1/2 size in J Crew shoes. In this case buy your real world shoe size in the Janeys.

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    5. Confused. I wear an 8 in cece flat and 7-1/2 in Nora flat. Always European size 38 and am between a 7-1/2 and 8 in US sizing. Advice from Janey owners? I've been planning to order an 8....

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    6. Bridgetabcs, I am between a 7.5 and 8 in Cece flats but always went with the 7.5. My normal shoe size is an 8, and I am definitely an 8 in the Janeys (I'm an 8 in two different pairs that I've worn a few times each). I tried on the Janeys in 8.5 and they were definitely too big on me. So I'd say you should order the 8. Good luck!

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    7. I am also size 8 in Ceces but size up half a size in the Janeys because I have an M width. HTH

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  29. Has anybody seen the drapey striped tee in the barn color IRL?
    Is it nice? TTS?
    Thanks!

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  30. 25% off shirts is supposed to be extended thru Sunday in-store. The SHIRTS25 code is no longer working online, though. Even if you don't see signs, have the item(s) you're interested in scanned for a price check.

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  31. I ordered the Origami dress in navy. I've wanted that dress for a long time.

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  32. Anybody know if and when the retail stores will have the excursion puffer vest back in for fall? I know factory has versions out but I need xxs and of course they are sold out. I ordered the pink one in xxs but it is back ordered until October. I wanted a basic navy, green, or cream color.

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    1. When I was in the store today, I was told that the excursion vests would be in the next shipment to my store. So probably out on the floor by Wendesday. Not sure of the colors, though.

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  33. AT my B&M I saw they put out the mila flats (jonseing on the nude/black ones) and the crystal statement necklace (the symmetrical one) at 30% off sale price. Does anyone think there'll be another markdown around labor day? or should I bite the bullet?

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    1. Hope you get better! Thanks for sharing the catalog with us <3

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    2. Feel better! You're right, the catalog is sick :-)

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    3. Gigi,
      Thank you for my Saturday night entertainment. FEEL BETTER!!!!

      OMG I need another job! I love the catalog!

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    4. I don't know how I'm going to decide what to buy from this. I like every other thing, ack. What a great catalog, thanks Gigi!

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    5. Thanks, ladies! So glad you're enjoying the catalog. I'm thinking...what corner can I put a hat out and tap dance on to get more crewfunds! Or maybe paint myself silver and stand on a box for a few hours at Pier 39. Sumthin!

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    6. What a great treat. Thanks Gigi. Hope you feel better soon. :)

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    7. @gigi - Wowow weeee...Now this is how a Style Guide should look like! Thanks for sharing, Gigi! Great photo spreads. Wearable styles. I <3 J.Crew in the fall!

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    8. @gigi - PS: Hope you are feeling better. and LOL standing at Pier 39.

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    9. Thanks Gigi! I really like this month's catalog. I love modern/minimal to begin with, so this is just the sort of thing I like. My only quibble is that some of it (especially the leather pieces and the monochromatic looks) are very reminiscent of Club Monaco. Club Monaco is at around the same price point, but I have been finding that Club Monaco is better value for the money, quality-wise.

      Hope you feel better soon!!!

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    10. Gigi, I hope that you are feeling better! Thank you for posting the catalogue, I love it and was very excited looking through it. I think I need to look through it again to take it all in. You made a lot of JCAs happy. :)

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  35. Hi everyone! I stopped by today and tried on the jeweled stripe tee in the dark red/navy, the quilted tack jacket (navy) and a sale bracelet in pretty autumn colors. Love the tee, think the jacket ran a bit big and boxy, but I like the idea of it. I posted reviews HERE. I also posted a review of the gorgeous crystal pave chainlink sandals yesterday.

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    1. Love the bracelet!! was the crystal clear version also on sale?

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    2. I just saw the amber one on sale in the bin. There were a number of clear crystal necklaces on sale though!

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    3. I love the tee as well. It's so cute in person. Also, the b & m store I went to today had 30% off all accessories including full price.

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    4. Meggs, was the 30% off all accessories publicized or something you had to know to ask about? Was at the b&m in Paramus, NJ today and did not see any sign of that promo :(

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    5. chercherry - I think I bought the crystal version of shopwithm's bracelet. It was regular price + 25% off for out-of-case bracelets.

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    6. I was at the Christiana mall in Delaware and I was looking at the jewelry case and next to it was a small sign indicating the sale. No one said anything and I wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't oggling at the jewelry. It may have only been at that store.

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  36. Picked up the camo pants and a black schoolboy. I sized down in the camo pants and sized up in the new schoolboy.

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  37. Ladies who love sparkle! A couple of necklaces & a bracelet reviewed in this post.

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  38. Thanks to Gigi for the pics of the Septmber catalog! The tee on the cover is discussed here . Tee hee.

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  39. Just do not understand the pricing games at J.Crew...ordered the Jeweled sweater tee a few days ago for $79.50 minus the additional percent off promo...went to order one for my daughter today and saw the "sale" price has increased to $88.00 minus the additional percent...really, J.Crew?!?! Didn't order...

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  40. Last day for SHOP30. Here's the updated Irl Pic Guide.

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  41. Looks like BM's last day today but on-line until the 20th...this is kind of strange !

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  42. FYI, there is a pretty full size run of the pixelated houndstooth skirt (2 through 10) for those who missed out on it. I have the skirt and love it. Given the weight and density of the fabric, I think it can easily transition into Fall and even Winter with tights and boots.

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  43. I'm confused about when new arrivals will be in stores. Some of you seem to have them in your stores already. Are they in all the stores now or just in some select ones? Thanks!

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    1. I've seen a few of the items in our store already, and I don't think it's a select store. One example was the quilted baby brompton bag.

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    2. Oh I am interested in that bag, did you like it? Initially I thought no to the quilting, but now I think I might like it :) I am also interested in the Marlie bag that is in Gigi's style guide posting. I'd love to see that in person, either in tweed or suede. Thanks Rose!

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  44. If you're loving the burgundy ballcap, Madewell has a wool burgundy ballcap without the jewels on it. It's $48 (and backordered until early September). They also have a camo ballcap (also $48 and also backordered until early September).

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  45. OT-Was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Tipped Silk Collar top #04691 was issued last year around this time or am I imagining things?

    TIA!

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  46. Nevermind. I wasn't imagining things. There was a untipped one from last year and now a tipped one. Same everything, even price but one is tipped.

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    1. Wendy - I reviewed this year's tipped silk collar in this post. There's a side-by-side comparison to last year's in there, too. :)

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    2. Factory also has the untipped this year (appears to be the same as last year's retail version). Confusing, I know.

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    3. Thank you Gigi and Rosie. I can't keep up at times!

      Gigi, I saw your post on top and *slaps head*. Jogged my memory. My husband prefers last year's version.

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  47. Just posted reviews and pics of the Gingham Stripe Popover and the "kiss" tee (HERE). The Popover is on promo right now, so the extra 30% off applies.

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  48. There are a couple of new promo-priced items today. I've noted them at the top of this post. Also, the Collection cashmere pointelle dot sweater is now marked down to $189.99 for those interested.

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