Wednesday, September 11, 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.

20 comments:

  1. checkout the new BR line, very interesting pieces: black ponte knot dress, gemma window pane wrap dress, the sloan colorblock and the SHOES!!! I so wish the dresses were longer in length :(

    A note: the BR Monogram silk open back shirt has the same feeling as the JCrew swoop top, the differences: BR's is long sleeved and the back shape is held by a button instead of a tiny thread.

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  2. Banana Republic has a short-sleeved black tee with faux leather sleeves (can't find it on the web site). It looks similar to J. Crew's leather sleeve top. I like BR's better.

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    1. cate - shopwithm reviewed the faux leather sleeve dress here. The faux leather looks really good.

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    2. Hi Gigi, thanks! I saw that and I tried it on when I was at the store. I'm normally a size 10 in dresses. I tried on the 12 and it fit right but was very snug. I felt self-conscious in it so I didn't buy it. It's cut just like ShopWithM says it is, very close to the body. The tee was an easier (and cheaper) option for me.

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  3. Banana Republic - 40% off one regular price item today only. There might be restrictions. I didn't read the legalese:

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    1. BR - another 40% code good for one reg price item, today only:

      BBC7TZMH2KW3

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  4. I blogged about a Tortoise Flower Necklace knockoff for much less here

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    1. I really love the Tortoise Flower Necklace and do not regret buying the Crew version at all. It goes with everything and the venus flytrap earrings go well with it. Not sure how the knock off will be but for those that missed out on the Crew version it might be worth a try.

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  5. I visited LOFT recently and saw some dresses and sweaters that feel similar in quality to J. Crew's but are much cheaper. With sale time hits, it'll be even more affordable, so I'm playing the waiting game now.

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    1. I agree. Many Crew-like items at Loft right now.

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  6. I'm loving BR's new arrivals.
    Has anyone seen the BR anchor pullover in store in xs? I've been looking for it!

    Thanks

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    1. Hi ObsessedWShopping,

      I saw an XS in the sale section of the BR on 5th Ave in NYC (89 5th Ave, (212) 366-4630), don't remember what the sale price was though. HTH!

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  7. Hi, slightly OT but is anyone a part of the Bloomingdale's Loyalist program? I recently signed up (not as a Bloomies card member) and was wondering when/how often points and gift cards are issued. TIA!

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  8. Hey, all. The diminishing discount has returned to Boden for its fall season, with 20% off between Monday and tomorrow night, with Friday the sale returning to 15% and the weekend hosting 10% off.

    I don't recommend going for items that are fully stocked during this sale, since often that means the item will get reduced a bit further later in the season. I only say go for those if you know you need it now.

    This is the kind of promo that is great for big sellers since this is a universal promo, good for all items in the "regular" section of Boden (clearance items are exempt).


    I wrote a blog post on it here for more info.
    :)

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  9. I've shared several J.Crew-like items in this post on my blog. :)

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  10. Some deals at other retailers taking place right now:

    Madewell: 25% Off select shirts & sweaters plus free shipping on all orders until 9.16.13

    C.Wonder: 25% Off Full-Price Purchases with code FRESH at checkout until 9.16.13. Shoppers also save an extra 50% off sale styles until 9.16.13 (discount applied automatically at checkout).

    Banana Republic: 35% Off your purchase with code BRSHOP35 at checkout, plus save up to 50% off select styles until 9.16.13.

    More details, as well as my picks in this post.

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  11. The Phillip Lim for Target fall collection looks promising. More details on my blog.

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  12. Macy's - Review of the Tommy Hillfiger library/bookprint dress. CHOICE gets 15% off.

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  13. Groopdealz - Knockoff crystal compilation bracelet. The multi-color one. I have an irl pic at the top of my blog and link to the one selling. My vendor is different, but I think these people are sourcing the same factory or factories. Also, sometimes vendors will disappear and reappear w/a new name. I've seen that happen on Ebay.

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