Monday, October 14, 2013

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the FALL sale, or to see some new FALL arrivals {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

29 comments:

  1. I visited the clearance store this weekend and it was fun to find some sample items that may or may not be released in the future. They looked like items that I would expect to see released near the holidays. I found:
    1. The current hand knit tile sweater in red and maroon
    2. A green and white ski type sweater with a deer head and antlers a crossed the front....very vintage feel.
    3. A navy blue and red fair isle sweater with little knots all over....kinda like on the "popcorn sweater".
    4. A gorgeous metallic striped dress with a rich brocade pattern....very holiday
    5.A beautiful jacquard pencil skirt in blue black and brown with an adorable polka-dot trim and faux front pockets

    Anyway it is always fun to find the samples and what might be coming down the pike at J crew!

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    1. Sounds promising, hoping they'll have some of these for the holiday rollout! Thank you for posting.

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  2. Last day for 25% off sitewide in-store & online with SHOPNOW. Free shipping on all orders.

    Shop w/the Regular Price Irl Pic Guide.

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  3. I stopped by the Factory store and bought the hothouse floral print blouse. I love it. I don't mind that it's poly. In this top they did a good job and the poly could almost past for silk upon touch. I have the retail skirt in the print and they actually match quite well. The two look dowdy together on me so I won't combine but if the top were a different cut I would be able to wear them together. I think the top is TTS. I also got the new jewel collared sweater in the oatmeal like color. I sized down two sizes from my average sweater size. Also bought the envelope clutch in gold leather- love it. Leather looks like retail. And Venus flytrap necklace (not sure if that's the official name). I saw nothing at the retail store I wanted. I tried the moto zip wool jacket. What a disaster. The fit was so boxy and unflattering.

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  4. Does anyone know when the next rollout will be? I can't believe I'm not going to buy anything at a 25% off promo, but there is nothing I want.

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    1. My vps said he's pretty positive there will be one for Black Friday

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    2. Cate, my VPS says online will have some new arrivals on wed. Oct. 23. Yahhh!

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    3. Thanks Alex, thanks jan!

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  5. I stopped by the retail store very briefly yesterday. I bought another color in the drapey swing tee, as I love my mauve blush one. I'm still waiting for everything I bought last week online from retail and factory, though.

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  6. So, the hothouse floral print at factory. I loved it on the skirt and blouse, but on most of the dresses, there was way too much of the dark part of the print. It wasn't nearly as pretty. I already ordered the dress online but I am going to return it and get the blouse instead. The print is so pretty... I HATE polyester, but hate silk chiffon more, for different reasons obviously, which is why I didn't look twice at the retail version. I agree with 312JCgirl, they did a really good job with the factory version of this blouse.


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  7. @jcrewJD-did you try the dress on? Am wondering how short it is IRL. Thank you!

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  8. Hi jan, I didn't, because they didn't have my size in store. It looked short but not super short. The one I ordered online should be here tomorrow or the next day so I will report back once I try it on!

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    1. J.CrewJD, thank you that would be fantastic!

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  9. If you haven't seen the factory hothouse blouse & are now curious, I reviewed it here. I reviewed the skirt, too. My store didn't have the dress.

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  10. Does anyone of the fabric content , incl %s, of last year's colorblock sweater? Pics here.

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  11. I have always heard of the "amazing" VPS in store & how customers develop personal relationships & how the VPS lets them know of new items & helps them put outfits together. I wonder if this varies from store to store.
    At my local store, the sales people seemed to be stressed & rushed, & sometimes my e-mails aren't responded to - & I feel like a bother if I call to inquire about new items. Are my expectations too high? Just wondering...

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  12. More Factory reviews - the collared peplum, sleeveless peplum oxford popover & wool houndstooth blazer

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    1. Gigi, thank you for the factory reviews! They've been so helpful during the sale! I had already ordered the peplum ponte top but it looks like it won't work, wish I could cancel it.

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  13. Can anyone comment on the length of the Skinny Sweatpant?

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  14. My store had a big sale section but it was all... meh. I'm still well-stocked with JCrew fall items from last spring's fire sale.

    I bought black matchsticks and tried on the peter pan dress that other JCAs have mentioned. I expected to hate the peter pan dress but it was lovely! The cut isn't juvenile as I had feared it would be. I took the bigger of my two usual dress sizes.

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    1. How was the price on the black matchsticks? Do they run the same as other colored matchsticks?

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    2. The black matchsticks were full price and honestly I can't remember what it was ($115?) It came out to about $90 after taxes and the 25% off promo, which was a bargain to me because it included hemming (free) with my JCrew credit card.

      I've never tried on the color matchsticks but I do have a pair in denim. I'm petite in height but have wide hips and thick calves and matchsticks are the only "skinny" JCrew pants that look decent on me.

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  15. Does anyone know how the factory peacoat compares to the majesty peacoat?

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  16. Yes, both retail and factory websites are experiencing difficulties! Ugh! Trying to get an order in! so frustrating!

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  17. Promo prices are still up on Factory. Review of a few necklaces.

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  18. Any of you ladies who visited factory stores, did you happen to see any French Hen sweaters in either navy or light blue in XXS (or even XS)? TIA!

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    1. Anthro Blogger - The french hen wasn't in my radar at all. Remember you can ask a store to pull the style # in the computer & see if any stores have it. Of course JCA WIFFY might be faster. lol

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    2. anthro blogger, they had at least 10 light blue French hen sweaters this weekend at the store I visited but I didn't check sizes. They are in the clearance section (315) 539-6003

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  19. Are any of the leather items marked down in store??

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