Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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:

  1. I purchased a lot from Loft recently with their sales. They've still got a 60% off sale items going.

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    1. Me too! Finally trying their Modern Skinny (after Gigi's love for them). Also got a cute pair of tartan pants for $15.

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  2. 20% off Aran today at Blarney.com.

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  3. Boden reduced their sale prices (on some items, mainly *languishing* ones) on Sunday. There are quite a few pieces at 70% off.

    Anyhow, wrote more on it here.

    Also, apparently Boden will be rolling out their spring line in five days. So early! I was sort of hoping they could wait till at least mid-month since the holidays always takes a toll on my budget. Sigh. Anyone else with me? :-P

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    1. Isn't this it?

      http://www.bodenpreview.com/en-US/Womens-Clothing.html#main

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    2. Yes, but they will actually start shipping the items ordered in preview very soon. It used to be nearing late January before they shipped preorders and now it keeps creeping closer to the holiday season, ugh.

      Anyhow, their call, obviously, but next year I (and others, probably) will be less likely to preorder or even order the day the items come out since a lot of people really do have to get budgets back in balance after the festivities are over. LOL.

      Thankfully some of the items are a more than a few weeks away from shipping, but I had hoped that the initial round of shipments would be just a *touch* later than Jan. 7th or so. :-)

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    3. I agree. I feel all shopped out. I won't be ordering anything for a LONG while clothing wise. I don't need anything. One of my Boden packages never made it to my house in Dec. CS was great but never had a lost package from any company before....I guess bound to happen at some point.

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    4. One time I received a package that was completely ripped open and empty. CS was great, but sadly one of the items, a tee for my oldest, was sold out. Sigh. I feel your pain.

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  4. Just in case someone has some Xmas money to spend, here is a Piperlime code for 20% off site wide through 1/27/14. BZ372LWQD1TD.

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    1. I used the code-thank you SO much! Had some GAP rewards to use. Appreciate it!

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    2. You are welcome. Happy new year

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  5. Talbots is having their red hanger sales right now. Last year items got down to 80% off (but they were very picked over). I actually like their tees a lot better than J. Crews, and they have a lot of cute striped ones right now.

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    1. I bought several items from Talbots this season at 50% off. All shopped out now but do like what I got from them this year. Their jewelry is nice too esp. the sterling silver.

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    2. Do you know if Talbots has pop backs and if so, when they get added? I saw a coat that I missed earlier in the season but it is sold out in my size and color. Thanks!

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    3. Suja - Talbots has popbacks. I've seen then added during the day. I don't know if there is a particular time they update all at once or if they're added back into the system when returns are processed. I'd call and ask someone at customer service or ask via their chat feature. HTH

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    4. They have a very active facebook site where you can ask the "wizard" to locate an item for you. If it's available anywhere, they will find it. Give it a try.

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  6. I ordered a down parka from Uniqlo that looks very similar to the Wintress Puffer. It was $80!! I haven't received it yet, but I will be sure to let you all know how it is when I get it.

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  8. I plan to branch out and try out a few items from Saturday, the lower-priced line from Kate Spade. They are having a 40% off sale and have metallic oxfords that seem like a good alternative to the final sale ones over at J Crew.

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  9. I've shared some J.Crew-like items in this post. Included this week are alternatives for the Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket, Pearl Cluster Necklace, & Oxford boy shirt in polka dot, to name just a few. :)

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