Friday, March 28, 2014

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this 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 stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW 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 is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!

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  1. Went to the Stanford B&M and saw the Amour tee in several sizes on the sales rack for $24.99, a nice brown jacket for $139.99 (it was similar to the boyfriend fatigue jacket in camo but I can't find it online and didn't record the style #), the Hooded Basketweave jacket for $89.99 (ARGHhhh I hate myself), crepe shift dress in both colors for $89.99, among other things. I tried on a ton of stuff and will write more formal reviews later but was for the most part underwhelmed. But I do think now is a good time for those who can to go in-store to check the sales section and see if they can honor online promo prices and stack them with the 20/25% off (Downtown Field jacket right now is on promo for $138 but was full price in-store, for example). Since the 25% discount going on right now is store-wide, student discounts were not stackable.

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  2. I'm tempted to visit the Collection store on Bloor - has anyone been lately? Is the 25% off sale running there? I visited the Fairview store a few days ago and did a bit of damage - got the eyelet shift dress in navy as well as the No.2 pencil skirt in kiwi (on sale in store, still regular price online). Also, by an amazing stroke of luck, I found a pair of the smartphone black leather gloves in my size, buried under the sale pile - always need a back-up pair of gloves!

    Off-topic, I am running a giveaway on my blog for followers! I'm giving away a set of Maybelline cosmetics plus a J. Crew $25 gift card. Click here for more info on how to enter! Happy weekend!

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  3. Heads-up; 'final sale' items are now 50% off, though it doesn't seem there is a way to just view those items. It looks kind of random how they've chosen what to discount by 50% (i.e., some things from last year are still reg sale). HTH someone :)

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    1. Correction: you can sort by 50% off items by category under women's sale, and though many items I would expect to be included aren't, there are some very nice things included. Great deals I spotted: leather pocket merino tunic sweater nets $64.99, leather stripe pixie nets $40 for reg length ($60 for tall--grrr!), medial necklace nets $30, deco earrings end up under $30.

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    2. There are some worthy items in the 50% section IMO - even in Crewcuts. I don't like final sale, but some of these items are predictable enough to be fine (pencil skirts etc).

      Wish I could get the Lanie high heel sandals in the green print, since I think they are very nice and $85 is a decent price. But 4" is a little high for me, especially without a little platform.

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    3. Thank you for the heads-up! I picked up the tipped merino V-neck in navy ($17) and the tartan popover that was a big regret from the holiday season. The other sale items switched to 30% off. I am glad I hold off on the promo-priced and sale during the 25% off (as I am not a cardholder)

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    4. Hi Ema. I grabbed the tipped side panel merino vnecks in the lilac/navy and tan/yellow in store yesterday. With the stacked discounts they were $19.59. I think they are perfect for wearing right now.

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    5. Shopping Celle, good to hear. I never tried it on but figured that for $17 it was worth a try. I picked the navy/sea salt as I don't have a navy springy sweater.

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  4. Has anyone tried on the Factory seersucker skimmer pants? How do they fit compared to other Factory skimmer pants? Did you like the color? The web site is calling the color black.

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    1. cate - I tried the seersucker skimmers. Here's my text review. Just a tad tight across the very top thigh, near the crotch. I know not to size up because they stretch out during the day. I tried 8 just to compare and they were definitely too big in the back thigh. The neon tipping is cute and I think you should be able to style without having to babysit whether that part of the pants is going to match easily with your top.

      I think if I tried a different size 6 it might fit better. I have seen the pants a couple times and always think the stripes are navy. They don't read as black-black to me. If I'm able to find the photos, I'll post them in the next set of Factory reviews.

      In short, tts, imo.

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  5. My local JCrew store stacked the 20% off sale items with 30% cardmember discount. Sweet! That said there was almost nothing in the sale section that tempted me even though it was overflowing with stock. I was thrilled to get two items: the floral cuff bracelet (a6515) that is still full price online but marked 89.99 in-store and the embroidered dolman tunic in white/flamingo (a2024) that works as a fab beach cover-up is also still full price online but 49.99 in-store. The 20/30 stack really made my day!

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  6. Just wanted to say the Madewell 30% off sale style promo(code byemarch) works on full-priced items as well! Picked up the linen ex boyfriend shirt and the anorak dress for a very good price.

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this info. I've had items sitting in my cart that I thought would sell out before going on sale. I just bought a pair of boots and a top. Thanks again!!

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    2. Double wow! It didn't work at first on my phone but since it worked for both of you I tried on my computer and it worked! I got the latticework skirt in black and the top in white. SO happy as I would have ended up ordering the skirt fp. This is probably my top pick for spring at both JCrew and Madewell. Hope it doesn't disappoint IRL.
      Thank you so much for sharing!

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    3. Thanks so much for sharing this info.! I was able to reorder the Pennfield Vasan Jacket for $112 vs $160, plus free ship on all orders. Yay!

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    4. This is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the heads up!

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    5. Madewell party is over -- they fixed it :) Hope everyone jumped on it! I did - and went back to place another order and the promo no longer applied. So glad I grabbed a few things -- thanks ellen! I have been loving madewell lately :)

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    6. Probably for the best in my case as I was dangerously looking at overalls and rompers, lol ;-).
      It was good while it lasted! Thanks again Ellen. Funny thing is, I was up when tbe promo started yesterday night and I even placed a small order (the cropped white tee that is on promo) but because the glitch didn't work on my phone I missed on it. Thank you again to those who reported it this morning!

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    7. Me, too, Ema. I was tempted to pick up a few more items that I've had my eye on, but not now. I don't want to pay full price.

      Thanks so much, Ellen!!

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    8. My 30% off full price Madewell order just shipped, woot, woot!

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    9. Mine hasn't yet :(

      I'm certain something's been cancelled!

      But I'm just happy that I got so many regular price items that just came out, with the 30% off and no final sale :)

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    1. Local stores were offering 40% off sale items today. Nora perforated ballet flats came to $60.59 after discount. Merino Cubist sweater was $43.19.

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    2. Rose - are you reporting Canada info or US?

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  8. Crewlet news - here's the breakdown that my wonderful, wonderful fit twin, Audreybella of Life Is Short Buy the Shoes emailed to me. I also happened to go yesterday and added a couple things to this list. She did a great job of catching the prices.

    60% off matchsticks
    50% off toothpicks
    40% off dresses, skirts, blazers
    Charley's were 30/40 and went to 40/50% off Printed v solids
    Jackies were 60% off
    The tipped linen blazer went from 30 to 40% off
    Keating linen blazers in coral & mint are 99.97 + 40% off (review here of coral)
    50% off skimmers
    Shoes were 40% I think
    Ballet flats 50% off, per signage
    The silk Blythe replica is 49.97 + 40% off in alabaster & dark cove (review here)

    Remember the 20% off or 25% off w/your J Crew card, on a purchase of $125+.

    You will need to show the coupon.

    The sa I spoke with said that it was over this past Sunday. Which means I'll be going back to the store for an adjustment. Another store I spoke with didn't know that the coupon was continued. It was previously 25% off or 30% off of $125+ w/your JC card.

    I put a screenshot of the curent coupon at the bottom of the Good Man Friday post. I'll have another post today and the coupon will be at the bottom of that as well.

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  9. nope.

    actually cleaning out the closets and trying to get rid of things I don't wear. plus I think my wallet could use a break. :/

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  10. After reading that there was an extra percent off final sale, I added the Italian Wool Flannel Schoolboy to my bag, and it came to $79.99. However, it said it is backordered until July 22. What the heck? That's when they'll be back in stock for the fall! It's like they're giving me a promo on next season's merchandise but making it final sale at the same time. Anyone else had an experience like this?

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    1. I bet you get it well before July....

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    2. It happened to me with the wool cafe capris. Ordered on sale in July and shipped in October from the new crop. I have heard people saying that sometimes this long-waitlisted items end up being cancelled but in my case they shipped as planned. HTH!

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    3. It did help! It just seemed strange to me that they would do that. At any rate, it was out of stock before I got back around to ordering it. Now I really will have to wait until July!

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  11. Lots of factory reviews,like the Punk floral skirt,citrus print shirt,eyelet dress and top,maxidress and lace stripe skirt on my blog here.
    In case anybody missed out on the kiss kiss tee,they had plenty at the factory store.

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    1. OMG punk floral was released at factory! Was the skirt similar to the hummingbird (cotton, unlined)? I went cray-cray when this print was released in retail! TIA :) love your reviews!

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    2. Hi Ina, thanks for the reviews. Is the citrus shirt on sale in stores? It looks so cute on you! Online it is 38.50 (+5 shipping), so I'm wondering if it's worth going to the B&M.

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    3. NewJCA: The citrus shirt (and other button downs) were 50% off the regular price of $64.50. Don't forget the 20/25% off $125 purchases can be used on top of this. Clearance was an additional 40% off but was pretty picked over. No sign of the punk floral yet here in the Houston area.

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    4. @snowbrdgrl The punk floral skirt is unlined and felt excactly like the hummingbird one.

      @NewJCA It was 50% off $68, i believe.They also had a scarf in the citrus print.

      HTH

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  12. Well, does Friday count as the weekend?

    I stopped by today. Like others, I am powerless against the Long Sleeved Sailor Striped Tee. I LOVE the graphite color so much, I bought two of the same Tshirts. I love the other colorways too, but really love this one.

    On a whim, I tried on the Side Striped Skinny Sweatpants in navy. This kind of pant never works on me--but the JCrew version did! Go try them! So flattering! I'm shocked. I have short legs and hips and almost always wear some kind of heel--in these pants I probably would not even wear a heel. In LOVE with these pants.

    Thanks JCrew (twice).

    Tried the Colorblocked Crepe Top, which I'm surprised no one has reviewed--I love it. I had to size down to the smaller of my two sizes, though.

    Also--sigh--full confession. I bought the Days of the week in French shirt. I felt like I was in 8th grade again, showing off my meager French skills to adults . . . I love this shirt too, though it seems to run a bit roomy.

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  13. BIG SALE... in Store. Well, at least that's what appeared to me. I went to Jcrew today online to see if the Eaton Boy Trouser Pant went on sale, it's still $128 in black. But at the store, it was $69.99, plus 20% off and another 25% off. Thus Im super happy I didnt purchase it online :)

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    1. Whoa thanks for the info! I was thinking about ordering it online!

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  14. Hi
    Any Seattle JCA's out there ?
    Does the newish store at
    Alderwood Mall have a shoe section? or should I go to the University District local...
    Anyone have any insider info as what happens when this current promo ends tonight ? any guesses ?
    I am betting on numerous two/three day promos on tees and shorts and then outerwear at 25% off...you know the ones they do in between the bigger roll outs...I dislike these ones and never purchases during theses ones...I am hoping for a big 40% off sale.....
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    1. I like guessing games! My vote is for 40% off sale. :)

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    2. Hmmm...I'm going to guess nothing until Monday, then 20% off "select" summer items. They'll get slammed with price adjustment requests if they do 40% tomorrow, but you never know!

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    3. I hear about the PA's but nothing for the weekend hmmm only a few hours til we find out...anyone care to guess ? I really hope it is not a swimsuit promo.....

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    5. every J Crew store looks the same and smells the same...I like the smell but I am curious how they do this and what the fragrance is ? anyone have any insider info to share. I do not particularly notice smells in other stores like BR or the Gap...Am I nuts ?

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    6. My guess is that they are just going to carry over the 30% off sale. But we are only 3 hours away and we are going to know soon....

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    7. Unknown, you are not imagining the fragrance. It's long been a part of a brand's subliminal sales strategy to develop a signature fragrance. I remember first noticing it in the late 1990's at our local Macy's, and then there was an article either in the NYTimes or WSJ about subliminal strategies in the early 2000's. Subliminal strategies also include the music mix piped through the store. It's all part of creating the whole image and experience of the brand, which will also hopefully induce sales. Brands think very hard about these kinds of things.

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    9. Wow, Ema! You've got a great crystal ball over there. :)

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  15. I finally cavef and bought the stripe sleeve tee. I know this one was $15 a few weeks ago but I didn't order it back then because of the dreaded final sale. Now it is back fp and I keep thinking about it so I ordered it with the 25% off to get it out of my system. I hope that I will be able to get a PA in case I am keeping it. I have a few other items in my cart that are promo-priced or sale but I will ponder a bit more on those.

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  16. Just want to say thanks to the JCA on an earlier thread who gave the heads up about the pixies in the leather tuxedo stripe at Eaton Centre in Toronto. Picked up a pair at such a great price! :-)

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    1. Yeah!! So glad they had your size :-) and I could help out another fabulous JCA.

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  17. Went to my local store today....they had some new t's....some were plain striped short sleeved t's, while others had graphic writing ("Oh la la") on the front.

    Also picked up the navy downtown field jacket...it's on sale online for $138, so the SA matched that price and took 30% off.

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  18. Mobile version of the website isn't working right now -- can't add anything to cart or wish list. JC is really helping me keep my NY resolution to spend less!

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  19. Hello JCAs! As mentioned yesterday, Madewell is offering 30% off final sale styles until Monday. The promo-priced items also receive the discount, and I've updated the Madewell promo-priced items list: See It Here.

    Also, if anyone stops by a Madewell store today, will you please let me know if you see the All-Weather Outbound Jacket in a size medium? I had one in my cart this morning, but as soon as I went to checkout it was gone. TIA for any help! :)

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    1. Try this Madewell store: (303) 442-0223. They had several of these jackets yesterday afternoon. Hope you find it!

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    2. The Tyson's VA store had several also.

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    3. Thank you so much for posting about the jacket New JCA and Liza! I was able to find one with your help. :)

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  20. Review here of the drop-shoulder marled sweater ($99.99 online vs $79.99 in-store) & weekend sweatshirt ($45.99 online vs $39.99 in-store).

    I also noted some addtl 50% off deals. Like the leather pixies net $45! And the merino pocket sweater is 50% off w//NEWSALE. Both reviewed here.

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    1. ...wait...wait...that's the leather tuxedo stripe pixies, not the leather front pixies...to be clear

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  21. After fiddling with the J.Crew website, I think I figured out a way to make the old version pop up (at least for sale items). Try this link to see if it works for you.

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    1. I can get the old version...had it saved on BOOKMARK.....no idea why I still have it when the reg. site gives me the new version. Anyone else still have the old one without the link ? What is going on ? I am so happy to still have the old one.

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    2. Meeeeeeeeelllll, you're a genius!!!!!

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    3. And the first thing I see on that sale page is the patchwork sequined skirt. Waaaaaaah... ; )

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    4. Mel, would it be weird if I said that I loved you?Lol. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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    5. OMG! It feels like i had temporarily lost my eyes but now I can see again!! Amazing!! THANK YOU!

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    6. Bless you! The old version is such an improvement!

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    7. Mel, you had me at 'old J Crew sale website'..thanks so much!!

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    8. Thanks Mel!! I haven't been able to access the sale section since the update. Sooo much better :)

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    9. Signed in just to say thank you!!! And you are brilliant!!!

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    10. Brilliant is right! I am actually happy to see my old friend the sequinned patchwork skirt :D

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    11. Yay! I'm glad it works. Let's hope they don't "fix" the website again anytime soon.

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    12. THANK YOU! I was beginning to think I'd never be able to visit the sale section of the website again!

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  22. Ladies, I have a coupon code for $25 off of purchase of $100 or more.
    The code is CLNXLTS3T (it will expired on March 30).
    Please post a comment below when you claim it. Thanks!

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    1. code has been claimed! thank you!!! :-)

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  24. Since I've been known to misinterpret J. Crew sales in the past, I'm hoping someone can clarify today's email for me. The email I received indicated that new sale items are 30% off and final sale items are an additional 50% off (in stores and online). I decided to venture out to my closest store (Houston area) first thing and was greeted by a SA who announced that final sale items were an additional 40% off. I explained that I had received an email stating final sale was 50% off. She insisted that I must have been mistaken and said she would, you know, "do me a favor" and honor it "this time." I told her not to bother, but, honestly, what is the deal here? I know it's only a 10% difference, but do the stores really receive different information than customers receive, or is this type of thing decided on a store-by-store basis? If that's the case, and the discounts really are a matter of store discretion, it seems to me J. Crew should say so in the fine print. When I got home I called another store about 40 minutes away and was told the same thing--40% off final sale.

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    1. Odd - I just assumed the fine print would clear this up but I just read it (novel thought for me the lawyer) and it should apply in store -- 50% that is. I bet no store is advertising that though (and all are at 40% like you experienced).

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    2. Elizabeth, you read the email correctly. I would have showed them the email or had them call CS for clarification. But like you if they had given me the one time doing me a favor speech it would have annoyed me too. Plus, since the prior promo was 20% off sale prices in store which made them final sale! plus the 25/30% off not sure what the big deal was for them.

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  26. Got the Keeper Chambray shirt for $59.99 plus 40% off. Lake Grove NY is having 40% off final sale. Slim pickings but there were sizes 4 & 6 cat print silk shirts. If they only had my size on that....

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  27. Went in to make a return. Did a quick circle around the store. To be honest, I didn't even really feel like looking. Random items were 25% off (scarves, hats, and other things). Sale items were 40% off. There are a few items I am stalking online for popbacks, but other than that, I think I'm J'Crewed out at the moment. I really want to check out the Factory floral punk skirt but may wait for it to come online rather than making a trip to the store.

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  28. Factory review of the gingham buttondown & intarsia sunglasses stripe sweater here.

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  29. I went yesterday. They were having a HUGE sale. Flats, jewelry, pants, ts, sweaters - pretty much everything was on promo, and everything else was in the gigantic sale section. I walked away with......nada. I'm so not feeling this rollout. It's so drab. My SA told me that new arrivals will be out in store on April 7. Praise the lord.

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  30. Hello everyone! I just updated the J.Crew Promo-Priced items list...lots of shoes on promo this time, too. See The List Here.

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    1. Even though you aren't ffm anymore, just wanted to say you will always still be fabulous to all of us!

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    2. Thank you so much Shopping Celle...you made my day! :)

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  31. Factory - Review here of the botanical/bird print skimmers & scarf. Scarves were signed 40% off in the store on Friday. It's currently 50% off online + STOCKUP or CARDPERK.

    There''s also a link at the top to a slideshow of Jenna Lyons' outfits. Don't worry, the black glasses are not worn in every pic ;)

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  32. More reviews here - cubist silk panel sweater, matte crepe tee (black) drapey drawstring pants (black) & chambray eyelet sweater, now $79.99 onine + NEWSALE.

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  33. I reviewed the Factory Pleated Maxi in Flirty Peach and the Factory half-flower fringe necklace here
    Both are on sale on the website. The necklace is really pretty and the skirt is as well - I'm just not sure it's for us ladies who have any sort of hips/junk in the trunk. Maybe I'm just having a bad image day, but would love to hear some JCA input. The color of the skirt is gorgeous

    On topic, I did not visit a store this weekend but I did order the tipped merino v-neck sweater in grey and sand. For $17 each...couldn't beat it!

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    1. Did you order the tipped merino v-neck in your usual size? I'm wondering if I need to size down like I did with the merino boyfriend sweater. thanks.

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      Dont size down,i took my regular size xs and it fits excactly as the merino boyfriend in xxs.
      You can see a pic of me wearing it on my instagram account inawonderland5.
      HTH

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    3. @maryeb I ordered my regular size in the tipped merino v-neck per Ina's suggestion on IG...I take a medium in the boyfriend sweaters as well which is my usual sweater size.

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  34. Went to the store and like everybody said,they had a huge sale section.Lots of pixies with leather on the side.
    Only came home with the tipped merino sweater for about $23 with tax. Got the navy in store and ordered the grey online:)
    Also found new (short sleeved) tees in store with stripes.The blue/white striped one says c'est la parfait and the mint/white striped one says oh lala.
    Pics on my IG inawonderland5.

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  35. JCA's HEYSPRING ends in less than 5hrs...whats up next. Second time this weekend we get to guess.
    I predicted the dreaded 25 % off t-shirts and shorts ( you know some kind of selected min. sale ) I dislike these ones the most. What is next ??? CHIME IN please....

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  36. Factory - More reviews here, incl the neon tipped seersuckers.

    Attn: cate

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  37. I ended up biting, though I haven't bought much in a while. I got the drapey crepe pencil skirt in navy. I love the blue grotto, but don't know what it would pair with as well as the navy.

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  38. I ended up biting too -- I've been dithering for a few days about a couple items in the 50% off category and made the last minute decision to purchase -- the liberty one piece swimsuit (Ricardo's blooms, $45) and biella tassel loafers in sheer pink (perforated!, $85). These are safe bets for me, as I swim daily in summer and make use of any and all swimsuits and jc swim has the rare distinction of always being consistent in size. As for the biellas, I prefer the darbys, but the biellas are stiffer which has the benefit of better support, and I have earlier versions of this shoe so I am quite certain they will fit. Any version of pink is always a winner with me, and this sheer pink looks like a great neutral. Not sure why these perforated versions (also offered in navy) are already in the 50% bin -- they seem newish to me and are still available in all sizes...

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