Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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.


  1. Two very different CS experiences with Madewell and Gap recently. Ordered two items from Madewell, one sold out, and they called to apologize & offered 20% off my next order. How nice! Ordered one item from Gap & couldn’t get my $10 reward to work. Couldn’t reach an actual human being by phone, the online chat/message feature kept crashing, and once I finally did get a message off to request a price adjustment, I got a response of “we’ll look into it and inform you by mail w/in 30 days.” Okay Gap, you do that – but meanwhile I’ll be shopping Madewell.

  2. Forever 21 is offering free shipping with the purchase of $21 or more of sale items. I ordered the Pointed Faux Suede Flats in bright cobalt and the Cutout Bow Ring. FYI, all jewelry is final sale. The free shipping code worked for me on the two items even though they didn't seem to be on sale.

  3. I'm just looking at the COS sale right now... if you like a minimalist aesthetic, there are some good finds to be had! 100% wool and silk items, some nice basics, and A-line skirts, even.

  4. Visit this post on 1060 Pairs to learn about Boot Rescue Wipes. I don't need them because I don't have snow in my area, but it looks like a practical & helpful product.

  5. Weekend Promos & Sales. Check out the cute $30 bedding for toddlers/kids at the top, under Amazon. Cheaper than the similar concept, $90 at J. Crew. Plus, Amazon has more choices.


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And now back to J.Crew! :)