Friday, July 17, 2015

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. I will be going this weekend. I also have some August previews here.


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    1. These look promising, Rose, thanks!

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    2. Thanks for sharing Rose! It feels spring like to me.
      I'm really in love with the skirt and stripe tee, might be better priced than the St James tee I have backordered.

      Cute stuff!

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    3. @JSR it is the deck striped tee for 49.50 (E1143)

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    4. Thanks Ina! Half the price of the St James. I hope the quality and fit is better. I can see that it's also drop shoulders, same as the St James.

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  2. I stopped in yesterday for the first time in a while. The vintage cropped jeans in rinse wash got another cut to $39.99, so I picked them up for $19.99 (50% still going on in stores).

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    1. I did the same, at $20 the cropped jeans were too good to pass up! Also got the geo-print and the mint gingham shirts for about $30 each. Store had a lot of merino Tippis in the sale section which must have been shipped there as they don't sell them regularly instore anymore. Lots of shorts and denim on sale, fewer shoes than usual, assorted dresses and skirts.

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    2. Can I venture a guess that all the Tippi's you saw were silver or pewter or ash? Wait - maybe that's what they were going for last season with the Tippi's - 50 shades of grey???

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    3. No grey Tippis at all actually - navy, mango, modern red, aqua, tan, oatmeal, pink!

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  3. I'm going today to make returns.

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  4. Also, Photos are uploading on Pinterest. As usual, snail pace, so we won't see the Women's uploaded all the way till probably Sunday. Keep your eyes peeled!

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  5. I picked up a new Style Guide in store last night. I've marked several items, but what I really want is the grey kitten on page 52. It also comes as a set of three on page 51. There aren't style numbers or prices for these items in the guide, and my VPS hasn't been able to help me out. Do any JCA's have information? I think these items will go pretty fast . . .

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    1. Yes, me too. I wonder if they come in other colors? They are one of the cutest items in the style guide. I'll bet they are collection pieces. :)

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    2. Ok, the 'collection' comment has me intrigued. I thought you were talking about kittens of the feline persuasion, 'a set of three'.
      Are these shoes???

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    3. It is a joke...There are really pictures of kittens in the newest style guide.

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    4. That's what I thought when I first read JenniferD's post, but your comment got me, Doodle Daschund :) Good One!!
      I do love kittens, though, feline and the shoe variety. Looking forward to seeing the guide.
      Thanks

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    5. I hope the kittens get a free shipping upgrade from the free six to eight days UPS ground. Even thought they are a new item, I also wonder if they will be FS. Will JC offer a price adjustment on them if the single kitten or set of kittens are marked down?

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  6. I stopped in my B&M last night and it was empty of merchandise, the stuff they did had was widely spaced on tables to make it look like they had more. The racks were also very sparse and no August catalog.

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    1. I think they have inventory coming up very soon so I think they are really trying to clear things out. I called my usual out of town store yesterday for some assistance with finding some items and they told me that things should be turning around soon. They said corporate is starting to listen to them and the customers. He told me that a version of the schoolboy blazer was coming back. He also told me how grateful he was that I shopped with them and he really valued our relationship and it wasn't in a sappy way it was sincere. I am still finding lots to love and still dressed head to toe J.Crew today and everyday. I do have an occasional vent but for the most part,I still love J.Crew. I will be going by my local store at lunch. Prefer my out of town store better, but they are 5 hours away.

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    2. J.Crew has the widest repertoire and caters to my clothing needs from everyday, homebody to sexy date-night transformation. I love them for that. I do wish they'd make REAL leather heels for a change (not patent, not suede, NOT sequins, NOT fabric!).

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  7. I went to a store on Wednesday to return a few things and look around. The sale section was very full but also very picked over. A store associate told me they were getting some new arrivals today and then lots more on Monday. I wasn't able to get the new style guide.

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  8. OT, but seeing all those JC wedding dresses on super sale, many from years ago, reminded me that JC didn't have a wedding promotion this past spring. Isn't that when they always had it?

    Tom Mora, the recently canned women's design head at JC, had come from the wedding division. He wasn't great at women's. but I liked the wedding dresses that came out under his watch. I wonder if they'll continue offering the wedding stuff? It might be time to focus and pare down their offerings.

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  9. Does the new style guide have any good statement necklaces?

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    1. There is the Paillette necklace e3253 and the gem cluster choker e2664 and the crystal foliage statement necklace e3004. There are also also a pendant necklace (dragon flynecklace and a small popflower necklace.HTH

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  10. OT, but I got an awesome Barbour jacket from the Nordstrom Anniv. sale. It's olive and a little longer (covers the butt). I love it! And it was a pretty good price. But I have a downtown field jacket in black. Is it redundant to keep both?

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    1. I and my sister both just picked up Barbour jackets at their outlet store, fantastic pricing - the quality of their pieces are far above JC's in my experience, so I'd definitely keep both!

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    2. Barbour outlet, that is, not Nordstrom...

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    3. @jruby18-The Barbour is a classic, so I would keep that. I debated on whether to buy the Field jacket, but decided to buy the Barbour instead. I love my Barbour. It fits perfectly and I wear it with everything. Can you return the Field jacket?

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    4. Thanks - I think I'm going to keep it. They're different lengths and different colors. (black and olive). I can't return the Field Jacket, but I did get it for like $55, so I guess I shouldn't feel that guilty.

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  11. I'm not going to the store this weekend, but I do have an item I'd like to unload (final sale, ugh!).

    I purchased the long torso two-tone ring halter tank in the bright azure color, size 10...and I HATE it! It's certainly a nice suit, but doesn't work for me. Would anyone want it? I'm not looking to sell it, just to give it away.

    If anyone is interested, please email maggielarkin@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  12. I tried the new Colette D'Orsay heels today. Pics on my IG @ inawonderland5

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  13. I went to my store this afternoon but left empty handed. The promos are so good but stock is low and nothing fits me well! I wanted to love the vintage crops for 19.99 net but the high rises and saggy crotches have been such a problem for me in the last few roll outs.

    The SAs confirmed that fall will have noticeable improvements in fit and the School Boy will be back in some form. Yes! Now if they would bring back the Matchstick and Cafe Capri fits in some way, I would be thrilled.

    When I say I left empty handed, I mean totally empty handed ... I was refused an August Style Guide. I cannot understand why you would refuse a customer IN YOUR STORE who is asking you for product information ... plain stupid customer service from a company that really needs to hold on to its customers!

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    1. MATCHSTICKS, MATCHSTICKS, MATCHSTICKS!!!

      Ruffles, EXACTLY (re: the style guide). I was denied one, too. Next week, I was told. Really? I know the catalogs are in the back room so why don't you go get me one!!

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    2. What is J Crew scared of that you may actually order something from new arrivals and pay full time for it?

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    3. JRSConifer - HA! Good one!

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    4. I finally got my hands on the style guide. My store just hired a new VPS, so I asked her if I can have one. She asked the manager and justified the released by saying, 'She's (referring to me) dressed from head to toe in J Crew!'...haha...I guess that's the ticket, right? Anyway, the style guide has some lovely shoes and some SUPER cute kittens!

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    5. One would think that patrons who have received $75 reward card for a 2 consecutive seasons, would have the catalog shipped before the rest sees it, without calling/begging in a store, right?!? On Wed, I was refused a catalog in one of the NYC stores. When I told the associate that I know the catalog is already out, she blatantly denied that, I also, said that it's ok if I just browse through it without taking it home. She also couldn't tell which NYC store is a concept store, didn't know what to do when I had "a ok" to return a final sale item.... this is why is shop online. I am leaving for a business trip next week, so my focus will be elsewhere. No worries, JCrew, will wait for sale....

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    6. After that sour experience, I went to GAP across the street, bought three, great athletic items for under 50 bucks (total!), then went to Century21 Store - a department store selling mostly European designer stuff, amazing deals during their semi-annual(?) clearance that just began.

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    7. Oh dear-you might order something without a promo, or share photos of new items online and create buzz for the roll-out. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot, J Crew!

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    8. So strange - both the Burlington and Cambridge stores (Massachusetts) had the catalogs out for all takers last week - no big deal. Why would there be a difference between stores? The Cambridge store also had a small few new rollout items available - Sloan heels and flats among other things.

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    9. Cousy, strange, indeed.

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    10. It's so weird how they don't like to give the style guide early. JCrew is losing customers that way. I was going to ask an SA when I made my return but I hate being denied (sad trombone). They guard it like its gold. Geez, JCrew.

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    11. I would be all "well, for you, I can get one" and then hope you totally spread it all over social media, creating some buzz. Come on JCrew, use your fans! Use us, I say!

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    12. I received one in the mail today after months of not receiving one so I am not sure why the store wouldn't give them out.

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    13. ruffles, I just tried on the Vintage Cropped jeans in Rinse wash and I wanted to like them but they just didn't look very good on me. The cut on top is odd.

      Beware all - the 30 day return policy is being strictly enforced now (for items purchased in the store).

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    14. @anon - The concept store is in Brookfield Place. I went to 3 different stores all over the city to try to get the August style guide and they all told me they didn't receive it yet.

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    15. It truly boggles my mind that a NYC based company would have catalogs available all over the States, but NYC!

      Thanks for the info, Fran, I knew that, just after her ignorant response that catalog is not out yet, I asked her a few questions to which I knew answers to, all about which she was clueless.
      All became irrelevant after shopping @ Century21 later that afternoon, though :) !

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    16. I live in po-dunk Portland Oregon and my store gave me an August catalog last week. I didn't ask for it. They gave me one. don't understand any store or employee saying no to giving a customer a catalog. Just another thing J. Crew needs to remedy.

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    17. Thanks for the heads-up on the vintage cropped jeans... I've had my eye on them online but couldn't decide.

      I'm so short (especially in the torso) that I have issues with rises and sagginess, so it sounds like they would be uggo on me.

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  14. I have a question. Why does JC not move all the old stuff to Factory? If they don't want to load up factory with out-of-season stuff. They can do what Saks and NM and PoloRalph Lauren do - warehouse the stuff until the appropriate season. I also regularly see rounders and end-caps marked "Newly arrived from the fifth avenue store" or similar at these and other "classy" outlet stores, and I must say I've scored some fabulous stuff.

    As to why the style guide is being hidden like a capitalist tract in a communist nation, this is not the first time I've wondered whether JC management understands the whole willing buyer/willing seller pricing and merchandising dynamic.

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    1. Best comment ever:
      the style guide is being hidden like a capitalist tract in a communist nation

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    2. WFF, I had the same thought: move Factory stuff to Mercantile, turn Factory stores into clearance centers for retail (and maybe even previous year's Mercantile) stock. Genius.

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    3. It seems so incredibly out of touch in today's world of retail when you have the ability to share information, even in limited amounts, as a tease to create interest. This weird hoarding just irritates me. It's not like they are pulling the cloth off a million dollar piece of artwork, it's a catalog or "style guide".

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  15. I was also denied the coveted style guide today :(

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    1. Ridiculous! I was given one yesterday when I asked for it

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  16. Went to Northpark Mall to make a return and get a price adjustment. Ended up buying vintage crop jeans in dark rinse for $17 and a pair of gold slides for $10w/tax. Accessories still 75% off and 75% off also includes shoes not in the box. Signs still say 50%, but SAs are telling customers about the discount & when you get to the register, clerks are also telling customers again.

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  17. Pinterest is rolling out the J Crew pins although still they are waiting to release the women's last. Why not roll them out first and we can be excited to discuss them all weekend rather than make us wait until everything else comes out first?! I'm pretty sure J Crew knows we are here and enjoy discussing such things.

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  18. I'm late in the season I realize, but would love to find a pair of white jeans and am striking out. Anyone seen cute white jeans at their stores? Maybe I'll take a trip over there and check it out.

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    1. I have white toothpicks from last year and love them!

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    2. I got the factory version of the toothpicks (white skinny ankle jean) this year and love them. You can get them on promo for about $40 if you wait and I suspect they will go on clearance soon. I don't purchase a lot of factory items but felt these were worth the money.

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    3. Funny you ask, Jruby. Just got a shipping notice yesterday for lookout white crops I ordered in May (!). It looks like some sizes are in stock (I order tall). I go up two sizes, and love them. Good luck!

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    4. Oh, thx! I'll check it out!

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  19. I really wish they would just stop it with half tucked shirt thing in the style guide. I did not like this when it first popped up and still dislike it. It just looks messy and I have yet to encounter someone IRL who actually does this. To each her own I guess. I just like a cleaner look.

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    1. Depending on what I'm wearing, and I suppose my mood, I do the half-tuck, whole tuck or no tuck. I like to have options ;)

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    2. heh, I do it occasionally, but agree it's way overused in JC and Madewell styling.

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  20. Dropped in to make several returns 4 dresses and 1 top (I bought the items ~ 1 months ago on a pull price 40% off promo but haven't worn because I had a feeling the prices would drop and of course they have, dranatically, so I returned all the items as I was too far out for the 7 day price adjustments period). Most of the items I simply repurchased online at a lower price ( ~ 25-40 dollar difference per item). The prices changes are crazy and I'm almost starting to think maybe it's worth it to just get an item for a bit more not to have a stalk the website for pop backs...it incredibly is tiring and irritating to see an item you purchased not even a month ago has dropped so drastically in price. I love jcrew and my closet is chalked full of there items but I have a agree with the general consensus, the sales are much too frequent to have confidence in the value of a full priced itemand the prices to overall the places. Maybe if they just dropped the initial sales prices they wouldn't have to constantly run these promos. It seem like there is one constantly. Ugh. I left with a scarf and two pair of tights for a total of 15 bucks, not bad for me but not good for the store. The sale section was sparse picked over and so was the jewerly.

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  21. Got the new style guide in the mail today. I'm curious about the military trench, C9128. Can't really tell much from the photo.

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  22. Did stop by since I was in the mall. My favorite SA offered me a style guide without even asking. I actually told her the story of how other JCAs were refused and she was shocked. Sale section picked over and some items revealed how they will look after a few wearings. Did purchase a jewelry tray for $4. Good news for new arrivals, I actually dog earred pages which I have not done in a long time. Tippi fans, lots of new colors, a cute polka dot one with shoulder buttons and they are now offered in petite. Love the vintage scarf print, (there is a perfect shirt in this), the marble print and the autumn floral but that is collection and I only saw one blouse in that print but great transition colors. The sloan dorsay flat is interesting in calf hair and suede. As mentioned the Downtown field jacket in deep burgundy is lovely and I like the new Gemma ballet flat which is pointy. New item is a lightweight merino wool cardigan with gold buttons, they are calling the Jackie(??). Hope it is not the Tilly with new buttons and a new name. There is a shirtdress (C9227) in metallic champagne which looks nice but I have a feeling it pinned within a inch of it's life to make it look fitted. Last is the Peyton Hobo bag, I believe this is new but it maybe too big for me. My store said new arrivals will be out on the floor on Tuesday,

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    1. Yep, denied a catalog again. Seriously! Did get a gorgeous scarf and earrings for a total of $17, so that's a plus. Really wanted a catalog, though. Spent a bunch of cash at the brand new Lilly Pulitzer store, though. Gorgeous stuff!

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    2. Jackie cardigans and shells are a J.Crew staple that have been offered for years. Many JCAs have complained that they are no longer in stores and can only be purchased online - disappointing since they are such a work-appropriate classic. Glad to see they are up front and center in the catalog. I actually dog-eared that page as I liked the color the model was wearing with white jeans and leopard-print pumps - cute transition outfit!

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    3. JenniferD, I agree, I have as many Jackie's (cotton variety) as I have Tippis, which is a lot, but this version is made of wool, I thought that was new???

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  23. Thank you to the JCA(s) who mentioned that final sale out of box sandals were also 75% off right now. I picked up the Cypress and Isla sandals for around $12. Straps seemed to fit my narrow, flat foot quite closely, though going to be more posing than walking footwear for me. I take 8.5 regularly in JC shoes but took Isla in 8 and Cypress in 9. Also offered the elusive style guide! The Canadian version which is much thinner than the US catalogue and interestingly does not show any prices at all this time. JC hedging bets on where the Canadian dollar is heading, so prices can be adjusted online later?

    Heard Vancouver JC stores will have the new rollout out on the shop floors on Wednesday morning.

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  24. Three visits in this week which hasn't happened in quite a while. Stopped in at Coral Gables. SAs were very nice. Sale area was picked over, yet they had multiple pairs of midnight floral pumps! I left without making a purchase. The next day I received a $50 off $150 coupon via email. At my local store two SAs read the fine print then allowed me to stack the $ off with the 30%/50%store promo but not 75%. Picked up the midnight floral pants, brushstroke shirt, couple of tippis, batik swing sweater, striped eyelet skirt, and several other summer staples all for $120 with tax. I also left with an August style guide. Stopped back earlier today. Someone had just returned a Dharma necklace. $30 after 75%. It is so nice to be able to write something positive.

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  25. can anyone with a style guide tell us what colors
    the micropleated midi
    skirt comes in /? THANK YOU


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    1. Item C8793, Micropleated Midi, comes in Navy and Warm Sepia. The Tippi comes in the same color, a muted burnt orange/light rust color, to my untrained eye HTH.

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    2. I had the same question - thanks for the info! I like that skirt, any idea on what the price is?

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    3. Should have included that...$128, but should mention it is poly.

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    4. Thank you for the info! I guess poly holds a pleat better than silk, is that correct?

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  26. Is it me or is August just meh? I'm watching it slowly load on Pinterest and I'm so underwhelmed... could be the Florida heat..

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    1. I was a little underwhelmed too.... I also won't be buying any fall clothes until it's a little cooler!

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    2. I think August is always a bit dull with J. Crew, but I agree with you. I'm looking forward to nothing from J. Crew these days except maybe a winter coat if they do them well this year. I keep getting my hopes up and they keep putting out things that are very strange or ill fitting.

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  27. My store is offering an extra 50% off sale, but it was really picked over. Honestly, I'm so over the summer collection, and I'm looking forward to the fall rollout.

    I spent my money this week at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, instead. I'm really excited about the Tory Burch boots I nabbed in both colors. I finally found stylish leather zipper boots that fit my athletic calves!

    Heather
    Partial to Pink

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  28. Made a return and looked around. Still a lot of items but definitely picked over. Got 2 belts with the 75% off accessories which I actually forgot about until they were ringing me up. Two leather belts for under $20 is not bad. I think I am over the summer stuff too. What was left looked shopworn and sad.

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  29. I was cautiously optimistic over the Pinterest pins but then I saw jewels on another sweater and I closed it out...

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    1. Eek that does not give me a comfortable feeling for Holiday.

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    2. I only saw a hand full of items with jewels in the August style guide, I hope jewels are on their way out as well. However, I do front tuck to address the earlier post. I am doing right now!

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    4. Did anyone see the J. Crew skirt featured in August People StyleWatch? It's a grey wool skirt on top with (wait for it.....) gold chainmail fringe hanging from the middle to the hem. Umm.....yah. Are they going to spin it as......all business up top and a heck of a party down below? Or...the perfect skirt to go from the office to the disco? Seriously....It's got to be the weirdest thing they've ever done. And that's saying a lot.

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    5. Stray Cat, I saw the skirt in PSW too. Tried to block it from memory ...

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    6. OK, now I have to dig out the magazine at home and find that skirt. Chainmail fringe?!! Are they calling it the "mullet skirt"?

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    7. @shopalot i heard there will be matchsticks in the new arrivals and i thought of you:)

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    8. Ina, that makes me so HAPPY! :) Thank you so much for letting me know. I'm hoping my style guide is waiting for me in the mailbox when I get home tonight!

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    9. @shopalot. They are not in the styleguide,but i heard it at work:)

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    10. Oh, I hope your information is right Ina! I'd love to see matchsticks in the new arrivals.

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    11. +1 on the Matchstick love!

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    12. +1 on the Matchstick love!

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  30. I don't see any new arrivals. Are we back to a Wednesday roll-out?

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    1. Pinterest says July 21, so hopefully they're online tomorrow!

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    2. Thanks, Violet!
      I will (im)patiently wait another day.

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    3. Same here. Why did they change it again?! Monday was a perfect day.

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    4. J.Crew posted a photo on their IG account of the kittens used on their style guide. I posted a comment and told them why did they have to change their launch day to Tuesday instead of today. They responded and said they'll pass along my thoughts. :)

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  31. Went in today to check out sale (abysmally picked over) and they were outing out new arrivals. Picked up a pair of the Patio Pants in black and a deck-striped tee. Snagged a catalog too and actually dog-eared a few pages! In loving some of the new shoe styles (at least visually) and am so glad the Paley pant is making a comeback in new colors. Want to see the boy shirt in bold stripe in person but it caught my eye in the catalog. Also want to see the Director skirt in person because of that high waist. Oh, and there were Tippis all over!!

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    1. What are the Patio Pants like? Do they fit tts? Thanks.

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    2. the paley was the only pant i could wear form J Crew. new colors ? This sounds promising. I have not tried the patio pant...

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    3. Tried to post this once before so it may appear twice! I took the larger of my two sizes because of the higher rise in the Patio. They have some stretch and lay beautifully. I plan on wearing them with a Thompson blazer and pumps, a striped tee and sneakers, and a schoolboy and flats. May go back for the white, but might hold out until they hit sale as we're so close to the end of the season. The Paley looks like it comes in various shades of gray!

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  32. I apologize if this has already been posted. Stores are having a "First Look" event on Wednesday evening from 6PM to 8PM to showcase the new arrivals. #jcrewfirstlook

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    1. I got the email about this too, however, I got an email today at like 530 saying they were having one tonight from 6-8. This annoys me because had I known I would have stayed in town after work and gone. I'm also wondering if the people that went are getting the 30% off promo on the new items

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  33. Received my style guide in the mail Saturday. Cute chambray shirtdress in catalog but not online. Called my store today and they have it but denied me the 30% because it's a "new arrival". Wth? Fine print does not mention new arrivals being excluded.

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