Tuesday, November 10, 2015

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know that J.Crew had an update to its website (click here to view online).

There are some new arrivals for men (click here) & women (click here). {wahoo!} It looks like Crewcuts (click here) has been updated, as did the J.Crew Collection (click here). The latest catalog is over at Pinterest (click here to view).



I am love the holiday collection at J.Crew. Every year I get excited to see what new items they roll out. The following are just a few of my picks:

  Elsie plaid d'Orsay pumps with obi bow (item E5001; $278.00)
  Embellished mockneck sweater (item E5031; $148.00)

Contrast lace skirt (item E5022; $138.00)

Promotion Time! J.Crew is offering customers to take 25% off your purchase with code NEWNEW. Cardmembers get 30% off with code CARDSONLY using their J.Crew Card. Plus they are offering free shipping on all orders for today only!



What items are you most excited about and why? Which items are you surprised (or not surprised) to see? Which items did you hope would be included? Were you expecting a bigger roll-out? Also, did you receive the latest catalog? :)

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  1. Love New Arrivals days! Can't wait to check them out and read the JCAs picks.

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  2. Nothing great. Boring sweaters and button downs. Stop with all the boring plaids and bring back some interesting patterns! I do like the leopard sweatshirt and collarless button down though...Will prob buy one when they go on sale.

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    1. I haven't loved or bought a print in two years. I think the Liberty Tresco Floral was the last print I loved. Their florals for the past year or so have been so strange. The dark backgrounds and almost old lady-like flowers. So staid. I miss the gorgeous prints.

      I don't hate that feather print from this rollout, but it's not blowing me over as a must-have.

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    2. Agreed that the prints have been either odd or lackluster in the last year or so. The feather print doesn't do it for me. I was hoping to see a truly pretty print dress in this rollout but I'm clearly foolish to have any expectations on that front.

      I purchased the green Donegal pencil skirt this morning (now that its down to less than $70) - basic but hopefully pretty.

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    3. The print I hated the most was the one that looked like it belonged on a tacky tourist shirt. The tropical frond print. I tried to look at from a different perspective to see how someone else could like it...I could not find anything attractive in that print. Maybe my mind is not open enough.

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    4. I adored the Tresco floral as well, and still hope to find a shirt on eBay or here on the JCA sell page. Something really bold and beautiful like that would be nice to see again.

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    5. SAME...which is good bcuz I can save my money for black Friday deals, lol. I find not one must have item! And I don't care for prints period! But I've gotten into this years plaid fad but there is only so much plaid someone can have, lol. Looks like a pass for me

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    6. My least favorite print was the honeypie print -- they looked like houseflies to me! I couldn't get past it. Still makes me shudder.

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    7. The vintage scarf print dress was a smash hit for me this summer, but otherwise, I'm feeling pretty let down. It's hard to screw up a floral for me, but I just can't dig this black violet one.

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    8. I think what is worse about the black violet print, than the actual print is the fabric. It's not just polyester, which to be fair can encompass many textures, it feels like cheap formal wear polyester. Like the material that would make noise when you moved. I was genuinely shocked when I touched it in stores. I could not believe JCrew made clothes with something like that.

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  3. One sweater. That's it. And not even included in promo.

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  4. Need some advice! I love the Perfect Shirt in Stewart Plaid and am actually considering forking over full price, but haven't bought a J Crew button-down since probably 2011 (just factory with alpha sizing). So how is their sizing lately? I used to wear a sz. 2 in the perfect shirts....though those fit quite slim for me now days. Not sure if I should stick with my regular sz. 2 or size up........ Do they still run very slim, have they shrunk down even further warranting a size up, or have they fallen prey to vanity sizing as well? TIA!

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    1. I am loving that shirt too! I am a size 2 in all J.Crew button-downs except the perfect shirt. I have the recent gray dot Perfect Shirt and had to size up to a size 4 because the chest area was tight and I am not large-chested. I would say to size up. Hope this helps!

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    2. I agree with Nic G, I have to size up one size in perfect shirts too. I normally wear a small or a size 4 and occasionally an X-small or a size 2, but I need a 6 in perfect shirts.

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    3. I tried it on today. Runs very very small. I'm normally a 0-2 in shirts. Over the summer I sized down to 00 on some. In this shirt the 4 felt a little tight across the widest part of my back, and I don't have disproportionally wide shoulders or anything. The 6 was fine but a bit boxy since I have a long narrow torso.

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    4. Suzanne, besides the fit what did you think of the shirt? One person here mentioned that she thought it looked cheap and the colors weren't great. I'm going to see if my store has it tomorrow.

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    5. Egyptomaniac, great to see you!

      I tried it on at Lake Forest today and concur ... it runs really small! Such a holiday-perfect, classic plaid and I wanted to love it, but the colors are not nearly as rich and saturated as they looked on my screen. It will be a sale-plus-promo item for me if that happens before the holidays, as there are other retail choices for "average" plaid shirts and I doubt I would wear it past January. I'm going to blow my "plaid" budget on shoes :)

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    6. Pic and review of the stewart plaid shirt on my IG

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    7. I liked it fine...other than the fit...but it was nothing special. Thin cotton. I didn't find the colors disappointing but figured I'd get it if I could spend $30, not $80. I have a red plaid tuxedo shirt from a few years back and the cotton is the same weight, which I don't mind because I usually wear it under a blazer or sweater (or both) but I think I prefer the smaller scale. I was thinking of pairing it with a plaid skimmer pant and schoolboy blazer (they called it black watch but it's not, it's factory and the background is navy with green, red and yellow) as I've done with the red plaid shirt mentioned above (to rave reviews, with leopard pumps too) but I thought the scale of both plaids was too similar.

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    8. thanks for the feedback everyone! I had rewards to spend, so I went ahead and ordered it in a size up. My original blackwatch plaid from a few years ago is starting to look very faded, so it will be nice to have a backup.

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  5. I liked a lot of things, and have wishlisted several. I'm addicted to blackwatch plaid so those tuxedo pants might become part of my closet soon. (I'm also in the process of trying to talk myself out of the Regent topcoat in bw plaid) The Gemma cap-toe plaid shoes are adorable.

    Also, I've always adored the online gift guide. I love seeing the items grouped by color - it just looks so fun and pretty.

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    1. Violet - I saw the blackwatch plaid tuxedo pants today and liked the way they looked. Didn't try on.

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  6. Call me silly, but my fav part of new arrivals day is all the pop backs. :) I recently bought the snakeskin Valentinas in Mercury gray (no photo)-love them! They are back with one-a few in each size this morning. FYI.

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    1. High five, Wendy! I totally agree with you on the popbacks. I scored the Regent Donegal blazer in the color and size I wanted. Been refreshing the J crew site since Friday hoping for a popback. Persistence pays off!

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  7. Love the embellished mock neck sweater as well. I think the Stewart plaid is gorgeous. Not loving that much though. Would like some of the sequiny stuff but so expensive.

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  8. I've expressed my irritation before about the only things I'm interested in are online only. I'm not familiar with the cut so it's guessing time on sizes and hoping they fit. I really hate that. I like the black watch plaid pants but would like them more if I could go to the store and try them on and feel the fabric. I like the black wide leg trousers too....online only...but would only buy them on sale. Also Iike a scarf and a button down. That's it. The jewelry just keeps getting weirder and weirder....bums me out.

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    1. the jewelery.... is terrible. just my opinion.

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  9. No loves for me from this roll-out. I had gone through the new arrivals twice last night, and didn't find anything that I wanted to order. I was hoping to see a Fisherman's sweater, that I thought I saw a model wearing in the style guide, but nothing. And I'm not really into the cable necks they're offering this season.

    Some of these i like, fun, but may be impractical to my lifestyle:

    -Stripe tunic with faux fur trim
    -Gold midi pleated skirt - should I go for it? I like how it's styled online and in the style guide, def an attention grabber. Would feel too studio54, but I really like how Alex Chung wore it from Gucci's resort '16 collection.
    -Faux fur jacket in navy - fun coat, but it looks boxy, even on the model, and again with the drop shoulders! I think the madewell faux fur coat looks better.
    That's all that stood out, and they're not even stellar pieces. Oh well...

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    1. I saw a Fisherman's sweater in the girls and boys section. Might try that.

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    2. If you're looking for traditional Irish fisherman type sweaters, try Blarney Woolen Mills: blarney.com. free shipping to US. Beautiful stuff. I have a few pieces and love them.

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    3. Get the skirt! Try it on with a few things and decide. With free shipping, you have nothing to lose (are you near a store to return?) I can usually tell after trying it on a few times if I'm going to wear it, or if I feel strange in it.

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    4. @Wendy - Thanks, I'll check it out.

      @Miss JR - Thanks for the recommendation!

      @Blake - I think I will order it. Free shipping and I get the 30% off from my JC card. I don't mind going to the store to return...I do that at least every 2-3 weeks..ha! I will report back on the fit (which I know will be a hot mess since its not in petite).

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    5. Get that skirt! I wishlisted it (bought the contrast lace skirt to try) and will be eagerly awaiting it on popback. I think the gold is wonderful and I know that Alexa Chung look you're talking about....there are definitely ways to dress it down =)

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  10. I ordered the navy/red Rockport shirt, pom pom scarf and both boys’ and girls’ cable sweaters in size 16 to try. Always looking for a good ivory cable knit!

    The pricing seems seriously confusing this rollout. Why are the dream blend turtlenecks more expensive than the merino turtlenecks? Why does the fleece turtleneck with cashmere trim cost as much as a full cashmere sweater? Is the Collection faux fur jacket pretty much the same as the fleece teddy jacket for $150+ more?

    More questions: Where are the holiday tees? Did they change the buffalo check shirt-jacket from wool to cotton/wool/viscose? Does anybody actually wear a union suit?

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    1. Silver Lining, minus the cable sweaters and plus a pair of New Balance, I ordered the same thing!!

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    3. I take our dog walking all winter, got the union suit at the end of the season for not too much $; it adds great warmth as a first layer. Other than that . . .

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    4. The shirt-jacket from last year, also scored on a popback (love), is 50% cotton, 42% wool 8% viscose. I would guess it's the same this year, hth.

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    5. silver_lining, guessing that Factory will have a boatload of holiday tees. I treat my original Snowflake Tee like a precious antique :)

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  11. Silver_lining.......Did you notice that the pom pom scarf is $69.50 in the style guide, but $75.00 online? Yah. I'm going to stop in my store and order it and ask them to honor the catalog price. Let the games begin!!!!

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    1. I think many of the sweaters are perhaps the "dream sweater" material of previous years ago.. the one I just ordered feel like it. back it goes. The on line description said "wool".

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    2. Wow! Thanks for pointing out the price difference on the pom pom scarf. I would have stupidly over-paid for it, because I'm still waiting for my style guide. It usually comes a week or two late :(

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    3. maryeb......My store always gives me the guide as soon as they get it. I'm going to look around and see what other price discrepancies may be occurring. Maybe I'm being hard on the Crew....but these kind of things shouldn't be happening.

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    4. Thanks for the heads-up, Stray Cat. I just got my catalog in the mail and will call CS. On another note, did anybody notice that their catalog seemed rather thin (like a January or July issue)? They're usually bigger than this. I want all the pictures of Clement from the men's section, darn it! ; )

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    5. @Silver_lining - lol on Clement. He is a cutie.

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  12. Jenna on TV ...Wed here in Canada, The show is "The Social" My guess is she wears the (very) wide leg pants. C

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  13. Please someone try on the Collection Coat with Canary Shearling Lining ($2,250.00 item E4026). It looks like it's lined with Big Bird!

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    1. I can't believe all sizes, except for one, is sold out!

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    2. They probably made one of each. It looks like something Tracy Jordan would wear on 30 Rock. I would love to see a try-on pic of it, though!

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  14. For Canadians using Borderfree
    +final sale is waived on all international ordere
    +if you return by mail..it is $25 CAN. you have to contact Borderfree to get prepaid postage label. as well as receipt. this is a hassle.
    * you can return in store (I live in Vancouver so I can ) they email you another recept which you take with you to store. again....hassle but it works.
    +alot of prices seem to have been adjusted online that with the exchange rate we are closer...but you have to double check...some prices are still way up there.
    +free shipping today does save you $12....not bad.
    I have yet to double check with in store prices...but will do that because...who knows these days. HTH C

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    1. I just did a Canadian return in store and my experience was different. I provided the shipping receipt that was included in my package, nothing extra. I received an email from BF confirming that they have processed my return.

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    2. When I placed a return (at Robson St., Vancouver) they asked for the return authorization forms and shipping forms that were provided to me when I emailed "julie@jcrew" to do a return. I didn't bring the shipping forms with me, so I had to forward the RA instructions to the store via email, and they printed them out. The SA told me that they forward the returned items to Borderfree on my behalf and refund me on Borderfree's behalf. If that's the case, what a hassle for the stores!

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    3. Hi ladies, I've returned items to a store both ways - without getting RMA papers from customer service first and with the RMA papers. My closest store was able to do it both ways. It is sad that they have to mail our returns back why can't the store sell them? What a waste of money for Jcrew imo.
      As for mailing returns back it is $25 cdn ($18 us) as mentioned above BUT you can only put items from the same order in the box. Last time I had 3 items from diff orders to return that would have been $75 postage fees so I drove the hour to a store. Before borderfree you could combine items from diff orders in one box.

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    4. I have returned items directly at the store and feel badly for the SAs because it takes so long. As for mailing things back, I got very confusing instructions from Madewell. I got the RAs and separate shipping labels for the different orders, and they deducted the shipping costs from my refund! I complained and said it doesn't make sense that I have to pay return shipping for each order when they would all fit in one box. The CS told me I could pay my own shipping, so that is what I did. I was also told those DHL shipping charges will be reversed as soon as the merchandise arrives. It really seems to be that this whole new Borderfree return process is way more complicated than it should be, plus JCrew and Madewell are not explaining it very well.

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    5. Hi Jan, Injanuity, and my other Canadian friends,

      So, to clarify, you've been able to just bring in the packing slips, (even though they no longer have prices listed on them), and successfully been able to make a return? And you didn't need to email J Crew CS first to get authorization? This sound so much easier and convenient!!

      And...by any chance was this in any of the Vancouver area stores?

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    6. Yes I just bring in the packing slips to make a return. They are even able to do the return if I have the order number from the email order confirmation. I am in Ottawa, only the one store there.

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    7. This sounds great. I am much more inclined to order online if i know i can return it in-store. Can anyone chime in on their experience with shipping times. I recently ordered a blouse and it took 2 weeks to arrive. Not exactly zippy!

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    8. I am in Vancouver, and I imagine shipping times are affected by where you live in the county (closer to Toronto = faster?). DHL is super-fast, and as described. I placed an order Tuesday night, and is out for delivery today. With DHL, though, make sure you ship to an address where someone will be available to sign for the parcel, because having to pick up from DHL is a pain, only because they have typically 1 location in a city.

      Canada Post, I find varies greatly. My experience is 4-11 days. The longer times have typically been when I have placed an order with free shipping, so in those cases I can't complain!!

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    9. Kitkat, thanks for the reply. That sounds much more civilized! I was able to visit your home store a few weeks ago, the service I received was really lovely.

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    10. R, Thanks for the feedback on shipping times. I am in Vancouver too. Next time I will try DHL instead of Canada Post!

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    11. You're welcome -- I should mention (though you would figure it out!) that DHL is $25 opposed to CP which is $12. I only use DHL on free shipping days :)

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  15. Oh dear god. I like plaid, but plaid shoes, outside of maybe material on rainboots, should NEVER be a thing. Take it down a notch JCrew.

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    1. Really? I love the plaid flats in the recent rollout!

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    2. I think the plaid shoes are amazing. Different strokes I guess!

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    3. I also love the plaid shoes. These are what I call "valet shoes"- ones I will wear out if I can valet my car. These shoes were not made for walking outside but ok for inside work and events. I think they are beautiful...

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    4. I was referring more to the heels than the flats, but I can't say I love the flats either. They're a little too much for me. I'd like them for a child maybe.

      I think my personal style is little more simple and sophisticated and I think they're a bit more on the "cute" or kitsch side.

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    5. Love plaid shoes for holiday with solid-color cashmere and wool basics. Party feet!

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    6. I really like the plaid sloan flats with the bow and they are already almost sold out in all sizes online. Damn...

      I actually own the sloan flats in glitter but I find them way too disco ball. My son said they look like cinderella shoes :( so I haven't decided whether I will keep them or not. Both the plaid and the glitter are very "holiday"...I wish they'd make the sloan blow flat in another more practical color (electric blue snakeskin also not really workable for me...)

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    7. Flats, heels, I think the plaids j crew uses are quite nice for shoes. The grey elsie ones are the most realistic for me to wear. I think they have their place, but I don't see what's so over the top about them in particular.

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    8. It probably come down to personal taste and region. I think it's very similar to denim and chambray. There are people who feel it's okay to wear head to toe and others who don't and those who do, probably don't see why it would be over the top to someone else and vice versa.

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    9. I disagree! Bought the Elsie plaid and received them last night. Already planning on wearing them with black matchsticks that are cuffed and a red wool schoolboy with pearls.

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  16. Got my catalog in the mail yesterday -- I do appreciate they are trying to move back to the JC "look", however didn't see anything in there that was a must-have. I did keep it to go thru again though which is really saying something -- last few catalogs have gone straight to the recycle bin.

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  17. There are a couple of things I like. The red plaid flats, the pom pom wool scarf, most of the plaid garments. For some reason though, the men's plaid shirts are more interesting than the women's, imo. Maybe I'm just in the mood for a thick flannel that I can wear around the house. :-)

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  18. Like the embellished mockneck sweater and the Preston pant in Japanese denim though not enough to pay full price. It looks to me like JC is trying to play it safe on most of the rollout but then go bonkers on a few items to prove that they're not playing it safe - ultra-wide leg pants I'm looking at you. Those only work on Jenna IMO.

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    1. LOL...........I'm not sure those ultra wides would look good on anyone!

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    2. It's not even about who those ultra wides look good on! The pants themselves remind me of a Shar-Pei. Just me? :p

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  19. I went by my local B&M (Copley) yesterday evening, and they already had new stuff out. I was initially very interested in the Perfect Shirt in Stewart Plaid, but in person it looks really cheap IMO, and not as dark as it appears in the online photo. The Thomas Mason version is much nicer, but I can't justify that price, unfortunately.

    Love the Ribbed Wool Glittens (E4884); really soft and great colors, but online it says they are wool, and they definitely are not. I don't remember the fabric composition, but it isn't 100% wool for sure since I checked. That said, I will still try to buy one or two pairs when they are on sale.

    The fair isle sweater looks pretty big (not the Tippi fair isle sweater), by at least one full size, maybe more (didn't try it on). Felt pretty ok -- it's definitely not thin, more a medium weight. It might be scratchy for some. I usually love fair isle sweaters, but I don't like any that are part in this roll-out; not a fan of the color schemes. :(

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    1. Good to know about the Stewart Plaid shirt. Also, I don't get why J Crew finds it so difficult to make an accurate listing of fiber content. If they say it's wool, I interpret that to mean 100% wool. They drive me crazy.

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    2. It's clear they're doing it on purpose. It's one thing not to list every 1-2 percent of elasticized material in pants or a shirt, when you've described it as having stretch, but it's another thing entirely to misrepresent a significantly blended sweater when you know your customers are interested in 100% natural fiber pieces.

      There are some consumers willing to shell out tons of money for "high end" products made of polyester, but JCrew has never been that kind of brand and JCrew customers have never been those types of people.

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    3. Vava, I don't understand it either; it wasn't 90-something% wool for the glittens either, it was a significant % that was synthetic fiber. I'm more disappointed to see the misrepresentation in the online listing than I was to see it wasn't 100% wool in the store yesterday.

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    4. The fair isle crewneck fits true to size. I did not find it big at all, if anything it was small.

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  20. I like several items with this rollout: perfect shirt in Stewart plaid, Abstract Fair Isle zip cardigan (it reminds me of this one from Sundance, only much less spendy), Relaxed fleece turtleneck with cashmere trim, to name a few. A couple of the pieces with the embellishments and lace are nice, but I just keep feeling as if I could easily DIY my own at a much better price. The pom-pom scarf is so cute, but I would want to get the red cobalt, and I already have the blanket scarf from last year in that same plaid, so it would tend to be rather redundant to get it. All this being said, I am still leery about the quality of the latest additions, and I am really looking forward to reading all the reviews from JCAs that are able to visit the stores to see the merchandise in person.

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  21. After seeing it on Pinterest, I was bummed that the Buffalo Shirt Jacket is red/navy (b4937), but looking at my montior, it looks red/black. Can anyone confirm for me which combo it is? And if anyone tries on in store, does it fit at last year? TIA!

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  22. I like the perfect shirt in Stewart plaid but I have the original tartan perfect shirt which I love. Also like the lace Aline skirt, and kind of like the floral splash pattern although I'm not sure I'll like it in person.

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    1. I'd like the lace skirt more if it weren't A line. If it were a mini or pencil it would be a wishlist item. I think I'm the only person who doesn't look good in an A line. I don't look bad, I just don't look like anything. Maybe it's a petite thing.

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    2. Same here re: A-lines, and I do think it might be a petite thing. I can kind of pull them off if I wear boots with sky-high heels to balance out the volume. Proportions are easier for 5'3" me, though, with a pencil skirt or mini where there's just less fabric to overwhelm me. Love the look of A-lines on taller ladies, though!

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    3. Chiming in to agree with you both on the A line thing for Petites -- they don't work on 4'11" me, either. I prefer pencils (or even J Crew minis, which aren't mini on me at all :-p

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    4. I find A lines can still be a bit tricky at 5'7" but generally have luck. I can't do minis anymore. I like pencil skirts but get annoyed with restricted movement since I have two little ones to always chase after. :)

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  23. I like the plaid Gemmas with the crystal cap-toe. I don't like to overdo holiday wear but think those with a grey cashmere sweater would be really cute!

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  24. I like the wide leg pants -- not the crazy, ultra wide collection pants, but the just slightly wide ones. Too bad they aren't part of the promo. :(

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  25. Those ultra-wide legs remind me of JNCOs from the mid-90s. Except like, way more expensive and not being worn by cute (at the time, I thought) skater boys.

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    1. Taylor - Kids who went to raves wore those, too! ...all you need are glow sticks and ecstasy.. ha!

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  26. A few loves for me but I'm going to sit a lot out to see what hits sale and how much I really want them. Definitely underwhelmed with the prints. No plaid that I have to have, I have the tartan from a few years ago and I wear it a few times a season. I love the shape of the tartan Elsie pumps with the bow but they're a limited wear item and I won't get that much wear out of them for what they cost. I'm kicking myself for not getting the glitter heels on this last sale, those I would have worn more than the tartan.

    I did order the ivory lace blouse and the A-line skirt. At 5'7", I'm thrilled with the A-line - I have a ton of pencil skirts, I can't do minis so for me I'm happy with it.

    I was hoping to see some wide leg pants that weren't so...wide. And ok, $800 for those cashmere plaid ones? The pleats are a bit much and they look plain sloppy on some of the models. I was hoping to see a longer version of some of the cropped styles from the last rollout so I'm going to pass on them. The wide leg wool factory trousers that I picked up a few weeks ago for $27 are lined and are keeping me happy for now in the full length trouser camp.

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    1. What color did you order in the A-line skirt? I'm tempted by the beautiful cherry (which looks more like a dark red to me). It looks so pretty with light blue and I have a light blue Tippi already.

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    2. @blakemdjohns oh, grr, I was typing in a rush, I didn't specify, I was reading the comments about the lace skirt...I ordered the contrast lace A-line skirt, not the wool one. The red on that skirt is pretty - I love how it's styled!!

      At a size 12/14 on bottom, I can't pull off that particular skirt - the seam down the middle does nothing for my hips and I have found it to be straighter than some of the other A-line styles (maybe my perception of A-line is skewed but I find some of them to pretty much be straight with no give in the hips which doesn't really translate as A-line to me!!) Sorry I couldn't be more help!

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  27. Pics and reviews of the lace sweatshirt,the Holly sweatwr,the tunic sweater, carrie camie in lace,the fringe tank,stewart plaid shirt,the pom pom scarf and more on my IG

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    1. Thanks for trying on so many items, Ina!! It's really helpful.

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    2. Yes, thank you Ina! It's so great to see irl pics of new arrivals!

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  28. Interesting that most everyone disliked the new arrivals. I went to my B&M yesterday and was happy to see some of the new styles. I love fair isle, and thought the "breeze multi" print crewneck was adorable. The fit is true to size to a bit small. Sometimes I can size down at J crew, but not with these wool sweaters. They are a shorter style, but the fit was nice. My other loves are from past roll outs (lace applique sweater and relaxed wool turtleneck) so I'm just waiting for these to hit sale.

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  29. I was trying to find that red A line pencil skirt, still did not find it, someone mentioned earlier when I saw the Collection cashmere-blend Fair Isle pencil skirt.

    OMG, that is what I want from the new arrivals. I am cheap, so I will still probably wait for it to go on sale, especially as I saw no one else get excited for it, but I LOVE it. Disliked all the fair isles sweaters, but I like the color and intensity they used for the pencil skirt. It's like all my favorite things combined into one: pencil skirts, sweater dresses, fair isles, elastic waist bands you can't see. It's a lot of print for me, but I think I can make it work with really basic camis.

    One thing is it better be soft since it isn't described as being lined.

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    1. It's the double serge a line midi skirt (c8790) in the cherry color that I was talking about.

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    2. Oh okay, I thought it was lace as well.

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  30. Very disappointed in this rollout and did not get any strong holiday vibes from it. I only wish listed Pajamas and the wide leg trouser in glen plaid.

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  31. Question: How many people here have ordered the Collection pencil skirt in graphic peony and how many people had to order a size up? It's back up in most sizes, except my normal, and I thinking of going into the store and ordering it. I don't know if I should try it in the 8 though. I don't generally order up in the collection, but I know some reviews have for this one.

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    1. @Jessica, I ordered up in the skirt based upon my experience with the dress. I'm normally a size 8 in JC dresses, but ordered a 10; I'm the same size in skirts & ordered the 10. Ordering up was the right decision for me; I could not have worn the 8. The material is stiff, but very nice. Colors are saturated & quite beautiful. I love the dress, wore it this week and received lots of compliments. Hope that helps.

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    2. Thank you it does. It's out, but I'm sure it will be back again.

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  32. So I caved today. I need nothing but ever since I saw the midweight hoodie
    item a3078 in the Robson store this past spring I keep thinking I should get it. I never see it any lower than 25% off full pop so I jumped off my wallet today.

    The free shipping was the tipping point. I'm fleece heavy as they tend to be a weakness but I'm still looking forward to getting it.

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    1. Excellent! I bought a men's flannel shirt! (I'm going to wear it with velvet leggings and boots). LOL. The free shipping did it for me, too.

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  33. Has anyone seen the red plaid sweater that was shown on pinterest for December? I've gone through new arrivals several times. I was looking for a casual sweater that was a little different and not a critter sweater. Is there another rollout before Christmas or is this it? Never can remember how the holiday goes, but I think there's usually one more rollout after Thanksgiving or right before.

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    1. Hi Mary G - I think it's the brushed wool-blend crewneck sweater in plaid, item e5012. I believe it rolled out last month.

      I'd have to check the JCA archives, but I'm pretty sure there will be another rollout around the end of November/beginning of December.

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    2. Thanks, silver lining. I guess that's proof of how little I get excited about the rollouts anymore.

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  34. I love the plaid flats and the plaid heels. But--I have HUGE issues with the J. Crew shoes. I have the suede Dulci kitten heels. Let me tell you something. Three weeks ago I was in Paris for the weekend for a family funeral. The second I landed at CDG, I had to change from flats into the heels (we went to the Church service from the airport). Needless to say, I was in those heels for a long time. Outside the church. In the church. At Montparnasse Cemetary. At the "luncheon" and then on the way back to where we were staying. I swear I would have taken those shoes off and walked barefoot through the streets of Paris if it were not for the dog s*it on the sidewalks. My feet hurt so much from those shoes that I was almost crying. Never. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever again will I purchase a pair of heels from J. Crew. In addition, I have a narrow foot and the flats from Crew stretch out like nobody's business. I'll stick to Repettos for my flats. Honestly. I don't know what is up with the shoes at J. Crew. They are beauties but they are painful!!!!!

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    1. Somehow I can relate, even though I've never bought the Dulci's. I'm sorry you were in pain!!! I have several pairs of Valentinas and have the same opinion of them! They are basically Taxi Shoes.

      I have some JCrew flats that are fine, but anymore I buy my flats elsewhere. (Gemi, All Black, Jeffrey Campbell, Frye....).

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    2. That's been my experience with everything but the oxfords... The shoes look adorable in the box, and fit for about 10 minutes. Then - torture.

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    3. I find their round toe flats to be comfortable, like the Cece, and I have a round toe pair of patent leather flats I bought years ago that are also comfortable. I don't know the style name.

      I have never tried a pair of boots, heels or pointed toe shoes by JCrew that felt like something I wanted to buy. In general though I find shoes made clothing brands to be kind of uncomfortable. It's like the shoes are more for show to make the clothes look good than actual performance.

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    4. I purchased the Dulci Gingham kitten heels and other than sizing issues, the main problem with them is they seemed very uncomfortable. I find this to be a constant problem with J.Crew's shoes. The vast majority of the time it's an incredible disappointment. The shoes are beautiful and seductive but so uncomfortable.

      I'm glad to see others mention brands I can try.

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    5. I'm so happy to see that I"m not alone in my feelings about Crew's Shews! Seriously--they are beauties but I'm just not going to abuse my feet anymore. BTW, st. I've got a beauty of a pair of red pointy toed heels by Vince Camuto that are very comfortable! I also find the Ivanka Trump brand of shoes comfortable for heels (and they come in narrow widths. yay!), but her flats are incredibly uncomfortable.

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  35. I keep waiting for the opera length leather gloves (offered in different colors, black, red, tan, etc...I want black though).

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    1. Federal Agent Fashionista - Look on Amazon for the leather gloves. Search elbow length.

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  36. For me it's really #allplaideverything, so I'm most excited about the Elsie plaid d'Orsay pumps with obi bow, tartan pants, and tartan coat. I ordered the shoes. They look very rich, and while the price point is expensive, they're cheaper than the $600 Manolos I've been lusting over. My obsession with plaid is really unhealthy.

    Heather
    Partial to Pink

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  37. Feeling underwhelmed again for the second rollout in a row. Like everyone else I love the Stewart plaid, but I don't know, something about a thin holiday color plaid without any flannel feels odd to me. The contrast lace overlay skirt is nice, but almost seems too "obvious." I'll try it on in store I guess because I don't hate the price (usually the collection skirts are what get me). Only other thing I liked was the collection brocade dress, but that's already sold out in my size. Got my reward card today and don't have a clue what to do with it!

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  38. I had some more time to look through the new arrivals, and found quite a bit that I'm interested in this time around. I've shared my picks in this post.

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  39. Love the plaid sloan d'orsay flats....Sad I missed out because now my size is totally sold out!! I didn't like them initially but it grew on me.

    Also I'm mad that the Chateau parka is yet again excluded from promo!!! That's probably the only thing I 100% want from J.Crew right now... Will it EVER be included in discounts?? I'm crossing my fingers for black friday or cyber monday.

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