Tuesday, June 30, 2015

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Take an Extra 50% Off at Clearance at J.Crew Factory!

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion this morning.

J.Crew Factory is offering customers to take an extra 50% off all Clearance items with promo code THEBIG50. Plus, prices for regular priced merchandise are an additional 40-60% (prices already adjusted). The offer expires June 30, 2015. The fine print includes:
*Prices as marked at jcrewfactory.com reflect discount. In-store discounts as advertised. Offer valid in J.Crew Factory stores and at jcrewfactory.com from June 26, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 30, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer not valid on clearance items or third-party branded merchandise. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**50% discount valid on the purchase of clearance items in J.Crew Factory stores and at jcrewfactory.com from June 26, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 30, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code THEBIG50 in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This is a great additional percent off for clearance items. Very nice indeed!


Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at Factory? What Factory item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

Extra 20% Off Madewell Sale Styles

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion this morning.

Madewell is offering customers to take an extra 20% off all Sale items with promo code META20. The offer expires June 29, 2015. They are also offering free shipping on every order (no min! no code!) The fine print includes:
Offer valid on the purchase of sale items in Madewell stores and at madewell.com from June 26, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 29, 2015, 11:59pm ET. In-store discount as advertised. Online discount valid on items marked “extra 20% off with code META20.” Offer not valid on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code META20 in the promo code box at checkout. Offer valid in the U.S. only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Although this is clearly not as good as yesterday's "additional 30% off sale promo", I am happy to see there is some additional percent of sale. Better than nothing. Plus, some sale prices have gone down before the additional percent is taken off. That's a win!

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at Madewell? What Madewell item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

5 days, 5 surprise sales: Extra 30% Off Dress-Up Styles Today!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering five sales in five days (each one running for 24 hours). Today's sale involves (1) 30% off select regular priced items, as well as (2) 30% off sale items (an additional 50% off final sale) with promotional code DAYFIVE. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:
*30% discount valid on the purchase of full-price items marked "30% off with code DAYFIVE" and sale items marked "Extra 30% off with code DAYFIVE" at jcrew.com on June 26, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code DAYFIVE in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at J.Crew? What J.Crew item(s) are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

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!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

5 days, 5 surprise sales: Extra 30% Off Dress-Up Styles Today!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering five sales in five days (each one running for 24 hours). Today's sale involves (1) 30% off select regular priced "dress-up styles" for women, men, girls & boys, as well as (2) 30% off sale items (an additional 50% off final sale) with promotional code DAYFOUR. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:
*30% discount valid on the purchase of items marked "30% off with code DAYFOUR" at jcrew.com on June 25, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code DAYFOUR in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**30% discount valid on the purchase of sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com on June 25, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. In-store discount as advertised. Online discount valid on sale items marked "Extra 30% off with code DAYFOUR." Offer not valid in the 769 Madison Avenue store, Liquor Store, Ludlow Shops or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code DAYFOUR in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Yesterday's promotion is my favorite so far. However, I have been enjoying all of these offers so far. :)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at J.Crew? What J.Crew item(s) are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with 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 stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 days, 5 surprise sales: Extra 50-60% Off Sale Today!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering five sales in five days (each one running for 24 hours). Today's sale involves 50% off select sale items (an additional 60% off final sale) with promotional code DAYTHREE. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:

*50% discount valid on the purchase of sale items marked "Extra 50% off with code DAYTHREE" at jcrew.com on June 24, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code DAYTHREE in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This is my favorite offer thus far. Of course, it makes me a little upset that two days ago I purchased sale items at 40% off. Oh well! Can't win them all.

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at J.Crew? What J.Crew item(s) are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Extra 40% Off Clearance Styles at Factory! {plus 40-60% off all tees, tanks, & shorts}

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion this morning.

J.Crew Factory is offering customers to take an extra 40% off all clearance items with promo code EXTRA40. The offer expires June 25, 2015. They are also offering 40% to 60% off tees, tanks, and shorts (prices are automatically adjusted). The fine print includes:
*Prices as marked reflect discount. Offer valid on the purchase of tees, tank tops and shorts at jcrewfactory.com from June 23, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 25, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**40% discount valid on the purchase of clearance items at jcrewfactory.com from June 23, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 25, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code EXTRA40 in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This is a really good promotion for final sale items at Factory. If you already know your size and your size is available, this is the time to buy!

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at Factory? What Factory item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

Extra 30% Off Madewell Sale Styles

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following promotion this morning.

Madewell is offering customers to take an extra 30% off all Sale items with promo code EXTRASALE. The offer expires June 25, 2015. They are also offering free shipping on every order (no min! no code!) The fine print includes:
Offer valid on the purchase of sale items in Madewell stores and at madewell.com from June 23, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 25, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code EXTRASALE in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. only. Terms of offer are subject to change. Final sale items cannot be returned or exchanged.
I love love love that this promotion for 30% off sale is back at Madewell online. This offer was already in stores but online has more items on sale. :)

I already picked up four things at Madewell online this morning. I couldn't help myself. ;)

Plus, I highly recommend the Cutout Sundress in Stripe (item C0619; $148.00) which is on sale online for $99.99. I have both the stripe and solid-black versions and the dresses fit like a dream. The cutouts on the side are perfect- showing a little bit of skin without being scandalous.

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at Madewell? What Madewell item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

5 days, 5 surprise sales: 40% Off Swim Today!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering five sales in five days (each one running for 24 hours). Today's sale involves (1) 40% off select regular priced swim, as well as (2) 30% off sale items (an additional 50% off final sale) with promotional code DAYTWO. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:
*40% discount valid on the purchase of swimwear and swim items marked “40% off with code DAYTWO" at jcrew.com on June 23, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code DAYTWO in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**30% discount valid on the purchase of sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com on June 23, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. In-store discount as advertised. Online discount valid on sale items marked "Extra 30% off with code DAYTWO." Offer not valid in the 769 Madison Avenue store, Liquor Store, Ludlow Shops or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code DAYTWO in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
Swim is my least favorite category to go on sale. ;) However, I am happy they are keeping the additional percent off on the sale section. That is pretty awesome.

Looking forward to all these promotions! :)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion at J.Crew? What J.Crew item(s) are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

5 days, 5 surprise sales: 40% Off Tees, Shorts, & Sandals Today!

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering five sales in five days (each one running for 24 hours). Today's sale involves (1) 40% off select regular priced tees, shorts, and sandals, as well as (2) 30% off sale items with promotional code DAYONE. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:

**40% discount valid on the purchase of tees, shorts and sandals marked “40% off with code DAYONE" at jcrew.com on June 22, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. To redeem, enter code DAYONE in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**30% discount valid on the purchase of sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com on June 22, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. In-store discount as advertised. Online discount valid on sale items marked "Extra 30% off with code DAYONE." Offer not valid in the 769 Madison Avenue store, Liquor Store, Ludlow Shops or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code DAYONE in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This is actually a pretty good promotion. It is not too often we see an additional 40% off regular priced items. It will also be interesting to see what each day brings in terms of promotions.

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, please share!

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Friday, June 19, 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!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

J.Crew Employee's Questionable Instagram Move

Perusing my daily sites, I ran across a post from SomeEcards about a J.Crew executive (click here to read in its entirety).
Alejandro Rhett, J.Crew's vice president of men's merchandising, spent the evening posting bar pics after saying goodbye to 175 co-workers.
Filed by Aimee Lutkin
June 18, 2015

If you're not keeping up with the inner workings of corporations that sell variations on tan pants, you probably don't know that J.Crew isn't doing so hot. Their most recent earnings report showed they'd suffered an overall operating loss of almost $521 million. That's a lot! People's hunger for beige sweaters is waning. One of the direct outcomes of this report was 175 lay-offs around the J.Crew offices. That's a lot, too! Think of all those people going home to tell their families and pets and lovers that they've been laid off.

Probably a fair share of them went drinking, but it was sad drinking. Alejandro Rhett, VP of men's merchandising, went PARTYING. And he wasn't afraid to show it on social media, using some of these super fun hashtags: #gonegirl #hungergames #maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavor #nofunhere. Presumably, #nofunhere is ironic, because it looks as though they're having lots of fun.

Honestly, I understand why they're celebrating. There's probably been an enormous amount of tension and somehow they've missed the guillotine. Sure, feel good. But when you post pics all over Instagram showing off how great you feel when almost 200 people are out of work, folks are gonna call it like they see it. And they see a bunch of tone-deaf assholes. Especially since, according to the NY Post, Rhett personally fired a number of them himself.

Maybe everyone's being too sensitive. There's a recent story of a similar staff purging at Lucky Magazine. That same day Lucky's ex-EIC Eva Chen posted a picture on Instagram that offended some people who'd gotten their pink slips:

 Um, I guess it's a fashion thing? In that world, a smiling macaroon is a big ole "F*ck You" to the unemployed.

It's unclear whether Rhett is going to get into any trouble for his dumb posts, though they've all been taken down. A rep told the NY Post, “As soon as we were made aware, the appropriate actions took place." High fives all around, maybe? 
Many moons ago, I worked at a company that was not doing well. I worked near the sales team, and I will always remember the day when the entire department was let go. It was sad. Depressingly sad. I did not feel like celebrating. In fact, I remember crying in my cubicle and then walking by their empty cubicles to cry some more. I could not imagine posting something like those images or being laid off and then seeing my co-workers post something like that.

I also have a feeling that Rhett regrets doing that insensitive move too. Really insensitive. Massively insensitive.

Also, very said to hear that J.Crew had to let go of so many employees. It is obvious that their design decisions have cost some dedicated employees their jobs. Sad, sad news all around. Here's to hoping they can turn things around before anymore employees are let go.

What are your thoughts on the article? Did you know that J.Crew had laid off so many members of their team?

Two Words: New Arrivals. Three More: In Factory Stores.

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the following news/email from J.Crew Factory with us.

J.Crew Factory sent an email announcing 150 new items! They are also throwing in an additional 35% off everything (well almost everything) with code NEWNEW. This offer expires June 22, 2015 The fine print includes:
35% discount valid on purchases made at jcrewfactory.com from June 18, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 22, 2015, 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Offer not valid on the girls' and boys' Everyday Styles Under $25 assortments, men's suiting or third-party branded merchandise. To redeem, enter code NEWNEW in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
There are a lot of super pretty things over at Factory for this latest rollout. My top picks include:

Factory Embroidered cotton Gauze Short
item C8082
valued at $54.50 your price $44.50
 
 Factory sleeveless shirtdress
item C3920
valued at $74.50 your price $44.50
 Factory travel pouch
item E1547
valued at $18.50 your price $16.50
I just love the image above. The outfit is laid back and pulled together, all at once. Beautiful!

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Any items you are interested in? If so, please share!

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with 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 stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flash Sale at J.Crew Factory {50% off & free shipping!}

"Thanks!" to  many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew Factory is offering an additional 50% off merchandise (prices already adjusted) and free shipping (on all orders) with promotional code SOSWEET. This offer expires tonight, midnight EST. The fine print includes:
*Prices as marked reflect discount. Offer valid at jcrewfactory.com on June 16, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in J.Crew or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrew.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer not valid on children's items, men's suiting or third-party branded merchandise. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

**Free shipping valid on purchases made at jcrewfactory.com on June 16, 2015, 12:01am ET through 11:59pm ET. Offer not valid in stores, at jcrew.com or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash. Free shipping is valid on orders shipping to the continental U.S. and U.S. P.O. Boxes via economy shipping (6 to 8 business days) and to Canada via standard shipping (4 to 7 business days). Return requests must be made in accordance with our return policy. To redeem, enter code SOSWEET in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change.
As with Factory promotions, double check to see if the prices of the items you are interested have not increased.

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, please share!

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

You're Invited: Shop J.Crew's New Arrivals In Stores

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know about the following email.

J.Crew is offering customers an opportunity to check out new arrivals, in addition to some snacks, this Wednesday. This event is being held in stores across the country on June 17th from 6PM to 8PM.

Will you be stopping by this in store event? What item are you hoping to pick up? Please share!

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.

Monday, June 15, 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, but not the J.Crew Collection (click here).

The catalog link has been removed. However I have the old one, and it still shows the May catalog (click here to view) is still up. J.Crew always posts several images of the newest catalog over at Pinterest (click here to view).


Promotion Time! J.Crew is reminding customers that they are offering (1) 30% off select regular priced items, and (2) 30-50% select sale items with promo code GOSHOPPING. This offer ends June 21, 2015! They are also offering free shipping on all orders today!!!

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? :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Friday, June 12, 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!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Madewell's The Getting Warmer Event: 30% Off Sunny Day Styles

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know the following news from this morning.

Madewell is offering customers to take an extra 30% off select styles with promo code SUMMER.  The offer expires June 15, 2015. The fine print includes:
Offer valid on the purchase of select items in Madewell stores and at madewell.com from June 11, 2015, 12:01am ET through June 15, 2015, 11:59pm ET. In-store discount as advertised. Online discount valid on items marked “30% off with code SUMMER.” Offer not valid on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. In-store discount automatically taken at the register. To redeem online, enter code SUMMER in the promo code box at checkout. Offer valid in the U.S. only. Terms of offer are subject to change.
This promotion is being offered at both B&M stores and online. (B&M stores were running an additional 20% off sale last weekend and I have a feeling they still are.)

Did you check Madewell out today? Were you able to snag any amazing deals? If so, please share! :)

Guessing Who Is Taking Over at J.Crew?

"Thanks!" to  many of you who gave us a heads up about J.Crew's most recent management change. The following from NY Mag's The Cut (click here to read in its entirety) sums up their current situation:
Madewell’s Designer Is Taking Over at J.Crew
By VĂ©ronique Hyland
June 10, 2015

It sounds like J.Crew is undergoing a bit of a shakeup: After the company reported woeful, possibly sweater-related results last week, some (in corporate parlance) re-shuffling has taken place. According to a release from the company, Somsack Sikhounmuong, formerly head of design at Madewell, will now take over as head of women's design for the J.Crew brand, replacing Tom Mora. Sikhounmuong is a 14-year veteran of Madewell, and has helped contribute to the success of the company, which has seen sales rise by 33 percent in the past year. Will he be able to sprinkle that same fairy dust on J.Crew?

Joyce Lee, who has been working under Sikhounmuong at Madewell, has already been named as his successor there. The release also makes reference to "other strategic and organizational changes ... being made across the Company in areas including store operations, production, sourcing, and merchandising." CEO Mickey Drexler, who has been upfront about what he called the retailer's "lousy year," said in the statement: "We know what needs to be done and while many of these initiatives take time, we have a committed team in place to make it happen." They certainly have their work cut out for them.
Well, I hate to say this but I am happy about the change. Tom Mora was not helping the brand too much in the past few years. #sorrynotsorry

I have been buying more and more from Madewell lately. And here is the amazing part... full price items too!

So here is to hoping that J.Crew is taking the right steps to turn design things around for the Women's line.

What are your thoughts on the management change at J.Crew? Do you think Sikhounmuong is a good replacement for Mora? Please share!

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a positive situation with 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 stellar experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

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.