Monday, January 2, 2017

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!!! :)

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  1. All of a sudden, I want the Holly sweater. I saw a girl at the ice rink wearing one yesterday. She was about 14 and tall and it looked great on her. I have had such bad luck with J Crew pullovers over the years - itchy, too long, pilling, too tight in the arms but loose in the body.

    Does Holly have these problems???

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    1. I think the Holly has better proportions than some of JC's recent offerings -- not as tight in the sleeves, loose but not overly so in the body. That said, the sizing seems to vary a lot, so best if you can try on several. HTH!

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    2. Flower Power - agree with @cobalt above regarding the fit. I have the Holly and took my normal size in it.

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    3. I ordered in blush and it was TTS. Debating if I should keep or return since some of my wool sweaters were eaten by moths . Loved the fit and style and color

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  2. Shopping Ban starts today! I'm actually looking forward to taking a break from so much time spent stalking, trying, buying and returning items I don't really need and purchase just because of the frenzy of a promo. I've gotten a lot of inspiration lately from all the JCAs Instas and am going to have fun enjoying the treasures already in my overstuffed closet.

    For me, it's a good time for a 3-month ban because there's not much going on in the way of new arrivals and the last thing I need is more of the same stuff that's been on promo forever. I will emerge from my ban just in time for Spring roll outs when I am craving new things for Spring, and will have saved enough $ to buy some special ones.

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    1. I am right there with you. Its the darn sale page. I have a habit of always checking....why??? Today is the first day of may shopping cleanse.....good luck to everyone who wants to try it as well.

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    2. Ruffles I applaud you and your will power. I'd like to the same, but I always seem to cave after about two or three weeks in. Damn % off with free shipping gets me all the time.

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    3. I'm trying to cut back, too! I have a closet full of wonderful, well-fitting clothes that I should be enjoying instead of chasing sales. But like JC Guy in Canada, I have a hard time resisting sale + free ship, so I'm not sure how long I can go without something shiny & new. Aiming for 2 months, would love to go 3 or even 6!

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    4. Okay, I'm going to take it a month at a time, but would love to get three months of no shopping under my belt! -lep33shops

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    5. I hear you, JCrew Guy. Extra % off plus free shipping is my kryptonite! It's a very personal, individual decision. I veer a little too close to compulsive over shopping at times and this is my way of exercising my willpower muscles :)

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    6. Ugh, I'm so there with everything everyone has already said on this thread. I like browsing thru Sale and coming upon a nice popback or item that I want to try. It's a habit I enjoy, but truth be told, there isn't a thing I *really* need and I know I ought to rely on my perfectly-stocked closet. Ack! It's become a resolution and I'd like to see how long I can go. We'll see! (There is a pretty denim skirt that keeps disappearing from the website - think it might be part of the January rollout, but I swear, that would be my last purchase! 😋

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    7. I am going to attempt the shopping ban for three months as well. I will make the one time exception for when I receive my rewards cards. I can shop my bursting closet until then. Started the new year by doing a mini clean out. Hope to continue.

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    8. SAME! Trying to really clean out stuff I don't wear, and buy nothing for the next few mos.

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    9. Me too, I really need to take a break and sort through my closet again. I have a number of items with tags on that I keep forgetting about. Wasted money that I should learn from. Why don't I learn?
      Ruffles, you said it exactly - need to take a break from the crazy cycle of buying, returning, stalking. I def bought way over budget the last few months and need to put the brakes on. I have a gift card left over that I'm trying to convince myself to hold onto towards spring items or such down the road. I still have two popbacks arriving this week that need to be the last of shopping for a while if I keep them.

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    10. okay, can we repost here every few weeks to keep ourselves accountable?? -lep33shops

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    11. I am totally on board with this. And Lauren, you can hold me accountable here and on IG 😂

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    12. +1 on trying not to shop...I spent last week listing on eBay and feeling overwhelmed with my clothing. I, too, enjoy the daily sale section perusal and popback searching. When I sit down to plan my outfits and scroll through my Polyvore closet, I'm reminded of how many great pieces are hiding in my closet!

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  3. Just wanted to mention that pre releases will be in store next week and then the february rollout is the week of the 23rd of january.HTH

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    1. Oh, that's good to know, thanks, Ina!!

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    2. Thanks, Ina! New job for me back in November, so I'm looking for some Spring clothes, as I have more fall/winter. Hoping for cute pieces to buy! :)

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  4. I did a bunch of Christmas returns on Friday. The store was moderately busy and the sale room was full of odds and ends and about 1000 pairs of pants. I had time so I really dug through and tried on lots of items and left with a few gems--Sammie pants, the bright pink Rhodes pants (had bought the blazer earlier in season), the multi colored leather backed sequin earrings. I had originally bought these in white but saw the multi on Suz Has Instagram (pretty sure) and loved them--bottom of the jewelry sale bin for $25 and I am thrilled. My favorite by far was finding the gray Chateau parka in my size. Apparently it had just been returned and as I was buying one of the SAs was on the phone with someone looking for it so I considered myself very lucky!
    I have a bunch of pop backs supposed to delivered this week so we'll see what stays, but I too really need to cool it on the shopping for awhile.

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    1. I don't have the multi-color leather backed earrings but I did see them on IG on someone else!

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    2. My mistake! It was jcrewmycrew account (not sure what belongs to who). They are lovely nonetheless.

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  5. We're the chateau parka in grey on sale, still full price online... what store did you buy it?
    Thanks....kate

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    1. The chateau parka was not on sale in stores.

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    2. Ina is absolutely correct, full price but with all my returns it was kind of like buying it on sale!

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  6. Stopped in today and found out that my B&M is closing in 3 weeks. So sad - I've been shopping there for over 10 years. Next closest store is 2.5 hours away. Ironically, they're being replaced with a Zara.

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    1. Oh no that's terrible and sad news! I wonder how many stores are closing? I didn't realize a store in Edmonton (Canada) had closed this fall. I hope they're doing well here (in Canada) but I always wonder compared to the U.S.
      I'm sure you'll miss it, 2.5 hrs is pretty far.

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    2. Sad news indeed. I too wonder how many closings we'll see this year.

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    3. Oh, that's terrible! Sorry to hear, for you, for JC, its employees. And yeah, that is ironic, Zara. Guess all those Business Insider are right. Ugh.

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    4. silver-lining, are you able to say which store it was??

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    5. Hi mirielle - I'd rather not say right now based on what I'm about to mention. I was talking to some of the SA's and manager for a while and they had heard about the company filing for some kind of pre-bankruptcy status (can any business-savvy JCA shed some light on this?). They had a lot of opinions on why their store was having a hard time, some similar to what we've been saying here, but it's gone unaddressed by corporate.

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    6. hey silver_lining - Got it, thanks. The only thing I've read that you probably have heard of as well, is that their bonds are coming due and as part of a possible debt restructuring, they MIGHT separate some of the brick and mortar assets from the intellectual property. Any one else out there who can clarify into laymen's terms??

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    7. Hi mirielle - yes, I did read that somewhere. I also read recently that they may spin off or sell Madewell (one article on the subject here). Whatever they do, I think 2017 will probably be a year of big change for JC. That being said, if I wasn't familiar with the brand and saw the picture of Spring '17 from the linked Reuters article, I probably wouldn't be enticed to look any further. : /

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    8. silver_lining - wow, that pic of Sprint 2017 in the Reuters link!!! Let's hope that is captioning error....because that does not bode well for JC.

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    9. Likely need an attorney to sort through the legalese, but pre-bankruptcy definitely suggests company is going to attempt some sort of restructuring to deal with its debt burden. It's evident that J Crew's financial position isn't going to allow the company to pay/service the debt. So, presumably this is a preemptive strike to avoid bankruptcy.

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    10. Oh this is so sad! I feel an emotional attachment to my JC clothes in comparison to the others:( ugghh

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    11. FYI..the jcrew clearance store in Lynchburg is permanently closing January 10!

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  7. Yes, I'm trying to cut back as well as it's sickening to see the NWT items in my closet. Going to try to remember if I have similar items in my closet already. Tough love but nessecerry!

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  8. I have two pairs of shoes and a shirt on order. The navy fringe pair that I ordered still hasn't shipped but I really don't care at this point. The order is being fulfilled at a store so someone else probably already bought them before they could get pulled. I am shopped out. The stalking, price adjustments, etc...I have more than plenty to shop at home.

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