Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Share: Other JCrew-like Retailers

This is the weekly "Other JCrew-like Retailers" post (similar to the "Off On A Tangent" posts), where we can share our finds from other retailers that have offerings similar to J.Crew (like Anthropologie, LE Canvas, Gap, BR, Talbots, Ann Taylor, and the like.)

If you have recently encountered items that are similar to J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Please feel free to share your story on almost any topic— including experiences with certain merchandise pieces, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.


  1. Today: July 19: Land's End, 50% off 1 reg. priced item
    Code JOY50 and PIN 1505.

    Receive 50% off 1 reg. priced item online, in-store or by phone (excludes buy more and save pricing, monogramming, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands' End Business Outfitters purchases, and excluded items as marked). Promotions and products may vary in-store. Prices as marked in-store. Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, July 19, 2017.

  2. Banana Republic has a limited line called Piece&Co. It's silk and cotton pieces with distinctive prints. Not inexpensive for my budget but comparable to the J. Crew regular price level. I also picked up from them a cotton skirt with a ruffle on the front, very similar to the ruffle skirt in striped poplin. And a pair of slim cropped cotton pants with a fun print.

    Definitely worth checking out the late summer selection.

    1. Oh, I think fellow JCA Cass was talking about this line a little while ago -- i checked it out and the prints looked distinct and gorgeous! Seemed worthy of the price point (I didn't buy anything, mostly b/c I think the styles weren't what I was looking for at the time.)

  3. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opened to the public today. I've shared some of the items I'm loving here on my blog.

  4. How would you feel about this? I purchased a pair of jeans online at WhiteHouse Black market (have never shopped there before). The package arrived today and I opened excitedly. It was the wrong pair of jeans. They are completely sold out online so I called a local store and asked them to hold a pair.

    I get to the store and they say someone in the warehouse switched the SKU tag on my jeans. Then they said the jeans looked worn and they can't accept the return. As a consumer, I haven't worn the jeans, I wanted another pair, and they won't accept the return.

    The store manager claims she will be fired if she accepts the return. I call customer service and am on hold for 15+ minutes. The store manager calls her customer service and they tell her to accept the jeans as a return.

    She then says I must purchase the new correct pair and she will give me a 10% discount. I just said this is the reason retailers are dying. No one will put up with this type of customer service!


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