Wednesday, June 2, 2010

20% Off J.Crew Warehouse Sale this Weekend!

A big "thanks!" to AppGal (check out her lovely "Musings on the Mountain" blog) who shared the following {fantastic} news with us!

J.Crew's Clearance Store in in Arden, North Carolina is having a major warehouse sale. {wahoo!} This event takes place in the first weekend ofJune :
Saturday, June 5th (10AM to 4PM)
Sunday, June 6th (10AM to 4PM)

But wait, there's more juicy! The prices at these sales are amazing to begin with, but they get even better with an additional 20% off your entire purchase. Just click on the image above or here (which will take you to a larger version of the image) and print it out.

The location for the store is:
J.Crew Clearance Store
1 Clifford Way (off N.C. 191)
Arden, NC 28704

I am so sad these stores are not closer to me! But maybe that is a good thing for my wallet. ;)

Congrats to all those in the area!!! :)


  1. Is there any good stuff at these warehouse sales?? Is there ever any jewelry? I'm actually going to be on vacation in Asheville when this sale is going on. Is it worth stopping by?

  2. Elizabeth,

    AppGal reported she left the warehouse sale near Asheville empty handed this weekend. So it is definitely hit or miss.

    That is why when I am in the area I don't stop. I just don't have the time- number one- but you never so... if you have time to kill worth a try...

  3. D'oh! I'm planning on going to the warehouse the weekend AFTER the big sale! Oh well. Does anyone have any experience at both warehouses? Is the one in Lynchburg better than the one in Asheville?

  4. Elizabeth & Genny: Actually, I'm pretty sure the *warehouse* sales are different than regular sales at the clearance center. Others have reported that the warehouse sales are quite good, but you have to sort through boxes to find gems. You are literally in a warehouse surrounded by boxes filled with clothing, whereas the clearance center is an actual store. I think the warehouse sales take place around the corner from the store. I may actually stop by on Saturday to see what the fuss is all about!

    Would love to hear tips and advice from those who have been to a warehouse sale before!

  5. What else should one know when going to a warehouse sale? Do they take credit cards? I assume I should arrive early.
    I also plan on going to the retail store near the Biltmore - REALLY excited about that! Its a great store!

  6. I'll be at the warehouse sale. From what I've learned, it's boxes and boxes of clothes, mostly sample sizes; women's 2-6, men's 32 and Crewcuts. Sifting and sifting and no try on rooms, so dress appropriately. I hope I find something since I'm dragging DH and MIL there while we are visiting a few hours away. I've been to the Lynchburg sales many years ago and didn't find much.

  7. Oh, FWIW, these warehouse sales are being held monthly with two major warehouse sales during the year.

  8. Elizabeth: The Biltmore store is my favorite! It's such a cute little store...they had a nicely stocked sale section last weekend!

  9. The Asheville warehouse sale takes a lot of patience and elbow grease as you rummage through an overwhelming amount of unorganized merchandise throw into a "field of boxes". No mirrors. Many people wear fitted tee/leggings to try things on in the corners of the space. One women took pictures of herself with her cell phone to see how she looked in a tried on item which seemed clever. There used to be a strict "no trying on" policy when the sale was smaller, but maybe they just need to move the vast amount of old inventory these days. Frankly, I wish they would send some of it off to charity, rather than having it tossed around month after month with no takers.

    Besides having a bit of a third world feel to your shopping, there are gems to be found amongst the odd assortment of left overs, damaged items, samples, and JCrew "inspiration pieces" which are either from thrift stores or other designers they have "knocked off" in the past. I find these items annoying to have in the mix to wade through. There is often a section with racks of dressy dresses at each indoor sale and very little if any jewelry.
    Advice: Dress comfortably. Always check for holes, missing buttons etc. You will be given a price list and a "trash bag" (to carry your goodies in) Check the price list before you start. Some prices are high and not worth it. The prices do change from time to time. When they started everything was UNDER $20.00. This time of year the sale could be outside which I actually prefer- bring sunscreen just in case. Lastly, I clean everything I buy before wearing. FYI, My coveted find this winter was a black Professor Jacket which had a bit of dirt on the cream colored silk trim which came off when dry cleaned. Most of what I have found since then are "basics" plus some men's stuff and I do brave most of the sales.

    P.S Customers and sales associates at the sale are very nice and have a good sense of humor about the whole thing which is great. Good luck. Hope this helps- sorry if I rambled on too much.

  10. Awakening My Wardrobe: Thanks so much for the excellent list of tips! So I'm assuming that it is worth it to be there when it opens @10am? Does the sale take place behind the clearance store?

  11. Thanks for all the great info!! I used Mapquest to find directions to the warehouse sale. Is it pretty easy to spot?

  12. AppGal: I'd most likely get there earlier than 10am or a bit later to avoid waiting on a possible line. Sometimes they just let everyone in at once (which can be dizzying if it is a big crowd) so I can't speak with any certainty.

    Park in the front just as you would for the Clearance Store. They open either the entrance that you mentioned around the corner to the left of the Clearance Center, or the main entrance to the right of it.

    Elizabeth: The directions are pretty straight forward, but look out for Commerce Street which might be easy to miss. They take credit cards.
    Happy shopping to both of you!

  13. Appgal,
    I went to the one right before Christmas and showed up at 9:30, and still had to wait almost an hour before going in...there were TONS of people. So, I would get there before 10. Supposedly, a couple of lucky ladies that were first in line snatched up a few leather handbags for $20-30!

  14. I've found awesome stuff in the sales... Vintage Violet cami with store tag attached showing $150 price tag, for $5. Tons of winter coats last year for $30. Basically, lots of items that were NOT samples. I like the samples best though... but it does require digging... wear something with pockets to put your credit card and phone in. You WILL need both hands. Also they do not take J.Crew credit cards in the warehouse sale.


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