"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the email from J.Crew this morning.
The email announces that J.Crew Factory (click here to shop online) is open for the weekend.
What are your thoughts on J.Crew's Factory Holiday offerings? Will you check them out?
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I went to a Crewlet/factory store yesterday. What a BLAH selection! Some of you may be interested that they've brought back the stained glass print. They had a cardigan, Sanur/Convertible jersey dress, and a Nico-esque skirt in this print. They also had several retail Minnies for $29.99-30% off (or maybe 40%?) I mistakenly tried them on even though every.single.time I try on Minnies I promise myself never again...
Anyway, it wasn't worth the trip. Seems like they are between shipments as the store was very bare. Sale selection was also very low.
I did notice the PJ pants were down to 9.99, but my NY resolution is to try REALLY hard not to buy anything I don't really need or truly love. So far (a few days in, lol) it seems to be working out pretty well.ReplyDelete
The factory ravine dress is down to $29.99. Can anyone comment on the quality compared to the retail version?
I don't think I'm going to be able to make it out to the warehouse sale in Chapel Hill, unless hub is feeling generous and shuttles me out there. My ride is on the fritz. But if I do go, I'll report back.
Oh, I also noticed a factory version of the Ruffled Carly dress. It didn't look as nice or obviously as well made. All I saw was a charcoal color.ReplyDelete
how is the sentence 'New Styles Added to FINAL SALE' at all enticing? Who wants final sale???ReplyDelete
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Took a quick look out of curiousity. I was surprised to see they have a factory version of the herringbone field pant. The retail version languished in the sale section at $19.99 for months in all colors and sizes, they could hardly give them away. And yet, they made a factory version?! Looking at the inventory the factory version seems to be selling better.ReplyDelete
xoxo: I thought the same thing yesterday when I was at the factory store. They had made a factory version of some graphic tee that didn't sell well at retail. Why in the world would they make another version for factory? Seems to make more sense to ship the unpopular retail version to the factory stores to sell the surplus instead of wasting resources to make another version.ReplyDelete
I ordered a few things from factory online over the holidays and think the price reflects the quality. Especially the scarf I ordered my husband. It was thinner fabric than a wool scarf would normally be. Factory may be good for trendy items that you may not expect to hold up for several years and instead just wear for a season while the trend is "in".ReplyDelete
Has anyone have, or seen in stores, the Factory Gabriella dress? It looks like a cute and fun dress for warm weather and the colors are lively but I feel like I could look like an car-wash brush with those fabric tiers flying around. The description also doesn't mention if there is any boning on the top/sides to help keep things in place. Any advice would be great!ReplyDelete
Mlnolan00 - I was just in the factory store today and bought the Gabriella dress in hyacinth. I was a little on the fence about it, with all those ruffles, but I thought it was cute on. I'm 5'1" so I plan on wearing it as a dress (I think it may be intended to be used as a skirt as well) and it hits a couple inches above my knee. I think it will be perfect for a trip I'm planning to Hawaii...good for the beach, pool, etc. In the store they had it styled w/ a denim jacket, which I think helps to tame some of the ruffles. I think the best thing about the dress is that the ruffles help to remove the "see through" factor which I find to be a problem sometimes with knit dresses (especially w/ the factory quality fabric). There is no boning in the dress; the top is a "tube" style. Definitely would need a bra or bathing suit underneath.ReplyDelete
I just wanted to add in my review of the factory merino boyfriend sweatshirts/shirts (the solid colour one is called a sweatshirt and the striped is called a shirt but they are exactly the same in cut and material).ReplyDelete
I ordered the mustard colour and the ivory stripe in the 30% promo before the holidays. I love both! I admit I missed out on the retail merino boyfriend sweatshirt and so I was quite happy to get these. I'm not noticing any pilling, just a little tiny bit of fuzz on the solid colour (and these were in heavy rotation over the holidays). I got one snag in it but that was my fault/the fault of my sister's new puppy who started chewing on the sweater without me noticing. The ivory stripe is slightly sheer - in that you should probably wear a white cami underneath, but nothing horrible - just you can see the bra outline. The mustard colour is the great honey glaze/mustard J. Crew colour - so versatile.
The merino is slightly thin (I haven't seen the retail so I can't compare) but its of good quality I think, and it drapes well!