Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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 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.

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  2. A few Talbots items reviewed here.

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  3. LOFT has actually had some cute things this spring. I don't like the amount of polyester they use in their camis, but I stay away from them and gravitated toward some of the cotton tanks (white and yellow striped), chambray tops and this really cute black-and-white lace dotted skirt that is similar to the Anthropologie one from last year (Scalloped Dots?). 40% off everything is a nice incentive, too.

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  4. Talbots has 30% off select FP items, but no free shipping that I could see

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  5. Finally dug into the Talbot's mother-daughter catalog last night and thought the theme was so clever! Not only does it celebrates Mother's Day but also showcases that both generations can wear their clothes with ease - despite recent customer complaints that Tal is becoming too trendy and young for their core customers.

    The floral camp shirt, cascading flower dress, and the plaid jacket minded me of JC's prints, too.

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  6. Pansy, ITA about the new Talbots catalog. I loved the concept of celebrating moms/daughters, and the devotion of nearly half the catalog pages to featuring real, multi-generational women wearing their clothes. My catalog also came with a 20% off whole order and free shipping offer. Very nice.

    I do find a few things I like at Talbots. But overall, despite my grousing (Alexis, dead-on about the jackets, I wore my Fiona yesterday!), J. Crew's "edit" is still so much more appealing to me.

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  7. Madewell Extra 25% off Sale Items plus Free Shipping on $100+ with code WHYNOT.

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  8. I have noticed quite a few J.Crew lookalikes at ATL. I don't particuarly love their quality, but for the right price they might be nice replacements.

    Off the top of my head I'm thinking of a blazer that looks like the sandstone herringbone schoolboy blazer (but ATL's version is not schoolboy, it is longer). There is also a short sleeve tee with lace insets like one from earlier this spring.

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  9. Banana Republic - I won't be using K44J787MQCLR for 35% off up to 2 full price items.

    Loft - Irl pics here and here. 40% off everything continues with TAKE40. Automatic free shipping on $125 or more. 40% off also good in-store, no coupon nesc.

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  10. p.s. BR code good today only.

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  11. Here's another BR code:

    TTRZZL4W1FD9

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  12. JulieY - do you have the Talbots coupon code? Thanks :)

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  13. I would love a lands end code if anyone has one-need a tote bag for summer. Thanks!

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  14. Pansy and rufflescrew,

    I too was very impressed with the mother/daughter concept and layout of the new Talbots catalog. Very fun to read while waiting for my daughter at the bus stop:)

    I cannot wait to get to a store and try somethings on. I did notice several things I liked were online only so will wait for a free shipping code that I know will eventually come;)

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  15. ONWOMEN20 give you 20% off most women's clothing and accessories today ONLY at OldNavy online:)

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  16. I like some of the offerings from Land's End Canvas. Their promo events and the Ebates rebate are very generous. I ordered the chambray shirt dress and a belt during the Friends & Family event last weekend (free shipping, no minimum) - can't wait to see how they work out.

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  17. no code needed for the Talbots 30% off select items. Prices as listed online. I just got back from a B & M store where I used to red phone to order so I could avoid the shipping charges

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  18. Does anyone have any experience with L.L. Bean's Signature line? How do you like it? I got their catalog in the mail yesterday and they have a couple of cute dresses in it. They also have free shipping!

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  19. BR Canada has sim. promo Gigi mentioned. 35% off 2 full priced item. Use code H8J973D649WR. Good till midnight.

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  20. Hi PatmosJD - I can't speak to LLBean Signature's clothes, but their shoes are supremely comfortable. I'm wearing the Leather Brogue Shoes that have probably a 3.75" heel with a 0.5" platform and they are very well made - and leaps and bounds more comfortable than any JC heels I own! I tried some of the clothing but you really gotta order some different sizes for the clothes to get a feel for fit, and I just wasn't as interested in doing all that ordering and returning. Seems like quality is pretty much the same as everywhere else according to their online reviews, but they will take anything back at any time for any reason.

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  21. Don't know all of the details but walked by gap yesterday and they had sale racks marked $5,$10,$15,$20. Did not pop in but did notice a dress on the $20 rack that is full price online still at $79! May be worth checking out!

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  22. More BR Canada news...had to go to the bank at lunch, and passed by BR, 40% off sale items today.

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  23. Just wanted to share a couple codes I won't be using:

    Lands End - free shipping $50 min
    Promo Code - CART3
    PIN 2171

    Lands End Canvas - free shipping no min and 10% off sale
    Promo Code - CANVAS10
    PIN - 1005

    HTH someone!

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  24. Thanks silverlining. Those shoes sound great! I'll have to check them out, too.

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  25. PatmosJD,
    I've purchased the poplin dress and the sateen crops from LLBean Signature. Love them both! I took my usual JCrew vanity size. Just wore the dress yesterday (I got it in the rose color) and felt lovely and springy all day. I highly recommend.

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  26. Banana Republic - another code for 35% off 2 full price items, good today only (4/20):

    H246FPHFPDM2

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  27. ON was having additional 40% off markdowns. And not sure where else to post, but in-store crewcuts pique polo (97363) is $9.99 for portland grey and $7.99 for white and true navy. Still full price online, so a good deal on basics.

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  28. kikki cee, I saw that dress. Very pretty! How does the color compare to the online pictures?

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  29. I just posted pics and reviews of Boden's Textured Cotton Skirt, in a few colors here.

    Their mid-season sale ends Thur at midnight -- some great deals if you combine with code NT11 for an extra 20% and free ship/returns.

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  30. PatmosJD, the irl color is nearly exactly what you see on the website.

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  31. Land's End free ship no minimum and 30% off suits

    SUNSHINE 9494

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  32. Talbots - 30% off everything + free shipping no minimum. Today, 4/26 only. Irl pics of the washed silk skirt in this post.

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