Wednesday, September 21, 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.


  1. Lands End Canvas reviews here

    Especially helpful for those with the Groupon ;)

  2. I placed my first order with Boden since I've moved to NY and they must think I am a new customer (I hadn't placed an order in 2 or 3 years) because they sent me an adorable little notebook/journal with my order. It really made a good impression!

  3. If you have a Talbots black charge card shipping is free until the end of the year:)

  4. interested in some LLBean blazers. Any notes on sizing? I'm tall and thin, usually around 0T or 2T at JCrew. i'm worried they might be too short.

  5. I tries on Talbots Kate fit Shetland jacket today in the green color which is actually similar to Robins Egg blue and I loved it. Super cute and the fit was great

  6. @ Marisa-- you might be sized out of LLB's regular line :( I wear a J Crew sz.2, and many of LLB sz.xs are still too big, and in many things they don't even offer sz.2. And you're right, they'll prob. be too short. I'm 5'9" and the sleeves are always too short on things there. Have you tried LL Bean Signature? They have a more modern fit.

  7. Any one have a % or dollar off code for Lands End Canvas? TIA

  8. Great news about the free ship for Black Card charge customers at Talbots. Don't know why but it irks me no end to pay for shipping.

  9. Lands End Canvas code for free shipping thru October 15:

    Promotion Code: TOGETHER
    Pin: 1759

  10. We were talking about them a couple of weeks ago, but Gap has half-slips now. Click here.

  11. Lands End is having a Friends and Family sale - Save 25% on All Merchandise + Free Shipping with $50 purchase

    Promotion Code: SAVEFF
    PIN: 9132

    Good through 9/25. Online only. It includes Lands End Canvas.

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  13. Yeah!!! Lands End Canvas is also holding 25% off and Free Shipping.

    Code: SAVE25
    PIN: 1231

  14. If you want something like JC's Martina patent wedges, take a look at Vera Wang Lavender "Monique" which comes in black and latte patent colors. The price is $225. for the black and $250 for the nude but you get a much better shoe, I've bought both at Zappos and Nordstrom.

    There are black suede wedges everywhere, Tory Burch has the suede Sally wedge in black, grey, navy and camel sold at Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus for $265. If you sign up for Saks emails, you get an email promo invite for 10% off your first order in a day or two.

    Zappos and Neiman Marcus have the Stuart Weitzman ChokeUp suede wedge in black and grey.

    JC has priced everything so high that the designers are a better alternative for the quality of the shoe you get and these all have wedge heights around 2 1/2".

    I've bought no JC shoes this fall. First time ever but the quality for the price are making no sense.

    Now that JC is pricing cashmere at $200., I'm looking at designer there too. I would rather have two beautiful Vince sweaters than three pilly JC ones. Did you see the double breasted jacket sweater? Really?!
    I saw this gorgeous sweater at Nordstrom and am waiting for Netaporter to deliver it (no tax): It's got the stripe vibe but is beautifully made.

  15. @egyptomaniac, doesn't look good if the sleeves are too short for you at 5'9", i'm 6'!! i'm always amazed when stores carry petite but not longs :(


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