Friday, December 30, 2011

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the FALL sale, or to see some new FALL/WINTER arrivals {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!

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  1. Went to my local store today actually to buy my Christmas/Birthday gift (Brompton Hobo in Henna). Which, by the way I'm in love with. I'm sure I'll find a way to fill it up with.

    My local is running a 30% off Final Sale. Quite a few Honeycomb Sweaters in a few colors: from bright fuscia to the Heather Mint for $54 with 30% off.

    I, personally, scored one of the two last Rugby Cashmere Sweaters for $90.90 size L (the other was as well). And one of the thin tortoise-shell Lulu Frost bangles for $13, when all was said and done.

    The green and black stripe cashmere blend sweater dress (forgive me, I forgot the name), was also on-sale at $89 -30%. I passed on it though.

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  2. Took a quick spin through the Walnut Creek store today and found many of the resort/early spring items in the front section, large amount of sale items in back 30% off/Final Sale incl. cords in various styles. Saw three black watch bell skirts. I'm all shopped out at the moment but wanted to take a peek at the new things. SA's were all very pleasant and the store was neat.:)

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  3. Correction: Audreybella properly identified and has pics of the black watch skirt-- it is the City Mini in Blackwatch Plaid- #62440, BLA (Blackwatch)

    http://audreybella.blogspot.com/
    (scroll down)

    Thanks Audreybella!

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  5. I was in the Philly one on Wed and the sale section was getting quite cleared out. Spring stuff in, even shorts.

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  6. There are a few things in new arrivals I like but they can wait for a sale or percent off... I'd also like to use my rewards points towards my next purchase. Anyone know when the next rewards cards are coming out?

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  7. I just e-mailed my PS to see if the new colored toothpick jeans are in stock at the Lenox Square location. The more I look at them, the more I want a pair in light citron so I might have to make the trip to ATL this weekend. I bought a pair of red J Brand skinnies in August and have worn the heck out of them ever since, and they are almost twice as expensive as J.Crew. Sounds like the material is similar - a very soft, thin twill - and it does fit very slim and show every lump/bump/pantyline.

    OT: Remember the Jennifer Aniston movie "Picture Perfect"? She goes to a tennis match wearing a white twinset, Keds, and yellow ankle jeans and I remember just falling in love with that outfit as a teen (I loved her whole wardrobe after she started "dressing for the job she wanted", actually). The thought that I can have that outfit now makes me sort of giddy with excitement :p

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  8. I went in to do a return - store is running 30% off sale with final sale. The sale section is fully stocked. Two items jumped out to me (with most sizes left):

    - Perfect shirt in Royal Paisley marked down to $39.99 (before 30% off).
    - No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley is $59.99 before 30% off.

    HTH!

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  9. Going again to make more returns...

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  10. I went to the b&m in Reston, VA today to do some returns and they didn't have the jackie pullover; the one thing I wanted to try on! They told me that they had just received a shipment and the pullovers were not included, in fact they didn't even know what the pullover was.

    They too were running the 30% off fs, but there were limited quantities. I saw some of the new colors of the tippi sweater and they looked beautiful in person.

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  11. I popped in to Crewlet yesterday...they were running 20% off the entire store. All of the spring/resort items were out and the clearance section was incredibly picked over (all clearance items were 40% off + the additional 20% off). No coats, hardly any sweaters. Picked up a few basics, the essential l/s tees were $7.99 with the 20% off and I got some khakis for my husband which were 50% off plus the additional 20%.

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  12. Need some help! Just order a pair of matchstick classic rinse jeans and the estimated ship date is 03.01.12 is it possible they are back ordered until March? They didn't have my size in the store yesterday so I figured I would order and now I am really annoyed!

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  13. Any idea if Jcrew will have a promo code for New Years?

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  14. Just popped in to the Madison Avenue store to return my Dream v-neck stripe sweater due to the pilling when I tried it on at home, and the cashier, who couldn't have been nicer or more understanding, lifted her arm to show me what was going on with her J.Crew cardigan - what a pilly mess! I'm talking strings of pills all down the sides. (Though I suppose that's appropriate advertising for the brand these days)

    Sale section was fully stocked at an additional 30% off but nothing caught my eye. I felt like a lot of the items looked pretty shopworn.

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  15. DCopes24- Same thing happened to me back in November and I called customer service for a "we will find it" order. Do you know how to do that? You call customer service and they will contact all the stores to see if they have that pair of jeans in your size, and if one does, it is billed to your credit card and ships automatically. NOT SURE if they charge shipping, however. But I got a pair in one week that way. Best of luck!

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  16. Pathos thanks for help I am def going to try that!

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  17. LOL, Dara, last year I was in the store for returns and an old lady in front of me was buying a men's sweater as a gift from a male SA. The SA's sweater was a total pilly mess, and the lady asked him, "it's not going to look like THAT, is it? That's terrible."

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  18. I visited this morning with the intention of only looking. :) I found some items of course. I really like the ripplestick sweater (tts) and would like the navy/chalk on sale or promo. Nice, thick sweater - perfect for Charleston, SC, weather. Love the space-dyed cardi (tts) in royal - love! I may not be able to wait on this one to go on promo or sale. :) The colored toothpick jeans (size down from my normal toothpick denim size) were not good on me, although I love the blue grotto color. I love the toothpick jeans, but these just didn't work for me. The drawstring dress (tts, although sizing down might have helped) in pebble dot didn't work either, although again I love the color and print (and price for a JC dress is good). They had a gray knit drawstring dress (not online) that I also love. Hoping for a sale or promo on this one, too. My b&m had the scalloped lace shell (size down) in black and I am in love with it but not its price. Hoping to pick this up on a markdown. So what did I get? I love the gimlet skirt in stripe (tts)! I wasn't sure at first, but the more I wore it, the more I loved it. (It's washable, too!) After some coaxing, I tried it on with the ringspun stripe henley in navy and a coral/orange belt (that I don't see online). I don't normally mix prints (well, this isn't really mixing prints since they're both stripes) but I really liked it. My ps was so proud b/c I usually resist his attempts to push me out of my comfort zone. He told me I was finally complete JC with this outfit. Now I hope my students don't think I've lost my mind. :) I also ordered the glitterati flats in cherry - hoping they come in stock in my size (back ordered till February). Lots of sale items, but nothing I was hoping for except the flats. Sorry for such a long post.

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  19. Curious if any of the wildcat print tops are on sale? ^..^

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  20. I visited the Lexington KY store and they have a few things in thier sale section, mostly smaller sizes if anyone is interested:
    no2 pencil in a pink (not sure if it was the neon azalea or in store only pink) gilded and tinsel tweeds and heather carbon, flair skirt in wool, several elements coats (mostly 6's a& 8's) boulevard trenches in saddle, many sequined tops and tanks in all colors, wool cafe trousers, many various cords, and a few other bits n pieces. whew.

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  21. Hi Ladies :) Happy New Year!
    I just got back from the Honolulu J. Crew On the Island store. The sale section is still nicely stocked with lots of sweaters and cord pants. Mens section is pretty nicely stocked as well. 30% off all sale items, and they gave me the extra 15% off for being a student! :) Yay!

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  22. pathos, I didn't see any wildcat in the sale section, but I didn't see any at all in my b&m so I'm not much help.

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  23. Pathos-Wildcat cardi is on sale for $59.99 plus the in store 30% off

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  24. Pathos,
    I saw the wildcat Natasha for $69.00 before Christmas at the store at Crocker Park in Ohio. That was the price before the 30%off, not sure if they still have them since I haven't been there this week but they had a few.

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  26. Dara, its great to come across a sweet SA.. Do you remember their name?

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  27. No trips for me--I'm still waiting for some backordered items from the pre-holiday promos.

    Speaking of which--Does anyone else have a waitlisted order for the Factory Black Watch tartan pants? When I placed the order back in November they gave a 12/27 ship date, but it doesn't look like anything has happened yet.

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  29. Also kind of annoyed they never asked if i was a student (automatic 15%?)

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  30. I'll go to do a couple returns. Hoping not to see any must-haves, don't think I will. I only liked a couple of items from the new arrivals.

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  31. Has anyone tried the Cable Stitch Sweater? I am wondering if it sheds badly due to the mohair content. They don't seem to be selling like hotcakes on final sale $69.99 so I think I may already have my answer. Thanks~

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  32. Is the new Jackie crewneck in stores anywhere that anyone has seen or is it online only?

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  33. I might pop in to get some socks, but that is probably it.

    Trying to stay away from the Final Sale online! I've had too many misses with it, and I don't like the idea of having to sell things myself to get rid of them.

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  34. emiinad,

    If you buy final sale in store, it is final sale. You got to see the item in person and try it on so it is yours now.

    On rare occasion, I have found the exception to be made for ONLINE final sale when item is not as pictured or described but always had to get special approval.

    So, I guess, you now have a coat to sell or keep or give away. Unfortunately, part of final sale and shopping at J.Crew.

    I no longer buy final sale online but I occasionally do in store when I can see and try on the item and am 100% sure of my purchase.

    However, I used to shop a ton at J.Crew but no longer due very much b/c of their new short return policy of only 30 days in store/60 days online for items that are NOT final sale.

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  35. Well, bummer. WWFI said (after 30 minutes of looking - did they really look? I don't think so) that there were no cherry glitterati flats available in my size. Then cs cancelled my back order. :( If anyone sees them in a size 7, please let me know. TIA

    whart03@hotmail.com

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  36. My local store: Northgate Shopping Center

    30% off on some items. Not too much of a sale.

    Went to Vacaville J. Crew Outlet. Scored a few items.

    Please check out my blog: www.aprettythought.com

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  37. I did pop into my local store today for a bunch of returns. They were having the 30% off (final) sale. They had a lot of the paisley pencil skirt and paisley blouson dress, which pricing out at $42 each with the discount.

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  38. Dcopes24: I ordered the matchstick jeans 3 weeks ago and they were backorder until march but got the "your order has shipped" email last week and they arrived on Friday, usually things that are backorder arrive sooner

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  39. Hexicon - Good to see you :). I ordered the factory tartans on 12/3 with a waitlist ship date of 1/27. They shipped on 12/5. Size 6, fyi. Go figure.

    math teacher - That happened to me, too. Totally annoying. You're telling me I just placed WWFIFY and get an instant email that it's not available? That doesn't make sense.

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  40. gigofca and math teacher:

    In my experience the wwfi is rarely successful. I recommend going to your local store when they aren't busy and having them locate the jeans at another store. Then calling that store and having them ship them to you.

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  41. gigiofca, I've used it before and it worked, but this time I don't think they really looked. Normally, it takes about 24 hours for the search. Oh, well, if it's meant to be, they'll pop back. I'll just have to hope if I find them that my ps will adjust to the sale price I could have had. Which I'm sure he will if the manager allows it. I'm a pretty good customer, although I don't spend near as much as others, so I'm hoping. We have a new manager, though, so you never know. He did price adjust the blythe blouse for me way after 7 days. :)

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  42. I popped into my BM today and I saw the new Frog Tortoise Link necklace that other people have mentioned.

    It's not as nice as the Double Strand Frog necklace from 2007. The frog is the same one but I don't like the tortoise links.

    I don't see it online yet.

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  43. MathTeacher, yes, during the 30 off/no FS frenzy, I actually called a bunch of stores myself. I was looking for a wool pencil, so I targeted warm weather climates, and got it pretty easily. HTH!

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  44. Returned the Dream Open Cardigan due to many JCA reviews mentioning pilling--no thank you!

    Staying away for a long while. This girl is headed back to L2 and the freezing weather armed with plenty. Plus I don't do final sale.

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