Wednesday, July 23, 2014

J.Crew Factory Exclusive Early Access: Shop new arrivals before everyone else


"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the following news/email from J.Crew Factory with us.


J.Crew Factory is offering a sneak peek at the latest arrivals with prices up to 30% off! They are also throwing in free shipping (no min!). Both these offers are just for today! So check your email to see if you got the invite and code.


The Excursion Vests are back at Factory! Now is the time to stock up on these items, because they sell out fast!


Lots of cute items that are taken straight from regular J.Crew a season or two ago, like the Factory Long-Sleeve Jeweled Necklace Tee. Plus, Factory re-issued some of their Factory offerings, like the Factory Colorblock Elbow-Patch Sweater.



J.Crew Factory is also using promo code SHOPMORE to get an extra 20% off purchases of $100+. Yey! This offer expires July 27, 2014.

Have you received this email? Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Any items you are interested in? If so, please share!

J.Crew Updates Website with New Arrivals!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including GigisGoneShopping (in this post), who let us know that J.Crew had an update to its website (click here to view online).

There are some new arrivals for men (click here) & women (click here). {wahoo!} It looks like Crewcuts (click here) has been updated, as did the J.Crew Collection (click here).


The July catalog (click here to view) is still up. However, the latest AUGUST catalog is not. As mentioned by several JCAs, J.Crew posted several images of the newest catalog over at Pinterest (click here to view).


Even better! J.Crew is offering free shipping on all orders (today only!), in addition to the extra 40-50% off final sale styles using promo code TREAT. The latter offer expires August 3, 2014.

What items are you most excited about and why? Which items are you surprised (or not surprised) to see? Which items did you hope would be included? Were you expecting a bigger roll-out? Also, did you receive the latest catalog? :)

"Looking to VENT" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to VENT with J.Crew" post, a place to share our not-so-stellar experiences with J.Crew.

If you have recently experienced a frustrating situation with 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 poor experiences with purchases & orders, promotions/ offers, in-store visits, transactions with store associates, etc.

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 Anthropologie, 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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Check Out Madewell's Fall 2014 Look Book

"Thanks!" to many of you, including GigisGoneShopping (in this post), who let us know that there are several images from Madewell's Fall 2014 Look Book over at Fashionista (click here to check out all 26 looks).









According to Fashionista (click here):
Back in March, when Madewell's designer Somsack Sikhounmuong walked us through the label's fall 2014 collection, he called it a homecoming of sorts: The Madewell girl had been traveling for spring — in easy, bohemian pieces appropriate for a European adventure — but for fall, she's landed back in New York City and stocked up on urban essentials like relaxed denim, great coats and, of course, plenty of leather. 

Now, we've gotten our hands on the brand's fall lookbook in all of its expertly-layered glory. Beanies, hightop Vans, flannels tied around the waist, and the cozy, elevated sweats give the collection a sporty, tomboyish feel. 

Though, independent of the perfect styling, many individual pieces can stand on their own: From the tough leather and suede moto jackets and chunky booties to the more etherial silk pieces and winter white sweaters, there's something for everyone to lust after for fall — myself included.
I am not crazy about the styling over at Madewell. However, I do like a lot of the individual pieces. I am seriously gushing over the oxford shoes.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming collection? Are there any pieces you are super excited about?

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} 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 stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW 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 was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

40% Off Select Shorts and Swim at J.Crew!

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering an additional 40% off select shorts and swim, in addition to the extra 40-50% off final sale styles using promo code SALEFUN. This offer still expires July 22, 2014. The fine print includes:

*Valid on select shorts and swimwear in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from 7/18/14, 12:01am ET through 7/22/14, 11:59pm ET. Online discount valid on styles marked "40% off with code SALEFUN." In-store discount valid on items as advertised. Not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or by phone. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash or used with other offers. In-store discount automatically applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SALEFUN in the promo code box at checkout. One promo code per order. Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms subject to change. 

**IN STORES: 50% off final sale items. ONLINE: 40% to 50% off final sale items. Valid on final sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from 7/17/14, 12:01am ET through 7/22/14, 11:59pm ET. 50% discount valid on final sale items marked online as "Extra 50% off with code SALEFUN." Not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or by phone. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash or used with other offers. In-store discount automatically applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SALEFUN in the promo code box at checkout. One promo code per order. Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms subject to change. Final sale items cannot be returned or exchanged. 

It is great to see J.Crew improve on a current promotion! An extra 40% off is a really nice discount on full priced shorts and swimwear too. (Remember when J.Crew would offer between 20-30% off regular priced items? 40% is pretty sweet!)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Are there any in-store prices different than online prices? Please share!