Friday, May 5, 2017

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 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 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. Mygoddy's IG peters1 posted the new style guide. Go take a look!

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    1. JSR, thanks for the heads up and thank you, Mygoddy! Having a bad day and a new style guide always makes me smile. Why do I feel the urge to make a fruit salad now?

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    2. Thanks, Mygoddy. I'm happy to see that there are more tops offered in Tall, but unfortunately, I really don't like any of them. Hopefully, somebody else will. I think maybe they need less rollouts. There are so many repeats. I love looking at new clothes but when you see so many repeats it makes you wonder how they will sell all of it.

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    3. Where's Carmen Miranda? I feel like she should be jumping out of that catalog between all the ruffles and the fruit! Yuk!

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    4. Thanks for posting.

      I have to admit, I am not impressed.

      Is it just me, or does all the clothing look so flimsy? I can almost see the holes in the seams forming already. And the wrinkles. Instead of looking easy, breasy, it just looks see through and cheap.

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    5. not liking ant of the new prints....they should go the the archives and reissue the old ones. but they obviously are not hearing us on any of the new releases...like over doing the off the shoulder and way too short dresses.

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    6. Ha...Carmen Miranda indeed! I like color...but huge pineapples on everything? Pineapples, lemons, flamingos, palm trees....is this more of creating a fantasy JCrew world? I totally agree with Unknown...I just stalked and snagged a Madras JCrew blazer on ebay. I'm looking more and more to ebay for the older prints. I even had a conversation yesterday with a store associate about this subject because I was wearing an old print and he commented how he wished the Crew would reissue it. Agree with everything said here...the clothes look like something I'd sleep in. I'm hoping there may be a hidden gem in all of this fussy, cheap stuff.

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    7. Thanks, @JSR!

      Thanks @Mygoddy for sharing the guide. Always fun to see and I appreciate you taking the time to post it. I hope you have a great trip!!

      Is the new roll-out next week?

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    8. Blakemdjohns, so true about the fabrics. If you can tell from a photo of a photo that the garments are draping oddly, don't hang right and appear wrinkly/cheap, it's obvious the quality and construction are going to be really sub-par. You can get these "looks"'at F 21 for $15.

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    9. Kinda over the fruit thing... I adore my lemon and watermelon tees from past rollouts and so many JCAs are rocking that lemon cardigan, but I'm looking for some more sophisticated pieces that I can incorporate into my wardrobe (and maybe dress down with my fruit items!). What I don't need is to be wearing my refrigerator on my body. Saw maybe one item from the catalog that interested me. Oh well.

      PS anyone else wondering why they didn't bring back the chateau trench this spring? I would have bought one in another color; maybe a robin's egg blue 😍

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    10. You're welcome! Happy to help! @maryeb, thanks for the well wishes! Patiently waiting at the airport now.

      Went to store this am for returns. Like the gold metallic flat with the navy ribbon but my feet said no. I did try the metallic gold sandals with navy ribbon after seeing them on an SA & decided to keep. Did make an online order of Net A Porter silk stripe shirt. Multiple sizes popped back this morning. Have wanted to try it for a while & it's now on sale.

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    11. The off-the-shoulder style is so tired. So Carmen Miranda indeed! That's not how I perceive J.Crew and I don't think that how they do either. So, let's clean up the fad and offer timeless styles like they have done so well in the past.

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  2. I might visit today for a few returns but posted my review of the high waisted wide leg canvas pant on IG @wearthislikethis. I received several other army, olive green pieces including shorts and chinos I will post later today as well.

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  3. I got an email about an event Saturday... See new arrivals and make your own cards, etc... I have a return and had already planned on going this weekend so I guess I'll go Saturday to check it out. If only I had my rewards card :/

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  4. I stopped in yesterday and bought the boyfriend chino in green. I really like them. Only one tiny hole on the 5th pocket, so that didn't bother me.

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    1. I got those too. Love the color. Deciding on fit. My regular size works but I also ordered a size up which is arriving today. Not sure which I will find more useful, these or the high waist cotton canvas pant. I think the high waist ones are more flattering but the wider leg makes them more of a look, whereas the chino is just simple casual wear.

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    2. Hi Suz, I tried two sizes. My smaller size fit fine and the associates said they looked good...even though I felt they hugged my rear a little too much. The 6 fit the way I want these kinds of pants to fit...not baggy, just a tad looser. Going to a size up didn't make any difference in the way the pants legs looked or hung, but gave me a bit more room in the rear. The associates said they wouldn't stretch too much. And I hope they know that for a fact. Hee. I don't want them to bag out and have me wishing I bought the smaller size!!

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    3. The larger size definitely doesn't do me any favors. Have to try the smaller one on again. The legs seem really wide, but maybe it's how they come cuffed.

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  5. Following up on my jeans search. Thank you everyone who suggested Madewell. Yesterday I tried the Perfect Summer Jean and the Slim Boyfriend. Finally a garment that deserves it's name! At least for me. The Perfect Summer jean fit like a glove on me. I tried on a 29 but the associates told me to size down. The 28 tightened them in all the right places...namely the crotch and waist. I never buy light wash jeans, but the Fitzgerald wash is very light and I actually like it! Also like the fact that there is no whiskering. They are long/high waisted and have very little if no stretch, which will take some getting used to. I like them because they incorporate a vintage feel without looking dated. I also ordered them in white. The Boyfriend Slim jean, which on me fits like a skinny jean, came home with me, but I returning them. Nothing wrong with them, but I like the Perfect jean better. Also found out something very cool. If you take an old pair of jeans in when you purchase a new pair, Madewell will give you $20.00 off the purchase of your new jeans. The old jeans go to making insulation for housing. And they can do it in a 7 day window as a price adjustment. Also....I mentioned in my current fashion dislikes rant vintage Mexican inspired embroidered tops/dresses. I actually love the look of these...I'm just annoyed they never look good on me....well, I bought one of those tops at Madewell! It's the Embroidered Blana top. I bought red. I've tried on a lot of this style top but there is something different about this one. I'm not sure what, but I loved it the minute I saw it. I'm wearing it to a Cinco de Mayo celebration tonight.

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    1. Thanks for the update @StrayCat. So glad you found jeans that work. Took a look at the Embroidered top. It is beautiful. Will make a great outfit for your celebration. Enjoy!!!

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    2. Hi Mary, thank you! Sadly it's dreary and drizzling here in Portland. A sunny Cinco de Mayo would have been wonderful. We'll have to make our own light!

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    3. LOL, same weather here in Ohio. That pretty embroidered top will help brighten the party :)

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    4. Hurrah for perfect jeans. Will check into those. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  6. new seaside floral print. is a pass for me. i think it was a intial crewcut print. some are better left for the little ones.

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  7. Complained to jc rew on fb abt my experience getting my shirt stuffed into a jewelry back and getting someone else's receipt and manager from store emailed me and is sending me a gift card! thumbs up j crew

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  8. Is the consensus here generally that the first big spring rollout in Feb was generally the best so far, with the cute (ruffle-free) versatile jumpsuits, the embellished jackie cardigans, and the PBW tie skirts?

    Thanks to mygoddy for posting the pics of the style guide. I am reminded of the article from the New Yorker that someone posted a few days ago. JC is trying to project a lifestyle that exists in an alternate reality where real people are absent. The copy for one of the sundresses says, "Ever meet some friends for a bite to eat at noon and somehow end up on someone's roof at 9 pm?" The answer is no, I have not, I actually have a schedule and stuff to do. But if I lived in that reality I'm sure the sundress, and a diver-embroidered Tippi, would be great.

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    1. They show 2 models wearing merino wool Tippis with bikini bottoms...in what weather system/life situation would those ever be the combination you'd need?

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    2. Oh my gosh...you gals are giving me the giggles! That quote about meeting some friends for lunch and ending up on someone's roof at 9pm" makes me think "like, I drank 7 cocktails at lunch, passed out, my "friends" then left me at someone's place and I woke up not knowing where I was 9 hours later!"....holey crap! What kind of message is the Crew sending? Do they even think for one minute before they publish this stuff!?

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    3. Alyssa, I noticed that too and have the same questions. I live in the South and have already pretty much written off wool until Fall/Winter. I guess it looks cute but def doesn't make sense.

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    4. LOL, yes...I mean, if this was an editorial photo shoot I wouldn't question the combos, but presumably a style "guide" is supposed to suggest how to style things? Though weren't Uggs originally invented for surfers? So ya' never know...

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    5. Geez....I see MORE espadrilles I like! Too bad I don't live someplace where espadrilles are everyday footwear! I think I've already 3 new pairs to my collection just in the last month.

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    6. and there was me thinkin' that the Copywriter From Space had fallen in the first round of firings.

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    7. Hummm....on closer inspection the diving lady on that Tippi looks suspiciously like the iconic Jantzen diving lady logo. Anyone else notice that? OH...maybe it's a brand tie-in that that's why the models are wearing a sweater with a bikini bottom!

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    8. All I can think of is Seinfeld, when Elaine worked for J Peterman writing insane 'lifestyle' copy for the catalog.

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    9. @cagliari67 - Yessss! I thought the same thing about the Elaine Benis recall.....

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    10. But I don't want to be a pirate! Have to say, those Collection ruffle skirts and some of the tops recall another Seinfeld fashion note, the "puffy shirt".

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  9. Went to the Copley, Boston store at lunch to make a return. So quiet - maybe three other people in there. Returned three things that were not quite right and got the eyelet button up shirt in white, which was 40% off plus I was able to use my 15% card so it was about $35 in the end. I wouldn't have been willing to pay more than that, and I doubt this will last longer than one season, but I do love the lace pattern on the hem.

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    1. That is the best location in the Boston area! I go a lot but heading to Natick this weekend

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  10. I would appreciate feedback from the JCAs on the cotton Martie windowpane pants vs the cotton Marties (bi-stretch) vs wool Marties (bi-stretch). I previously asked JCAs about the sizing of the windowpanes. Thanks to the great feedback I got, I did size down to accommodate "stretch through wear" and the pants have worked out great. This made me want to try more Marties. What a strange experience it's been. First I tried the wool bi-stretch ones and the fit seemed different from the windowpane ones. I tried a few sizes - regular and petite, and have conceded that they are just not for me. Now I am trying the cotton bi-stretch ones. I noticed that the windowpane ones are 96% cotton and 4% elastane but the bi-stretch cotton ones are 52% cotton, 41%viscose and 7% elastane. I wasn't able to get the same size as the windowpane but I bought a size up and (once again) it fits OK right now but am concerned about stretch through wear. Should it stretch more or less because of the higher amount of elastane?

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  12. No store visit for me, but I did manage to find a great price on five pocket chinos. Over 70% off is great for me, but these sales must be tough for the company. I also have two packages enroute that were swinging deals.

    My big fear is that the constant sales and promotions is devaluing the brand. More and more J.Crew has become like BR and The Gap with the merry-go-round of promos and sale items. They've trained us to wait a week (sometimes less it seems) for a price reduction or markdown. Eventually they will be giving the stuff away.

    I fear for my favourite place to shop; and that they soon maybe no more.

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    2. Agreed, jcrew guy. I won't pay more than I'm asked to, but I often think about how much the company is now losing each year, especially when I get a grew deal. There are so many factors, though... I hope they can turn it around, of course.

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    3. @JCrew Guy in Canada - How do you feel about Frank M. leaving the company?

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    4. @JSR I'm worried. It most likely won't be felt till spring 2018 and beyond but he leave a big void. Hope the design team is up to the challenge.

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    5. Men's have been consistent and solid with the overall look and designs. With Somsack overseeing all three departments..he's got a lot of shoes to fill with Jenna and Frank gone. Wonder what he'll be doing 🤔

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  13. It's a self fulfilling prophecy. The Crew is telling it's customer through the constant sales and promotions that they do not value their own worth or that of their products, thus creating the very outcomes they prophesize by their actions. Decreased profits, increased debt and customers who have been taught to also believe their products aren't worth full price. If they keep on this self destructive path, they will prophesize themselves into bankruptcy.

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  14. I stopped in on Thursday night to return some things and drop off a few items to be altered. I did try on a few of the new arrivals. I caved and bought the vintage straight jeans in patchwork - that 2% stretch really sold me and I think the Madewell ones are going back.

    I posted photos of my try-ons and finally got around to posting one of my recent online orders - the neon fuchsia tweed pencil skirt, striped tie-waist top and the tall navy lace up shirt dress (pics way overdue I know someone was asking about it!). Store try-ons include the tulle short sleeve Tippi, tie neck top in oxford cotton and the tie-waist skirt in seaside floral.

    Blog post is here.

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    1. @Anne, thank you so much! You look lovely and the reviews are so helpful! I was wondering if the tie neck top could be tied in the front so thank you for your review on that one! :)

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    2. I was they one looking for the lace up dress. Thanks so much for all the reviews!!

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    3. thanks Anne. your reviews are great. you
      are looking very slim in all the try ons. good for you. Carolyn from Vancover






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    4. Jan - thank you so much! I did still purchase the tie neck top - it's so cute. But note it's $68 online and $78 in store - I asked them to match the online price (not sure why that happens...)

      JessF - you're welcome! The dress somehow got misplaced in my closet hence the delay. :)

      Carolyn - thank you so much!

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    5. Ooh, the lace-up dress looks so much better in tall. I wasn't tempted by the short hem of the regular but now I'm reconsidering....=) (You look great, Anne!)

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    6. Thank you Anne! It's oddly $100 cdn for regular online except the tall and petite are $89 online.

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  15. Popped in this morning for the "event" going on ... seem to be featuring dresses and offering cookies. Greeting card giveaway w purchase - they looked cute but my in-store pickup didn't qualify.

    I always love that "hit" of color you get when you walk in the store, but all the ruffles and fruit and OTS are just overwhelming to me. Looks like a boutique on a cruise ship. Many items were wrinkled and that may just be the fabric or a rush to get everything on the floor for the event.

    There were quite a few people in the store, which was nice to see.

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  16. I bought the A-line dress in vineyard jacquard - and it was stunning on me - kinda blah on the hanger. Highly recommend it - my store was quite busy and humming. I also purchased the eyelet shirt dress - in navy. I think I'll wear it all summer - so versatile. JCrew is really hitting it out of the park on their dresses this season. I love all of the color, styles & fit, and I've bought dresses for casual, weekend, work and party styles. My closet is happy - my wallet is feeling a bit of stress :)

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    1. Great to hear, Jennifer! I would wear dresses all summer if my job allowed.

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    2. Yes, that's great - so nice when you find something you love! The eyelet dress didn't work for me but I'm glad it was a love for you!

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    3. I grabbed the vineyard jacquard dress too - the regular was too short but the tall is perfect. I needed a belt with it but I'm looking forward to wearing it this summer.

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    4. Yay for dresses! I couldn't get the right fit on the vineyard dress but I loved the colors. I have the green eyelet dress and now regret not getting the other colors at the super promo price. It is so comfortable! I wore it during a super busy day and felt fantastic.

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    5. I'm so curious....which one is the vineyard dress? I searched and can't find it. I'd love to see what you are all loving!

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    6. thanks everyone! Anne - I agree with you, it's a tad short on me but I will wear it with flat shoes - and for the sale price (a complete steal), I couldn't really pass it up!

      Stray Cat - the jacquard dress is here: https://www.jcrew.com/p/womens_category/dresses/day/aline-dress-in-vineyard-jacquard/G1061

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    7. I wore the Vineyard Jacquard Dress to a wedding last weekend. It's gorgeous ... the kind of fabric, fit, and construction that gives me hope that J Crew still knows how to make beautiful garments. Agree that if you are over 5'4" it may be too short depending on your build.

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    8. Oh that dress is lovely! I tried finding it using the search function several times with all it's name variations and it wouldn't be found! It would be too short for me, but I think it so pretty!

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  17. Thrilled to see the Collection clip dot top show up. I adored the skirt, but cannot do midi. The top looks nice and short. Looks so fun and cute- hope it fits!

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  18. We lost a JCA a couple days ago. Last year, she was diagnosed with a cancer so she hasn't been around here for awhile. She was lovely, graceful, kind and adored J. Crew. She requested privacy through her ordeal, so I won't share any other details. I just read the announcement from her hsuband and felt moved. He's also a lovely person and they appear to have had a wonderful marriage with beautiful kids.

    Internet friends and internet interactions are tangible things. May you pursue them. May you enjoy them.

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    1. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll be praying for her family.

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    2. Well delivered sad news. It sounds like you were close to here gig is goneshopping. I'm sorry. It is especially sad to hear she has a husband and children who are losing her.

      Certainly, we are all real people here and everyone, poster or lurker, adds to the community. Sad to know one of us went through such duress in the last year. Best wishes for her kith and kin.

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    3. I am so sorry to hear the news. Best wishes for her family.

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    4. Oh gosh. I'm sure that we have interacted at some point since she was a JCA. I hope for peace for her family and friends.

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    5. So many JCAs you get to "know" over the years. Prayers for comfort.

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    6. My heart breaks for her family, and I'll have her and them in my prayers. I've always appreciated the sweet and thoughtful interactions I've had with other JCAs, and cherish the friendships I've made here. May her memory be a blessing to those she loved and who loved her. Thank you for sharing so tactfully, Gigi.

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    7. My condolences to the family. May she Rest in peace.

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    8. Very sad. I'm not sure who she is but still, sending condolences and love.

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    9. Such sad news, my condolences and prayers to her family. Heartbreaking for her family, I hope the best for them.

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    10. Thank you, Gigi, for sharing this news. I definitely care about everyone here, beyond all the chat about JCrew.

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    11. I am so sorry to hear of her trails over the past while, sending love and well wishes to her family and friends.

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    12. I'm so sorry for their loss, I hope they will find peace.

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    13. I'll be sure to share this link with her husband so he can read everyone's beautiful sentiments.

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    14. Very sorry to read this Gigi and I'm very sorry too for the loss suffered by her husband and children. We've had some extremely kind and interesting women here over the years and she sounds as though she was one of them. May her family find some comfort and peace.

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    15. Gigi, thanks for sharing with us. So sorry to hear this. Keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

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    16. Her family is in my thoughts. She is at peace now and no longer suffering, and I hope her family also finds peace.

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    17. So sad to read this. Love and peace to her family.

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    19. My condolences to her husband and family.

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    20. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    21. I'm so sorry to learn this news, Gigi. She and her family are in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful, loving tribute.

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    22. Gigi, thank you for always being a voice of kindness and caring in the JCA community. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I'm very sorry for their loss.

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    23. Very kind of you to share this, Gigi. My condolences. Knityarns

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    24. Very sad to hear. My sympathies to the family.

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  19. I'll post tomorrow as well, but I tried on the chambray OTS top for the second time and it's just not me. I was able to snag a 4 Tall and will be returning at some point this week.

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  20. I am anxiously awaiting a sheer pink (looks like organza) top that was shown over a pink gingham blouse with pink shorts. It was shown in the fashion show photos for spring. Does anyone know anything about it?
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    1. Yes, me too!!! And there was also a tipped pink silk pajama shirt that I loved.

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    2. HI- See my post below (May 11) They are NOT going forward with that top! So sad! Hoping for the silk pajama top as well. So I called Customer Service to inquire and they said there is no evidence that it was being produced either. Not everyone wants pineapples!

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    3. Thanks so much Barbara!! So disappointing though. And I feel you re the #pineappleoverload.

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  21. OT, in fashion business news, Coach has purchased Kate Spade. J. Crew is briefly mentioned in this article as an example of a struggling fashion brand. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/business/dealbook/coach-kate-spade-stock.html

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    1. I was thinking about how this deal is relevant to J Crew! Business of Fashion article today noted that all mid tier mall brands that are heavily discounted are obviously struggling. Coach is counting on KSs appeal to millenials.

      Wonder if this type of consolidation will hit other brands. Kind of a classic move for mature, overexposed businesses and that describes a lot of retailers these days.

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    2. As a huge kate spade fan (mostly the clothes), I hope this doesn't in any way change what kS is offering. No changes in sizing, fabrics, etc. I told my husband last night that I'll be buying a lot of KS for the next year since they probably have that much designed and in production. He was the one who shared the news with me.

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  22. Sorry - wrong link in last post. Kate Spade has been sold a few times, and it didn't change. https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-is-kate-spade-not-kate-spade-when-shes-frances-valentine-1471971817

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  23. Got a "perks guide" in the mail which is a little booklet explaining cardholder benefits. Apparently you get $25 for your bday now? Is that new? Also it included a coupon for $10 off any purchase in store or online with your JC card.

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    1. Yes I got $25 coupon for my birthday last year. I also got this guide, and my rewards came in the mail. Just waiting for something I want to purchase. Anyone know when the next roll out is?

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  24. Anyone visiting a B&M today? Wondering what the current in-store discount is on sale merchandise - 30% or 40%?

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    1. What is it today, 40% .... bought a few things would like to get it adjusted
      Thanks all

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  25. Pansy, why would you even ask that when Gigi has expressed the family's desire for privacy? Please honour that wish.
    This is a wonderful community, it's so sad to hear of someone's untimely passing. My thoughts are with her husband and children at this very sad time.

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    1. Tabitha, thank you for your criticism. I have deleted my comment and will never post here again.

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    2. Sorry to see you sign off, Pansy.

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    3. sorry to see you go. i do believe your intentions were good... wanting to know if someone you may have particularly had been given help from
      on this site... has passed away. you may have been anxiously waiting to see this person post again.
      in the online world are feelings do not come across as we have meant them to. please reconsider and hang around. we don 't need to be mean to each other. esp regarding a fun online forum like this one.

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    4. Nicely said, Unknown. We humans tend to have a hard time knowing exactly the right thing to say when there has been a tragic loss. There's no need to shame anyone for their well-intended words on this site. Understandable if you no longer wish to post here again, Pansy, but I believe you are welcome.

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  26. I went to my store today and returned a bunch of items. I am really trying to be true to myself and my lifestyle and I realized there were things I liked but that would see minimal wear, so I returned them.
    Coincidentally today I read this and it made me realize it's fine for me to be happy living in my jeans, assorted black/white/striped shirts and skirts and add my accessories: blazers, shoes, scarves. http://www.manrepeller.com/2017/05/jeanne-damas-rouje.html

    Unfortunately, two items I really wanted in store were nowhere to be found (black ruffle and black tie waist shorts) and my time was limited so I may need to order them online eventually.

    I did come home with some new shoes which I've been looking at. Will try them on again tonight and post pics on IG.

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    1. Sale in my store was 40% off. I bought just about everything I was looking at online FROM THE SALE SECTION, aside from the sleeveless ruffle clip dot top. I saw the striped version but not the black or white. I was tempted to see if they had the leopard pants in the back because I did try them on a few weeks ago but I realized since I still haven't worn my gray paperbag waist pants that as much as I liked them, i really don't need them at all.

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    2. Good for you, Suz Has! I'm trying to be true to my lifestyle but admit I've been tempted by things that I probably won't wear much. I need to follow your lead and return some things.

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    3. I'm trying, but still lots of work to do. But with two kids in college it's difficult to justify buying too many things just because they look pretty. Shoes will be posted on IG...

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  27. many, many factory returns today. was shocked to receive rewards card - apparently the major returning has been taking place after the rewards have been computed. then the new cycle kicks off with a negative balance, then ... well. I thought i'd seen the last of rewards cards, EVER, but if JC can be mysterious, so can i. welcome to the closet, lovely suede jacket. play nice.

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  28. A little snafu with my ship-to-store pickup today. Only one of the two items was in the bag despite the email notification that both were there. Two SAs spent 20 min looking in every bag and "in the back" as I stood there waiting. And waiting. They just kind of shrugged and said they didn't know what happened. And then they couldn't figure out if I should sign for the order or not and that became another 10 minute dilemma. It kind of had the undertone of "well if you had just paid for shipping we wouldn't have this problem, now would we?"

    I've had lots of good experiences with shipping to the store but this wasn't one of them.

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    1. Post script: got a call back that my second item is nowhere to be found and they tried to find me another but it is out of stock everywhere so they have credited my account.

      Sad trombone. If my order had been shipped directly to me this wouldn't have happened. Something to think about if you select the store pickup option.

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    2. My experiences with ship-to-store have gone well so far but I have been waiting on just this type of thing to happen to me...with that same undertone from the SA(s) and that same sad face feeling when my order goes missing. I can hear your sad trombone sounds from over here. Hopefully, the item will pop back sooner rather than later in your size and color OR it will show up and they will call you. But keeping my fingers crossed for us all that things will continue to go smoothly with S-T-S...at least for the most part.

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    3. I just placed a STS order. Mostly it's stuff I wanted to try that I didn't see in store.

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    4. I really like the pick up in store option but there are a few bugs to work out still. I recently went to pick up an order and only one of the items had arrived. The other two items on the same order were in a backorder status. The sales associate had difficulty allowing me to pick up the one item that was in and had to call customer service to figure out how to do it. I had received a second email telling me that I had to pick up my order or they were going to send it back. Luckily they figured it out.

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    5. Don't let them feel as if they are doing you a favor. Ship to store is a strategic move by JC to try to get more bodies in the door. They hope you will pick up something else to buy while there.

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    6. I'm not so gullible. I'm actually hoping what I buy (onsale) is then 40% off in store and I'll get a PA.

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  29. It's 9:07 in Wisconsin. That's 7 minutes too late to buy wine. Boo. Oh: OT, sorry.

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  30. Didn't JC have a "Find It In Store" feature at one time ? Did I dream that?

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    1. I saw it yesterday for an item I was interested in, but not today. Weird.

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  31. Some of the new rollout is online if you search "preorder" including the pineapple pieces and a few of the new liberty floral items.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I keep checking and it doesn't show up.

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    2. I'm able to see the arrivals and they've excluded them from the current 25% off promo.

      Also, maybe I missed the reason, but I noticed the blog hasn't been updated since last week.

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    3. Can someone contact the hen mother and let her know blog hasn't updated?

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    4. Maybe Alexis is super busy. Hope all is well with her...🌺

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    5. I think she had the blog on autopilot updates...must be a glitch. Yes, hope all is well. :)

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  32. I did some fantasy shopping in the preorder/new section. Filled my cart with all the things I would like. I'm not pushing the button today....will wait and think. Maybe because it's raining AGAIN today in Portland, all the pineapples, flowers, pinks and cheery prints make me feel happier this morning. It seems the Crew finally has moved into their summer looks. And I'm happy to see it! Now we just need summer to move into Portland!!!

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    1. Saturday and it is 46 and rainy! Grr!

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  33. Oh....question for you all. I have been shopping like mad for months at the Crew and I don't receive the style guides in the mail. I got them for years in the mail....have they stopped mailing them? I have picked them up at my store for the last few months.

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    1. I really haven't either.

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    2. I've been getting them in the mail.

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    3. Anyone receive the June style guide in the mail? My daily trip to the mailbox this past week has been a disappointment!

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    4. Shopalot, one of our JCA's (mygoddy) posted the June style guide on IG. Her username is: peterst1

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    5. Also, I order from jcrew very often and haven't received a style guide in years!

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  34. I have been WAITING AND WAITING for the sheer pink top that was shown in the Spring Fashion Show....they are not moving forward with it! SO disappointed! I have also inquired about the pink silk pajama top. Fingers crossed!
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    1. Also, the silk pink pajama top is not being produced either. I called CS and she confirmed this. UGH!

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    2. They probably thought those pieces would be too complicated for the average customer to style.

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    3. That is disappointing....sorry :(

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  35. Factory is having a great sale today. Additional 30% orders over $100.00. I discovered this morning all of my shorts are too big. I go to the Crew only to find chino all made with stretch. Ugh. I want the old cotton Chino! So I pop over to Factory and there they are! Yah! Ordered 4 colors and a couple pairs of jeans to try. All of $150.00! Not bad!

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  36. Any reviews on the Neon pink tweed peplum jacket since its super cheap now?

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    1. It's cheap-looking in person. That's why they had to mark it down so much. And the neckline is kind of odd IMHO.

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    2. Agree w Cass. It's very cheap-looking and hangs poorly.

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    3. I sent it back. It is neon in color. Looked terrible on me. The neck is funny too.

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    4. Sunny,i reviewed it on my insta!

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  37. Maybe I'm not seeing them anywhere or they're just hidden, but I can't find the button downtime waist wrap shirts anymore.

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    1. I think they are sold out. I happened to catch a pop back a few days ago, so you might have to do some stalking

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    2. Funny, I found the striped tall in stock. Surprised I didn't even see the name with the "sorry this is sold out" blurb next to it, you know they will pop back.the line review is not very positive.

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  38. The preorder white denim shiftdress, the shantung silk dress & the merino camisole top are adorable.

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    1. Other than shoes, nothing is a wow to me. I'm oddly drawn to the ratti painted pineapple print, but I wouldn't wear it. I love the tie neck top but not the colors. I also like the shorter ruffle wrap skirt but same issue as above.

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    2. I hear ya Suz! I'm normally a Fall_JC gal ;).

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    3. Yes, those dresses look great!

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    4. Suz....I'm really drawn to the Ratti pineapple print too. I'm not sure I'd wear it but it makes me so happy to look at it!

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    5. I think I like it because although it's fruit it's also kind of geometric. I also noticed something the other day I found interesting, on Guccis IG. for menswear, they seem to. Also do a. Lot of fruit embroidery, like little. 🍒 and 🍌 but they're pretty small and on a traditional stripe, similar. To the way the. 🐝 shirt. Was last year (minus the crystals). I'm not typically drawn to the fruit (although I couldn't resist a pair of cherry Sadies) but seeing this gave me a fresh perspective.

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  40. I have a $20 off card on the next purchase if you use your J crew card. I won't be using this, so please use.
    Card Number: 6006493862760162394
    Pin Number: 2869

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    1. @Wendy, claimed! Very thoughtful of you to share. 🙂 Thanks very much, you helped me pull the plug on yet another pencil skirt! 🙈 Thanks, again 💃

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    2. @TM93 You're so welcomed!. Glad to help! Enjoy your pencil skirt!

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  41. This is OT but I'm hoping one of the JCA's here can help me. I'm looking for Madewell's Blanca top in blue. My local store only got the red colorway (they have the blue tunic/dress). The blue appears to be sold out online and the SA here said it was only available online. Have any of you seen the blue in-store? If anyone here has any leads on it in size L it would be very greatly appreciated!

    Here's a link to the red one:
    https://www.madewell.com/p/madewell_category/allproducts/preorder-embroidered-blanca-top/g4850?isFromSearch=true&color_name=true-red&N=0&Nloc=en&Ntrm=Blanca&Npge=1&Nrpp=60&Nsrt=0

    Maybe I'll just have to hope for a re-stock or watch for a popback.

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    1. Sara, I saw the Blana top in blue at the Madewell Store in Bridgeport Village Mall in Tualatin, Oregon. Here is the phone number:503-431-8657. I don't know what sizes they have, because I already bought the red version and didn't look through the blue selection. I saw the blue version last Thursday....Good Luck! I so hope they have it for you! Oh...and it's rather oversized. I took an xs and I wear a size small in J crew tops and tees. Talk with the sales associates about the sizing. It's meant to be a flowy top anyway, so you may be able to consider several sizes. Let us know if you're successful in your search.

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  42. Has anyone seen the elephant print shorts (coral is the color name) in person? I checked reviews for the shorts and the top (now sold out) and one reviewer mentions the color being more orange but I can't tell.

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    1. @SuzHas, saw them this morning .. although I didn't pay too much attention I don't recall them being too orange..more towards red imo. Hth

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    2. Do either of you recall if the elephants are navy or black? They show it with navy but a reviewer mentions wearing with black.

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    3. @Suz- I have the top and the elephants are navy. Assuming the same for the shorts. Also I would agree pinky red coral color not orange. At least for the top. HTH!

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    4. Thanks! Funny it shows the FIND IN STORE option and supposedly my store has them in my size so I'll have to check them out if I go next week. Too bad the top is sold out, the "hook up" would look really cute. I may contact CS to see if they can find me a shirt.

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  43. Just got an email this morning about early access to some of the new arrivals. It appears they may also be available at the 25% promo price!

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    1. Didn't get this email, but any of the new arrivals I have added to my cart are "excluded from promo" :(

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    2. @bythelake I checked and you are correct; while early this morning they had the 25% underneath the items, it is gone now 😫

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    4. My VIP cardholder email had the 25% promo underthe new items, but is not applied when you check out. So I emailed CS and asked if they can honor the promo.

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    5. @JSR - I hope they honored it!

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  44. There are so many beautiful madras prints for the men whereas the women get a ton of pineapples. I don't get it.

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    1. Oh....I'd love some madras prints for us gals! I have the guys madras print cap in my cart.

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    2. Neither do I. Pineapples are great for vacation but madras has more longevity IMO. As always, the men's line gets better choices than the women's, it makes no sense to me.

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  45. I like the espadrilles,especially the Baja Satin and the Ankle-wrap, but they only come in whole sizes. I've never tried a pair. Does anyone know how the sizing typically runs in this type of shoe at JC?

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    1. I tried the ones that came out in the last roll out, and I took the larger of my twosizes. I'm usually an 8.5 and the 9 fit.

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  46. On the Pick up in store option... went to retrieve two orders earlier today and items were inside sealed JC mailing envelopes. SA said that it is their new policy now. As he proceeded to open envelopes and check items for accuracy, he explained that the reason JC decided not to bag STS is that they had occasionally ran out of bags to accommodate the volume of orders. I'd say this is better as mailing envelopes are clearly labeled .
    On the email offer "early access to new summer arrivals" with 25% off.. I tried ordering before going to the store and as others found out, it didn't work. I explained to this SA , showed email and he placed the order ,honoring the 25% off . So definitely, call customer service. There is no special code on this email , just the invite to early access to new arrivals.

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    1. I had a similar experience. This was my first time using the STS feature. My order was found pretty quickly, and after checking the contents, the SA asked if I wanted to try the items on right away. I thought that was really nice. Afterwards he offered to put them in a regular bag (which I declined because I had a large canvas bag on me anyway). I also had about 5 things to return, way more than typically because I tried multiple sizes, and he was super friendly about it. I've had pretty good experiences overall lately in my local. That attitude encouraged me to buy a pair of shoes in store that I had been eyeing (the cap toe Gemmas, which is a very good shape for me). So, the STS feature and good customer ser if is working :) The SAs were also patient during my toddler's 60 second crying episode. Very appreciated!

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  47. I just saw a photo of Sarah Huckabee Sanders wearing my beloved Vineyard Jacquard Dress. Not sure how I feel about that!

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    2. She was wearing my Lilly Pulitizer dress (although I have the palm print) the other day in a press briefing and I kind of groaned but mostly because it just didn't seem DC work appropriate even with a sweater... Wish I could have gotten the Vineyard to fit!

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    3. Oh - I just bought the Vineyard jacquard dress and love it, we'll have to rock it better than her now, I guess Ruffles! :)

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  48. This belongs in the vent thread so please forgove me but it's too funny/sad not to share. Had a terrible experience at my local store, I really hate that all my fave SAs are gone. I was looking at the new liberty floral dress and an SA approached me. She said it was the perfect dress for more mature ladies. I'm 35 and look 25. I felt slightly offended but brushed it off. Then I asked her about the item I was looking for and she said she never saw it. I turned around and walked 2 steps and there it was. They didn't have my size so I asked her to order it for me. She asked me the size, I responded size 0 and she looked at me and asked me "Do you think it will fit?" I am between a 00 and a 0 at J Crew so I thought so. She also told me I couldn't use my educator discount because sale was already 40% off. Understatement of the century, but I did not feel great leaving the store.

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    1. Forgot to add, I felt like I was being punked but no cameras came out at the end so womp womp.

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    2. crazy story, Anthro Blogger - so sorry that happened to you. I tried on a Liberty dress too, and I am around your age (altho I don't know if I look 25), and it looked lovely.

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    3. Anthro Blogger....well, the issue here IS about maturity. Not in linear time, but in experience. This associate obviously needs some interaction with mature people...people with life experience. If you encounter her again, possibly it's meant for you to be a compassionate teacher. I'm thinking she just doesn't know any better and really needs guidance. If her manager doesn't recognize this in her, well, they should. But I wouldn't count on it. I'd hate to see her lose her job due to lack of guidance and teaching. God bless you for being kind to her. When I was young and not very enlightened about people, I worked in retail and it was hard. I've been hurt and humiliated by customers for mistakes simply because I didn't know any better....but I learned. Give her another chance and engage her in conversation and help her along her path to becoming a fantastic JCrew representative. Shape her into your favorite store associate! You will change her life and yours as well! Have a wonderful day!

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  49. Sorry, Anthro Blogger. Yeesh. Sorry you jad to deal with someone who should probably be doing a different job.

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  50. I finally caved and signed up for a J Crew credit card - JCrew has knocked it out of the park this season and I have already bought way too much stuff, and now I will at least get my birthday discount this month! I purchased the eyelet midi skirt in black today, the perfect T in gray, and the polka dot tweed dress and the lavender Going Places dress. They all fit wonderfully and the dresses will be nice work attire. I have my eye on a Liberty dress and hoping for the white embossed dress to go down a little bit more in price - it was very flattering on although I went down a size from my usual J Crew size. My birthday discount next month might be a nice motivation to pull the trigger on these two items :)

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  51. Happy Mothers Day to all the JCA moms out there. I'm bummed that the blog hasn't updated since May 5 and I hope all is well w Alexis. I would be sad to lose this community and I hope it's temporary.

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