Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Arrivals at Madewell (over 200 new styles!)

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Cobalt (in this post), who let us know about the following...

Madewell had an update to its website this Tuesday (click here to view online) with over 200 new arrivals!


The latest roll out has 'up the ante' on the Transport Tote. Madewell is now offering more variations including Cabernet, Black, and Paintstripe. There is even a Zip Transport Tote! I own a Transport Tote and I love the simplicity in style. Plus, it holds a lot without looking awful. Highly recommend.

To be honest, I have been buying more and more from Madewell lately. They are my number one stop for jeans (love the skinny skinny in nightfall!) They really put J.Crew's versions to shame too. I also love that all denim is "risk free" (returnable, even if on sale).


I also think they have great accessories, like the sunglass cases. They are the perfect size to carry around. Plus, it comes in the most adorable patterns!

Lastly, Madewell is offering free economy shipping on all orders. No code is necessary for free shipping, as the promotion is automatically applied at checkout.

Will you be checking out the latest arrivals? Are you planning to stop by either store over the weekend?

J.Crew Sale: 200 Brand New Styles

"Thanks!" to many of you, who let us know the following news.

J.Crew sent out an email yesterday letting us know that 200 new styles were added to the sale section (click here to shop online). Yey! Great timing to use with the the additional 40% off all sale items with promo code TREAT. This code expires August 3, 2014.

"Thanks!" to Unknown (in this post) who shared the following news with us:
JCA'S I just spoke with a SA in Seattle. She told me all old merchandise will be pulled form the floor after closing on Sat. Aug. 2......said they all will be in full fall mode after Sat. ....I guess the sale online section will be 1800 items by next week.....
It makes sense that brick and mortar (B&M) stores would want to clear out their sale sections to make room for all the Fall merchandise. However, the sale section online is still rather full. J.Crew has proven to resist using kill prices on pieces that are lingering (aka "let it go" items!) I am wondering if they will just send it all to their warehouse/ clearance centers instead...

Did you check out the Sale section? Were you able to snag any amazing deals? If so, please share! :)

P.S. Apologies for not posting this sooner. My DH spilled soda all over his laptop (effectively killing it) and so we have been sharing mine in the meantime. ;)

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

"Looking to LOVE" with J.Crew

This is the weekly "Looking to LOVE with J.Crew" post, a place to share our favorite experiences with J.Crew.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"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 29, 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! :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Flash Sale at J.Crew Factory {30% off everything & free shipping!}


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

J.Crew Factory is offering 30% off and free shipping with promotional code SWIM. This offer expires today at 3 PM EST. 

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, please share!

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?