Jun 17, 2013

*SAMPLE SALE* A Slew of J.Crew

With summer officially starting this Friday, I'm sure many of you are feeling like going for a stroll in the sun or taking a weekend trip somewhere relaxing. Whatever you have planned for these upcoming hot months, you'll want to stock up on your summer essentials first. For my relaxing casual wear, I decided to attend J.Crew's sample sale to get a cool spin on my summer outfits. From maritime stripes to bright hues, there were a slew of J.Crew goodies available at discount. Let's have a look!

This week's J.Crew sample sale kicked off earlier today for press. When I arrived I found the showroom filled to the usual gills with the label's lovely prints and fabulous boy-meets-girl separates. Per usual, the floor at 260 Sample Sale was divided into 7 basic groups: women's apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, men's apparel, and Crewcuts. I started my search in the womenswear section. The clothing racks were comprised of items like chambray shirts & dresses, high sequin pencil skirts, eye-popping prints, bridesmaid dresses, colorful tweed jackets, office blazers, and a whole lotta summery colors. Dresses were $30 & $60, blazers were $120, skirts were $25 & $40, sweaters were $35~$90, and swimwear was $25 & $40. Collection pieces were "as marked" at $50~$300. Prices were identical to last year's November sale but the selection in women's apparel was by far better. Sizes were well represented with everything ranging between XS and XL. In addition, if you're planning a wedding, there was a nice selection of bridesmaid dresses as well as this elegant pearl blossom bridal dress.

Just like their last sale in November, the shoes were placed in the back of the room. Here, I spotted everything from Kiki ballet flats & Marina espadrilles to Elsa flat sandals & Etta cap toe pumps. Prices on shoes were mostly $65~$100. As for handbags, I found Edie purses in dark navy and neon green. There were also a few Biennial satchels in oak, Invitation clutches in light pink, and miniaudières in various styles.

Jewelry section was definitely worth a peek. Many beautiful summer sparkles lined the 3 big glass showcases. I suggest grabbing a few of these lovely discounted jewelry pieces as they can easily transform a simple sweater into a head-turning outfit. Embellished necklaces were $60 while bracelets & earrings were $25. Other accessories such as scarves, belts, ties, and hats were also available. They were all $20 each.

The men's section was comprised of preppy button-down shirts, casual separates, sporty outerwear, and shoes. For the men that plan to attend this sale, everything you need will be located on the left side of the venue. Sizes were abundant and prices were exactly the same as womenswear.

Further markdowns will likely happen towards the end of the sale so look out for my tweets later this week. Happy hunting!!

Price list:
Accessories
Medium/Large leather bags $130
Small leather bags $90
Medium/Large fabric bags $45
Small fabric bags $20
Belts/Ties/Pocket squares/Hats/Scarves $20
Socks/Tights/Small accessories $10

Jewelry
Embellished necklaces $60
Necklaces $35
Bracelets/Earrings $25
Rings $20
Bangles $15
Pins $10
Hair accessories $5

Shoes
Mid calf/Tall boots $130
Heels/Ankle boots $100
Flats/Sandals/Espadrilles $65
Weather/Seasonal $25
Rubber flip-flops $10
Men's dress shoes $100

Apparel
Party/Wear to work dresses $60
Cotton/Jersey dresses $30
Wool outerwear $150
Suiting jackets/Blazers $120
Long puffer/Trenches $90
Casual/Puffer jackets $60
Wool/Dress pants $70
Denim pants $40
Chino/Cord pants $25
Wool/Silk/Cashmere skirts & shorts $40
Chino/Cord/Denim skirts & shorts $25
Cashmere sweaters $90
Cashmere tee/tank/vest sweaters $65
Cotton/Wool sweaters $35
Women's one piece swimsuits $40
Women's separates/Men's swimsuits $25
Tops $15~$40
Weekend $20

41 comments:

  1. What is better to go tom after work around 7 or Wednesday morn when they open at 10?

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    1. Hmmm...that's a thinker. If you want to avoid the after-work crowd, go on Wednesday.

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  2. What was the range of shoe sizes? Did they go up to 11? Thank you!

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    1. Sizes were available from 5.5 to 10.

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  3. Is there a way to get on the VIP list for this?

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    1. Hi Lauren, you would need to be either press or know someone who works for J.Crew.

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  4. Hi, did they have fitting rooms ?

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    1. There was no fitting room at the preview.

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  5. How is the line to get in this morning?
    Thank you!

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    1. Very long. Currently, there are about 250~270 people lined up.

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    2. Thank you! Will be they be restocking?

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    3. I'm told there will be some restocking.

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  6. Is the wait to get in shorter now?

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    1. Unfortunately, as of 3:30pm, there is still a very long wait.

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  7. No Items for Mens?

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    1. In the article, I mentioned that the whole left side of the venue is dedicated to menswear.

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  8. Can you Please upload some fotos from men's section?

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    1. Sorry but I don't have any photos of the men's section as this website is focused towards women's fashion.

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  9. Any updates on the line?

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    1. The showers shortened the line but still was a wait to get in at 6.

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  10. do they have the pink and white floral leather pencil skirt from the collection. I just saw a pic of Solange with that skirt.

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    1. I did not see that skirt at the sale.

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  11. Hi

    Do you think lines will be shorter today?

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    1. It will definitely be shorter than yesterday but you'll still have to wait to get in.

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    2. Thank you so much. I'll check it out later.
      love your site!

      On a different but exciting topic - Any news on the DVF Sample Sale?

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    3. No problem! Please share your insight once you get back.

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  12. Hi, is there a line right now? Thanks.

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    1. There was a line at lunch so I went back to work.

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  13. line around the corner............
    they should do this at met pavilion

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  14. Thanks for responding Miz, I decided to pass up this sale. I am saving my pennies for Zara and DVF.

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    1. Those are great choices as well. Let me know if you get something nice!

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  15. Is the line any better today?

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  16. hi miz, do you know when they will reduce the prices? is it on the last day? thank you!

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    1. It should be on the last day. The moment I hear any word of additional markdowns, I will let you know via a comment below and a tweet.

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  17. Hi miz, do you know if the markdown has been placed today (on Saturday)? I plan to stop by if so. Thanks!!!

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  18. What is left in the bag and shoe department?

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  19. Just got an email additional 50 off today from 12-5

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  20. Line was insane and chaotic inside BUT soooo worth waiting for the 50%markdown today. I think I will only go on the last day and rack up like I did today.

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