Sunday, July 24, 2011

J Crew Sale

I've been really good about spending recently--largely because I am trying to declutter and discipline myself. I did allow myself a J. Crew mini-splurge, however, as they currently have 40% off sale items and free shipping (on all sale orders). Most of what I bought were items I'd already considered buying and will be decent staples. Alas, I checked the sale late and most of the items I'd sought--mainly cashmere sweaters and cardigans--were long gone. Here's what I bought.

I got both these shorts (sans belt) and the t-shirt. I won't be wearing them together as in this picture. I realized I needed shorts in this heatwave and for $23, these couldn't be beat. I liked the t-shirt when it was on sale for $19 and liked it even more at 8. So much so, I got it in the other colorway:

I also bought a gingham shirt in violet (I could wear this in hot weather and layer in the spring/fall). Again, it was around $24.

I found the shirt and the ts by searching by size and suspect they may not ship as they were hidden items and may have sold out. If so, it isn't a huge deal but they do seem like good staples.

I got the following sweater in a larger size (to ensure it drapes I got the L). I've had it in my cart forever and wish I'd realized that shipping was free as I lost a cashmere cardi that I'd have also worn thinking I had to have $150 to get free shipping. This cost around $25 and will be something I will wear. Again, I realize just how much I love stripes...

My other sale splurge was workout gear from the gap--again it hasn't shipped (40% off three hour only promo so I got some capri leggings and sports bra tops that never go on sale). I have a feeling that it's another order that will be canceled, and it is one I need. I work out often enough that I really need to have more pants and bra tops but am cheap enough not to want to spend a fortune.


erica said...

let me know how the sweater is, can't really go wrong with stripes.

did you know that canada's first jcrew is opening in toronto in august.

the retail landscape here is frighteningly grim. add the taxes, and well, i guess i'll be shopping online and sending everything to my parents in CA. i guess you're used to it in the UK, but i feel that if i'm not really benefiting from the social services here, i may as well take my money elsewhere.

Marti said...

Those are some great buys Moya and they are pretty classic so I think you will get alot of use out of them - did you also get the free shipping? I have never bought their shorts but I am logging on now.

Moya said...

I will, Erica. I think the extra 40% off sale's only good until tomorrow so if you want to get one, they retail for about $24, including free postage. For that, I thought it was worth a risk. If nothing else, I can wear it to and from pilates and zumba.

I read that J. Crew was opening in Canada. I think you are right to just have things shipped to CA as there's always a huge hike in prices overseas--topshop here, for instance, is about 30% more.

Don't you get to use the Canadian healthcare system btw?