Weekly Sale Update (Anthropologie, Banana Republic, French Connection, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, Talbots, and Victoria's Secret)December 13, 2012
Happy mid-December, everyone. As we enter the home stretch of the holiday shopping period, retailers will continue to gun for our hard-earned money so, as always, please shop with a critical eye and razor-sharp scrutiny. You'll want to save some money for the post-holiday sales too.
The Discount: free shipping on all orders with code GIVEGREAT
Retailer: Banana Republic (EXPIRES 12/18)
The Discount: 30% off your purchase with code BR48HOUR
Retailer: French Connection (EXPIRES 12/17)
The Discount: 50% all sale styles with code FCGIFTS and free 3-day shipping on all online purchases over $100.
Retailer: The Gap
The Discount: 35% off your entire purchase with code GAPGIVE
|Academy Blazer | Ponte Two-button Blazer | Striped Ponte Academy Blazer|
I recently purchased the Dot Boyfriend Pocket Shirt and the Plaid Academy Blazer.
Retailer: J. Crew Factory
The Discount: 40% off almost everything (prices as marked) plus 20% off $75+ with code SCOREMORE
|Anytime Dress | Warmspun Dress | Asymmetric Shift Dress |
Banded Shift Dress | Cap-sleeve Dress | Draped Shift Dress
Retailer: J. Crew
The Discount: 30% off and free shipping on every purchase with code WISHLIST.
J. Crew has been relentless (or should I say...generous) with its discounts and promotions as of late. I think a lot of it can be attributed to a weaker retail environment but I won't complain about discounts.
The newest promotion is 30% off everything (and free shipping) with code WISHLIST. I read on J. Crew Aficionada, the destination for all things J. Crew, that this sale is expected to run until Christmas eve in-store, at which point the post-Christmas sale kicks in.
I am currently (casually) watching a few items (the Hacking Jacket in Double-Serge Wool, the Lady Jacket in Corkscrew Tweed, the Jewel-Neck Top, the Collection Lady Jacket in Graphic Tweed, the Collection Cafe Capri in Graphic Tweed, and the Boucle Peplum Jacket) but think prices will go lower. It may be another week or two before the next price dip since there was a markdown earlier this week.
The fit of the Double-cloth Funnel Coat is consistent with that of the Double-cloth Lady Day Coat. If you need to size up for the Lady Day Coat, I would do the same for the Funnel Coat. The shoulders are slightly smaller and the sleeves shorter on the Funnel Coat, relative to the Lady Day Coat.
|00P - Black|
|Wool Cashmere Bow Coat in size 14 |
15" across the shoulders, 22"-long sleeves, 32" in total length
|Stadium-cloth Marquee Coat in size 14 |
15" across the shoulder, 32" long, 23"-long sleeves
|size 0 | 35.5" in length, 13.4" across the waist, and 19" across the hip|
|Size 7 - Dusty Jade|
|00P measures 20 inches in total length and ~12 inches across the waist|
Other items that I feel are worth a second look include the Filigree-Embroidered Beach Dress (if only for the price; it's out of season but I own it and think it's a unique piece) and the Girls' Polka-Dot Cashmere Sweater.
You also can't go wrong with outerwear, try the Icon Trench in Wool-Cashmere (thoroughly reviewed by Jean of Extra Petite and Cher of A Fashion Deliberation), the Double-Cloth Slim Trench, Metro Coat with Thinsulate, Wool-Cashmere Peplum Coat, Collection Toggle Coat, Stadium-cloth Duffle Coat, Stadium-cloth Mod Coat, or the Double-cloth Symphony Coat.
J. Crew's sales have been so good that nearly everyone on my daily "read" list has been sporting something from the preppy retailer. I liked the Majesty Peacoat on Cee, the Lady Jacket on Jean, the head-to-toe Crewcuts on Khatu (*shakes fist* she makes Crewcuts pieces look deceptively attractive), velvet blazer on Kelly, the tipped coat I mentioned earlier on Tam, colorblocked check mini on Vicky, and lots of fitting room pics that S snapped.
The Discount: 40% off your entire purchase with code MERRY
Retailer: Victoria's Secret
The Discount: 20% off a single clothing item or pair of shoes with code FASHION20; free 2nd day express delivery on orders of $100+ with code SHIP2DAY