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post #4336 of 5101
My SO loves jcrew and i'm looking to get her one of the coats w/ the 30% off promotion going on. Any suggestions on which one of the women's coats? She generally likes wool or similar texture, longer (couple inches above knee) coats, and nothing black or grey or navy or camel color.
post #4337 of 5101
I think you should let her decide on the coat. This in white is pretty nice. This too
post #4338 of 5101
Def let her decide. Can't tell you how many times my wife has wanted almost exactly opposite what I've bought her. She pretty much tells me exactly what to buy for her when I get her clothes for gifts now.
post #4339 of 5101
We can always go exchange if she wants a different one so I'm not so worried about that. I'd prefer not involving her right now though to surprise her.
post #4340 of 5101
Good luck!

Seriously, when I go the surprise route, I at least try to get as many clues as possible. "Honey, do you like cashmere? Really? How about toggles? And like a military style? Oh, nothing, just wondering..."
post #4341 of 5101
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We can always go exchange if she wants a different one so I'm not so worried about that. I'd prefer not involving her right now though to surprise her.

Clothing purchases are so risky. Shoes, bags, costume jewelry,... are the way to go. I would get one of those bags on sale and add a monogram for like $10.
post #4342 of 5101
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Good luck!

Seriously, when I go the surprise route, I at least try to get as many clues as possible. "Honey, do you like cashmere? Really? How about toggles? And like a military style? Oh, nothing, just wondering..."

Robert- I think we all do that.
post #4343 of 5101
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Clothing purchases are so risky. Shoes, bags, costume jewelry,... are the way to go. I would get one of those bags on sale and add a monogram for like $10.

+1 When buying gifts for a girl I normally go with getting one nice piece of jewelry or etc and then something smaller ($wise) like scarf/chocolates/etc. Buying clothing is really risky unless its something she's tried on before or you absolutely know it'll fit/easy to alter. Because otherwise you risk it being too big (which means she'll be pissed b/c she thinks that you think she's fatter than she is) or too small (even more pissed b/c she takes it as 'you need to lose some weight')
post #4344 of 5101
Exactly. Jewelry is almost always a safer bet.
post #4345 of 5101
Hey all, thanks for the replies, although cheesesteak was the only one w/ specific recs. I did like the stadium cloth one but looks like its sold out, maybe available in stores though.

I think I'm btwn these two in white:

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Wome...9203/79203.jsp

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Wome...0079/20079.jsp

FYI, We've been together for ages, so I won't be offending her or anything by getting something in bad taste. I also call her fat all the time and I know her size (4) with JCrew coats, so luckily, no risk there.
post #4346 of 5101
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Does anyone know if the stores will exchange items that you bought online? I bought a pair of pants, and while I like them a lot, I can't help but wonder if I should have gone with a size smaller. I'd love to run into the store real quick, try on another pair, and switch if needed rather than sending these back through the mail and waiting two weeks for the new pair to arrive.

Alright, I went in and traded the pants for a smaller size. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that they accidentally gave me regular fit instead of classic. I still have the tags and everything, so I could go back and return it a second time, but I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble.

Is there a big difference between classic and regular fit? Basically, I want something a little slimmer.

I know it might seem ridiculous to go back, but I originally bought these for $60 online and part of me feels like I should get exactly what I ask for. The other part says that the fit is fine anyways, and that I should just be happy with what I have.
post #4347 of 5101
^might as well get what you want. Classic should be slimmer, but I still think they are pretty spacious. You should really go with the urban slim fit if you want something that is almost slim.
post #4348 of 5101
Yeah, I saw the urban fit, but I think it might be a little too slim. Probably some other time, though, but for now I'm looking for something that's a little more formal.
post #4349 of 5101
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Yeah, I saw the urban fit, but I think it might be a little too slim. Probably some other time, though, but for now I'm looking for something that's a little more formal.

I'd try on a pair of the slims in store if you can. I'm like you, I want slim pants, but not "too slim" like a lot of the people on this forum seem to go for.
post #4350 of 5101
I picked up a giant navy gingham shirt in the lightweight poplin fabric, with a point collar. I don't see this item on the website....did it just come out?
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