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post #286 of 318
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Originally Posted by Dinky89484 View Post

When do you think J Crew will start having Fall/Winter stuff? There are a few summer items that I want that I just know will be pushed to the Sales section once the Fall/Winter gear is out.

Banana Republic is starting to get their transition line to F/W, so I'd predict fairly soon - before the end of the month, most likely.
post #287 of 318
Looks like J. Crew has a lot of camo lined up for fall/winter:

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~97283/97283.jsp

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~15517/15517.jsp

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~67550/67550.jsp

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~10632/10632.jsp
post #288 of 318
Anyone else feel like the whole final sale idea is bullshit?
post #289 of 318
In general, no. For online sales - yes, it makes things a huge gamble. Especially when sizing isn't necessarily consistent across various items.
post #290 of 318
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Anyone else feel like the whole final sale idea is bullshit?

Having worked in retail, I understand it but agree it's complete crap. It keeps the back room empty and ready for the next shipment rather than having to backstock tons of returns and just sit on old merch.
post #291 of 318
I really dislike the whole idea of the final sale. I like to take items home and try them on before I decide if I am going to keep it.

I have to say after looking at the factory website I think I like a lot of the designs of the factory shirts better than what standard J.Crew is offering right now, albeit some of the items are old merchandise relegated to the factory site but still.
post #292 of 318
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Originally Posted by Newstyle View Post

I really dislike the whole idea of the final sale. I like to take items home and try them on before I decide if I am going to keep it.
I have to say after looking at the factory website I think I like a lot of the designs of the factory shirts better than what standard J.Crew is offering right now, albeit some of the items are old merchandise relegated to the factory site but still.

 

I understand how final sale can be annoying, but you have to understand that a company as large as J.Crew has to get rid of their spring/summer stuff in order to make room for fall/winter.

 

And as far as a Factory goes, that's actually not the case.  It's a completely separate line.  No items from the mainline make their way to the Factory line.

post #293 of 318
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Originally Posted by Newstyle View Post

I really dislike the whole idea of the final sale. I like to take items home and try them on before I decide if I am going to keep it.
I have to say after looking at the factory website I think I like a lot of the designs of the factory shirts better than what standard J.Crew is offering right now, albeit some of the items are old merchandise relegated to the factory site but still.

 

Tbh, I don't like final sale either, but they need to clear out this year's Spring/Summer merchandise as it will be outdated/worth nothing in a couple months (also the cost of storage). It helps when customers buy 1000000x items in different sizes and decide they really would only like to keep one.

post #294 of 318

Just started the J.Crew FW12 thread here.

post #295 of 318
You stole my thread! ^^ smile.gif
post #296 of 318
I'm a little late to this conversation, but I don't think JCrew is all that strict about stuff being final sale. If you ordered a lot of items maybe that would change, but when I got their peacoat on final sale last Winter/Spring I called in to place the order and just asked if I could bring it back if the size wasn't right and they put a note on the order for me that I could return it if needed. So if you see something on final sale but aren't 100% on it, see if they will waive the final sale terms.
post #297 of 318
i bought a pair of pants on final sale that were marked 34x30. i wore them an entire day. at the end of the day it hit me that these seemed short. measured them and they were barely 29!

called up J Crew and they said they would take them back. i was thankful. then the rep said, but we will only do this once, as a courtesy. then i got a bit pissed...i said, youre not doing me a favor...youre taking back defective merchandise !

anyway, retuned that.


also ordered some NB sneaks in my usual NB size. for some reason, they were way too big. So i'm stuck with NB Peforated court sneaks in 11 in case anyone is looking....

i agree....final sale can be a huge gamble
post #298 of 318

Final Sale makes sense because if a sale garment doesn't hit final sale at some point the store can see it come back for months.  Say the return period is 60 days and you're buying a non-Final Sale shirt that's down to $9.99.  Then you come back 50 days later and return it.  Someone else does the same and they've got a shirt in the store for over 6 months or something. 

 

J. Crew is far more aggressive with their Final Sales than say Banana Republic.  Banana Republic followed J. Crew's lead on Final Sale, but they're not as agressive and let most of their styles drop further before making them Final Sale. 

post #299 of 318
And too, BR will continue to mark final sale down further and further to just move it out if it's been sitting for a while.
post #300 of 318
Final Sale is bullshit. It's just another example of J. Crew's spotty customer service.

Look to Lands End for a real deference to customers. You can return any item at any time for ANY reason. That's customer service.
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