Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits
A lot of the stuff on the site never makes it to the store in Canada. I have noticed a lot of stuff that sells out on the site ends up in the stores in Canada a while later and just sits there unsold for a while. There were a few Wallace & Barnes pieces I remember seeing a while back on the site and regretting not ordering when I had the chance then a few months later they show up in the store here and eventually go on sale for 50% off the marked sale price. They are really very odd when it comes to their Canadian stores.
One weird thing about JCrew is that they wont allow you to return your online purchases in store in Canada because they said its too complicated to deal with currency exchange since it can change from day to day, but they will reimburse you for your return shipping. That means they are worried about possibly losing out on a few dollars here and there with currency exchange, but they will throw away $20-$25 per return no problem. Very strange.
That's a very accurate description of their Canadian stores. They seem to have some of the main pieces, but a lot of stuff never makes it to them. Also, I was in the Fairview Mall location earlier today, and they got a bunch of their spring collection. They moved out a bunch of the shirts they had, particularly the elbow patch chamois shirt that has gone on sale on the website. Seems like they moved them to the back, as they had at least 10 of them a week ago. Wondering when they re-appear on sale and plus 50% off. I guess I could have asked the SA, but i wasn't that keen on dropping more cash on stuff I don't really need.