I just shlepped down to my local J. Crew store in a mall to find out they don't carry the Aldens. Then I called an even bigger streetfront store just now and was told they don't have them either, that only the "Collection" stores carry the Aldens. The "collection" store locations are super inconvenient (in downtown DC and in Georgetown), though there's a chance the Tysons store carries them. Might as well just go to the Alden store. It's almost like they are trying not to sell their Aldens in-store.
Edit: was told by a SA at the Tysons store that none of the J. Crew stores in the region carry Aldens because there is an Alden store in DC.