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J.Crew Spring/Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pnewelljr, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    I'm sorry if I'm mistaken. A purpose of having outlet store is to make additional profit out of products that can't be sold at j.crew store due to either defects on them or 2nd graded quality, isn't it?
     
  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A lot of mainstream mall brands have merchandise specialy made to be sold at their outlets. It's usually of lower quality that can be passed onto the consumer for cheaper prices. JCrew is well known for this, as is GAP and BR. You have to learn how to read the tags as they look different, to know.

    That's not to say you won't see some real overstock, but that tends to be more rare.
     
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    barrettdudley Senior member

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    I learned this about a couple years ago and was so disappointed. Even places like Nordstrom Rack and Neiman's Last Call buy product specifically for those stores now. You can still find some rare gems, but yeah, the product in Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Gap outlets, etc. is pretty much all just cheaper, shittier versions of what you'd find in a real store.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    NM Last Call carries a lot of mainline branded overstock. You are right that they carry cheaper junk like any outlet, but they are one of the better stores for finding real product on clearance.

    The Rack doesn't even carry a lot of the same brands that Nordstrom does. It's a lot of crap and hard to wade through.
     
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    I really appreciate the info. BTW, You mentioned the difference in the tag. How can I tell if my garments are from either outlet store or not?
     
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    J. Crew Outlet items will have 2 dots (••) under the J. Crew on all the tags
     
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    The clothing for the J. Crew outlets (about 90%) are actually made differently and at different factories. Some of it is left over from previous seasons from retail. If you look closely you can see the differences however some differences are so small that most people will never notice.

    I find that there are some things that are MUCH better buys at the outlet and some things that I'd never touch.

    Men's Outlet tailored shirts (I find better patterns and these shirts are MUCH less than retail), denim is ok for the price, lambswool, cotton cashmere, khaki pants are ok, bedford's suck. Wool and cotton sweaters are hit or miss... T-shirts are much cheaper as well.

    Retail: Shirts are great, mostly any pants (I prefer the retail pants over the outlet but some outlet pants are ok - khakis, denim), sweaters are better.
     
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    *Bump*
     
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    nothing much you can do now is there? just cold wash it with fabric softener/dryer sheets, it'll soften over time.
     
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    We need a fall/winter thread.
     
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    I agree with this post!
     
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    Need to get a few suits for work. Currently rotating a few Uniqlo suits, but I've found that J. Crew suits fit even better.

    Is the $700 price tag worth it? I understand there are rarely any discount codes on suits.
     
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    You can get an Epaulet one for about $100 more...

    It is pretty funny that people make new season threads for J. Crew as if it had runway shows or legitimate lookbooks.
     
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    Epaulet is out of my size, but their Walt trousers are great.
     

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