I couldn’t resist this dress. I tried it on back in September, didn’t want to pay full price and sort of fell out of love with it. Then it went on sale and while the price was tempting I didn’t find the motivation to look for it. Months pass, different bloggers wear it in all these beautiful ways and here I am, hunting for the dress and having all the luck on Roxy’s trading market. NWT at a reasonable price? I’m sold and am now among the deers. Today was much warmer than the past few, so I was able to leave the house in a cardigan with bright tights and let the outfit shine on its own. I love the soft corduroy (told you I have a thing) and the muted lavender is what always brought me back.
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As for my beef with J Crew, I’ll tell you my story. I have been on the lookout for the Jackie cardigan in bright cinnamon for some time, yet I didn’t want to make a big order to qualify for free shipping because my store never carried it in my size. In I went based on the advise that the red phone would come to my rescue. The SA calls and he’s making small talk, and at one point I hear him say “Oh, I see. Well, please honor the store price which is the regular price of $62”. Say what? Is the cardi on sale and you’re telling red phone lady to charge me full price, for what reason precisely?
I get on the phone and friendly lady informs me that the cardigan is no longer available online in my size so a store search would be the natural next step. Pause- I was just online the other day and saw the cardigan available. In fact, every time I’ve checked it’s been in stock. My friendly SA tells me that red phone lady would even honor the 15% student discount, you know, when she finds my item. Friendly lady takes all my info and informs me that they would make big efforts to search everywhere in the entire country for the cardi, then either call or email with the findings.
I leave the store feeling like I’m one step closer to my cardi. Fifteen minutes later I get an email notifying that the search has been called off – no cardi in sight. Wow, a speedy search indeed. This didn’t make any sense and I was still puzzled by what the SA said, so I went online and what do you think I find?? Oh the usual, the cardi, my cardi, just there, available in my size and everything. Pathetic J Crew! I call CS and explain the whole debacle- he tells me he’ll place the order right away and even honor the student discount. Grand total? $25!!!! The cardi went on sale but for the store search, not so friendly SA wants me to be charged full price.
While the outcome was positive and cardi and I will soon be together, I was really put off by the inconsistency with the search process and shady behavior of the SA. I even asked if it had gone on sale and he says half-heartedly, “Oh you know, sometimes things go on sale, then they’re gone, then they’re back at full price, so….” Right, so what’s the real answer?