On the way there we stop at Asheville because not only it’s almost the mid-way point but it’s a great town to visit.The weather was wet and windy so we weren’t able to capture much of the moment on film, but here’s what we managed while downtown:
anthropologie tambour blouse
anthropologie cliffhanger flats
After browsing a couple of bookstores and Urban Outfitters we mosied over to the Bier Garden for adult beverages. Their beer list was extensive, the french fries were delicious, and I extremely enjoyed my cider. People watching in the rain was not as exciting as I was hoping so I watched this guy instead.
Always the caretaker, checking on the latest tornado developments…
For those not in the know, the retail distribution center is located adjacent to the clearance store, which is a magical place where J.Crew items are significantly marked down. I was so excited going in, expecting hundreds of items marked down, but I soon realized there wasn’t much space to work with. There were sections for women’s tops, blouses, dresses, cardigans and bottoms, kids apparel, some dresses from the wedding line, men’s apparel, and women’s shoes, but not many choices overall in my opinion and that was probably due to the limited space.
The prices ranged from $10 scarves to $50 sandals. Oh, I saw a leather bag selling for $60 and that might have been the most expensive item in the store. Jackie Cardigans in an assortment of colors were $25 (yey!) and I spotted a few Forever Cardigans for the same price as well. I really had my eye on the shoes mainly because ballet flats were marked $30, but after the damage I caused at the warehouse sale a few months ago, decided it was best to walk away. I’m glad I was able to visit in person and thought the prices were fair, but think the warehouse sales provide much more merchandise at a lower price. The purchases for the night included a belt for the doc and another Jackie in the pale coral.
As the day wore on and the rain continued, we made the decision to stay put and continue the rest of the journey in the morning. That was fine with me because it gave me a chance to make some new friends: