Save your money for the next roll out! I just popped in to my local J Crew this morning, and the merchandising team was busy at work. As this is the concept store, many items are on display that have not made their way to other shops yet. I don't have pictures- sorry no smartphone!, but I made note of some items that caught my eye. ( May be AJC can help with this- she is awesome with reviews and pictures.)
Colors. Deep rich burgundy with black. Navy with heather caramel, and accents and jewelry in fuchsia, navy and soft light green.
The first thing that caught my eye was a sequin tank that was burgundy on top, and black on the bottom. The sequins were oblong- very striking.
I looked at the Majesty peacoat in fuchsia. It was a beautiful fuchsia, not too harsh. It is $278, and currently online. The color is scrumptious! There was a beautiful silk( I believe)dress that had a silhouette like the Jules dress with pockets and it was in a gorgeous muted paisley in shades of caramel and soft green. It was $228.
Next was a fitted cashmere blend pullover in 2 colors- black or light green, with the cheekiest , most adorable bird on the front. The sweater is a cashmere blend, and retails for $95.00. I wish I had a picture. Saucy.
|Collection Cashmere in Colorblock|
I also tried on the cashmere striped green and grey pullover. Slouchy and marvelous. The colors are unique, but wearable.
There was a collarless long sleeve silk blouse in shades of burgundy on a cream background in a simple print, with a paisley type border. Pretty, but not earthshaking and the price tag was $250.00?!?
As far as the jewelry went, I have already written about the lovely cobalt glass bead bracelet. Now there is a jeweled elephant pendant with cobalt and "diamond" detail. Stunning. ($79.00- I think). Cate of A Package a Day just pointed out that Rynetta posted a picture on her blogJ Crew is my Favorite Store I liked the timeless beaded acorn type pendant on a long chain in green. There were masses of enamel and jewelled bangles in pink, navy and green. Many had crystal accents and were some of the nicest pieces I have seen for a while. The only thing that concerned me was that many of the bracelets were the stretch kind. I ruined 2 cashmere sweaters last year, and won't risk that again! (Yes, 2- clearly I am not a quick study.)There was a long goldtone necklace studded with enameled bows in black, a light pink, gold, and maybe green. They were $39.50. Very sweet.
I also noticed a rectangular, honey comb print on navy, chiffon scarf (see this post for tying tips) for $70.00. Silk but very fragile, so proceed with caution, or buy online.
I glimpsed a bright fold over clutch in the window, but they were changing the mannequins, so I could not get a closer look.
All in all it was a classic and well thought out roll out. No new catalog yet, but I will check back soon. The staff is so wonderful at that store. It must not be easy to work amidst all of the constant change and swarms of merchandising staff. But, they are always impeccably dressed, charming and helpful.