Tuesday, September 2, 2008

J. Crew or Jimmy Choo?

I was flipping through my new J.Crew catalogue (since I am not watching 90210) and I have a question for you. Am I the only one who thinks that the Crew is getting a lil pricey? Now J.Crew is definitely not your run of the mill shopping mall store but $600 shoes, $450 handbags, and even a $3,500 dress! That is a little excessive for a store that would be a stretch to call "designer". I'm just wondering what ya'll think. Maybe they have always been that expensive and I have never really noticed but, geez, I am noticing now!


The clothes are as cute and classic as always though. These are my fall must-haves ....

Gold, driving moccasins - I love all the colors but the gold is my fave!

I adore both of these dresses ... of course if I get them both, one of them will have to come in a different color!


No questions asked, this sweater will be on my body at the first sign of fall. I love the femininity of it. I have a boyish figure, straight up and down, so most sweaters (especially crew necks) don't exactly flatter me. This one, however, should be just right!

xoxo~

14 comments:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

oh yes-- definitely buying that sweater, too!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

I totally agree about the $$! Especially the shoes...and so awful because they are SO CUTE! All of them! I love that sweater...didn't spy it in my catalog. Better go back for a second look!

Leigh said...

I agree with you. J.Crew has been getting more and more expensive each season. One would think with the way the economy is the $15 million in excess inventory that they have right now, the would price their items lower, but they did not.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

good morning... i just looked at buying that gorgeous feminine cashmere sweater in the oatmeal-like color in a Small. they're sold out of smalls in that color! and i think that's the only color i like besides black. what to do?

wait a minute... i didn't have the money to spend on that sweater in the first place!

preppy little dress said...

yes - afterall do you really think of j. crew when you think wedding dress? hmmmm

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love your blog by the way! In fact, I left you a little love over at my blog. By the way totally agree that J. Crew is getting expensive.

Rebecca Taylor said...

I thought the same thing when I got my catalog this month!

LyndsAU said...

I want that sweater :) We will be office twinkies :)

Andi said...

I feel the same way too. There is a beaded leopard print cardigan that is in the thousands of dollars range and I think it is stupid/would buy it if I could afford it. The V-neck sweater is very flattering. I tried it on Monday when I was shopping. I ordered it in black since they didn't have my size. Steve Madden makes a more affordable version of those driving mocassions as well.

Muffy said...

Verrrry cute! I agree, every season the prices get higher!

morewineplease said...

I totally agree.. I was shocked the last time I picked up j.Crew... I had to double check who it was when I saw the prices...

Laurie said...

I love both dresses - especially the first one.

The sweater is cute too - Banana has one just like that too that I've been eyeing up.

Courtney said...

I was just talking about the J Crew situation this morning?!
I wore J Crew everyday in college and I was BROKE? They are really liking themselves these days.
BUT J Crew never does you wrong. And I will be purchasing the gold mocassins!

Traci Anne said...

I only buy J. Crew on sale now - they've gotten WAY too expensive!