Thursday, October 25, 2007

J. Crew

Dear J. Crew,
I love you. I love your colors. My favorite look this season is your bright pink hoodie over a poplin shirt patterned with skiers. So cute, and so deliciously cozy-preppy. But if our relationship is ever going to flourish like it should, a couple things need to change.
1 - your sizing. Your stores tell me that I'm too fat, that you don't stock clothes in my size, and if you do, they are way too long because you don't have short-length pants. But I have a feeling that you've changed your sizes, that a real 10 is a J. Crew 8, a 12 a J. Crew 10, and so on. But I'll never really know, because I see that you don't have "my size" in your store, and I would never try on something that appears to be two sizes too small.
2 - your prices. That pink hoodie I love so much? Seventy-four dollars. For a hooded sweatshirt. The cute little poplin button-down shirt? Eighty-four dollars. That is way too much, J. Crew. When I wandered over to the sale rack the other day, you had a super cute navy-and-lavender cotton button-down, but marked down it was still about eighty bucks - because it had originally been $120. I'm sorry, dear, but that is just too much for what it was. I know some people will pay it, but not me. I won't even buy your $28 headbands.

I'm sorry.

J. Crew - C


shannon said...

I bet they've changed their sizes like everywhere else has. I dropped at least 1 size if not 2 at most stores without actually changing my weight over the last couple years (okay, well now I'm not, but before June).

But yeah, they're way too expensive...

Ashley said...

All stores have changed their sizes, this is true. Also true? That J. Crew is WAY WAY WAY too expensive which is a problem because the dress that I covet for your wedding is a J.Crew dress... Bummer on both accounts. That's why I'm at the gym 5 times a week--so I can fit into their clothes again. Now I just need to make more money so I can afford it;)!

Anonymous said...

Try one of their outlet stores. There are two in Michigan: Birch Run and Howell. Howell is closest to you, a bit north of Brighton.


Jenny said...

I had my very first "Wow, I spent way too much on clothes" moment at a J.Crew in Tulsa. I went with my mom to get some new digs. I swear, I only bought like 2 button down shirts, a cashmere sweater and a pair of pants and it was about $350! Granted the shirts and pants are still working for me because they are good quality, but it was still SO MUCH!

equippedtofascinate said...

Don't even get me started on clothes that don't fit. With my waist and monkey arms, no one ever makes clothes to adequately fit me. However, I am now sitting here in a $90 shirt, in order to tell you, you get what you pay for. Most of the time, although not always, higher prices mean higher quality. Meaning, hopefully you can wear the clothing enough to justify the price you spend before it goes out of style.