Why to buy: I have been on the hunt for more casual tops, particularly of the sleeveless variety. Unfortunately for me, these are a hot item right now, as we are fast approaching the hot summer months. I spotted this top at a quick J.Crew visit and immediately loved it. It is a great color and the metallic bars across the front add just a touch of interest. It fits great as well. It’s kind of loose while still being feminine. So far, I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up!
How you can do it: Ok, so obviously not my best deal. This top was just under 50% off, so it definitely doesn’t qualify for both parts of my “$30/75% rule“. But it does meet the first requirement, being under $30. One major thing to remember, especially when shopping J.Crew, is that what you see online by way of sales is not consistent with in-store. Be sure to check the website before you purchase, because often online sales will be greater than those in store. However this was not the particular case with this top. Online the sale was for an additional 30% off, while in-store they had an additional 40% off. So obviously the better deal here was in the store, but that is not always the case. Just be sure to look online (or on your smart phone) before you buy so that you ensure you’re getting the better deal.
Tip: J.Crew doesn’t allow price adjustments and all purchases on sale/clearance merchandise are final sales. Make sure you are positive about an item before buying it, because once you purchase it it’s yours to keep!
Tip 2: If a store doesn’t have your item they can order it for you from another store or online and wave the shipping. However, not all stores will wave shipping if it’s a sale item. Just call another store and they’ll likely do it for you (thank you, Louisville KY store!)!
Run Down: This top was originally $39.50. It was on sale for $34.99. After the additional 40% off, it came to just over $21. Not my best deal, but as it met half of my “$30/75% rule”, I decided to go for it.
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