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This post is from the October 2010 J. Crew Warehouse Sale in Richmond Virginia. I DON’T HAVE A CURRENT COUPON, I’m sorry!
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If you love j.crew, make a beeline for the TJMaxx shopping center on W Broad St to check out the j.crew regional warehouse sale.
What to expect:
Crowds! The company running the sale had crowd control under control, but when I visited Saturday morning, there was a line waiting to enter because the facility was at capacity. There was even a bit of a wait to find a parking space in the parking lot.
When you enter, you are issued a huge plastic bag for carrying your purchases and a price list. The large space is filled with a pervasive rustling as everyone moves about dragging their bags filled with loot. Everything except for wedding dresses has a flat price – no price tags, so refer to the price list.
Selected price points:
Non-sweater tops $10
Men’s chino’s $15
Cashmere sweaters $40
Other sweaters $20
Dresses (non-wedding) $25
Other accessories $8
Leather handbags $30
Non-leather handbags $20
Swimwear per piece $3
Leather/suede boots $50
Rubber flip flops $2
Red line items (I didn’t notice any) $5
Non-sweater tops $8
Be prepared to rummage! The inventory is all in boxes on tables and on the floor. It is roughly divided into women’s, men’s, children’s, shoes, and accessories; but gets jumbled up. Several new boxes of stuff were brought out while I was browsing.
There are no mirrors, no dressing rooms, and no returns! Know your size, including waist measurement for pants, and check your purchases carefully for defects. Irregular garments are included, some with small holes or stains.
Selection: Abundant women’s items, especially pants and coats. I saw several pieces from the Madewell line which is also owned by JCrew. While a few larges were mixed in, most of the women’s sizes I saw were in the 2-8 range. Men had a good-sized section as well. The children’s pickings (Crewcut line) were slim.
Bargains: It’s not yard sale pricing, but a great savings on J.Crew regular prices. I didn’t find any shirts I wanted for $10 (I didn’t dig as long or determinedly as I might have). I did pick up a pair of flip-flops ($2), a floppy sunhat ($8), and my big score was three swimsuits for $3 apiece! A basic brown, a basic black, and a print. I am soooo excited 🙂 I think swimsuits are the real steal there, but I didn’t have much competition for them (possibly because of the lack of dressing rooms)
Location and hours:
Former Good Wood store
TJMaxx shopping center (9125 W Broad St)
10am to 8pm now through October 17th
Thanks Lindsay for telling me about it!
Update: I have come into possession of the mythical 30% off “Friends and Family” coupon, thanks to Phil for telling me of its existence, and big thanks to Art for forwarding it to me! If you’d like me to forward the email (with PDF coupon attachment), just send an email to richmondbargains at gmail dot com. (Note – this coupon is only valid for the regional warehouse sale. I don’t think it will work at a regular J.Crew)