J. Crew is running a 30% off sale (use code OHMYSALE at checkout; cardholders can take an extra 20% off with code CARDPERKS) on select full-price styles through Sunday (08/19/18), including the Belted Shirtdress, which was previously excluded from all promotions. This dress encapsulates comfort dressing: the cut is somewhat relaxed, and the midweight, soft merino-wool blend has plenty of…

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A potential upside of being an enthusiastic shopper and frequent closet-purger is that, after a few years, you may end up with a closet full of clothes that you love. Take, for example, the floral sheath dress that I am wearing in these photos. Even after dozens of wears, I am still excited to put it on and continue to…

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The J. Crew Striped Button-Shoulder Turtleneck, last seen here, that I own in two colorways has been further discounted online (now a mere $8.99 + an extra 15% off for J. Crew cardholders with code CARDPERKS). I bookmarked its product page a few weeks ago when I noticed that sizes weren’t selling out despite the top’s 4+ star reviews and the…

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British retailer Boden was founded as a mail-order business in 1991, two years after Popular Merchandise Inc. rebranded itself as J. Crew. Both companies found success in catalog sales, but J. Crew’s retail store ambitions overtook the company’s catalog-based model early on. Unlike J. Crew–which went public in 2006, and then was taken private again in 2011, Boden has opted…

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  I ranted at length about Infinite Style by Ann Taylor last year, and then made a bold prediction: it’s doomed (if not to oblivion then, at a minimum, to irrelevance). While my feelings about Infinite Style haven’t changed, an update is warranted as new information have come to light. What I didn’t realize when I wrote my original post…

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