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Old 11-18-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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Thank You for all the info! I checked out J.Crew (After reading this thread) and played around with the stitching and zippers and it didn't seem like the best quality. However, I did just buy a ton of cute stuff at Ann Taylor Loft and it just seems like its going to last at least a while. I think I fell in love with that store.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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^LOL!! anyways i used to really like J Crew but the last pair of pants I bought there was not all that great. The zipper broke after like 3 washings. But i also have a favorite sweatshirt from there that i absolutely love, it is my go-to sweatshirt when i need a hoodie.
The pricing seemed to be way off for what you actually get. I saw a couple of pieces that looked great but only if it had a good sale price attached.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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I haven't had any issues with clothes I've bought at the J. Crew outlet.
Every single polo we've purchased there shrunk horribly. I am referring to the products made specifically for the outlet store, not overstock from their regular stores.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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Every single polo we've purchased there shrunk horribly. I am referring to the products made specifically for the outlet store, not overstock from their regular stores.
I know, I read your post the first time.

I have many items from the factory outlet and have not had any issues with them whatsoever.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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I am a big fan of ann taylor loft!
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Doesn't J Crew use the fur from dogs on some of the clothing? It was a big issue some time ago.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I am a big fan of ann taylor loft!
They make great jeans...I just wish the inseams weren't so long. Their work pants are all too big for me, even the size 00s. Ann Taylor Loft runs HUGE.

Their tops would be great if they didn't have so much....stuff...attached to them. See website.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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They make great jeans...I just wish the inseams weren't so long. Their work pants are all too big for me, even the size 00s. Ann Taylor Loft runs HUGE.

Their tops would be great if they didn't have so much....stuff...attached to them. See website.

I am just about to order a pair of 00 regular length. How "off" is the sizing? I'm looking at the sizing chart right now and rethinking the purchase since its one of those "online exclusives" that needs to be returned by mail. The longer the better with the inseam but I just hate oddly fit jeans. I tried finding the size in stores but they said they don't carry it in stores.

I will say they do have some wacky stuff out now with giant flowers attached to shirts etc.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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J. Crew has gone down hill A LOT in the last 10 years. They used to have really good quality basic staples like polos, sweaters, chinos, etc. Banana Republic is far and away better in all aspects.........styling, fit, choice, quality etc. Ann Taylor Loft is for conservative old ladies and their quality is not that great.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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I love the look of Ann Taylor Loft stuff and have to force myself not to shop there; everything I've bought has been a disappointment in terms of quality. Sweaters stretch out, and all of their various embellishments fray and wrinkle and generally do badly in the wash. Shame. I did buy a nice satin blouse there to wear with an interview suit and it's done fine; maybe because I've only worn it twice!
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