Shopping the gigantic J.Crew end-of-year sale doesn't feel like any season before it. Naturally, J.Crew is still J.Crew, and the sale is stocked with the signature preppy staples you know and love; the same ones that send shoppers racing to the store every time Meghan Markle pulls one out of her closet. But amongst the office-appropriate blazers and striped cardigans are snakeskin mules, on-trend houndstooth blazers, and suede bucket bags that wouldn't look out of place on the wrist of a fashion-forward New Yorker. To say J.Crew has upped its game would be an understatement.
It may be better to say J.Crew changed its game entirely. If you haven't shopped at the store this year you may be confused by pieces like these kitten-heeled O-ring booties or said snakeskin mules. The year-end sale reflects how expertly the brand has expanded itself beyond its traditional wheelhouse. After 2017 spelled a time of change for J.Crew, it spent 2018 designing and releasing competitively stylish clothing outside its traditional wheelhouse — an effort that's lead to increasing J.Crew's total comparable sales in the third quarter by four percent, according to a November 2018 press release from J.Crew Group, Inc.
But what does that all mean for you? Simply put, J.Crew's sale has it all, from workwear to street style. For a limited time you can save an additional 50 percent on the sale section with the promo code BIGGERSALE. The code takes those originally $178 snakeskin mules down to a hard-to-beat $37.49, and the hardware-embellished booties to $94.99 from $298. The sales ends Jan. 8, though, and select styles (especially anything ever spotted on the Duchess of Sussex) are selling out quickly.
Ahead, eight pieces from J.Crew's end-of-season sale that are fresh, yet still ring true to the preppy style that made J.Crew a household name. However, these are only a few pieces from the wide selection available; check out the entire sale for yourself on J.Crew's website before it ends.