The J.Crew and Madewell sample sale just opened at 10am at 260 Fifth Avenue, with markdowns of up to 60% off both brands, plus the kid’s line, Crewcuts.
Two Racked editors stopped by the friends and family preview, which opened at 8am. A few of their biggest takeaways:
There are a lot of J.Crew shorts, J.Crew collection items, leather totes (many of which have "seen better days"), flats, and swimwear.
If you’re looking for holiday, our editors spotted a lot of sequins, feathers, and iridescent pieces.
There’s also a pretty big range in terms of collections: one of our editors found a dress she bought two years ago, and another found a polka-dot skirt she bought in-store just a few weeks ago.
Overall, the verdict was: pretty underwhelming. If you’re looking to grab some tees and basics, go for it. If not, you might want to wait until that line dies down.