One of the biggest traps planning brides fall into is the need to purchase “bridal” everything after getting engaged and not realizing that anything labeled bridal is marked up significantly because bridal-centric retailers know there is a high emotional attachment to their goods and services. This is definitely the case for fashion and accessories. Nearlyweds, get familiar with J.Crew Factory!
J. Crew Factory is an online outlet if you will that offers all the stylish goodies you’ve come to expect from the fashionable brand. Apparel and accessories for men, women and children are available and get this — there’s even a CLEARANCE section on the already reduced site. For someone like me who loathes paying retail for just about anything, this was a certified treat to discover. The adorable dress above is probably from last season but is a timeless silhouette and can be an ideal flower girl dress next spring, too. There are also awesome items that can serve as bridesmaid gifts on J. Crew Factory like journals. In fact, Mr. TK scored his groomsmen gifts — caramel leather passport covers which he had personalized — from this site and they were a hit with his crew.
Keep this resource in mind as you select your bridesmaid dresses (see above), outfits for upcoming engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches and all that jazz as well. Oh and they have shoes, too. You’re welcome.
Happy shopping (and saving)!