J Crew Factory First Spring 2013

I received a J Crew “Factory First” email with a link to some new items today. These should be up for all to see tomorrow.

Intarsia Charley Sweater in Lobster – Another nautical-themed critter sweater if you missed out on the Factory Anchor. I’ve heard quality is good on the Charley sweaters so I’d grab this one fast if you really like it.

Crewneck Cardigan in Hearts – As I expected, JC carried over the popular Heart Throb print to the Factory store. This is in a Cardigan, Silk Shirt and 18″ skirt. Lots of options for everyone. 
This is silk, just like the retail version but not as high of a quality. I have the silk striped shirt from the fall. It’s not as soft as the retail silk shirts, IYKWIM. But if you did miss out on this I’d get it. I am glad this wasn’t done in a poly.
This is just like the Color-blocked skirts but in the Heart print. I’ve seen and felt that skirt and didn’t care for it at all. Hopefully this is less poly-looking and poly-feeling. 
Pleated Shift Dress – This is the Basket-weave dress from last Spring. Not sure how thick cotton-y it is. My guess is that it’s just a plain thinner cotton. I do like the Neon Rose and happy to see it in a true Navy as well.
Double-Serge Cotton Mini in Deep Orchid –  I love the double-serge minis and I hope this color is as rich and saturated in person.
Skimmer Pant in Dot Dot Dash – I love my Morse Code Capri pants in Navy. The Factory color is Cerise and comes in a pencil skirt, and mini in Festival Green

Cotton Pleated Shift Dress – I bought this in Modern Red last year and have my eye on the Navy this  year. They are just so cool and easy to wear.
I am happy to see the Cotton Sleep Shirt and Pant as separates. I think I like the shirt more than the pants. I hope there are more colors offered in the store.

Did you receive the “Factory First” email with the link? I will be near the Factory next week so I hope to try some of these on. 

Have a Great Day!


  1. January 23, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I really didn't care for the heart print the first time out, it just isn't "me". But somehow this new color is much more appealing. I think the cardi is darling. Guess I'm slow to the trend 🙂

  2. January 23, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I've always liked the Cotton Pleated shift dress, but haven't bought it. Do you find that it runs tts? Thx!

  3. January 23, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    The basket weave shift dress is actually quite substantial. I bought the Neon Rose colour last year and it's a nice thickness almost pique fabric…holds it's shape so beautifully.

    Best, Lisa