I wandered into the other J Crew store in town last night and saw this.

Now, I had been eyeing it online for about two weeks in this exact color, Dark Pewter. I almost bought it with the 30% off but decided on Cashmere instead (glad I did…Love my Jalapeno Cashmere Shawl Popover Sweater!). Online it is $159.99, down from $268. It’s a great neutral color and has a fold-over flap to close the bag. I love my Mini Campo bag but sometimes I just don’t like having my purse open all the time.

Anyway, I walked into the store and saw this and several other purses, all store returns from online purchases. I knew I would be paying $159.99 but that was much better than paying $268. I checked the tag inside the bag to find out it was not that price. It was less…much less…half-off-the-sale-price-less.  Yep, $79.99 was the price on the tag. That sealed the deal for me and now it’s mine.

But here’s what I don’t understand J Crew. Why are you not consistent with the prices? I understand if it was less online than the store return but to be less in the store than online…huh? The only thing I can figure out is that it was purchased when it came out online, immediately returned and has been sitting in the store for quite a while.

I guess I don’t really need to understand it because it’s mine, mine, mine, for $79.99.