My next stop after Madewell was the C. Wonder store. I’ve purchased from them before and have loved what I have so far. I knew there was a store at Santana Row but the Grand Opening wasn’t until the Friday I was leaving for San Francisco. I was happy to see that the store had opened early and I would only miss the festivities of the Grand Opening and not the soft opening of the store.
The store itself was bright and beautiful. I was immediately drawn to one of the front mannequins that had the Blackwatch Jeans (below). I did a walk-around first and grabbed a few items to try on. I have been hesitant to order clothing from them in case sizing was smaller or larger than what I think I am.
Plaid Wool Blend Hacking Jacket, Size 8, Wintergreen – I am finding I vary in Blazer sizes depending on the material. The size 8 was a good fit, especially over other layered items. I loved this Blazer and the only reason I didn’t get it was because I didn’t have the room in my bag for it. As soon as there’s a promo I will definitely snatch it up. I love the mint throughout the pattern as well as the Mint lining. And it has perfectly placed elbow patches.
Metallic Wool Blend Blazer, Size 8, Coffee – Coffee is brown. This is Gold. Despite the name color discrepancy this is a beautiful blazer. If I had a need for a Gold Blazer (i.e. Didn’t work from home but in an office.) I would get this/wishlist this blazer.
Polka Dot Silk Pullover
, Size Medium, Wintergreen/Navy – I brought this in to try on under the blazers and ended up liking it. Not enough to purchase there but it’s on my Wishlist. I cannot resist Mint. (Yes, C. Wonder has a Wishlist. No waiting around for years.)
Cabled Crewneck Tunic Sweater, Size Medium – The Medium was a good fit and I could probably size to a Small if I wanted. I love the high-low hem but I can’t recall if this was long enough in the back to wear with leggings/Pixie Pants, cause I am covering that booty. (All sweaters currently 30% off through Nov 11)
Silk and Jersey Ballet Neck Sweatshirt, Size Small???, Navy – This was an unexpected like. It’s very cozy and has an elbow patch. The arms are a little snug which makes me think I grabbed a Small and not a Medium. I do like this better than the full Silk Sweatshirt offered by J Crew.
Stretch Skinny Blackwatch Jeans
, Size 29 – This size was a good fit and sizing up would be a touch loose and even more so throughout the day. This is my J Crew Matchstick size. I was also Spanxing
it that day and probably would even when I wear these just to smooth out certain places. I love the Blackwatch pattern and have several items in my closet to wear with these jeans. For my day-to-day, the jeans are a much better option than previous years J Crew and Factory offerings of Trousers and Cafe’ Capri Pants.
The Evil Eye Bangle was too kitschy to pass up. I wore this the rest of my vacation.
C. Wonder has only been around for a few years with a store or two in New York and an online presence. They are now expanding and opening stores throughout the country. I hope they come to Texas!
If you register for an account you can add items to your Wishlist AND also review items on the site. If you register for emails you will receive 20% off your full-price purchase. If you share an item (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) you’ll receive Free Shipping. I don’t think you can stack promo items (20% + Free Ship) but the Free Ship would be good to use when they have a percent off sale or specific items. Lastly, there is no promo code to remember when they have one. Promos are automatically applied at Check-Out!
C. Wonder always has items I like and I love their Monogram Shop. I also purchased the Stencil Initial Letter Cuff
as they were having 30% off all Monogram items and have already worn it several times. If you have a pup
, they also have the most adorable sweaters, jackets and accessories! As far as sizing, they are in line with what I wear at J. Crew. I can now happily add clothing items to my wishlist without hesitation.
Right now, C. Wonder has 30% off sale items and 30% off full-priced sweaters through Nov. 11.
Have you been to C. Wonder lately? Do you have a retail store near you? (Jealous!!!)