If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m in LOVE with Madewell. While other petite bloggers have been digging LOFT duds, I’m never far from the Madewell store.
Sure, it’s gained popularity since the Alexa Chung collection debuted, but even before, it has amazing offerings. In the same vein as J.Crew, but slightly cheaper, their style caters to a younger, trendier, and edgier crowd than the average J.Crew customer. Though I tend to think of it as a casual store made up of denim and tees, it also has great basics that can work for the weekend and for the office.
It’s not the cheapest place to shop, but you get great quality items at a reasonable price. In stores, the sale prices are cheaper than the ones online, so if you’re ever near a Madewell store…check it out.
I popped by the store to try a couple of items in XS from the sale section.
The triple tiered tank and the blazer in XS make for a cool summer pairing. In stores, the tank was on sale $29.99 and the jacket cost $39.99.
The tank was sheer, but the floral pattern is interesting with some asymmetrical ruffle tiers. It feels quite delicate and though I wanted to get it, I didn’t. Since I already have a sheer floral tank I had to pass on this one.
The greyish-blue blazer by Buckley Tailors fit perfectly everywhere…even the sleeves. It kind of has a schoolboy blazer feel to it, but when buttoned, it creates a nice feminine shape. Great construction, awesome fit and on sale? I had to get it especially since the original price of the blazer is $168!
Next was this striped sweatshirt, in an olive color. I wish I had a better photo, but it looks like the stock photo. This was exactly skinny stripe I was looking for but in a sweatshirt material. Very simple, warm, and comfy, I would’ve taken this home as well but I’m holding back for the skinny stripe top I actually want.
This is a very typical outfit for me…a loose top and a cardigan.
The Autumn feathers tank feels just like the other tank I reviewed, sheer and delicate but in a subtler print. It’s really nice, but it’s in the exact same style as my floral tank from Madewell.
The Zip Cardigan Jacket was the surprise of the day. It doesn’t look like much online but in person, it’s quite unique. The cardigan is lined on the inside with a mohair/wool blend that peeks out a little on the sleeves. It’s super warm and cozy…with a slim fit…so perfect! I ended up purchasing it for $39.99.
Additionally, on my wishlist, I was craving a calf hair belt from J.Crew but I didn’t get it because the price was pretty steep. But at Madewell, they had a similar version, just skinnier and cheaper…in zebra print online and in cheetah in stores. So I’ll be contemplating getting that version instead.
Have you tried Madewell and what do you think of the brand?