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eBay Buyer's Guide: J. Crew vs J. Crew Factory


I've recently been obsessed with J. Crew's Quilted Vests. I'm eyeing the herringbone print or a dark red or green color. None of which they seem to offer right now. J. Crew's Herringbone version is all sold out. And after talking to a customer service rep, it seems J. Crew has no plans to restock the herringbone print vest this season. FYI: new arrivals hit jcrew.com on Nov. 12. My next step was to search eBay to try and find it. This is when I stumbled upon a startling discovery. It seems some eBay sellers forget to indicate if the clothing is from J. Crew or J. Crew Factory. Have you ever bought anything off eBay? If so, how was your experience?

I thought I would share how to tell the difference between J. Crew and J. Crew Factory. Since there is a difference in price point and I want to make sure we're all getting the best deal. :)


If we look at the tags, J. Crew Factory items have two little diamonds on the tag below the words "J. Crew". While J. Crew items do not have these diamonds. I only know how to tell the difference between clothing items, not bags, shoes, or jewelry unfortunately. What is your opinion on J. Crew vs J. Crew Factory in terms of quality?

Anyways, I couldn't find the J. Crew herringbone vest in my size for a reasonable price. So I decided I would order the J. Crew Factory version and will post a review when it arrives! It's currently on backorder until Nov. 18 and is excluded from their current 30% OFF promo with code: EXTRA30 that is running right now.

Here's my picks from the sale: Factory waffle infinity scarf  (in heather acorn or vintage cabernet! I've had those colors on my wish list for a long time.) Factory colorblock pencil skirt in houndstooth Factory tissue turtleneck tee Factory scoopneck layering tee Factory warmspun Fair Isle sweater in chevron dot Factory leather-patch Charley sweater Factory snowflake Fair Isle sweater Factory pom-pom cable-knit sweater Factory printed voile popover Factory jeweled shell Factory novelty quilted puffer vest

The following are available in petites: Factory petite knit tweed sleeveless dress Factory petite jeweled tuxedo cami Factory petite draped henley tunic Factory Petite printed silky tee