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This Saturday and Sunday the J.Crew warehouse will be hosting another sale.
See the flier below for all of the details, and for more information call 434-316-6324.
This Saturday and Sunday the J.Crew warehouse in Lynchburg will be hosting another sale.
Here are the details:
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
25 Millrace Drive, Lynchburg
The stock of this sale will be replenished over the two days, so there’s no particular reason to get there early unless you’re looking for a wedding dress (sometimes those are available, sometimes they’re not, unfortunately you don’t know until you go).
Also, all sales are final and there are no dressing rooms, so wear clothing that pieces can be slipped over to try on.
Another J. Crew sample sale (or warehouse sale, whichever title you prefer) is coming our way this weekend.
Shop the sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the J. Crew warehouse location in Lynchburg (25 Millrace Drive).
I’ve had tons of luck at these sales, but you never know what you’re going to find. The selection changes at each sale, though they do replenish the stock (so no need to get there early).
Just beware: All sales are final and there are no dressing rooms. I suggest you wear something that can fit under any merchandise you choose to try on.
For more information, call the store at 434-316-6324 or check out the flier below:
If you’re on the J.Crew Clearance Store email list, this is old news to you. (Hint: You should sign up by calling 434-316-6324.)
Recently two coupons valid at the J.Crew Clearance Store (23 Millrace Drive, Lynchburg) were sent out.
Coupon #1 offers 20% off a purchase made from Dec. 14-23.
Coupon #2 offers 15% off a purchase made from Dec. 27-Jan. 5.
It’s important to note that all sales are final and there are no returns or exchanges available. No buyer’s remorse allowed here!
To print these coupons, click the graphic below. Then, on the next screen, click the graphic again for a large, printable version.
If you’ve been thinking about shopping a J.Crew warehouse sale for some gifts, this is your last chance.
Here are the details:
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
25 Millrace Drive, Lynchburg (click the map for directions)
Warehouse sales come in all varieties: furniture at the Grand Home Furnishings outlet in Roanoke, cosmetics and fragrances at the Elizabeth Arden warehouse in Roanoke and clothing and accessories at the J.Crew warehouse in Lynchburg. If you’re a fan of warehouse-style sales, you’ll be thrilled to hear about a new liquidation company based in nearby Lynchburg, Brand Name Liquidations (BNLIQ).
Rodney Davis of Forest previously worked with J.Crew on its warehouse sales in the area, but now he is CEO of BNLIQ.
Drawing from his past retail work, Davis and his business partner Jim Rufus, who also works in commercial real estate and with a company called Whole Sale Food Group, created BNLIQ to be the liaison between shoppers and companies that want to have sales. The website states that BNLIQ “liquidate overstocks, returns, samples, damages via warehouse and sample sales on your behalf, while ensuring your brand is protected.”
Brand protection is key for Davis. He aims to keep the integrity of a well-known brand while still hosting a sale with deep discounts. For this reason, the location of each sale will be a respectful distance from any wholesalers and shops who sell the brand in the area. Shoppers can expect many sales to be held locally, though.
Can pop up anywhere
From Nov. 9 through 18, Davis hosted a Vineyard Vines sale in the old Lowe’s location off of Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. This was an appropriate distance from retailers, like Alligator Alley in Roanoke, who sell Vineyard Vines products regularly. He has no interest in competing with retailers who are selling the merchandise full price.
“Typically I just rent an empty space and set up shop,” Davis explained. You never know where his next sale might pop up.
There’s also no set schedule for the sales, as it generally depends on the seasonality of the merchandise and how much a company has to offer. But there are times of year when you’re more likely to see the sales.
“Fall is a really good time because of college kids, which is another reason the Lynchburg area works,” he said. Lynchburg is home to Liberty University and Lynchburg College — full of potential shoppers.
Don’t expect BNLIQ to work only with large apparel companies, either. Davis said he has “a lot of irons in the fire,” but wasn’t ready to release any prospective clients. He is open to hosting a variety of sales, though.
“We will work with smaller companies to do online flash sales and other things,” he said. “If they don’t have a huge amount of inventory it’s not a problem, we can still work with it.”
Shoppers can sign up online to be notified of sales. So far the company has a database of close to 5,000 names. But the advertising for each sale will be different. Some clients are very brand oriented and prefer to advertise simply by word of mouth. If you’re trendy enough to know the brand, you’ll find out about the sale.
The savings at each sale can vary, but Davis said he would estimate most prices can be 75 percent to 80 percent off retail prices.
At the Vineyard Vines sale I attended, merchandise was an additional 40 percent off of the last marked price (which was usually at least 50 percent off). The sale had a very similar feel to J.Crew warehouse sales in Lynchburg, with merchandise set out in cardboard boxes or hung on racks. It’s definitely an atmosphere for the biggest of bargain hunters.
With a small laugh Davis said he can usually tell within a few seconds whether these sales are for customers who walk through the door.
Many shoppers at the Vineyard Vines sale were repeat customers and visited the sale numerous times.
Moms like Cami Wirt of Forest and Virginia Thornton of Lynchburg were shopping for their college-aged sons. And then there was Crystal Gerard of Charlottesville, who met Davis at one of his J.Crew sales and attends any sale he hosts.
Around lunchtime on Nov. 14, the women were all hovering around waiting for the next shipment to arrive — the boxes had been cleaned out of bowties.
“He runs a really great sale,” Gerard said. “It’s just fabulous. People love the bowties.”
Davis and Gerard both cautioned shoppers to dress appropriately and come prepared. There are no dressing rooms at warehouse liquidation sales, so many women opt for form-fitting workout apparel or leggings that clothing can be slipped over. With most companies only offering purchases as final sale (no returns or exchanges), it’s important to know the fit before you buy. Bringing snacks and water is also important.
Davis also warned that shoppers should be prepared to spend some time at the sale.
“It’s almost like a treasure hunt,” he said.
The next sale hosted by BNLIQ will be Moore & Giles, a leather company based out of Lynchburg. This sale will be held on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1081 Tannery Row in Forest.
For more information about BNLIQ and to sign up for the company’s mailing list, visit www.bnliq.com.
This weekend, Oct. 27 and 28, the J.Crew warehouse in Lynchburg (25 Millrace Drive) will be hosting a sample sale (aka warehouse sale).
This sale will include clothes for men, women and kids, and the flier I received by email also pointed out there will be wedding, cocktail and Madewell (a sister brand of J.Crew) apparel as well.
If you’re looking for wedding-wear I suggest you get there early — it’s generally very limited in availability. Otherwise, the warehouse is constantly replenishing its stock so there’s no need to get there at the crack of dawn.
For more information or to sign up to be notified of future sales, call (434) 316-6324.
I love J.Crew sample sales (aka warehouse sales). I really, really do. So, I was jumping for joy when I finally got word of the next sale, which is THIS weekend.
The warehouse in Lynchurg (25 Millrace Drive) will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click “Directions” in the map below to get directions from your house to the sale.
After going a couple times, I’ve abandoned the idea that you have to be there early unless you’re looking for an extremely rare item, like a wedding dress. Our local warehouse is constantly replenishing their stock during the sale, so you may not really benefit from getting there early and waiting in line. Last time I went after lunch and walked right in with no trouble. I still managed to find a giant bag full of clothes, too!
The J.Crew discount store next door is also open during sale hours, so you may find some deals in there, as well.
For more information about the sale, call the Lynchburg store at (434) 316-6324. If you’d like to be notified about future sales, ask them to add you to their email list.