6/8/20: Ann Taylor and LOFT in the news (possible Chapter 11 filing in July). Update 7/8/20: It has been confirmed that Ascena, the parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, has filed for bankruptcy and there will be store closings. Read more here.
7/14/20 – Get 60% off select full-price styles and save an extra 50% off sale styles + save an extra 20% off 3+ sale styles at Ann Taylor. Use code MUSTHAVE. Refer to all of my Ann Taylor reviews here.
I noticed that as of July 1st both Ann Taylor and LOFT‘s return policy is back to 30 days and they are no longer offering FREE mail returns. FREE mail returns is still applicable for online orders placed before June 30, 2020.
Refer to my Insta Shop for my latest sales picks and highlights.
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RECENT PURCHASES / UPCOMING REVIEWS
Stay tuned for upcoming reviews of some LOFT items and recent home purchases. I recently reviewed the floral wreath in last week’s post here.
Use the pick up in-store option to in lieu of ordering the $125+ minimum needed to get free shipping (the Cardmember minimum shipping is $75+). Note that in-store inventory is not guaranteed so if you really want an item it may be best to order it online versus using the in-store pick up option.
The shipping fee is also waived for online orders placed in stores via their special iPad devices at both LOFT and Ann Taylor stores. Ask an associate for assistance and tell them which item(s) you would like to order.
If you’re a LOFT or Ann Taylor cardholder you can save get an additional 15% off (automatically applied at checkout) on the first Tuesday of each month. This cardmember perk can be combined with all current promotions*! I shared how to shop during the sweet spot of the cardmember discount in this old post.
Occasionally the stars align and LOFT and Ann Taylor sales overlap with the first Tuesday of the month. Whenever this happens I try to hold out until midnight 12AM while it’s technically Tuesday Eastern time (but it’s still Monday Pacific time) to save an extra 15% off at checkout (no code needed). This extra cardmember discount works on top of all current promotions. The downside of waiting until the tail end of a sale to place an order is running the risk of having your item and/or size sell out in the more popular items. However, if you’re patient then sizes eventually pop back due to returns.
– 12-3AM ET on Tuesdays is the sweet spot of the tail-end of a sale.
– 12-3AM ET on Wednesdays is another sweet spot because sometimes new sales promotions start on Wednesdays at 12AM ET.
Remember to make those extra savings work in your favor!
*The first Tuesday cardmember offer is combinable with other promotions but it is not combinable with cardmember offers or coupons.
If you’re a Boston local you can use the Prudential Center’s PRUferred Card to save 20% off your full-price purchase at LOFT (excludes Lou & Grey) or Ann Taylor. There is no minimum purchase amount required to use the card. The PRUferred discount works on full-price and full-price promotional items. I called the Prudential LOFT store for clarification and they confirmed that the PRUferred card will not work on top of store wide (percentage off) sales so the card will not work when the store is having a 40% off everything sale. However, the PRUferred card will combine on top of promotions on select full-price items (e.g. $39.50 pants and jeans). Stop by the Concierge Desk located in the Center Court to pick up a PRUferred card for free.
If you’re looking for a review of a specific item you can always search my blog by the exact item name. Alternatively, the search terms ‘whatjesswore’ + the exact product name in your preferred search engine should also reveal whether or not I’ve reviewed the item on my blog. I am usually the first search result if a prior review is available. You can also reference Reviews & Try-Ons for a visual organization of the most recent reviews organized by retailer.
Check out this blog post from a former employee to learn more about shopping and saving at LOFT and Ann Taylor.