Monday, August 13, 2012

Madewell and an AWESOME giveaway!!!

If you're a fan of J. Crew, then perhaps you've heard of its sister brand, Madewell. Madewell has a more casual look than J. Crew, and while it does many things well, it is probably best know for its denim. Lucky for  us Clevelanders, the Madewell stores opened at Beachwood Place on August 1st, and I stopped by a few days after the grand opening in the name of, umm, research (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

The store is on the second floor, sorta close to J. Crew. I can't remember what store used to be there, but I think it used to be Metropark.


I walked in the store and immediately spotted at least 10 things that I wanted. Top on the list are the black boots pictured in the window above. They retail for about $300 and are the most sumptuous leather I have ever felt in a boot. They're made it Italy, naturally...


I also fell totally in love with a couple of necklaces, a few adorable scarves, and a silver sparkly cardi.


I walked through the store taking mental notes of all the things I was going to add to my Amazon wishlist (which, btw, you can use for things not sold on Amazon as well- highly recommend you use it and keep it updated for anyone looking to gift you something LOL), and yet resisted buying anything (I was trying to be disciplined). This worked pretty well, until I brushed my hand across a pair of jeans. One touch of the blue, soft, rail-straight fabric and my resolve FELL TO PIECES!!! I'm only human, and those jeans were just waaaaayyyy to much temptation. AND, with a price point of $98.50, they were just too good a deal to pass up!!!

Madewell:1; My resolve: 0

Here comes my favorite part of this post-- Not wanting to leave my readers out of the experience of these jeans (which I have worn almost every day over the past week), thanks to Madewell, I'm giving away a $100 giftcard to Madewell, to use on whatever you like at the store!!!!

Here's how you enter (each gets you 1 entry):
1. Leave me a comment letting me know of your one must-have item for fall
2. Tweet about the contest and link back to this post (please make sure you mention me @cleshopaholic in the post)-- you can do this once a day for more entries
3. Post a link to this post on your facebook page (and please leave me a comment saying you did so)-- you can do this once a day for more entries as well

Contest ends at 9:00 pm on Sunday August 19th, with a random winner picked and announced August 20th.

Madewell is also hosting an in-store event on Thursday August 16th, featuring a Madewell stylist to help you pick your outfit!! AND, if you bring in a pair of gently worn jeans for donation, you will receive 20% off a new pair of jeans!!!! But wait, there's more: starting at 6 pm, if you're one of the first 100 guests to stop by guest services at Beachwood Place, you will receive a $10 giftcard to Madewell.

You know where I'll be (donating my old jeans) on the 16th, I hope I see you there too!!! Good luck to all who enter!!!

Disclosure: Madewell is providing the $100 gift card for the giveaway. All other opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own!! 


65 comments:

amy said...

I love the floral denim. Just wish they cut XL and 33-34.

kimi said...

Not that I need them but I MUST have new jeans. I'm a blue jean baby through and through!!!

kimi said...

Tweeted!

michelle wong said...

my must have item for fall is combat boots

michelle wong said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/235201675244212224

michelle wong said...

shared on fb

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=351697098243998&id=100004036521487

Holly Marie said...

I adore their Archive leather boots, I know I'd wear them year after year!

rosy girl baked goods said...

i've been drooling over the songbird dress since january !!

rosy girl baked goods said...

tweeted :)

Kristin said...

New boots!!!

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

I need some new sweaters to pair with skinny jeans!

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

Tweeted

Heather said...

I'm dying for a new pair of "nice" jeans.

Heather said...

Tweet tweet!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I "need" new jeans but really would love about anything in that place!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/235345921175584768

OBM.cle said...

my Fall must have ... booties, booties and more booties. And the perfect pair of skinnies to wear with them!!

thanks for the chance to win!

oldblackmagiccle@gmail.com

Kelly

Jessica said...

Tweet Tweet! (@projectnightx2)

Jessica said...

Mama could use a new pair of jeans! I am in need of a "girls going out for some wine...my behind needs to not look saggy" jeans.

fabulouslytabs said...

tweeted :)

Kimberly said...

I NEED those boots!!!

Erin said...

boots and of course new jeans!

Dena Campana said...

I must find black leather boots!!

Carly said...

skinnies, scarves and a comfy sweater = my fall must haves!

kakaty said...

Scarves, scarves, scarves. My favoriate fall/winter accessory and I can never have enough

kakaty said...

tweeted!

https://twitter.com/kakatywins/status/235354030782693376

Alana said...

i want a new scarf!!!

Managed Chaos said...

New jeans are a must.

Managed Chaos said...

Just tweeted:
https://twitter.com/Managed_Chaos/status/235431155887906816

Ashley said...

I have to have a good pair of boots.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

ashley said...

Scarfs!

ashley said...

https://twitter.com/ohsmiledarling/status/235495813705506817

Alicia Costello said...

I went in there today and was IN LOVE with the printed tees and lots of dresses. My go-to fall outfit is usually dress, tights, boots so I'm pretty certain I can make something happen in there!

michelle wong said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/235585463929413632

michelle wong said...

shared on fb

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=308592999238226&id=100004036521487

Heather said...

Tweeted today!

Suzanne said...

They have some leopard flats I just HAVE TO HAVE!!!!!

fabulouslytabs said...

tweeted

janguyen said...

I desperately need a new pair(s) of black and brown boots!

michelle wong said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/235931254451748864

Anonymous said...

Jeans are on my list!!
ggventre@gmail.com

becky said...

my must have item for fall is the perfect pair of tan boots - they're so versatile and keep your toes warm! i love to wear them with skinny jeans, dresses and thick tights... the list goes on. and i LOVE madewell! crossing everything that i'll win as it's well out of my price range this year!

Becky said...

my must have item for fall is the perfect pair of tan boots - they're so versatile and keep your toes warm! i love to wear them with skinny jeans, dresses and thick tights... the list goes on. and i LOVE madewell! crossing everything that i'll win as it's well out of my price range this year!

Alana said...

tweeted!

fabulouslytabs said...

tweet tweet

kakaty said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/kakatywins/status/236188267660316672

wearingmascara said...

Pick meeeeeee! My number one item is black boots. I need to find some cute ones!

wearingmascara said...

Tweeted!

michelle wong said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/236299154672992257

charlene said...

Tweeted

fabulouslytabs said...

tweeted again :)

rosy girl baked goods said...

tweeted again !!

michelle wong said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/236647056859623425

fabulouslytabs said...

tweeted.

Debbie said...

I must get the leather transport tote for school!

Debbie said...

posted on my facebook page!

Debbie said...

tweeted! i wish i found out about your page earlier though!

Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

I need some new sweaters!

PS Was the 20% off jeans donation a one time thing or will they be doing this regularly?

Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

I tweeted!

michelle wong said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mw2314/status/237013537845813248

fabulouslytabs said...

tweeted

Kelci said...

I'm in need of purple pants!

Kelci said...

i also tweeted!

michelle wong said...

tweeted bhttps://twitter.com/mw2314/status/237381100207476737

Debbie said...

tweeted