Hopefully at this point you are not tired of seeing worthy substitutes for J.Crew. To be honest, J.Crew is probably the brand that I regularly shop with the highest prices (Banana Republic comes close, but I usually shop the Outlet rather than retail), so I am most interested in finding good substitutes for J.Crew at the moment. But I am trying to find other substitutes, so keep checking back if you are tired of the J.Crew ones.
J.Crew has two practically-the-same necklaces. The Stone-Bead Ribbon Necklace (item #11488), which comes in a number of different colors, and Glass-Bead Ribbon Necklace (item #11487), which comes in black and grey shades. Both necklaces are $55, and are described as such:
Stone-Bead Ribbon NecklaceI have this necklace in a dark grey color, and had my eye on a couple other colors, as well (although one of them is no longer available). I think it is a nice piece, and definitely not has heavy as I thought it would be. I think it works best to dress up a simple outfit.
Brass and semiprecious stone beads. Length adjusts with 40" ribbon ties. Secured by little brass rings. No clasp. Import. Full necklace length 24".
Glass-Bead Ribbon Necklace
Brass and glass beads. Length adjusts with 40" ribbon ties. Secured by little brass rings. No clasp. Import. Full necklace length: 24".
The Limited has a necklace they call Burnished Beads on Ribbon Necklace (item #1486692), and it retails for $29.50. It is described as such:
Like sand-scuffed pebbles, our silver beads have rounded edges. Strung on a grosgrain ribbon, they create a sophisticated, muted monochrome look. Lobster claw clasp.It's not an exact match, but I think it is close. I have not seen this necklace in person, but the stones seem less delicate than J.Crew's (even though J.Crew's is probably heavier), and I think the necklace has a slightly different vibe, owing to the larger, flatter, more trapezoidal shapes, as well as the burnished look of the stones.
What do you think? Would you wear this necklace? Do you think this necklace could be a worthy substitute for J.Crew's?