to shop / madewell little tokyo storyteller scarf (always check the stores!)

I have updated this post with CyberMonday deals.

I ventured to the stores on Sunday to make some mass returns. I love the patch of Fifth Avenue between 16th and 19th St — Anthropologie, Madewell, J.Crew, Zara, Joe Fresh, and Gap. Old Navy’s also a block away. One observation — Anthropologie and Madewell smell really bad. Anthropologie was renovated earlier this year. It reeks of stinky chemicals. Madewell smells of lingering secondhand smoke.

I’ve been eyeing the Little Tokyo Storyteller Scarf at Madewell. It is 100% wool, is in my favorite color scheme, and has polka dots. And the weather is getting cold. The store was littered with this scarf in the regular priced sections on the first and second floor for $59.50. Then, I saw a few of the scarves in the sale section… marked down to $39.99. I quickly compared the tag numbers between the two and they were the same — very weird. I ended up buying the scarf, after I returned the leopard sidewalk skimmers (ehh… don’t like calf hair!). Since they had 25% off running in the stores, I got the scarf for $30ish, final sale. Lesson: always check the stores.

I also liked the Parisienne Storyteller Scarf. It is slightly lighter than the Tokyo scarf since it is a wool/silk blend. I wish they put more effort in storytelling beyond slapping names of places on the scarf, though.

At J.Crew, the sale section was still decent. The lustre lace mockneck tee which I mentioned here, was marked down to $75 (post 25% off) and all of the sale items are not final sale. After trying it on at home, I concluded that this top is way too itchy for $75. It’s going back, but for those who are immune to itchiness, your lesson is the same as above.

This is the time of year when I start getting turned off by all the sales.

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2 comments
  1. Hi there! I was just wondering if you would ever consider selling this Tokyo Storyteller scarf? I can offer around $40 for it :) Thank you and please just let me know.

    • irenelikes said:

      Sorry, it’s not for sale!

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