Fash For Less: JCP vs. J.Crew

I’m sure by now you’ve seen JCPenney’s new commercials boasting their new JCP line. You know, the one that shows two girls wearing almost identical J. Crew inspired cardigans, but one is twice the price of the other?

I was a little hesitant—I mean JCPenney is where I used to go as a kid to get my picture taken at the mall—but I’m a sucker for a good commercial and had to check it out for myself. I perused the JCPenney website and was knee deep in styles that I would love to get my hands on.

According to JCPenney, their new brand features “well-designed basics- from head to toe- with quality fabrics and craftsmanship.” While I can’t attest to their quality—yet—I can promise you that the JCP pieces are definitely well designed. In fact, many of their pieces are reminiscent of similar J. Crew designs but half the price.

Here are two of my favorites. Can you tell which is JCP and which is J. Crew?

Can you tell which on is JCPenney and which one is J.Crew?
Can you tell which on is JCP and which one is J.Crew?

J. Crew Colorblock Stripe Boatneck Tee I JCP Colorblock Boatneck Tee

J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt I JCP 2-Pocket Denim Shirt

What do you think of the new JCP brand? Will you be trying out some of their pieces this spring?

Photos: JCPenney, J.Crew, beautyXposé