J. Crew is discontinuing its Mercantile line and Amazon's blowing out inventory at 50% off

It's been a rough couple of years for retail brands. From Toys R Us folding to Sears' bankruptcy, and thousands of others in between, it's not surprising to hear about additional brands being added to the list of companies that aren't quite cutting it. A few days ago, Vox reported that J.Crew will be shutting down its Mercantile and Nevereven brands. The latter launched only a couple of weeks ago, and J.Crew had just entered a partnership with Amazon to sell its Mercantile line back in September.

If you've been eying the Mercantile collection, don't fret. While the line may be going away for good, today Amazon is offering 50% off almost 200 Mercantile items. The line is meant to make J.Crew quality affordable, since the store isn't exactly known for having bottom-line prices. Today's sale gets you the best of both worlds.

Here are some highlights from the massive selection:

Keep in mind that most of the goodies being offered are part of Amazon's Prime Wardrobe program, which will let you try the pieces on before you commit to them.

This sale is part of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals. Each morning, Amazon will roll out a new set of discounts based on different product categories. The schedule for each day's deals includes:

  • 12/2: Home Improvement & Tools
  • 12/3: Gaming
  • 12/4: Toys
  • 12/5: PC
  • 12/6: Home
  • 12/7: Fashion
  • 12/8: Baby, Pets, & Camera
  • 12/9: Beauty and Personal Care
  • 12/10: Electronics
  • 12/11: Kitchen
  • 12/12: Furniture, Lawn, and Garden
  • 12/13: Sports and Outdoor

Whether you have someone on your list who is looking to do some home repairs, step up their cooking game, get better at photography, or need something for your pet, Amazon has you covered every step of the way. Be sure to tune back in each day to see what items are on sale. Some of these may only be available for a few hours each day as Lightning Deals, and others may sell out early in the day, so you'll want to make sure you look early so you don't miss out.

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Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.