J. Crew gives its employees a discount of 30 percent off all full-price merchandise and 50 percent off any items that are on sale, as well as the ability to buy five items a month at 50 percent off. Employees also get 60 percent off the retail price on selected items that are overstock or slow to sell.
Because the company offers such generous employee discounts on its clothing, J. Crew employees become advocates for the store's clothing both within the store and in the general community. J. Crew employees are encouraged to wear the store's clothing while they are working, which helps J. Crew customers envision how the clothes on the rack look when they are worn by real people.