There’s something classy about monograming, don’t you think? Putting your initials on an item instantly takes it from a generic trend to individual style. Nowadays, you can monogram just about anything—mugs, pillow cases, plates, keychains, purses, jackets, even jeans. And thanks to stores like J.Crew and Madewell, monogramming is as easy as 1-2-3.
When it comes to monogramming at J.Crew, here’s the scoop: shop their monogram store (online), which includes purses, belts, scarves, pajamas, sweaters, shirts, tees, and denim. Once you’ve selected your item, let’s say the broken-in boyfriend jean in white, you’ll hit “Add Monogram $10” along with your size. A window pops up, asking you to define where you’d like your initials. Front pocket or back pocket. Next, select the style of monogram; followed by your three initials; and finally your thread color. Presto—for only $10, you’ve classed up your broken-in jeans.
The details: takes two weeks to ship. No monogramed items can be returned or exchanged.
Madewell too allows for personalization. But with a bit more whimsy. Yes, they will monogram purses and bags with your initials; however, their denim bar is where the fun is. Because in three easy steps you can take a pair of your favorite high-rise skinny jeans from bland to one-of-a-kind by personalizing the item with up to nine letters. That’s right. Nine.
First, pick out your denim, whether that’s jeans, jackets, or shirts, and select your letters to have embroidered. Second, call 866 544 1937 to place your order. Third—wait two weeks for your item to be shipped. (I suppose the fourth step would be to receive, try-on, and enjoy!)
The details: monogramming costs $10 UNLESS you are a Madewell Insider. Then? It’s free. All you need to do is sign up. You also have two fonts and 18 different colors to choose from.
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