I have seen other bloggers do this and now I have my own bone to pick with J. Crew...
Dear J. Crew,
I do not appreciate getting this email from you (see below) three days after I placed an order for a necklace I have been lusting for for several months. Once an item is sold out, please remove it from your web site immediately so that I do not place an order that will never get to me. Leaving the items on your web site implies that you actually have enough in stock and gives hope to the thousands of ladies who covet your delightfully preppy clothing and accessories. I am now forced to begin a daily online stalking of the bronze version of this necklace - waiting patiently for that item to go on sale. Once it does I will purchase it and, hopefully, you will actually have one to send to me.
Bitter, sad, and disappointed in Virginia--
I could not find a picture of the lovely item I attempted to purchase but here is the other color. Now I must wait patiently for this color to go on sale. Anyone have one - in either color - they want to sell me? :)