I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie. There…I said it. I love their effortless styles, unique jewelry & immaculately decorated stores. But, as someone who tries to stick to a budget, their prices aren’t always a good fit for me. However, a couple weeks ago when they had a sale, I snatched up this striped sweater that I’d been eyeing. I like the versatility of it being reversible and I think the wrap silhouette is so flattering (it comes in solid black too). I also bought these gold earrings, which are one of the most unique pairs I’ve ever seen!
I personally try my best not to pay full price for anything if I can help it…but there are certainly exceptions to this rule from time to time. For example, I’ve bought a couple of these dainty earring sets because the studs are small enough to work for my second holes. As it turns out, after chatting with several of my friends & my editorial assistant (all who are fiercely loyal Anthropologie shoppers), I discovered that there are quite a few ways to shop the store & save. So, I picked their brains to find out how they go about buying what they want for a reasonable price. Here’s what I learned:
1) Sign up for AnthroPerks
This is their free loyalty program & it gets you early access to new arrivals, a 15% off coupon during your birthday month, notification of special promos & sales + free shipping on all online orders of $150.
2) Make a wish list
If you create an online account, it will allow you to select items from their site & save them to your wish list. This makes it easy to check those pieces regularly to see if they’ve been marked down. Sometimes even sold out items will get restocked, so don’t be too quick to remove them from your list – there’s still hope!
3) Shop the sales
Online sales usually happen on Monday morning, but brick-and-mortar stores often operate on a different markdown schedule. So, if you have a location near you, just ask the manager what day they typically do these so you can check the sales room for deals.
4) Save your receipts
If you happen to find something you love & don’t mind paying full price for, be sure to hang on to your receipt. If it goes on sale within 14 days, you can bring it back for a price adjustment.
What’s your take on Anthropologie – do you shop there often, only occasionally or do you avoid it completely because of the prices? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below & if you have any money-saving tips to add to the list above!
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