After years of only window shopping on Anthropologie, this last year I finally took the plunge and did some real shopping on their site…and I haven’t looked back since! The reason I would only window shop on Anthropologie and never buy, was because the prices would give me major sticker shock. However, there are some ways around those big price tags, and I learned a few other tricks to make the most of my shopping experience with them!
This dress I’m wearing in the photos is what originally set off my new found addiction to Anthropologie. It’s by the designer Byron Lars, and he’ll make designs exclusively for their website. I’ve been coveting a dress like this ever since I had been invited to pop up shop of his 4 years ago. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go, but that didn’t stop me from lusting after his designs.
However, before the holidays, Anthropologie had one amazing sale after the next. So, I was finally able to justify purchasing this here dress. (40% off!!) This ended up being my NYE dress, the dress I wore to see the Nutcracker ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre and I wore it for an early Valentine’s Day celebration with my husband this last weekend…we went to the restaurant Nobu here in Moscow. Ooh, and I just scored tickets to see Swan Lake at the Bolshoi this spring – so, I’ll likely break it out again for that as well! Needless to say, I’m really happy with this purchase – I feel so fancy when I wear this dress!
I thought putting together a little list of some tips & tricks I picked up from shopping on the Anthropologie website might be useful to other people…especially those of us who can’t pay full price for these items!
*Note, I live nowhere near one of the lovely Anthro stores, so this post will be written from the perspective of online shopping via the Anthropologie website.
5 Tips for Shopping on Anthropologie
1.) Sign up for Anthroperks
First up, sign up for their loyalty program! (Click here to do it.) This will cost you nothing and includes tons of benefits, such as:
- Free shipping on orders over $150
- A discount code for your birthday (be sure to sign up 1 month before your birthday, though)
- If you live near a store, you’ll be invited to exclusive parties & events
- You’ll be the 1st to know about new arrivals
2.) Use their Wishlist Option
If you find something you LOVE, save it to your wishlist on Anthro. This way, if it goes on sale – you’ll get an email when that happens! (And it’s a good way to not impulse buy – save it to your wishlist, and then think about it.)
3.) Monitor for Sales – They Happen Frequently!
Always monitor for sales! They almost always have one going on. Unless you need an item for a specific event on a date that’s happening really soon – don’t pay full price. You’re better off waiting for a sale!
4.) Use their FREE, Styling Service
When you’re finally ready to buy – use their free, styling service! It’s amazing. (Click here to check it out.) Not only can they help you with sizing questions and any other questions about the item you’re interested in, but they’ll also send you outfits they designed based on your taste, the item you’re wanting to purchase, etc. It’s pretty nifty! I would’ve ordered the wrong size in this dress if I hadn’t reached out to them.
5.) Take Advantage of Their 14 Day Price Adjustment
If an item you purchased goes on sale within 14 days of you buying it – Anthro will give you a price adjustment! Hang on to your receipt and send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love that!
Anthropologie $100 Gift Card Giveaway!
And now, to get someone else addicted to Anthropologie (if you aren’t already), I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Anthro! Be sure to enter in the widget below for your entries to count. I’ll contact the winner by email and then display their first name and the first initial of their last name in the widget. Best of luck, everyone! (*Click here to shop on Anthropologie!)
Have Clothes, Will Travel $100 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!
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