6 tips for shopping at Anthropologie on a budget & how I find deals for $9.95 in Anthro stores!
I love Anthropologie so much!!!
If I could live in Anthropologie I would.
Luckily, it’s a store & you can purchase anything you love… if you have the money that is.
Unfortunately, not all of us who walk by the beautiful doors of Anthropologie can afford such exquisite, if not incredibly expensive, purchases.
On a recent trip to Anthropologie I decided to pull out my phone & Periscope about how I shop at Anthropologie on a budget. After giving my three tips I decided I couldn’t put the subject to rest until I had shared it with all of you on here too.
While Periscoping I shared with you two new items I purchased, a light jacket for $19.95 & a sheer long sleeve shirt for $9.95. My Periscope viewers were amazed that I had found such a great steal. I mentioned that this wasn’t my first time & that I had 3, 4, maybe 5 shirts at home that I had bought at this price this year.
When I got home I immediately went to my closet to count my Anthropologie scores. Turns out I have 7 shirts form Anthropologie that I purchased for only $9.95 (that doesn’t even include the ones I have bought for my sister at this price!)!
Update: I have bought so many tops for $9.95 at my local Athro I have lost count!
I have even bought several pairs of pants for $9.95 & a dress for under $20!
Just writing about these amazing scores makes me want to head straight to Anthropologie right now.
Luckily I have a sister date to Anthropologie this weekend!
1. Join the Anthropologie Loyalty Club
There are many wonderful reasons you should join Anthro Loyalty, but my favorite reason is their special birthday discount! I won’t spoil the surprise, but here is a link to sign up & read all about the benefits of joining this free club!
2. Shop Sales
Mark sale dates in your calendar & don’t miss them.
There is never a reason to pay full price when stores are constantly having special sales!
One of my favorite sales is their after Christmas sale. Last year my sister (in-laws) & I headed to Anthropologie the day after Christmas & scored some majorly discounted tops & dresses!
Want to be informed about sales?
Here are a few ways you can stay informed:
3. Visit Anthropologie Regularly
I give this tip with caution. If you cannot reframe from buying something every time you go to Anthropologie than you might not want to read this tip.
Now I don’t know how often normal people shop. My husband is in dental school so I don’t go shopping very often. But as is anything, the more you go the more you will find.
Almost every time I have been to Anthropologie this year I have found an incredible deal. We are talking between $9 & $19 for items that were originally from $40 to $129. If I went more regularly I would find these deals more often & believe me it is very tempting.
4. Shop out of Season
Don’t be afraid to buy that really cute top that’s on sale even though you won’t be able to wear it for another six months.
I promise the season will come again.
And how exciting is it to walk into your closet a few months later, having forgotten what you purchased, only to find something brand new to wear that cost only 2 cups of over priced coffee?!
5. Thoroughly Search the Sale Section
This is the best tip I could give you.
When I go to Anthropologie I make a beeline to the sale section & then work my way through the entire section, one piece of clothing at a time.
Yes, it is time consuming.
Yes, it is totally worth it!!
Tip #1 Work through the whole clearence section looking at everything.
Sometimes I will find several of the same shirt on sale in different sizes making it an easy find.
Other times (like this last time) I will only find one cute shirt for $9.95 that was tightly sandwiched between two items I wouldn’t normally look at or ever purchase.
It really pays off to look at everything!!
Tip #2 Look at everything.
I know this sounds like a repeat of the last tip, but I really want you to know what this means because it’s really important.
Just because there is a whole line of shirts or dresses in the sale section out of your price range doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at them. The reason you look at every item in the sale section is because you never know when 1 out of 10 of the same tops is going to be marked lower than the others.
Sometimes the shirt is just missing a button so they mark it down. All you have to do is sew the extra button on… Seriously, it happens.
Tip #3 Look for hidden treasures
Shoppers often forget to look underneath the beautiful array of sale items where there is always many things that have fallen off the rack, completely forgotten.
This is your chance to find something that was overlooked & way underpriced!
6. Talk to the Employees
This one is pretty simple, while checking out casually ask when & how often they update the sale section.
This way you will get a better idea of how often & when you need to swing by Anthropologie’s sale section.
Ps. I have read in a variety of places that Tuesday is the best day.
I’d love to hear your favorite tips for shopping in Anthro stores!
Feel free to comment below, email me, or tweet me on Twitter!
With love, G
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
& He will repay Him for his deed.
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