If you are design-minded in the least little bit then there's a good chance you've done what any normal person might do when passing by one of Anthropologie's glorious window displays.
And it probably looks a lot like this:
Followed by narrow squeezes through displays, filled with professionally-contained excitement, as you delicately pet, examine, and admire everything inside.
Especially in the decor half (well, that's a lie--the whole store is incomprehensibly amazing, but I'm not here to talk about their sundresses at the moment).
Until you flip over a teacup and turn to the person next to you and whisper, wide-eyed:
"Let's get out of here right now before I spend my life savings."
Now, don't get me wrong. I love and appreciate and admire Anthro (as it's cool to abbreviate) as much as any good person. But let's be honest: if you're a savvy shopper, it won't be your first place to stop. It's best left for those really unique pieces that are worth the splurge. Or a gift to someone you're really trying to impress.
Even so, some of their housewares and decor DO eventually go on sale. And some things just come in at a better-than-expected value for how cool the item is.
I've done a small round-up of buys worth the money at Anthro right now. I hope you love them as much as I do! Take a look:
1. tassel kantha pillow - $29.95
2. sonora cocktail napkins - $6 each
3. minimalist gallery frames - $34.95-44.95
4. dotted velvet pillow - $29.95
5. savannah story bust - $68.00
6. lagoa towel - $39.95
7. woodshop monogram letters - $22.00 ea
8. hexagon printed coasters - $8.00 ea
9. concha garden planter - $20.00 - $40.00
10. equestrian hardware - $18.00 - $22.00
I did have a thought-out, explanation justifying why each of these is a great purchase. But it got lost sometime between me finishing the whole thing and publishing it to the site. So you'll just have to take my word for it :(
So the next time you're resisting the urge to dance between displays at Anthropologie, remember that some things aren't so out of reach! And sometimes in-store mark-downs are better than the ones online, should you be so lucky to live near a store.
Happy shopping friends! Until next time...