I think we're all on the same page that going to Anthropologie is like walking through a fairytale. Except in real life, spending $800 on a jacket would probably result in eating Spam sandwiches for the next year.
So instead of waiting until the next Anthro sale, try out some stores with similar products and ~aesthetics~ for a whole lot less. Some things that they sell may also be pricey (i.e. wool coats or bedding), but the large majority are reasonably, if not cheaply, priced.
1.If when you shop by trend at Anthro, you mainly just fantasize, then you need & Other Stories. Sophisticated pieces are all available at budget-friendly prices!
2.While Anthro beauty is luxurious, it has a price tag to match. Birchbox streamlines beauty shopping to make finding your perfect product as simple and pain-free as possible. It's specially catered to rookies, and chock-full of renowned brands so you're always ready for your close-up.
3.Similar to Anthro's worldly jewelry, Emma & Chloé
subscription box delivers French designer jewelry to your door every month. Mesmerizing moonstones, beaded cuffs, and 24k gold-plated necklaces go straight to your closet for less than half the price of what you'd pay in most stores.
4.A stylish alternative to Anthro's pretty but pricey phone cases, Valfre brightens your day in various categories, like cheeky T-shirts, quirky bags, and adorable planners. But they're best-known for their playful phone cases — you've probably spotted their chill pill and cold bitch brew designs.
5.While BHLDN (Anthro's bridal shop) offers some affordable options, Fame and Partners Bridal Shop custom makes wedding and bridesmaid dresses. So, you can get a bespoke gown without blowing the bank on an already expensive day.
8.If you yearn for Anthro's quality pieces like sweaters and coats, try Cos. It designs minimalist chic pieces to fulfill your Parisian fashion fantasy. The price tag varies pretty widely, so it's up to you whether you're looking for practicality or a splurge-worthy garment.
9.Gazing at Anthro's art collection is like a viewing at a museum — but it has the cost to match. Fab curates unique prints and quirky home decor to turn your home into an affordable version of the MoMA.
10.Do you peruse Anthro's gorgeous book collection and wonder why you can't just use your library card? Amazon Fashion Books updates your coffee table with options that can satisfy any budget.
11.Anthro's eclectic decor says wanderlust, but how can you travel if you blow your savings on a pillow? World Market covers just about everything you wish you could buy at Anthro. Need a turquoise necklace? Done. Colorful pouf that won't break the bank? There in a poof.
12.If you love Anthro's distinct bags, check out Baggu. It ranges from leather cross-bodies to canvas travel bags to irresistible grocery sacs.
13.Anthro clothing is so luxe and upscale, it's hard to believe you can get very similar styles for much, much less. Mango flourishes in vibrant prints, velvet pieces, and statement sleeves to make your closet look so much more expensive than it is.
18.Anthro lingerie is inarguably gorgeous — but sometimes you can't justify spending that much. ASOS lingerie lets you feel fancy in your undies without emptying your wallet in the name of panties.
19.Showpo tracks down the biggest trends (basically your entire Instagram explore page) and make them available to you for seriously marked-down prices.
20.Yes, Anthro's furniture is absolutely exquisite, but it would probably be cheaper to buy all of IKEA than one velvet couch. Target furniture and decor transforms contemporary designs into irresistible deals so everyone can have the living room of their dreams.
21.To miss out on trends because you had to wait until Anthro's shoes and new looks were on clearance can cause emotional distress. Lulu's offers a wide selection of the latest fads for costs you won't mind spending. You can even shop by category, like "The New Boho" and "Lovely Lace."
22.Even the little tchotchkes in the Anthro clearance section can really add up quickly. Flying Tiger unleashes your inner-kid with funky desk accessories and kitchenware — sometimes for as low as $1. While you can only shop in-store (remember that?), you can browse with confidence that you'll stay well under budget.
23.Anthro makes dressing fun with cute prints, but the joy is over when you check your bank history. Unique Vintage has you *covered* when it comes to creative patterns.
So this is what rich feels like without the money:
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