I rarely regret purchases I don’t make, but last winter two Anthropologie passes left me sad. First, I passed on the Tiger’s Eye Necklace. I saw it first in one of the summer catalogues but for some reason kept delaying the buy. By the time I was ready the website-only item was sold out. I’ve not seen it listed anywhere else since nor have I found anything similar. (Unfortunately I can’t even find a picture to share, maybe I dreamed the necklace up?) The second item was Sleeping on Snow’s Wildflower Cardigan. The cardigan was sold out before I could buy it.
Most times when I miss out an item I will forget soon enough, but the Wildflower Cardigan continued to bother me. It was green like my eyes! It was very unique in design. Finally, I turned to eBay. Sure enough they had several listings for the cardigan. It was selling for full price so I didn’t get it for a steal but I did get my cardigan! I’m pretty happy with the purchase. The item was new with tags as described and I’d only wish I’d gotten a small instead of the medium, which is kind of large on me. Nonetheless the cardigan has gotten plenty of use as both a sweater and a jacket during the fall. My purchase was so successful that I’ve bought a few other sold-out or previous season items via eBay. These days I’m hoping a Blossom House Cardigan from last fall will show up.
Have you purchased any Anthropologie items on eBay? How did it go? Are you worried about the reality of the listings?