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Anthropologie is starting off our Mondays right with new sale markdowns, plus an extra 25% off sale! (No code required, discount applies at checkout.) A promotion like this leads me to take a second look at a lot of items that weren’t exciting me at full price but may be worthy at a great discount. Here are some of the items catching my attention now.
Above, it may be post-Labor Day but the pink colorway of the Jacquard Tank (now $30 + 25% off) looks so cute in the outfit shown above! It’s paired with the Mint & Rose Deia Block Heel Sandals and the Mother Peg Denim Skirt, both of which are unfortunately sold out. This is a very similar skirt which I own and love (size up, it runs very small around the waist!). The top has a 70s vibe to it surely but isn’t over the top. It’s not what I know and love from Anthropologie but it’s a fun top I’d take a shot on.
I like all three colorways of the top (the white is a solid, not print) and it is rated very highly so far in its reviews. The dark yellow color is perfect for Fall! Another top I totally love is the silk-like Strappy Colorblock Cami (now $40 + 25% off), which is actually hammered polyester. It’s much, much prettier in person and runs true to size. You’ll also find jackets I own and adore in sale, including AG’s Robyn Denim Jacket (now $130 + 25% off, size up, I took a L) and AMO’s still-pricey but very wonderful Floral Surplus Jacket (now $250 + 25% off, runs TTS).
Another top I have been intrigued by since it came out is the Monroe Oversized Buttondown (now $50 + 25% off), especially in this colorblocked pattern. I wish it were not oversized (structure and shape Anthropologie, structure and shape), but it could make a great work top over a paired of sharply tailored flare jeans or pants. The top also comes in a more traditional stripe. I’d wear a simple cami under it (likely this one from Sundance Catalogue) so I could wear the top open with a wide belt or closed.
Other sale tops I’m thinking about include the Maylou Open-Shoulder Blouse (now $70 + 20% off) with its beautiful florals, the Needlepoint Tank (now $40 + 25% off), the Straight Silk Camisole (now $40 + 25% off) with its multi-set straps and the Striped Bell-Sleeve Top (now $60 + 25% off) by Dolan, a favorite brand of mine. We can cry together about how the potential-filled Ruffled Button Top (now $40 + 25% off) missed completely in terms of fit, even though the design warms my heart.
I tried the Riverine Midi Skirt (now $50 + 25% off) on at full price. My usual size 10 fit, but there was no way to keep the buttons down the front from gaping. Anthro could have easily fixed this by using stiffer material for the button placket (this is sewing/design 101 stuff, come on Anthropologie!) but since they didn’t I left it behind on the rack. I don’t think it’s a sizing issue; I think it’s a design issue. If you look at at the white version’s catalogue shot you can see puckering around the buttons even on the model. It’s because the placket is too soft.
Now on sale I’d take the plunge and fix the placket myself with some velcro patches between the buttons. This is exactly the kind of annoying design/quality issue that is plaguing Anthropologie right now and making longtime customers like you and me mad. This skirt comes in the lovely navy you see above, as well as a khaki green and a white with green tinges to it. It’s got a beautiful shape and sits nicely on the hips and down the frame. That stupid placket issue is an annoyance that wasn’t worth full price to me.
Yes, I’m even recommending a jumpsuit. Maybe it’s because I’m knee-deep in NYFW at this moment (thanks for your patience during my posting breaks!) but I think this one looks particularly cute. It’s the Pilcro Femme Denim Jumpsuit (now $70 + 25% off), shown above with the Wooden Bell Hoop Earrings (now $90 + 25% off) and the sold out Samantha Circle Crossbody Bag and Pinaz Ankle-Tie Espadrilles. I ended up buying this (!!) and wearing it to a party (!!!) over the weekend and got tons of compliments on it. However, my affinity for it is tamed by a few issues
Firstly, the zipper is not great quality. It sticks easily and doesn’t seem to be of great construction; I worry that in a year or two it will be irreparably stuck or misaligned. The teeth are really short and flimsy on the zip — this is another ongoing issue at Anthro. Secondly, in order to take the jumpsuit off in addition to taming the tricky zipper you also need to undo buttons that are placed on the neckline in a spot nearly impossible to open solo! Try going to the bathroom in this thing — I dare you. Again, how on Earth this passed through design muster without someone noticing these two huge design negatives is beyond me.
Luckily, for my party it wasn’t an issue, but because of these two issues I will save the jumpsuit for special occasions. It can’t be an everyday work piece for me which is a shame because it’s really cute. Not that I am encouraging Anthropologie to make more jumpsuits! If you’re feeling brave then this one is a winner. I sized up all the way to a 12 to get the torso long enough for my 34DD chest.
Over in the dress section, you’ll find cute new sale options to re-examine like the Piper Flutter-Sleeve Shirtdress (now $100 + 25% off), above. You’ll find this dress runs slightly large, especially through the shoulders. But overall it has good shape and nice colors making it easy to wear for work or play. It can also be belted! I also find myself interested in hunting down the Nilaya Dress (now $50 + 25% off) to try — have you tried this dress on?
Hidden way in the back of the fresh cuts section you’ll find the beautiful Rosa Embroidered Swing Dress (now $130 + 25% off), a dress that nails both the look and design we love here while being of good quality and fit. We can commiserate the beautiful aprons that should be dresses like the Eyelet Gingham Apron (now $25 + 25% off), wonder about the potential of the Ikat Halter Dress (now $50 + 25% off) and decide together if the Cloth & Stone Frayed Gingham Dress (now $90 + 25% off) is too short for work.
Accessories are surely a high point of Anthropologie’s assortment and the fresh cuts have tons of pretty adornments to freshen up any outfit. I love the Embroidered Florals Headband (now $20 + 25% off) shown above (the earrings are not yet on sale). In jewelry new markdowns include the lovely Pearl Pendant Necklace (now $40 + 25% off) which is a modern spin on the classic pearl necklace; Sibilia’s Movement Disc Drop Earrings (now $30 + 25% off) and the lightweight Ringed Drop Earrings (now $30 + 25% off).
Below, enjoy everything from elephants to jean booty shots, lots of lovely jewelry and clothing worthy of a second look, plus some home cuts too, in my sale selections boutique. What will you get from Anthropologie’s freshest cuts?