Investigating Anthropologie’s new accessories arrivals

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While it’s a hunt to find the good stuff in Anthropologie’s new clothing arrivals, their newest accessories pose the opposite issue: there’s too much good stuff! Not that I’m complaining. Every batch of new releases seems to bring more delights to add to my hat, jewelry, shoe and bag collections.

Much like the model showing off the Blush Floppy Hat ($98) above, I can’t help but be delighted by all the fabulous new choices.

Although Anthropologie seems content to forget that they once produced beautiful, special leather boots in-house, their new stock does have lots of beautiful pairs to adore. I’m drooling over some of the mid-calf options like the Simone Leather Boots ($358) which come in a dashing grey or the lovely, yummy Flynn Boots ($428) above.

Here’s the thing about carrying all these third-party brands though…unless Anthro goes big for Black Friday, I can’t in good faith leave out the fact that these boots are often available for less somewhere else. The Flynn Boots for example are as low as $275 depending on your color and size choices, or $386 here. So for any third party item, make sure you’re checking around for prices before you buy.

Anthro fares better with its exclusive items, like Jeffrey Campbell’s Orwell Boots ($208), above in pink and available in three other colors. You can only find these at Anthropologie and man are they pretty! Like the Velvet Heeled Sandals ($128), either the colors or the style is found nowhere else — and that is what Anthropologie is supposed to be known for.

The best place to find unique-to-Anthro designs is the jewelry section — no wonder this is my favorite part of Anthro’s site right now! I tend to go for more delicate pieces. I’m on my third color of the Nanon Front-Back Earrings ($48) for instance, and I’ve asked for a fourth on my Hanukkah wish list. The turquoise color of the Drip Drop Earrings ($98) are calling to me, as are the black Railroad Drop Earrings ($38). The Moonstone Y-Drop Necklace ($148, above) will look perfect over crewneck shirts, sweaters and dresses — I want both colors!

Then there are the favorite artist collaborations, like Sibilia. Their latest pieces like the Halley Hoop Earrings ($128) and the Halley Colorful Earrings ($98) are must-haves for me.

This time of year I’m addicted to all things sparkly, like the metallic gold version of the Le Pouch Crossbody Bag ($158, above). It comes in seven other colors too — some matte, some also sparkly. Although Anthropologie seems to have unveiled more pricey pouches to prepare for the holiday gifting season including the highly covetable Primecut Shearling Bucket Bag ($298), the newest bags include some sub-$100 steals like the Colorblock Velvet Tote Bag ($78) and the Well-Worded Tassel Pouch ($48). I don’t usually go for items with words on them but that pouch is too cute, especially in the cocoa color!

From pretty winter hats to boots galore, there is a lot in Anthropologie’s accessories section to adore! My new arrivals picks below — what are you liking right now?


  1. November 21, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Quick OT — my next post will be about Madewell's Black Friday sale, which has already begun! Now through Monday you can take 25% off your purchase with the code DONTSTRESS.

    Affiliate link to shop it now

    • Shari
      November 22, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Great sale on madewell, I will be hitting there Friday as most of my wishlist is sold out (I have two near me). Jcrew is now 40% off and I got my husband and son a few things and will be hitting it up now myself (I need a new black skirt)

      • November 22, 2017 / 10:06 am

        Ah nice! I'll try to roll those two promos into one post. Amazing how quickly stuff sells out.

    • Anthropolitan
      November 21, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHA…… and also:


      • Denise_S
        November 21, 2017 / 3:48 pm

        Probably a good example of the reason Roxy doesn't usually go for items with words on them ; )

    • November 21, 2017 / 4:01 pm


    • Nam
      November 21, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Ha ha ha that’s hilarious ?

  2. Tanda
    November 21, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Urban Outfitters had earnings call yesterday and today stock is 3.5% up. I guess it means they did well. I know I haven't been buying much lately. I actually like JCrew's new arrivals. Not the accessories but the clothes. Some nicer sweaters were sold out rather quick before I was ready to check out 🙁

    • November 21, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      I'll have a full post on this over the weekend or early next week. Comparable sales for Anthro were up 2%. Here's the thing though, stock prices rarely follow actual business patterns. Stock prices are based on whether an investor feels like they can get money out of an investment or not — this is often why company stocks shoot up before a company is sold, or before a new product debuts, etc. UO's stock is far below its highs.

      The call was…interesting. I didn't agree with a lot of the opinions shared (the leadership seems to think apparel is getting better, womp womp.)

      Anyway, full post in a few days.

      • Tanda
        November 21, 2017 / 4:24 pm

        It did get a little bit better. There are a lot less off the shoulder items and less jumpsuits too. Boxy tops and dresses are still an issue. 'Funny' denim hems are also there (hate them). Acrylic sweaters are killing me 🙁

        • November 22, 2017 / 10:07 am

          Yes the acrylic is HORRIBLE. Also the rayon mixes are not good, too much nylon and not enough poly.

          • jen
            November 22, 2017 / 6:38 pm

            Totally agree with Tanda. I'm so tired of the wide leg pants, floppy dresses, and swing tops. Where are all the figure flattering pieces to balance out the choices?

  3. Anthropolitan
    November 21, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Do you know if the Madewell sale works on leather jackets? (My Free People haul arrived today and I'm returning nearly all of it, so I'm feeling a splurge coming on. 🙂 )

    I like a lot of accessories at Anthro, but that is one area of my closet that is bursting, so I'm reluctant to pull the trigger on anything unless it makes me swoon. I like those gold Sibilia earrings a lot. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm probably also good for boots right now (except gold ones, which I'm still looking for). But I'm happy to help other people spend their money – I'm generous that way. 🙂

    I posted these Chie Miharas yesterday, but I still like them today. 🙂

    I like all these boots but already own similar pairs:

    These velvet metallic scroll boots are cute:

    I really like the green in these post earrings:

    These fern hoop earrings are elegant:

    • November 21, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Sadly, the Washed Leather Motos are excluded from the promo. 🙁

      Chies! Yes, still very pretty today.

      • Maya
        November 21, 2017 / 4:31 pm

        And so is the leather transport tote 🙁

        • Maya
          November 21, 2017 / 4:32 pm

          Although I did order the Fleet jacket with 25% off..

          • November 22, 2017 / 10:07 am

            Yay Fleet Jacket! I adore mine.

      • Anthropolitan
        November 21, 2017 / 4:33 pm

        Ah, so just getting earrings then. Thanks for letting me know!

      • Shari
        November 22, 2017 / 8:22 am

        If you are a student and go to a store, they will take 15% off your purchase including the leather jacket. That is how I got mine last year. Just a tip if you are a student or have one living in the house.

        • November 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

          Nice Shari! I was going to say, sometimes in-store they will give me the discounts on excluded items if I'm making a big purchase, say $500+.

    • Christina
      November 22, 2017 / 3:49 am

      I hear you about FP, Anthropolitan; I'm returning nearly all of my haul as well. I'm going to ask my tailor, though, if the Rudy Maxi can be tailored. If so, I think I'm going to keep the blue one to pair with my navy JCrew faux fur vest. Oh, and love the fern hoop earrings; thanks for pointing them out!

      • Anthropolitan
        November 22, 2017 / 9:22 am

        I loved that dress – might have kept both colors since the price was so good, but the sleeves were driving me nuts. They were so long and they bunched at the shoulders.

        • Christina
          November 22, 2017 / 6:36 pm

          I agree with what you're saying about the shoulders, Anthropolitan–the ruched stitching is weird. That's the exact part that I'm going to see if my tailor can take out by lifting up the dress a few inches. It's too long on me anyway. We'll see if it's possible . . .

      • November 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

        Oh no! So sorry your FP hauls didn't work out as you'd hoped ladies.

        • Anthropolitan
          November 22, 2017 / 10:32 am

          I never do well at this sale. Last year all I ended up with was a pair of barre socks, 🙂 My birthday is next month and I'll have the 15% coupon. Hopefully there is something else I'd like to try then.

      • Ann
        November 22, 2017 / 12:54 pm

        Ooh! I got the navy faux fur J Crew vest too Christina. I LOVE it, sized all the way down…I feel so funky in it 🙂

        • Christina
          November 22, 2017 / 6:37 pm

          I love it, too, Ann! And, you're right–it adds the right level of funkiness to an outfit! 😉

  4. Tanda
    November 21, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Roxy, Can you tell what type of shoe heel will be trendy come Spring/Summer?

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Hmm I will have to dig into the trend reports Tanda! I will get back to you on this. I do however have a winter trend shoe post scheduled for next week to tide us over. 🙂

  5. Denise_S
    November 21, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    JCrew has a new promo 40% off site wide + free shipping! Code THANKU

    • Denise_S
      November 21, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Correction – exclusions apply, but seems to cover a pretty wide berth!

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Nice, thank you Denise!

  6. Eina
    November 21, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    The embroidered Clare Vivier clutch is so pretty irl, but I have no use for it, so I just admire it from a distance.

    I use my wool/silk blend Inouîtoosh scarves from the last seasons all the time, so I have a couple of their new ones wishlisted. I wonder why Anthro didn't bring in the raccoon design. I do wish Anthro had imported their awesome foutas when they were available.

    I still see shoes that sell out quickly at full-price, many are the more expensive shoes, especially ones that are very hard to find in the US. Even two recent Chie Mihara's went quite fast in all sizes. That's the one area I check regularly these days, and the first thing I ask for in-store.

    They need to do better with advice on what size to choose, though. I've had to do returns when the sizing is waaay off in either direction.

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:10 am

      I agree on the shoe sizing help — it would be so helpful just to know where the shoes are made! I take a 40 in most Brazil and Italy-made shoes, a 39 in true Euro sizing, but I'm nearly always a size 9 in US sizes. Anthro is so not helpful on this and then wonders why their online only shoes get returned so often.

      It's not hard.

      • Eina
        November 22, 2017 / 12:15 pm


        I'm a a 37.5 or 38 in Danish and German, 38.5 or 39 in true French, a 37 or 37.5 in Italian, a 4.5 or 5 in UK and Austrian Paul Green. And I still don't understand sizing from Brazil.

        That 's a lot of sizes to order at one time!

  7. Nam
    November 21, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I love love love corwell boots in pink, scalloped heels and bar earrings ??

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Great picks Nam! I love the pink JC boots too.

  8. Melodie
    November 21, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I visited the new Fulton Market store in Chicago today – nice layout and esthetics. I really liked the Moonrise Pendant and Simona Layered Drop Necklace in Mint, which was displayed with the Dayanara Choker Necklace, also in mint.Unfortunately, it looks like the clasp on the choker breaks easily. The Celeste Bar Earrings are nice too.

    I'm behind but I do like the Eliza J maxi skirt; but, I have no wear to wear it so I should be safe :). I wish-listed it in case the price goes way down.

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Ah nice! Is it an Anthro & Co, or simply a new store?

      • Melodie
        November 22, 2017 / 12:47 pm

        Hmmmmm…what is Anthro & Co? I *think* it's just a new store but I'm not sure ?

  9. Christina
    November 22, 2017 / 3:47 am

    I feel a bit overwhelmed by Anthro's accessories section, so I appreciate the curated list, Roxy! On another note, it is 11:45pm PST and the banner on Anthro's website is announcing that new styles have been added to the sale. I don't see the new sale items in the freshly cuts section yet, so I guess they will be added during the middle of the night. In any case, let's hope for great sale items come tomorrow morning!

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:12 am

      That is great news, but oh jeez I'm falling behind! I am working today but I will try to get both this and a Madewell/J.Crew post up today before we leave for Sag Harbor — we'll see how I do. Anthro sale post might not go live til tomorrow.

  10. Stefanie
    November 22, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Tons addded to sale! With the additional 25 off

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Thanks Stefanie!

  11. Anthropolitan
    November 22, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Sundance 20% off PLUS free shipping over $150 – YES!!!!!!

      • Christina
        November 22, 2017 / 6:44 pm

        Thank you for sharing your picks, Nam! The embroidery on Sundance items seems to be of great quality! To answer Guest's question about a code, I read the small print of the email I got this morning from Sundance, and here's what it says: "Discount offer activated by entering the site through this email." So, no–there is no code. I wonder if we could forward the email so that others could partake in the promo as well? Well, if anyone wants to try, I am willing to forward my email to them!

      • Anthropolitan
        November 23, 2017 / 8:57 pm

        OOh, love that black jacket and poncho, Nam!!!!

    • Guest
      November 22, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Is there a code? It doesn’t seem to be an automatic one and I️ can’t see any promo code. Thank you!!!

  12. Becky
    November 22, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Anybody shop at Athleta? There is no BF promo? All the sister stores (gap,BR) already announced theirs

    • Melodie
      November 22, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      They should be 20% off on Black Friday. At least, thats what they did last year.

    • Ann
      November 22, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Athleta had 20% off everything LAST weekend! It was one purchase only online and/or in store.
      I thought it was a bit weird…
      I know REI closes and says opt outside but Athleta doesn't do that…maybe they'll have another promo ..they'd want to get their skates on!

      • Amelia
        November 22, 2017 / 3:56 pm

        I thought it was strange too… I would guess that they offer the 20% again…hopefully! I did jump on that promo and ordered the Cozy Karma Asym Pullover…it's to die for!!!

        • Becky
          November 22, 2017 / 10:04 pm

          Amelia that is the one I want! Been waiting for a promo and totally missed last weeks promo. Is it tts?

          • Amelia
            November 23, 2017 / 12:54 am

            I’m really between a sm and md, but have broader shoulders so I went with medium. It fits comfortably, slightly loose through the body, but it’s a sweatshirt right! I got the heathered oatmeal with rose gold zipper…. it’s amazing! The inside is so plush!

    • Sara
      November 22, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      I’ve been wondering about Athleta too. I’m a cardholder and didn’t hear anything about the 20% off last weekend. What a bummer! I hope they repeat it this weekend.

  13. Denise_S
    November 22, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Just got an email from Free People – they are having a 2 day only, pre-Black Friday, "App Only" sale with 25% off select jewelry, 50% off 50 dresses (select dresses), and free shipping on all orders.

  14. jen
    November 22, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    just got my beauty gift with purchase that Anthro had last week. It's an amazing selection!! some of the items are full size too! I wish they would do more of these promos!

    • Amelia
      November 23, 2017 / 12:57 am

      Did they just include it in your order automatically? Or do you have to add it to the order?

  15. nedrey
    November 23, 2017 / 2:09 am

    30% off everything is now live! No stated end date (it does say limited time)

  16. D.J.
    November 23, 2017 / 5:50 am

    Have any of you seen the Cloth & Stone plaid swing dress in stores anywhere? It appears to be sold out online but I'm crossing my fingers that there are more out there somewhere.

  17. evb
    November 23, 2017 / 8:35 am


    • Shari
      November 23, 2017 / 9:46 am

      I honestly can't believe furniture is 30% off. I really don't need anything right now but am looking. That is a HUGE discount which never happens.

  18. Lori
    November 23, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I'm happy to see 30% off. I love the simple yet cozy look of the Fey pullover.…?
    Unfortunately this sweater has been sold out in XS since it came out. Small is now out of stock too, so not sure i will order much. So many sweaters are either oversized or overpriced at Anthropologie this year. Thankfully Madewell had some cozy sweaters to buy. Happy Thanksgiving.

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