Investigating the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals

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Investigating the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals :: Effortlessly with Roxy

It had been awhile since I’d popped into an Anthropologie store. Earlier this week I finally had a chance and I’m liking many of the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals! They seem to be aiming for a laid-back easy Summer vibe that I like a lot. I also notice that they are paying more attention to the little details that makes Anthropologie items special, admittedly to mixed results right now, but I am pleased by that direction.

The naming conventions are a little odd yet the items are lovely. Topping this post is the Sag Harbor Dress ($188) which reminds me nothing of Sag Harbor — Cape Cod maybe? Southern California for sure, but not really a Hamptons vibe to me. Regardless of the name the dress itself is lovely. I adore the longer length and full-coverage top. It’s a very easy throw-on and go dress. I was struck by the pretty lavender color in-store; the dress also comes in a pretty yellow and a crisp white.

Another dress that caught my eye for its detailed beauty is the Cerulean Embroidered Shift Dress ($178). This dress doesn’t look like much online. In fact it looks rather boring. In real life? It’s a completely different story! The blue truly pops and the high neckline is very bust-friendly. The dusty dark gold color of the dress looks wonderful under a denim jacket. I fell in love with this dress at first sight! If these Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals dresses are a sneak peek to the direction Anthro is moving, I wholeheartedly approve! Though I also request more v-neck dresses and fit-and-flare styles.

Investigating the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals :: Effortlessly with Roxy

I notice that same attention to pretty details going into Anthropologie’s tops. The Eyelet Striped Wrap Blouse ($118) for instance is longer than other wrap tops I’ve seen this Spring. It’s very flattering on and the eyelet is well placed. I’ve been wearing the Sparkle Striped Buttondown ($118) to work over my favorite faux leather leggings with either a denim jacket or blazer. The blouse has just the right amount of sparkle! It also looks great over shorts for a weekend brunch look.

On the simple yet chic side, the Cloth & Stone Cutout Halter Top ($78) is a reissue from a couple of years ago. I own and adore the original version, which is linen. It’s disappointing to see this remake is in the far inferior lyocell material, however, I do applaud the new colors! That plum is calling my name.

Investigating the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals :: Effortlessly with Roxy

I’m loving all the yellow this year! The Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals don’t disappoint in this area. If I didn’t already own a yellow jacket the Jaylin Anorak ($150, paler in real life) would be topping my wishlist right now! Yellow also looks lovely in the PatBO Sunflower Ruffled Dress ($650), the Constanza Silk Shorts ($98) and the Striped Linen Pants ($78). Anthro says those linen pants are orange but they read as yellow to me! They’re also very, very comfortable on.

All this yellow goes great with bags such as the Lucite-Handled Tote Bag ($68) or the Thacker Nolita Mini Tote Bag ($98). You can finish the look off with pretty new shoes like the Jeffrey Campbell Purdy Heels ($158).

Below, the latest on my wishlist from the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals!

 

 

Investigating the Anthropologie late May 2018 new arrivals :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: Delightfully embroidered toppers, now an extra 25% off!

Finally, if like me you missed out on all the Memorial Day weekend promotions, Anthropologie is here for you. Their sale is an extra 25% off right now! Plenty of goodies await the patient, and I’m sure an extra discount is on the way. My picks, below.

What are you loving at Anthropologie right now?

146 Comments

    • chavi
      May 30, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      I noticed her RIGHT AWAY! And I'm thinking, kudos for showing a gorgeous curvy NORMAL size woman for once! And then as I'm scrolling, I'm thinking, where is she? Has she disappeared? Did they use her once just to be able to say "we recognize that the majority of women out there are NOT supermodels but now that we've done that, we're done."??? I want to see her EVERWHERE….she's gorgeous and she rocks that dress. I'm sick and tired of seeing perfect size 2 models modelling clothing that this curvy size 12 girl wants to buy but doesn't have a single clue how this will look on me….

      • barbara
        May 30, 2018 / 2:47 pm

        she is BEAUTIFUL and radiant! ( and this is coming from a 5'2" petite…) beautiful shape also!

        • Eina
          June 3, 2018 / 3:01 am

          Same as you, and I feel the same as you. Plus my sis, who hates clothes shopping, has a classic petite hourglass figure, and without bloggers or models, how can I know what to order???

      • anon
        May 30, 2018 / 3:27 pm

        could more inclusive models be a sign that plus/extended sizing is coming? just a thought 🙂

        • Eina
          June 3, 2018 / 3:02 am

          and remember when Anthropologie had Tall sizes in addition to petite?

      • Stefanie
        June 1, 2018 / 3:46 pm

        She’s in a ton more product shots today!

    • flower
      May 30, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      YES, nice to see a normal healthy looking model…problem is I don't see enough of her!

    • Arlene
      May 30, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      I wish we would see more models like this. I’ve noticed that on some of their items J Crew has an option to “see this on other body types.” The options are usually size 2, 8, and 16. I wish this was a standard thing to do. I’d love to see beautiful women of all sizes and shapes modeling clothing.

      • Anthropolitan
        May 30, 2018 / 4:33 pm

        I was so excited when I saw her! Hopefully this is a start of more variance in bodies on the website. Then maybe we'll move onto more variance in age?

        On another note – nearly all of my popback orders have been cancelled, and a good deal of my Memorial Day weekend purchases as well. I hope that wasn't just one big phantom popback fiasco. Did anyone get anything they ordered that day?

        • roxyturtle
          Author
          May 30, 2018 / 4:41 pm

          Aww boo Anthropolitan. I'm happy you alerted everyone to the popbacks but not surprised. I don't think Anthropologie does the warehouse reconciliations like they used to — I believe now it's their back-end warehouse software updates that cause these phantom popbacks.

        • evb
          May 30, 2018 / 7:44 pm

          The sale dress I really wanted cancelled twice. So annoying. And another popback. I'm waiting on two others so maybe these were all phantom popbacks. I got some other things I liked that were on sale that shipped fine but they were new markdowns.

        • Aims2
          May 30, 2018 / 8:49 pm

          I ordered a dress I had been watching to pop-back since March and it has shipped!!! It took awhile, so I wasn't sure. So there is still hope!

        • Shari
          May 31, 2018 / 5:36 am

          One thing cancelled, one shipped. There were a lot of pop backs that weekend, have not seen that many in some time.

          • evb
            May 31, 2018 / 10:12 am

            Two more cancellations. Oh well, I tried to give them my money which is a lot more spending I've done at Anthro in months!

          • Anthropolitan
            May 31, 2018 / 5:36 pm

            All of my order from that big popback day got cancelled, and half of my Memorial Day order did too. Guess they don't want money from me either!

        • Melodie
          June 1, 2018 / 9:57 pm

          It didn't work out for me; but the Repetto ballet flats did ship. Sadly, they ran 1/2 size too small so I didn't keep them. The earrings I ordered did get cancelled. ☹️

        • Eina
          June 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

          All my pop-backs were cancelled too. But I did order a cfull-price otton and a linen top that arrived and I love both!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      That is very exciting, I sincerely hope there is more than one photo! It's about friggin' time, Anthro and Free People I'm looking at you too! I have mentioned this previously but I've gotten more modeling gigs than ever before this season because my body type is back in demand. I'm very excited by the possibilities!

      On the downside, I notice my model nemesis with strange proportions is back this season, and I am annoyed.

      • Eina
        June 3, 2018 / 3:06 am

        What model nemesis, Roxy?

        (and thank you for the tip on the striped buttondown!)

        • roxyturtle
          Author
          June 6, 2018 / 11:37 am

          This model Eina. I don't mean anything against her personally, but I've noticed time and again that her frame is very undersized for her height and so anything that looks good on her tends to look awful on me. She's kind of the antithesis of what Anthropologie clothing should be — flattering to any body type, good for curves.

          <img src="https://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/4123079370003_041_b"&gt;

    • Eina
      June 3, 2018 / 2:59 am

      Oh, YES! Awesome!

      and since Britanthrope (thank you, thank you, thank you) and so many others stopped doing Anthro reviews, this gives me hope.

      (plus I'm seeing a little more diversity overall again in the models. Fuuny, many years ago in the 90s when Anthro was so small, they also had 'older' models.)

  1. Magnolia
    May 30, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I have been pleased with the shoes section and bought 3 pairs on sale. Delighted! Still not so happy with the clothes, perhaps because my local store doesn't carry enough variety.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Yes what is up with the stores still being half-empty of clothing stock? I've been very disappointed by this as well.

  2. Arlene
    May 30, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    I have to say that I am shocked that there are actually some cute things on the website- things I could actually see myself wearing. I used to buy a lot of things at Anthro, but in the past few years I have bought almost nothing, mostly due to the styles they were offering and also due to quality issues. I’ve bought maybe one or two items a year recently and they’ve usually been national brands that I got at Anthro because there was some type of promotion (Nice Mara Hoffman dress at 20% off). Hopefully this is a good sign. I just ordered two dresses- now fingers crossed that they’ll actually fit.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      I do love the Mara Hoffman stuff Anthro has selected!

    • Lori
      May 31, 2018 / 9:01 am

      I agree there are finally some cute offerings at Anthro. My purchases have dramatically decreases over the past year or so, with just a few special tops here and there. I'm liking a number of things now, but waiting for sale as prices seem so high at full price.

  3. evb
    May 30, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Nice taste Roxy! Good to see you back too, hope all is well with the fam and I look forward to seeing your Anthro quarterly review 😉

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you evb!! I mis-guestimated the amount of time it would take to get Mom settled into her new place. I've been shuttling back and forth to CT a TON these past two weeks, hence the lack of posts. She's doing very well though!

      I'll have a post for the Anthro quarterly results up next week. ♥️

  4. Cindy
    May 30, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    The Anthro website seems to have problem again (or only me?), the "Add to basket" button is always disabled 🙁

    • Cindy
      May 30, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Switched to Safari and it's okay now, only Chrome is giving me this problem.

  5. Stefanie
    May 31, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Ok so I have bought a few things and I’m excited about a bunch more. I’ve also had a few small issues with the co.too… first I ordered what I thought was going to be the Jumel blouse but when it arrived for store pick up, they shipped the Eloise blouse instead. Turns out the old app had the wrong top in the picture. I was pissed bc I wanted it for a girls weekend. Store was very apologetic but super annoying. it’s in store now and my store even called me to lmk they got it in stock and it’s now in my possession. It’s a gorgeous blouse albeit a bit sheer.
    Then I’m looking for the bisbee blouse ( the one on sale, not the new one). Try on a bunch of sizes at my local store, decide to order a size they supposedly don’t have in stock. ( even though the app shows they have limited quantities) Order at the counter for in home delivery. They tell me there’s multiple in stock. I should receive within 3-5 biz days. This was the thurs before Memorial Day. The whole weekend goes by, tues, wed…. finally wed night I get a shipping confirmation….. and I can tell from the tracking that it shipped from the original store in which I was shopping! So utterly ridiculous.

    In other news can we discuss the new app?

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 6, 2018 / 11:38 am

      It was more of an effort a few years ago, but basically it's a program where Anthropologie orders items made by artisans (especially in third world countries) directly for stocking rather than through a third party or agency. They still do this but I haven't seen much of a marketing push behind it lately.

  6. Becky
    May 31, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Anybody else hear about the new return policy starting July?
    I heard from an SA

    • kmkg
      May 31, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      No, that will be interesting, hope things don't change too much. What did they say? Also, I am curious what everyone here thinks about the Afterpay thing now offered as form of payment on the site? Haven't really seen anywhere before.

      • Becky
        May 31, 2018 / 9:54 pm

        She said it was 60 days for returns starting July. I don't know if past purchases are exempt since they were bought under a different policy. I am hoping Anthro will announce it soon to clarify

        I don't like the after pay I feel like it can get some people in trouble

        • Anthropolitan
          June 1, 2018 / 2:15 pm

          Wow – from no limit at all to 60 days is really drastic. I agree that 90 days is far more reasonable.

          • Jess
            June 7, 2018 / 12:59 pm

            Agreed! It should definitely be 90 days to give more time especially when a lot of people don't live close to a store.

        • kmkg
          June 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

          Thanks for the info on the new policy- bit of a bummer but… I am surprised Anthro would off something like this Afterpay. I agree with you, it sounds like it could make a tricky $ situation for some.

    • Lou
      June 2, 2018 / 10:17 am

      I was told past purchases are exempt.

      • Anthronana
        June 12, 2018 / 12:51 pm

        I was told today that they are not exempt. Man, now I have to really decide on stuff I purchased early this year.

        • lulu
          June 12, 2018 / 7:55 pm

          I hope that they at least give people the heads up before they change their policy. Shame on them if they don't.

          • Anthronana
            June 12, 2018 / 10:31 pm

            I saw new signs up at the cash registers when I went to a store near me today. That was when I asked and was told past purchases were not exempt. I do not think the SAs are super clear on the policy change. She seems really surprised by my question.

            I emailed and called CS at Anthro and they have not heard about the change. One thing for sure is that the new policy will take effective on July 9th.

  7. lulu
    May 31, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    I can't say that I am all that surprised by the change in policy but I feel it might be another nail in Anthro's coffin. If most people are like me, they spend far more than they normally would because they don't feel any pressure to make decisions. Granted 60 days is still pretty good but I know that I will spend far less.

    • evb
      June 1, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Yeah, I live way closer to a store than I used to so buying online and returning in store is easy. But before my nearest Anthro was 60 miles away so returning items was not always on my list of things to do. I think 90 days would be better because then you could figure out if you were going to wear it that season or not and someone else would still get a chance to buy it. Like I bought zero big warm sweaters two years ago as it never got that cold. This past winter was brrrrr so sweaters were much more on my shopping radar.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 6, 2018 / 11:39 am

      It's also infuriating because so much of their stuff is online only.

  8. lulu
    May 31, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Oh, and the Afterpay just seems like a very bad idea in my opinion.

    • Eina
      June 3, 2018 / 3:10 am

      What is Afterpay?

      • kmkg
        June 3, 2018 / 9:57 am

        check out evb who posted a good article about Afterpay on this thread below.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 6, 2018 / 11:39 am

      Totally agree with this. Afterpay, what are they THINKING??

  9. Magnolia
    June 1, 2018 / 12:47 am

    After pay is a terrible idea. I would rather not buy something if I need to use after pay.

  10. evb
    June 1, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Afterpay is a horrible idea. It's setting up Anthropologie for legal trouble down the road as it's an unregulated equivalent of a payday loan and targeting young people. Default on payments will be reported to credit agencies so it's setting them up for a bad credit rating. I remember when I first got a credit card and not really understanding that I had to pay that money back!
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/s

    • kmkg
      June 1, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you for this article!

  11. kelly
    June 1, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I saw part of the new archival collection, such that is is, in-store yesterday.
    The tags say "conversations by Anthropologie" and something about a limited capsule collection featuring original prints, and "x of 52". What they had in-store was a flowy, split-neck poly top with slightly puffed sleeves in a few different prints. There was the no 2. pencil, a red background with black telephones, an allover pastel floral, and a lemon print.

    So it seems they are going to reproduce 52 original prints on various items, and not that they are going to re-release old items or versions of old items like the last collection.

    The SA knew nothing about the collection or what other prints or items we may see.

    • evb
      June 1, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Wow, Kelly, thanks for this info! I never bought a No. 2 pencil skirt but maybe I'll buy a top. But poly??? Blech.
      I wish they'd re-issue some Leifsdottir items. Those were so well made and lovely.

      • Jess
        June 1, 2018 / 2:14 pm

        If you type in "Conversations" in the search engine, you'll see the telephone/pencils top" and it's made from rayon. Cute design.

    • Lily
      June 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Yes. i was wondering about this also. I bought collection no 2 which is the pencils in blue background last week at Des moines IA store. Love the print. I was looking for more on the website but couldn't find any. Looking for the telephone print. Love the material, style and print. The price was $78. Want to see the whole 52 collection. So far only saw 4 collection as you mentioned.

      • Ginabean3
        June 3, 2018 / 11:15 am

        How would you say the fit of the top is? True to size? Debating buying one with the 20% off. Thanks!

        • Kelly
          June 3, 2018 / 8:40 pm

          I thought it ran large. I tried on the pencil print in my usual size 8. I would buy it in a 6, but we’ll see if it makes it to sale as I think $80 for rayon is absurd.

          • Ginabean3
            June 4, 2018 / 1:13 pm

            Thanks so much!

    • Jess
      June 1, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      I can't wait to see all the classic prints, I have a feeling I won't be able to resist a couple of pieces:) On a side note, I just received the new Maeve Leslie Midi dress in a Medium Petite (5'4" 34D-27-35) and it's perfect! It doesn't come with a slip but it's not see through and the print in person is SO PRETTY. Also, I purchased the new Hutch black Algarve Midi dress in a Medium Petite and it's a perfect fit and looks so slimming and stylish, I just love it. It does have a poly lining but it looks so good on the outside that it doesn't bother me. It's a great night out dress but could also look good during the day with cute sandal wedges or flats.

      Overall, I've been liking quite a lot from Anthro lately. I hope for the new return policy they'll make it 90 days instead of 60. I know 60 is also generous but sometimes I'm not sure if I'll actually need something depending on the season as stated above:)

      • Eina
        June 5, 2018 / 8:41 pm

        … and Anthropologie sabotage themselves again by making it in rayon instead of the lovely, cool to wear, silk-cotton it originally was!

        Almost as if they were puling a Forever 21 cheapened copy on their own past collections.

        • evb
          June 6, 2018 / 11:17 am

          I totally agree

    • Melodie
      June 1, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I saw this collection at the State Street store in Chicago last week. I couldn't see the tag because I didn't have my glasses on; but I do love the #2 pencil skirt shirt. I have the re-issued skirt and I love it. I have the ring true shell so it's very similar to the blouse so I'll probably pass on that.

    • Eina
      June 3, 2018 / 3:13 am

      Interesting. Of course, polyester, rayon, viscose, and all the other synthetics are why I rarely visit stores or buy from Anthro these days. I did pay full-price on a cotton t and a house label linen blouse a few weeks though.

      Devil, details, pattern placement, fit, and all that which Anthro keeps missing….

  12. evb
    June 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Oh, and I got a "Just for You" 20% off email earlier, anyone else get it?

    • Lily
      June 1, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I got one too. Looking to use it on for the capsule collection if they have in store.

    • Anthropolitan
      June 1, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      I got one too.

    • Stefanie
      June 1, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      I got it this morning and they have “ hello sunshine” 20% coupons at the counter to hand out as well. Good until 6/30.

    • CLL
      June 1, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      I kept checking all day and I haven't received the code. I've noticed this pretty often – others will receive a code but I won't and I'm signed up for Anthroperks and get regular emails from them. What's the secret? Is there something else I should be signed up for to receive the promos?

      • guest
        June 2, 2018 / 9:34 am

        I was wondering the same thing. I'm an Anthroperks member, get emails daily and used to get the 20% off codes. I feel like Anthro might be mad at me for frequent returns.

        • CLL
          June 2, 2018 / 9:39 am

          Haha! I thought the same about the returns. Or the lesser (way less) amount of money that I spend with them now vs. In the past. So they're probably punishing me, too! : )

  13. lulu
    June 1, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I love this idea. I have the original telephone skirt which I adore.

  14. Jess
    June 1, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Yes I just checked and got one, now I have to decide what to spend it on…decisions, decisions:)

  15. Sara
    June 1, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I didn’t get a 20% off email and I would’ve used it. Oh well! Does anyone know if it’s a unique code? Or could it be shared?

    • Lori
      June 1, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      I didn't get one either. I was in the store yesterday and SA gave a physical one to another woman that was checking out. I was hoping my SA would have given me one as well, but no luck. Maybe it is a universal code like last time.

    • Jess
      June 1, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      I have no idea if it's a universal code or not but I just used mine…N83VJZ6964C If it works then it's universal, if not then I guess it's just meant per customer email.

      • Anthropolitan
        June 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

        Mine is a different one.

    • Melodie
      June 1, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      They are also giving out cards with a unique code in store. I received one the last week of May. It's good for the entire month of June.

  16. Barbara
    June 1, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I just bought a Maeve dress with the 20% coupon. I had bought a top two days ago and asked the gal at the register if I could get a price adjustment on the top. She said no, they changed their policy and said if it permanently goes down in price then they can do it. What? Aren't all 20% promos temporary? I have always gotten a price adjustment before so I am confused.

    • Anon
      June 2, 2018 / 6:13 am

      Anthro employee here and yes the price adjustment policy is also changing

      • Eina
        June 3, 2018 / 3:15 am

        urgh, oh well, I've been shopping there so rarely the last year…

        • Guest
          June 6, 2018 / 10:00 pm

          DItto that. With all the changes they're making to the return policy and price adjustments plus the COMPLETE downhill direction of their quality (so much rayon and viscose, so little cotton and silk), and completely fugly styles they have to offer I have been taking my business elsewhere for months and will continue to do so.

          Sadly they don't listen to us anyway.

  17. Sara
    June 2, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    If anyone has a 20% off code they don’t plan to use, I would use it! Please email it to cwolf715@aol.com if you have one to share! Thanks!

  18. lulu
    June 2, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    If Anthro is no longer doing send sales then I wish that they would properly stock their stores. I also hate the fact that they only send out their 20% promos to select customers. It makes those of us who do not receive one feel somewhat resentful. The silver lining, for me, is that it makes me shop less.

    • Kelly
      June 3, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      I did get the coupon but I think it’s super stingy of Anthro not to give it to all loyalty members. The “perks” in the Anthro Perks program are severely lacking.

      • Sarah
        June 4, 2018 / 10:42 pm

        I would love to have received a coupon – there are several new arrivals in my cart just waiting for some promo to make a purchase. I have been an Anthroperks member since it started and only once have I gotten one of these special secret codes. It is a bummer! If anyone has a code they don’t think plan to use, would you possibly share at s_willis03@msn.com? Much appreciated!

        • evb
          June 6, 2018 / 11:16 am

          why don't you call and ask them? I'm sure they'd do it.

          • Jess
            June 7, 2018 / 10:15 pm

            It never hurts to ask.

        • Anthronana
          June 6, 2018 / 1:12 pm

          I will email you mine.

  19. Shari
    June 4, 2018 / 8:29 am

    There are some things I now like but still a good deal I do not. I tend to do my returns quickly so I am not super annoyed by the new policy but see how this could impact many others (and have at times returned things outside the window). On another note, I am traveling on business and have been able to pop into a few stores (in Chicago). The anthropolgie was rather empty while the Zara was full of cute things – guess who got our money?

  20. PHG
    June 4, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I am late to the game! Used to love Anthro, but haven’t really been looking at their clothing (more shoes and beauty only) past couple of years but when I saw this post and went to look at the tops I saw so many things I actually liked. What’s going on??? Haha

  21. Lou
    June 5, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    I just have to say this: I feel like some alien megastore has taken over Anthropologie. I no longer experience the hit to all my senses that I used to have walking into a store. No more creative displays, now they are all mass produced elsewhere and shipped to stores. No more amazing music that is so good that I stop an SA to ask her: what is playing now? No more overload of merchandise, and stocked sale room – instead my 4 local stores look like they are constantly in that in-between season look that you have in January, which is not much on the floor and an empty, picked over sale room. Sometimes not even 5 candles lit at once to make an amazing smell that I want to replicate in my home. No, yesterday when visiting an Anthropologie, I just sort of wandered around, hoping to find some magic, but finding none.

    • Nam
      June 7, 2018 / 8:19 am

      Yes very true

  22. lulu
    June 6, 2018 / 12:54 am

    Yes, you nailed it, the magic is gone.

  23. roxyturtle
    Author
    June 6, 2018 / 11:40 am

    On the 20% off code, I reached out to my Anthro contacts to see if there is a general code and it doesn't appear so for this promo. (Though if anyone has one, feel free to share here!) I did hear that there will be a 20% off weekend for everyone very soon. 🙂

    • Amelia
      June 6, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for inquiring Roxy! Good to know! I was wondering and have a few things waiting in my cart 🙂

  24. Jillian
    June 6, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I am so frustrated with anthropolgie. For years it was my favorite store and now the quality is crappy and things are more expensive. They’ve separated all their functions- store, online, warehouse, customer service, etc. All these separate entities don’t talk to each other and it makes for a terrible shopping experience especially if you have an issue. Customer service reps don’t know the merchandise and have no idea what happens when items are being processed and shipped and can do nothing to fix an issue. They just tell you something to cover their butts.
    It’s a one way ticket to destroying a much loved brand.

    I’ve has issues with my past 3 orders. Messages and emails don’t get answers. Comments get deleted off Facebook. Customer service reps don’t know anything and just tell you what will get you off the phone. The local stores want to help but can’t becuase online and store are separate.

    I’m sad for the days when anthro would be on top of any issue and fix it right away.

    • Becky
      June 6, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      I have to agree about customer service it's quite frustrating knowing more than them and like you said they will say anything And just sounds like they don't want to be there

  25. Meg
    June 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Anyone know if bottoms are 25% off? Not on homepage or any social media, but I see it on some of the item pages listed at the top for category. Though not showing in price on the item’s page or in basket. I’m so tired of Anthro’s web site and secret codes.

    • Jess
      June 7, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Yes indeed pants, jeans, skirts and shorts are all 25% off, I just called and got a couple of price adjustments:)

      • Barbara
        June 8, 2018 / 12:01 am

        See, you got a price adjustment and I was denied one. So inconsistent. There is a gal who is a real hard ass at my local Anthro. I hate getting her as a cashier because her pay answer to everything is always, I’m sorry, we can’t.

        • Barbara
          June 8, 2018 / 12:02 am

          *pat answer

        • Jess
          June 8, 2018 / 7:52 pm

          That's so strange Barbara, I called for price adjustments on the phone for a couple of online orders and it was no problem. I don't understand why they wouldn't give you a price adjustment within the 14 day limit at the store. Everything seems so all over the place. I've also had encounters throughout the years with a couple of hard asses but luckily I have like three Anthro stores that aren't too far to get to so if one store says "no" to me, I can always go to a different one and get a different result. I shouldn't have to do that but thankfully it's an option if I'm really desperate and want/need a second opinion.

          • Jillian
            June 8, 2018 / 10:40 pm

            I’ve noticed that if they don’t know how to do it or it’s busy they won’t. I’ve run into newer employees not wanting to do it a few times 😩

          • Barbara
            June 9, 2018 / 12:37 pm

            Thank you, Jess! I will keep that in mind in the future.

          • Jess
            June 11, 2018 / 1:27 pm

            The best luck to you Barbara getting your future PA's! 😀

          • Dina
            June 18, 2018 / 10:33 pm

            Why don't you ask them to return it and let you rebuy it for the 20% off? I don't see why that would be a problem.

  26. Guest
    June 6, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Off topic, but does anyone know of any BHLDN coupons? Preferably for sale items?

  27. Mary
    June 10, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I am one of those that didn’t receive the code. If you received one and will not use it could you email it to me? After a long time not shopping at Anthro, I now have 2 items in my cart. My email address is marylovesdresses@gmail.com. Thank you!

    • Jillian
      June 10, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      If you have a store close to you they give you a coupon card at the register!

      • Mary
        June 10, 2018 / 9:19 pm

        I actually went to the Los Gatos store. They made me feel extremely unwelcome for asking and they refused to give me one. An embarrassing experience. It reminded why I had not set foot in the store in so long. So, if someone can part with their code I would be very appreciative.

        • evb
          June 10, 2018 / 11:37 pm

          I hate to hear stories like this. I waitressed for years and nothing bugs me more than poor customer service. There is no reason to embarrass a customer. I encourage you to email Anthropologie and get the contact info for their regional manager and tell them about your experience.

          I have two stores near me and for the most part, they are so nice. Just call customer service, tell them the problem and ask for them to send you a code. Ask to speak to their manager if you have to. There is absolutely no reason for you not to get a code – they want you to buy their clothes!

        • Jess
          June 11, 2018 / 1:32 pm

          I never set foot in that Anthro!! The last time I went, they kept ignoring me, wouldn't help me to get in a dressing room even though no one was in line, I waited like fifteen minutes while the SA's all talked to each other and then when I went to get an exchange at the register, they were SO SNOTTY it was unreal. All the other Anthro's I visit are not like them so just avoid that one, I know I do! So sorry you also had a bad experience.

        • Jess
          June 11, 2018 / 1:34 pm

          Mary, just call customer service and they should be able to email you a coupon code especially if you tell them what just happened.

        • Dina
          June 18, 2018 / 10:34 pm

          Wow Mary, that's unreal….

  28. Guest
    June 11, 2018 / 9:40 am

    For whatever reason I have not received a code the last few times although I used to. I called customer service and they emailed me a 20% off opps coupon

  29. evb
    June 11, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I think it's almost tag sale time – I was at the store today and they were busy checking prices and marking down things in the sale room. Hmmmm.

    • Jillian
      June 11, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Oooo I hope so!
      I ordered a pair of pilcro jeans in petite-
      The regular ones I tried in the store were just at my ankles. The petite that came today were under my feet…how does that happen 🙁

  30. flower
    June 12, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    here is a 20% off code N83P2BMY8DJ

  31. Anthronana
    June 14, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Ok, more updates on the return policy change. I was in an Anthro store today and there were not many customers so I over-heard the store manager chatting with an employee there. Apparently, anything bought before 7-9 will be grandfathered and covered by the "old" return policy. However, these can only be processed by designated people in the store. And if such person cannot find the transaction in their system, then the return cannot be processed. Additionally, something they said really surprised me. They will no longer accept shoe returns in store. I am not sure what the reason is behind this decision or if it is just to this one store.

    • Barbara
      June 17, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      If they start not taking shoe returns in store, I will never order shoes from them again! I have a narrow foot, and some shoes work and some don't. Seems like that might be death to their online shoe sales with Anthro charging return shipping while free returns are offered by practically everyone else.

      • Jess
        June 17, 2018 / 11:43 pm

        Same here Barbara, I also have narrow feet and I wear a half size so depending on the shoe if it's a whole size I never know whether to order a size up or down. I really hope they reconsider that policy if it's store wide. If it's only certain stores then fine but I agree if it is indeed all stores then I'll drastically cut down on ordering shoes in the future.

        • evb
          June 18, 2018 / 11:35 am

          My store had the return policy posted and it said nothing about shoes. Maybe it's just certain stores?

          • Anthronana
            June 18, 2018 / 3:33 pm

            I was officially told this weekend that starting July 9th, shoes returns are not accepted in stores. I really don't understand this change.

          • Barbara
            June 19, 2018 / 12:26 am

            Bad move on their part.

    • Stefanie
      June 18, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Andvsome stores like the king of Prussia pa Anthro and co have very large shoe section. So even they won’t take returns on shoes? Dumb.

  32. Christy
    June 15, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    Does anyone have an extra code by chance? There is a top and pair of shorts I'd like to purchase.

    • Christy
      June 15, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Was able to get one. Thank you!

  33. Jess
    June 15, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Looks like there's 20% off all beauty products this weekend:)

  34. Stefanie
    June 17, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    I’m thinking new markdowns tomorrow and the start of the june tag sale. Anyone with me?

    • Pascale
      June 19, 2018 / 9:59 am

      Sadly, not yet. Feels like we get fewer and fewer new markdowns nowadays 🙁 Excited about the tag sale though!

  35. evb
    June 20, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Tag sale's definitely on for tomorrow! My store had rearranged a bunch of sale racks into the middle, home goods, accessories, clothes. Saw some Farm Rio stuff, Maeve, long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, a bunch of shorts. the white jean jacket, denim jacket with ruffle, green cropped army jacket. Some make up too!

    • Alexia
      June 20, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      You did not by chance happen to see one of the farm rio wrap maxi dresses? I adore them but they’re pricey for the fabric they use.
      I really hope they release new prints. Love the yellow and black one from last year.

      • evb
        June 20, 2018 / 7:07 pm

        I did not but my store is out of them. I'm looking for the white one and the yellow and black one too! They had the short blue one.

        • Alexia
          June 21, 2018 / 12:59 am

          Wait which short blue one? Oooh I’m excited now. Is it the peach and blue one? Or the midnight colored one?
          I have the white one on hold at my store. They seem to have a decent amount of them. I know they’re sold out online! If you are looking for one call the Salt Lake store.

  36. roxyturtle
    Author
    June 20, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I'm working on a prep post now for the Tag Sale! It will be up in the next couple of hours.

    • evb
      June 20, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Great! Don't forget your "set a budget" recommendation. There are so many cute things right now that I'm hoping I don't have to make too many difficult choices!

  37. Jillian
    June 20, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! I’m dying of anticipation to see what goes on sale

  38. Guest
    June 27, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Hi Roxy – The Sag Harbor dress you referenced at the top of the post – I haven't found it in store – can you comment on the lavender color? Online it seems slightly faded (I would loved the yellow but sold out in my size) and was wondering what you thought of the color in person? Thank you!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 27, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      It's definitely not as vibrant as the color in the photo topping this post. It's a very pale pastel lavender. I like it a lot! However if you're looking for something saturated light purple, you won't like this much.

      • Guest
        June 27, 2018 / 5:02 pm

        Thank you!

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