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Anthropologie June 2018 Summer Tag Sale discussion thread :: Effortlessly with Roxy

It’s that time — the Anthropologie 2018 Summer Tag Sale is about to begin! Use this thread for open discussion about all things Anthropologie.

There are a bunch of Anthropologie dresses I’d try if they make the 2018 Summer Tag Sale. Before I get to those, I want to mention that the Ambrosina Lace Dress ($264, above) is already in my closet and lovely beyond words. I didn’t realize Anthro stocked it — I got mine at Shopbop and it’s also available via Bloomingdales. One thing to note: on Anthro’s product shot the skirt underlayer looks so much longer than it is in real life. Why do they do this??? In reality the slip just barely skims the tops of my knees. I wear a Free People slip underneath it.

With tons of events yet to come this Summer, Anthropologie could have a shot at fitting the bill. I’ll be going to my cousin’s wedding the week of July 4th and would love to wear the Josie Tiered Maxi Dress ($178). From the wedding we’ll be headed to a gala with my BFF and her husband, and this dress could possibly pull double duty. The Embroidered Slip Dress ($178) has been on my radar for awhile and I have a few events later on this Summer that it would be perfect for, including a Hamptons-based product preview party.

I’ve already been to two garden parties this Spring (think big hats!) and I wore Anthr…Old Navy.  Anthropologie is cutting most of their dresses way too tight through the bust for me this year. Still, I wouldn’t be against giving more of their dresses a try on sale.

Here are some of my Anthropologie dress picks I’m hoping to see make the 2018 Summer Tag Sale:

 

Anthropologie June 2018 Summer Tag Sale discussion thread :: Effortlessly with Roxy

In Anthropologie’s 2018 Summer Tag Sale, I’m expecting tons of cuts based on the sheer number of products they have on their site right now. Eight pages of dresses! Ten pages of tops. No one could ever need this much assortment; it’s overwhelming.

Expect to see markdowns Thursday with extra % off sale coming later. This will be the last Tag Sale under the old return policy (more on that in an upcoming post); I’ve been told purchases before July 9th will be grandfathered in.

The rest of my Tag Sale picks include cute items perfect for Spring and Summer, and plenty of stuff I haven’t tried on yet but would like to. (Things often come out of hiding from backstock to sale racks I’ve found.) From silk camis to zebra rompers and high rise shorts, my closet might have an extra dose of fun in it once this sale officially kicks off.

What are you hoping to see in the Tag Sale markdowns?

232 Comments

  1. Kim
    June 21, 2018 / 1:00 am

    Sales up! No extra percentage off? ☹️

    • ALauren
      June 21, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Yes I’m disappointed by this. There are a couple of things I want but I want the extra %. And I’m scared to miss them if I wait!

  2. Kim
    June 21, 2018 / 1:13 am

    oops just read your post about extra % coming later. 😜

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

      Hee! I think we were all secretly hoping for it now, right?

  3. Jillian
    June 21, 2018 / 1:22 am

    I think just the banner is up because there’s nothing new marked down yet 🤷‍♀️

  4. Shari
    June 21, 2018 / 7:03 am

    I will look and see if anything comes up but actually making a return today of stuff I thought I would wear but have not yet (recent purchases – not beyond 6 months). I think some of their items are turning the corner but still really buying more at other places (Madewell and Zara have been killing it). Hoping they will have some cute things on sale and for fall.

  5. Shari
    June 21, 2018 / 7:07 am

    On another note, how does the ambrosia lace dress run? I have an event this summer I need a dress for and this looks cute (and anthropologie carries petites which I sometimes go with).

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 8:19 am

      It runs very small through the chest, so I went with the large. It's actually pretty roomy in the hips!

  6. roxyturtle
    Author
    June 21, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Holy wow, 20 pages of markdowns!!! Here are some highlights I didn't pick for the post…

    || The eyelet trim makes this denim jacket special: http://bit.ly/2Md6ZCr
    || This blue-based dress has all the colors of Spring: http://bit.ly/2K5YJmR
    || A cute bag for when you don't need to carry much: http://bit.ly/2K5Zg8l
    || I love the bright colors on this tunic: http://bit.ly/2MJXb3J
    || This cami tank is lovely, though clearly short: http://bit.ly/2JXzHdw
    || There are home markdowns too, like this wall hanging that's so cute! The ivory is my fave color: http://bit.ly/2MEWIzT
    || Simple everyday sandals. I like. http://bit.ly/2M5D26U
    || Wedges with lace-ups, quickly selling out: http://bit.ly/2JYkDwk
    || Love, love love the pattern of this kimono jacket: http://bit.ly/2JWMOf9
    || Pom poms are fine by me on cute sandals: http://bit.ly/2MM7xQv
    || Two words: Ruffle. Heels. http://bit.ly/2M6PkvZ
    || These cropped jeans run big (I take a 30 instead of a 31) and are such a pretty shade of blue: http://bit.ly/2Md2SG7
    || One size left (an 8!) of these darling oxfords: http://bit.ly/2JVxKyz

    Happy Tag Sale hunting everyone! Expect extra % off in about 2 weeks.

  7. Anthropolitan
    June 21, 2018 / 8:46 am

    From what I understand their new policies include changes to the way they do price adjustments. PA's will only be made on items that go from full-price to markdown. So if you buy something on sale and two days later there's an extra % off sale, you won't get a PA. Do we know if that's in effect now, or will that roll out 7/9 with the rest of the changes?

    Thanks!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Hopefully an anonymous employee can chime in here, but my understanding is that the new PA policy does not go into effect til July 9th.

      • Alauren
        June 21, 2018 / 9:04 am

        I wonder if it only applies to purchases made on or after July 9th? I’m actually surprised by the change in policy. Less about the PA but the return is going from no time limit to…60 days? Even ikea gives me a year.

        • kelly
          June 21, 2018 / 9:39 am

          I think you can still make returns after 60 days, but instead of getting your money back you will get a store credit. Which isn't great, obviously, but I do not understand them to refuse to accept returns altogether after 60 days.

          • Anthropolitan
            June 21, 2018 / 12:33 pm

            The new policy is very similar to the return policy at Free People. I wonder if they are just going to make all the return policies the same across all their brands. I had always thought it was weird to have such different policies. Until now, Anthro has always had an extremely generous one.

          • klj1
            June 24, 2018 / 12:00 pm

            One of the SA's at my store said there are STILL so many people that try and return things that are tattered or half empty lotion bottles,etc. I would think you could easily weed those people out and say no…vs. the people who legit have a return. I mean,there are always going to be people that try and push the rules.

    • kelly
      June 21, 2018 / 9:37 am

      I'm confused about the "new" PA policy because from what I have heard, it doesn't sound like it's actually new; rather it sounds like they're going to start enforcing the PA policy that's been in place (at least on paper) but everybody has been ignoring.

      I thought the PA policy – as written – was always that PAs only apply to permanent markdowns (like from full price to 1st cut, or from 1st cut to 2nd cut) and are not supposed to be given for temporary promos (like if you buy something full price today and then there's an Anthro Day tomorrow, or if you buy something at 1st cut today and then there's an extra % off sale tomorrow).

      I thought that was already the rule, just that nobody enforced it.

      • roxyturtle
        Author
        June 21, 2018 / 9:57 am

        I believe it is changing in that you can only get a PA from full price to markdown, but not from on sale to 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. You are write that promotions were always excluded from PAs as the policy is written…however Anthro seems to have quickly forgotten how badly their results were hurt when they tried enforcing the policy more strictly!

        • Lori
          June 21, 2018 / 11:13 am

          I think this will hurt them in the end. I was recently denied a PA, though 2 SA said I was eligible, but financial dept. continually denied it. What upset me was not that I couldn't get a PA, but that 2 SA said it was fine and it never went through, as it was 15 days after purchase. I completely get enforcing the rules, but they will have to make sure are all on board, because the three different answers and two weeks of trying to get $20 back has turned me off. Top still had tags so I could have easily returned but did not. I imagine a lot of returns and repurchasing.
          Personally, I'm fine with 60 (though would prefer 90) day returns, but I will really miss PA on sale.
          J Crew that used to never give PA on sale, now are terrific about giving PA for sale and promos within 7 days. Their SA are great about this.

          • roxyturtle
            Author
            June 21, 2018 / 1:19 pm

            I agree Lori. I can understand wanting to revise the return policy because I see people taking advantage of it all the time. Heck, I came across an Anthro item I'd bought three years ago, tags still on it, unworn, and I returned it. I don't usually do that but if you told me I was abusing the policy myself I could not disagree with you. I doubt Anthro put the item out on the rack to sell it after I returned it.

            That said I believe they are going way too fair into unnecessarily strict territory, which is only going to piss customers off. There's a balance here and I don't think Anthropologie has found it.

          • kelly
            June 21, 2018 / 1:32 pm

            Yes, the inconsistent application of policies is super frustrating. I don't mind rules, but they need to be uniformly followed across the board. It's really annoying to – for example – be denied a PA because it's a temporary promo, and then hear that somebody else spoke to a different SA and got a different result.

            Last year or the year before, I bought a full-price jacket and then a few days later (within my PA period), there was a "select jackets $99" promo. I got a hard-ass SA who denied the PA on the grounds that PAs don't apply to temporary promos… which would have been fine – that is the written policy – except then I came here and read about others getting PAs no problem. I was so annoyed that I returned the jacket. And did not rebuy.

            There will probably be a lot more return/rebuys with the new policy but that's also supposedly one of the things that can get your account "flagged" if gaming the system is done excessively.

          • roxyturtle
            Author
            June 21, 2018 / 1:37 pm

            Agree kelly! Also, this is a rant for a different post, but I think the software companies are investing in to 'flag' potentially abusive customers is AWFUL. The algorithms are HORRIFIC and do not come close to accurately tracking customer behavior, especially not loyal customer behavior. I'm no longer consulting for retailers the way I was two years ago, but I've kept two major retailers as clients and one of them is on a huge apology campaign right now because one of the market-leading customer tracking software tools screwed over the retailer's customer loyalty.

            Awful awful awful. I can't believe retailers pay money for this crap.

          • kelly
            June 22, 2018 / 12:06 pm

            I know you can't get into the details of how the algorithms work, but I'd love to hear more about this issue; this kind of "behind the scenes" stuff fascinates me.

            Personally, I think return-rebuy IS abusive. Or at least it can be. I know somebody who will buy at full price, start wearing the item, and then when it gets marked down she will but another one and return it using the receipt from the first item. I think that's super shady and will serve her right if she gets banned.

            I know if I don't like company's return/PA policy, I will take my money elsewhere rather than keep shopping there and trying to cheat the system.

    • Nam
      June 21, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      I’m so bummed with their policies Anthropolitan

  8. ALauren
    June 21, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I ordered the Gemma Eyelet Camisole (meant to order that when it was 20% off, so happy to get it for +/- 33% off, some Paige jeans (even without the extra % the markdown is a good deal), and the Kalma Ruffled top. I have one other item I want, but it’s honestly a “backup,” and I’d like to wait and see if I can hold out for an extra %.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

      I loooooove the Gemma Eyelet Cami!

  9. evb
    June 21, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I shopped! Bought a Farm Rio dress and these shoes: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/anthropologie-

    Really hope they work out because they are adorable!

    And a couple glasses and a pitcher

    so yay. That's all within my budget and I'll go by the store this evening and see if there's anything exciting there.

    • Anthropolitan
      June 21, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      I SO love platform heels. Cool buy!

    • Nam
      June 21, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      Lovely heels evb

  10. kelly
    June 21, 2018 / 9:41 am

    None of these markdowns excite me much. There are several things I like right now, but all are too new to be part of the tag sale.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:26 am

      I can understand that. Even on my window shopping days lately I've mostly been skipping Anthropologie. I'm just not very excited about much, and beyond annoyed that they have these HUGE spaces in their NYC stores and yet so much stuff is online only. I'm over it!

      • Lou
        June 22, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        Roxy, it is shocking to me that the last SIX times I have walked through Anthropologie, I have walked out with nothing. It used to be that I had to hold myself back from buying. And strangely enough, it was the SAs that encouraged me to buy the iffy items, saying: oh, you can always return it, we have an open return policy. 🙂

  11. Nam
    June 21, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Im definitely checking out my store today…lets see what i find.

    Its been long since i shopped at Anthro. A sad truth.

    Im into sundance, madewell and johnny was lately

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Yes Nam! Did you do any shopping during Sundance's latest promo? I've been working very long hours lately after the time I took off to help my Mom, so I didn't have energy to post about it, but I was certainly thinking of you!

      • Nam
        June 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

        Awww!!! Thanks Roxy!!!

        Ur such a sweet daughter❤️. I bought Florencia Top ( looks like johnny was)
        https://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/florencia

        And a royal blue blouse with cream crochet sleeves

        Can’t find the link. But that Blouse is divine😍

        Thanks for introducing me to Sundance catalog

        • Jess
          June 21, 2018 / 5:13 pm

          Okay that top is hands down gorgeous Nam. Sundance always has such a nice selection of pretty tops and dresses. If they could lower their shipping, I'd probably order a lot more.

          As for JW I just had to buy the Victoria Cupra Blouse in the Young Wheat color and oh my goodness it is insanely beautiful in person, it's probably the prettiest top I own right now. The embroidery is just wow. I don't usually like to spend that much on a top but every once in a great while I don't mind treating myself to something special.

          • Nam
            June 21, 2018 / 5:42 pm

            Wow!! That’s beautiful

        • Jess
          June 21, 2018 / 6:07 pm

          Oh another one haha! It's gorgeous. Well I'm all spent for now but did you buy that one?

          • Jess
            June 21, 2018 / 6:58 pm

            Oh you did buy it, I scrolled up lol!

          • Nam
            June 21, 2018 / 10:03 pm

            yes Jess i absolutely love this one 🙂

    • Jess
      June 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      That's who I've been purchasing from is Madewell and Johnny Was as well. I love Sundance but not their expensive shipping prices.

      • Anthropolitan
        June 21, 2018 / 7:44 pm

        Sundance occasionally does a promo+ free shipping. I hold out for those.

    • Anthropolitan
      June 21, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      I love Johnny Was so much. I wish it was cheaper.

      • Jess
        June 21, 2018 / 4:28 pm

        Oh me too! The embroidery is divine!

        • Nam
          June 21, 2018 / 4:45 pm

          Agree with u Jess and Anthropolitan . The prices are ouch but I have found lovely pieces at eBay and Poshmark. NWT items for $50-$115❤️ It’s a win win situation

          • Jess
            June 21, 2018 / 5:15 pm

            I've found some good gems from JW on eBay at good prices as well, sometimes you can also talk the seller into a deal if they're willing, it never hurts to ask especially if something's been sitting there for a bit;)

          • Nam
            June 21, 2018 / 10:04 pm

            😉

          • Anthropolitan
            June 21, 2018 / 7:43 pm

            Thanks, Nam and Jess. The only problem with getting it on Ebay is that Johnny Was fits me weird, and if I can't return something if it doesn't fit then I've wasted money. One of my local boutiques used to carry it, and I've tried talking them in to stocking it again. I wish a store like Nordys carried it.

          • Jess
            June 21, 2018 / 9:17 pm

            That's true, it helps to be able to try things on and it would be great if a store like Nordstom's would also carry it. We have a huge JW store behind the big Anthro at the Stanford Mall and it's got everything in there, they have a pretty good sales rack I like to check out every once in a while when I visit there.

          • Anthropolitan
            June 22, 2018 / 3:33 pm

            I would looooove to have a JW store. It's just not got a big East Coast following, though. That's what my boutique SM told me when I asked if they would carry it again. Maybe now that Boho has gotten big again they will reconsider. Free People is pretty popular!

          • Dina
            June 22, 2018 / 5:43 pm

            It does in South Florida. There's a JW store at the mall near me where there's also an Anthro.

          • Dina
            June 22, 2018 / 5:44 pm

            The only problem is I love all of it and it is pretty expensive even on sale.

          • Dina
            June 22, 2018 / 5:53 pm

            Except I think the big sale they have once or twice a year at JW in store is cheaper than their online sales (but still in no way inexpensive).

          • Nam
            June 21, 2018 / 10:06 pm

            i agree Anthropolitan. JW works perfect for me an it also has good resale value too 😉

      • Nam
        June 21, 2018 / 4:47 pm

        I went to the store and was so bummed. Only bought a pair of embroidered Pilcro shorts 😊

        I did love dress and tops from payal pratap ( she is an Indian designer) and Embroidered Maeve dresses. 😍😍

        Waiting for them to go on sale

        • Jess
          June 21, 2018 / 5:20 pm

          I like Pilcro jeans because they always seem to fit without having to go up and down in sizes, they always seem to fit me in my normal size each time except maybe one time. I just bought the Sag Harbor dress in the yellow colorway and I'm still waiting for it to arrive, that one seemed to really sell out fast so I'm hoping it'll fit right.

          • Nam
            June 21, 2018 / 5:43 pm

            Let me know what u think about it Jess

          • Jess
            June 21, 2018 / 6:02 pm

            I will! I've had my eye on it since it first appeared but couldn't decide on the color lol so hopefully the yellow will look good. I wish it came in an emerald green or wine color too:)

          • Jess
            June 24, 2018 / 7:27 pm

            Okay the Sag Harbor dress showed up and it's literally like the perfect Summer dress. I hope they order more sizes to come in again for people who were late to the dress like I was. I ordered it in a size 6 Petite and it's just so pretty on. I highly recommend it plus it's cotton. It reminds me of classic Anthro dresses at it's pinnacle.

          • evb
            June 26, 2018 / 10:15 am

            oh wow, I see what you mean!

            I like the Faithfull dresses too but they're a little too expensive for rayon.

          • Jess
            June 27, 2018 / 2:13 pm

            If you can snag one in your size, I highly recommend this one, it's a true winner!

          • Guest
            June 27, 2018 / 2:24 pm

            Any chance you could comment on length? I am 5'2 and based on the measurements listed, I thought a petite would be too short; since you ordered petite, did you think that worked well – was it like a midi dress? Thank you so much!!!

          • Jess
            June 28, 2018 / 2:18 am

            Sure, I'm about 5'4" and the Petite size hit about mid shin/calf for me so it's a nice length and it looks just like the length in the pictures on the models. I don't feel like it's too short in any way and I love that it's cotton! I tried on a Regular also and the length was longer but not enough to return but I wanted a different color to match a pair of shoes I have so I went with the Petite that was available.

          • Guest
            June 28, 2018 / 8:53 am

            Thank you so much!

          • Jess
            June 28, 2018 / 2:02 pm

            You're welcome!

      • anthrobessed
        June 22, 2018 / 1:26 am

        Love the Johnny Was brand but they are way out of my budget. Nordstrom Rack occasionally has Johnny Was/JWLA at great price points. I always shop them there 😉

        • Nam
          June 24, 2018 / 1:01 am

          Try eBay or Poshmark. I’ve found lovely pieces NWT under $100 😃

      • KL_Eyes
        June 22, 2018 / 5:21 pm

        I keep buying scarves from JW, even though I don't really wear scarves these days… But I can't resist the gorgeous prints. Sadly I am sized out of much of their clothing, since their XS tends to run big and I'm between XXS and XS at Anthro.

        • Nam
          June 24, 2018 / 1:01 am

          Yes love their scarves 🙂

  12. Stefanie
    June 21, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Ordered a kimono, cover up and a dress for in store pick up and going to a store today armed with gift cards! Tons of my wishlists went on sale, the question is will the item be in store?

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Nicely done Stefanie! I still have Anthro gift cards from Christmas/Hanukkah, we'll see what gets used in this sale. 🙂

  13. Lori
    June 21, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I actually ordered a few things and am happy to finally have a sale at Anthro. It has been a while since anything tempting went on sale.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Sweet Lori! Anything you're extra excited about?

  14. Shari
    June 21, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I actually really like the Farm Rio Tiled Slip Dress and Malta Tie waist dress. The Farm Rio dress is not embroidered and was overpriced but a flattering comfortable dress on sale. I purchased the Malta Tie waist dress on 20% promo and don't regret it. I have packed it and worn it on a number of business trips. It is sweatshirt like material but looks dressy enough to wear in a business setting (especially with a jacket).

    • Jess
      June 21, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      I love all the Farm Rio prints and shapes but not necessarily the material they use considering the prices. I say though that if something looks flattering and enhances your figure, go for it. I bought a couple in the past and they really stand out due to the gorgeous prints.

    • kelly
      June 21, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      I love the Farm Rio stuff. I bought a maxi skirt last fall and I get a zillion compliments every time I wear it.

  15. Jess
    June 21, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    There's really nothing exciting for me on sale today but I did recently purchase a pair of Etienne Aigner Desire Wedges and they are a half size too small in case anyone is interested in them. I'm hoping the next size up I purchased will fit because I don't want to return them, they are just too adorable on. I also purchased the Pilcro High-rise Crop Flare Jeans in my regular size in 27 and they are a perfect fit and are so darn cute on, I just love them.

    • Nam
      June 21, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks for the reviews Jess!!!!

      I found lovely dresses by payal pratap and Maeve at the stores today 🙂 will definitely wait for the first cut

      • Jess
        June 21, 2018 / 6:55 pm

        You're welcome! Maeve came out with a nice form fitting dress recently, the Leslie Midi dress and the print is so pretty. I bought that one in a Medium Petite and it's a perfect fit. I've seen Payal Pratap before and yes her designs are nice. I have to get myself to the store sometime, the last time I was there at the big store I went and had lunch but didn't have time to shop around:)

        • Nam
          June 21, 2018 / 10:07 pm

          Thanks for letting me know Jess!!!!!

          • Jess
            June 22, 2018 / 1:03 am

            Of course! You're so welcome:)

  16. lulu
    June 21, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I didn't find anything exciting. I think my Anthro days are done.

  17. Jillian
    June 21, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I think the banner 1000’s of new fresh cuts is a little misleading…🙄
    There’s maybe a few hundred and the rest is all old sale stuff. I’m a little disappointed and there really wasn’t much that thrilled me. My local store tag sale section was literally 2 racks. It didn’t even take up the sale room.

  18. Barbara
    June 22, 2018 / 12:18 am

    Did anyone ever determine the official low down on shoe returns? Also, Anthro not giving PA's to people who purchased something a couple days prior and then it goes on a promo, will create so much ill will. Also, expect more than EVER for people NOT to pay full price if this is the case. It is not worth the risk and bad feelings created. I always feel terrible when I buy something, haven't even worn it, and see it for less money. The PA's were a safety net. I don't think Anthro should make themselves less customer service friendly.

    • Anthronana
      June 22, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Shoe returns are not accepted in stores starting July 9th. I was told when I was returning a pair of shoes last week.

      • Anthropolitan
        June 22, 2018 / 3:30 pm

        What??? NOOOO!!!

        I get sooo many shoes at Anthro at a good price in the sale room. Which means I understand why they are doing this, but still disappointing.

        Also, this means I probably won't buy shoes from them again. I really buy very few things that have to be returned by mail. 🙁

        • Fanny
          June 28, 2018 / 11:56 am

          Ugh. My store does not carries shoes so I've always bought shoes online and as usual most of the time need to get two sizes. Not being able to return to store will probably stop me from buying their shoes then.

      • Aims2
        June 22, 2018 / 3:42 pm

        Good to know this!! I often have to order 2 sizes to get one that fits—-and return the other to the store.

    • kelly
      June 22, 2018 / 11:56 am

      I pretty much only shop online when I know I can return things to a physical store (Boden being the exception, and even there I shop way less than I would if I didn't have to mail in a return). Shoes are especially hard to buy without trying on. I will never order shoes from Anthro again if they won't accept returns in-store.

      I hope more people will "vote with their wallet" on some of these customer unfriendly policy changes.

    • Jillian
      June 22, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      My local store told me they would take shoe returns if the style is carried in the store.
      Who knows how many styles they will actually get though 🤷‍♀️

      • megan
        June 23, 2018 / 3:31 pm

        My local store no longer accepts returns of home items. They seem to categorize home as the same thing as furniture. Since they dont carry furniture at that location they wont accept home returns. I was turned away when I brought in curtain rods that didnt work out.

        • evb
          June 23, 2018 / 5:49 pm

          That's nuts.

          • lulu
            June 23, 2018 / 7:16 pm

            I am scratching my head. So they are changing their return policy, won't allow returns of shoes or home items, their clothes (more than ever) made with mostly man-made fabrics, they are having fewer and worse sales and the styles are more boring than ever. Do they really think that these strategies will work? Good luck to them. I have other places that I can and will shop. Seriously, there is very little that makes them special anymore.

        • Anthropolitan
          June 24, 2018 / 11:00 am

          What? What about home items that were bought IN the store?

  19. Amy
    June 22, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Has anyone else noticed the trend for regular sized models? Madewell has beautiful size 8 model and it looks like Anthropologie has featured a young women with real curves and a real tummy. I love it. We can't all be size 2.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 11:51 am

      I meant to comment on this days ago Amy, but yes I did notice and I think it's WONDERFUL. I'm certainly not against size 2 models, I just want to see a wide V-A-R-I-E-T-Y. Let's see some size 12 models, some size 20 models, some size 2 models and some size 8 models! Tall, short, skin of all colors. It really is not that hard — these people already exist. Yet the way agencies and retailers go about it you'd think diversity is so hard to find. I'll greatly appreciate any small step forward like this. 🙂

  20. Jillian
    June 22, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I did purchase some sale things 👍🏻
    For some reason it took forever for the new things to actually show up on the app and my internet version. I went hunting off my wishlists and saw things had been marked down.
    I got some basic pure and good tops, the neon embroidered Manna peasent top, Seychelles gingham bed and breakfast flats, and some beaded sandals 👍🏻

  21. Mary
    June 22, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    This is OT but Anthro-ish. I have lots of Anthro pieces from years back that I want to sell. I posted some of them on ebay, but ebay is kind of dead. Is there any online places that you sell/have sold Anthro pieces for fair prices that you can recommend? Thanks!

    • Jillian
      June 22, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      There’s lots of Facebook buy,sell, trade groups that I’ve had good luck with.

      • Mary
        June 22, 2018 / 9:24 pm

        Is there any way you can be more specific with names? I don’t have a facebook account and don’t really know how to search 😧

        • Jillian
          June 22, 2018 / 9:36 pm

          Oh you have to be on Facebook to do it. Ithey are Facebook private groups.
          I also take things to upscale consignment stores that are framilliar with anthro.

        • roxyturtle
          Author
          June 23, 2018 / 6:31 am

          Hi Mary. If you decide to make a FB account the Effortless Anthropologie Trade Market is still going strong!
          https://m.facebook.com/groups/153536198114140?ref

          Also, I migrated from eBay over to Poshmark about a year ago after several negative selling experiences on eBay. So that’s another option. On Poshmark people often try to lowball, but I’ve still had success holding firm to my prices. It just takes longer for things to sell.

          • Mary
            June 24, 2018 / 12:47 am

            Thanks for letting me know Roxy. I missed the trade market, I bought several things in the past. I guess I will have to get a facebook account as ebay is not even an option anymore, it’s so bad.

    • Becky
      June 22, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      I have had Luck selling on poshmark. Only sucky part is that they take a cut of your earnings

  22. Mary
    June 22, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I am not an Anthro shopper anymore. I browse online but rarely and I almost never go to the stores anymore. But I still feel disappointed with the changes especially the PAs. I know I always feel bitter when I buy something at full price and then see there is a promo. So I was always appreciative to get PAs. I could see why shoppers would only visit stores when there is a promo happening.
    The other disappointment is the return getting down to 60 days. My favorite season to shop at Anthro was fall and by the time it gets cold where I live definitely more than 2 months have elapsed.
    I am also really curious if they will offer free shipping, no minimum. I justified them not giving it because of the high cost of unlimited returns. But now that they will not have this excuse anymore, they will be just greedy if they don’t offer it.

  23. Kmkg
    June 23, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I understand anthro has to change its policy for whatever reason especially when there are people taking advantage but they should beware— They have lost what made them special to begin with. I was in Target earlier and I thought how they are knocking off Anthropologie better then Anthro themselves! To boot- the quality is about the same! Between A New Day- Universal Thread & WhoWhatWear, they nailed it.

    ps. I wonder if the extra percentage sale cycle at anthro will mirror Free People.

    • Stefanie
      June 26, 2018 / 7:46 am

      And Knox rose!!! Currently living target stuff!

  24. kmkg
    June 23, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I also have had some luck selling some stuff at poshmark –but you do have to be patient.

  25. Jillian
    June 25, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I struck out so badly 😩
    Taking back all but 2 things I purchased last week.

  26. evb
    June 25, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Hey, Anthro just posted their new return policy: https://www.anthropologie.com/help/returns-exchan

    Seems like a lot of potential for confusion – what is "select home decor"? Looks like they'll do one-time price adjustments within 14 days so that's not different then now.

    Bummer about shoes though!

    • kelly
      June 26, 2018 / 8:16 am

      It says you can get a one-time PA on full price purchases, which seems to confirm the discussion above that they will no longer allow PAs on sale items that get a 2nd cut or a temporary % off sale promo.

      • Denise_S
        June 26, 2018 / 10:29 am

        Which really, really stinks. And it isn't clear when the clock starts for online purchases. It is 14 days from shipment date now, but there is no reference to that, only "purchase date."

        • lulu
          June 26, 2018 / 10:33 am

          And even Free People will make those sorts of PAs within 14 days of purchase. Anthro will no longer be getting my money or, if so, precious little.

    • Anthrogirl14
      June 26, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Select home decor means furniture, rugs, mirrors or any large items that qualify for the $149 flat shipping fee

  27. Anthronana
    June 25, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I have never seen Anthro this disorganized before. I got notification about one item being shipped from my order only to find it is another item from the same order that was delivered. This happened to both orders that I placed after the tag sale started. Has anyone experienced this this summer?

    • Jillian
      June 28, 2018 / 11:45 am

      I’ve been shipped the wrong item twice now. And the item wasn’t even close to what I ordered 😩
      I’ve received damaged merchandise
      And I’ve been given the wrong shipping info a bunch of times.
      The sku numbers on online orders also haven’t been matching in the store so they try to tell you it’s not there. But the picture and item name are the same. You have to point this out or they won’t do the return 🙄

  28. mira128
    June 26, 2018 / 7:50 am

    OFF TOPIC: But do popbacks still exist from time to time Roxy? Like older ones from 2015 and below…I'm curious to know if they can still be accessed and HOW? Has anyone found much older 9.95 popbacks?

    • kelly
      June 26, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      I think at some point within the last couple of years, they've stopped putting those old (like 3+ years old) items back into circulation, so they never appear as popbacks.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 26, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      I agree with kelly. The only times I've seen older popbacks come back lately has been ghost inventory — not real.

  29. Anthropolitan
    June 26, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Also. Free People has had some negative policy changes. it seems that now every time they have an extra % off sale, it's final sale. They are also having a 50% off select swimsuit sale and that is final sale as well. This is terrible, because sooo much of their stuff is online only, and even on sale it's expensive. I passed on a popback this morning because it was final sale. I was actually willing to pay more for something as long as I have the opportunity to return it. I never shop anything final sale unless I've tried in on before and I know it will fit, or unless it was super, super cheap.

    • evb
      June 26, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Gosh I so agree with this. I never order anything online if it's final sale. Unless, like you, it's super super cheap!

    • nam
      June 26, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      oh wow!!! Thanks for the heads up Anthropolitan

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 26, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Yes I've noticed this change at Free People as well, which is very odd. Like you Anthropolitan it stopped me from buying a few sale items because I had no idea how they'd fit.

    • Jillian
      June 28, 2018 / 11:50 am

      Free People drives me bonkers. I only buy it from department stores. The store and website have different prices for things and neither will honor the lowest price. They recently opened a store near me and both trips have left me unimpressed or mad

  30. Stefanie
    June 26, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Are we thinking additional percentage off this weekend? I’m waiting to pick up a bunch of in store pick ups to see if they go on sale further…

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 26, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      I'm thinking no, it will happen next week to be closer to beyond the 14 day PA period and closer to the July 4th holiday here in the USA. However, this is the kind of guess I'm happy to be wrong about. 🙂

      • lulu
        June 26, 2018 / 10:18 pm

        I think that you are right Roxy. Good luck to them though because the tag sale stuff in my local Anthro just seems to be hanging around like a bad smell. I find the longer stuff lingers, the less interested people are in buying anything.

        • Stefanie
          June 27, 2018 / 10:45 pm

          I was in 2 stores today and both cleared out other rooms to make room for sale items. And the current sale prices are stingy.

      • Kelly
        June 27, 2018 / 7:08 am

        I’m hoping for a store wide promo for July 4. The tag sale doesn’t interest me but there a few newer items I’d like to try.

      • Mary
        June 27, 2018 / 4:37 pm

        bummer! I was really hoping they would do something this weekend, so i can get a price adjustment on the stuff I bought!

        • Stefanie
          June 28, 2018 / 8:51 am

          25% off sale! Woot!

  31. Val
    June 26, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    My local store is filled with masses of wellness and beauty items. Looks like Anthro is placing less and less emphasis on clothing. It's a bummer.

    • Sarah
      July 9, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Yes, Val, but that is exactly what the sale room is loaded up with – wellness and beauty items. I hope Anthropologie notices this and adjusts their buying to reflect the lack of interest there and focuses more on clothing, shoes and home.

  32. Tanda
    June 27, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Johanna Uurasjarvi, who used to be Executive Creative Director of product design at Anthropologie during it's best years and also created Leifsdottir label is a New Design Chief at JCrew now http://fortune.com/2018/06/19/jcrew-design-chief/
    I'm very excited!

    • lulu
      June 27, 2018 / 11:32 am

      Awesome news!

    • evb
      June 27, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Wow! That's really interesting. I wonder how/if she'll incorporate Anthro's aesthetic into J Crew. I like J Crew as I like preppy but it gets boring pretty fast. IF she brings back the good quality fabrics though, count me in!

    • Tanda
      June 27, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      I'm wondering how long production cycle is at Jcrew. Can we hope to see her influence by Christmas time? Or it has to be Summer 2019 ?

      • roxyturtle
        Author
        June 27, 2018 / 3:09 pm

        No they've already designed and sourced Christmas, so Spring 2019 is the earliest you'll see her input.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 27, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Great stuff Tanda! I somehow knew before my friends who WORK at J.Crew knew, lol! I am excited although cautiously — J. Crew is mired in a terrible, nearly insurmountable amount of debt right now. In just two years they have a huge interest payment due related to capital they raised to re-privatize. Honestly they might be on their death march right now which is very sad. I hope they can pull themselves out of it. Madewell continues to outperform, but it's not enough to help.

      J. Crew's current CEO is formerly of West Elm, and most recently Ms. Uurasjarvi was heading up West Elm's bespoke design line. I'm excited to see what she'll do at J.Crew!

      • Anthropolitan
        June 27, 2018 / 4:03 pm

        If J Crew goes under will Madewell too?

        J Crew really isn't my aesthetic, but if they infused a little vintage Anthro and Leifsdottir into the mix I'd be all over that.

        • roxyturtle
          Author
          June 27, 2018 / 4:07 pm

          No Madewell would likely be sold (likely) or spun off as its own entity (less likely but still possible).

    • Guest
      June 27, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      It's REALLY strange that in my opinion, J. Crew and Anthro have both been suffering from a decline in creativity and overall quality. Though they are distinct brands, they've both shown a lack of pretty silhouettes and inspiring prints/colors of late. J. Crew could almost in a sense "combine with old Anthro," it would be incredible.

      • Trixxie
        June 27, 2018 / 9:51 pm

        YES, a thousand times!! I used to split 99.9 of my wardrobe between JCrew and Anthro, now I’m lucky if I buy 20% from both combined. It astounds me how my 2 favorite (and formerly successful) stores could have lost their way so badly.

  33. Anthropolitan
    June 27, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I just got a 20% off survey code. The survey had to do with a return I just made. They asked some very interesting questions, such as do you normally purchase multiple items with the intent of returning some of them.

    • Christy
      June 27, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      I got the same thing and found it odd.

      • Anthropolitan
        June 27, 2018 / 6:46 pm

        I think they have a phenomenal amount of returns and are trying to figure out why. I also think the 20% is an olive branch offering because they know their new return policy is going to peeve a lot of people (and they would be right). I hope this doesn't result in even more severe return policies. I do return about 90% of what I buy online (that I have not tried on in store first). I did say that the only thing they could do to prevent my returning things would be to have them in store to try on. Totally stating the obvious.

        • Guest
          June 27, 2018 / 7:52 pm

          Completely agree as I return 90% of items as well I’m a petite and order primarily online since most stores don’t carry petites and I feel at some point this will be held against me; causing me to shop at anthro less.

          • evb
            June 27, 2018 / 11:00 pm

            I just filled out a survey. I return things for a million reasons and I tried to give them all of the reasons. Anthropolitan, I'm glad I'm not the only one who returns so many things.I feel like they don't know what their brand is anymore and they throw all these things at us and then get mad that we return them.

            I mean there are SO MANY peasant blouses and wide-legged striped pants online right now that I go to the store and can't tell if the one in the store is the one I wanted to try on or not.

          • Shari
            June 28, 2018 / 7:33 am

            Sometimes if there is something I want, I order multiple sizes to make sure I have a shot at getting one that fits. That is what happens when something is online only. Also, they are so slow in their exchanges (and half the time don't do them anyway) it is the only way to secure an item you really want.

        • klj1
          June 28, 2018 / 11:34 am

          Same. I got it too. I also filled it out fully 🙂
          Side question: Anyone own the Violette dress and have luck with their true size. There are so many back and forth reviews I can't gauge what size to buy.:-)

        • Lou
          July 10, 2018 / 10:11 am

          I wish I could like your comment 20 times. I am bored with the store because there IS NOTHING IN THE STORE except clothing that looks like it came from the Gap. And nothing wrong with the Gap, but I don't shop at Anthro for basic clothing. Their sale room is a disgrace; full of WTF clothing that I would never even try on. I wish they would read this and put more clothing choices in the stores. There are FOUR stores within 20 minutes of my house and they are all pretty boring. The housewares section has not changed since January. A beauty section that no one ever shops. And now the bedding is being removed as well. I am at a loss and shaking my head. There is a new Anthro & Co opening near me in DC this week, and that is my last everloving hope that I will discover the Anthro of even 4 years ago.

          • evb
            July 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

            Wait a minute? Bedding is being removed? I was up in the Woodmere OH store and saw their bedding was 50% off but I thought that was just for that store?

            Had to laugh at your beauty section comment – it is a big waste of space! I do like a lot of their beauty products but maybe they aren't displayed in a useful fashion or something.

          • Lou
            July 10, 2018 / 11:38 am

            Bedding is being removed from the stores and will only be available online – Nordstrom will now be carrying their bedding. 🙁 p.s. instore bedding was 60% off in my local store!!

          • Stefanie
            July 10, 2018 / 12:03 pm

            Mine as well

          • evb
            July 10, 2018 / 6:00 pm

            What??? What does this all mean??

          • Lou
            July 11, 2018 / 11:34 am

            EVB, I really have no real idea of what they are thinking or doing. I do notice that many clothing chains are getting into product. Everybody seems to think that "wellness" is the new big thing. What is true though, is that I go to Anthro and Madewell and JCrew for clothing, not product. I may pick up a small product at the cash register as an afterthought, but I would not go to these places for cosmetics.

            It sort of looks to me like Anthro wants to be a department store of their own brand. It seems like they have phased out many unique brands and saturated the stores with the Anthro brand of boring chinos and tee shirts like a Gap. I don't understand their print concept either. None of the prints grab me at all and specifically I think the 52 Conversations thing is going to be a flop.

            I hate to be full of negativity, but I have walked out of the store with nothing the last 8 times I have visited to bring in online returns. I still have hope that it will return to its original amazingness, but I don't know. Even the sales staff doesn't wear Anthro anymore.

    • Barbara
      June 27, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      I won’t get it because Anthro can never pull their heads out of their a—es to figure out why I never get promotional emails from them. Tried a million times to get back on the list. I disappeared one day for some reason as did others I know. No one has ever been able to fix it. I get all other shipping and order details emails from them no problem. Figure it out!

    • kelly
      June 28, 2018 / 11:34 am

      I've gotten this survey in the past.

      In addition to fit issues with online exclusives and having to guess on sizing, my biggest issue is that items aren't represented accurately on the web site. Once I ordered a "silk" dress that wasn't silk at all; it was 100% viscose and I returned it because it was more than I wanted to pay for crappy fabric. Other times there are differences between the item photographed and the item actually sent for production. Or the model will be posed awkwardly to obscure the actual shape of the dress or the hemline, etc. Bring back the dress forms!

      • klj1
        June 28, 2018 / 11:39 am

        Agree with what you said and I also said the same! …and one of my biggest pet peeves is the care instructions and not what they should be/or correct.

        • kelly
          June 28, 2018 / 12:01 pm

          YES. I always look at the care instructions because I'm not buying/keeping casual clothes that have to be dry cleaned. I will dry clean work suits and special occasion items, but casual clothing I want to be able to throw it in the washer/dryer.

    • Jillian
      June 28, 2018 / 11:52 am

      I got the survey too! I was brutally honest.

  34. evb
    June 28, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Sale's 25% off!!!

    • Lou
      June 28, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Normally I would be excited about sale on sale but my 4 local stores have very limited and boring sale rooms.

  35. Jess
    June 28, 2018 / 2:20 am

    Does anyone know if Anthro ever came out with a June catalog? I never saw one and was just wondering if they did or not.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Hmm I have been getting the catalogues in the mail but can't say I remember a June one. Then again to be honest I've hardly even looked at them — they've been so uninspiring for a few years now.

    • Stefanie
      June 28, 2018 / 8:47 am

      I saw a summer home one on the counters in a store yesterday that I never received.

      • Jess
        June 28, 2018 / 3:09 pm

        Thanks, yes I got the Summer home catalog and the other months fashion catalogs just nothing for fashion at all for June. They really need to step it up otherwise there's nothing inspiring to want to buy. They used to showcase a whole dreamy lifestyle that made the customer want to emulate the same and I'm sure it increased their sales but oh well.

        • Lou
          July 11, 2018 / 11:24 am

          I miss those old catalogues! I used to just swoon over them and plan what I was going to get based on them plus my store visits and try ons. I am glad I saved my old ones; I was just looking at a summer 2012 this morning. Brings back good memories.

    • Mary
      June 28, 2018 / 10:27 am

      If i purchase now, what are the chances it'll be extra 40% off within the price adjustment time? I am considering an item and its quite pricey but will bite the bullet if there's a chance it'll be extra 40% off soon.

      Thanks!

      • roxyturtle
        Author
        June 28, 2018 / 10:45 am

        It's hard to say, I have to imagine Anthro is planning SOMETHING for the July 4th holiday but I don't know what. Also keep in mind that once the new returns policy kicks on July 6th you'll no longer be able to get PAs when the extra % off deepens.

        • Fanny
          June 28, 2018 / 11:21 am

          Thank you for the reminder! Totally missed the line about no more PA when there is extra %, which is a bummer.

      • kelly
        June 28, 2018 / 11:43 am

        I'm guessing it will be a full-price promo for July 4th and that they won't drop to 40% off sale until after the July 9 changes to the PA policy take effect.

    • Alanna
      June 28, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Do you think it’ll go up to 40% at some point?

      • Jillian
        June 28, 2018 / 11:55 am

        Last year they did 25% then 2 days later 30% and then a few days later it was 40%.
        The store associates were so sick of price adjustments so I bet they don’t do that again.
        Last year’s tag sale was so much better. This one is for the stuff they just want to get rid of and it’s still not moving.

        • kelly
          June 28, 2018 / 12:09 pm

          These kinds of revolving-door pricing games are going to have to stop once the policy changes go into effect, because it's just creating extra opportunities to piss off customers.

          If they go back to the old system of a fairly predictable sale cycle, followed by 2nd and 3rd cuts on items that don't sell – with an extra % off sale only once or twice a year – it won't be as much of an issue.

          • Anthropolitan
            June 28, 2018 / 1:53 pm

            I honestly preferred the old sale cycle. At least I knew that I wouldn't buy something and have the price change 2 days later. I'm not really fond of price adjustments – I just want to buy something at a fair price.

    • Fanny
      June 28, 2018 / 11:06 am

      I'm wondering the same thing too..I bought some houseware last Saturday and was wondering if I should go into the store for PA this weekend or wait and see if there'll possibly be 40% off…

      • Jen
        June 28, 2018 / 2:40 pm

        I’m in the same boat!

    • Anthronana
      June 28, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Me, too. I went ahead and requested a PA on orders I placed after the Tag Sale started. I got a response back saying that I should see the refund soon. I hope it went through.

  36. kelly
    June 28, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I think they'll wait until after July 9th to offer 40% off sale so they won't have to give PAs.

  37. Nancy Walsh
    June 28, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    I ordered and then received several items on 6/25/18 that were on sale. I emailed customer service this morning asking for a price adjustment. They said they would give it to me as a one time courtesy…What??? I was within the 14 days or is this also being eliminated? If so, I thought all the changes were effective as of 7/1? Very frustrating…I am doing them a service by purchasing their products (which I generally love) and yet it feels like they think they are doing me a favor by offering good customer service…on a one time basis it seems.

    Can anyone clarify this for me?

    • Dina
      June 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      It's supposed to start July 9.

      • Nancy
        June 28, 2018 / 4:51 pm

        Thats what I thought…I replied and asked them why?

        • kelly
          June 28, 2018 / 5:15 pm

          It's true that after July 9 they will no longer allow PAs on items bought on sale, but in my experience, the online CS has always used canned language ("one time courtesy") like that, even when it's a matter of routine policy

  38. Rubyred
    July 1, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    I placed an order for a dress on backorder and two sale items that are still plentifully in stock. On my order page, it says for the two sale items “has yet to ship, arriving July 11.” And for the backordered dress “ has yet to ship, arriving Jul1”. Does anyone know what this means for the two sale items when they are not on backorder. Will it take that long for it to ship or to arrive? This looks new to me.

    • Dina
      July 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      They're probably waiting for someone to return the 2 sale items.

      • Dina
        July 2, 2018 / 9:53 pm

        I think that's usually the case when there's only one of the item left.

        • Dina
          July 4, 2018 / 12:40 pm

          I just noticed you said the items are still plentiful in stock (read it too fast the first time). I guess it just takes a long time for the items to ship out of the warehouse.

    • Anthrogirl14
      July 6, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      The sale items come from stores, not the warehouse. So staff needs to physically find your items, package them and ship them out. Can take a while sometimes.

    • Rubyred
      July 11, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      I placed several orders on 7/6 and still most of the items have not shipped. I just talked to customer service, and apparently a lot of people are complaining about how long the shipping is taking.

      • Lou
        July 11, 2018 / 2:52 pm

        I placed an order on 7/7 and nothing has shipped. I don't even know if it will make it in time for the event that I ordered it for on 7/21.

      • Guest
        July 11, 2018 / 3:40 pm

        Same here. Placed an order for two items on 7/6 and nothing has shipped yet.

      • Stefanie
        July 11, 2018 / 10:24 pm

        I placed orders for ship to store and one of my items from 6/21(!!!) still hasn’t even shipped let alone arrived in store.
        And I ordered a dress from free people last Friday and THAT hasn’t shipped yet either.
        I’m kind of fed up with the entire company right now.

  39. evb
    July 4, 2018 / 12:27 am

    Sale's 40% off now!

    • Sarah
      July 7, 2018 / 9:49 am

      normally i would be over the moon about 40% off but darn if i can even find anything that i like on sale.

      • lulu
        July 7, 2018 / 11:32 am

        Same here. There is nothing that I would want to wear even if they were giving it away. I think that this is the first time that I have walked away with nothing. My wallet is over the moon though.

  40. Lou
    July 4, 2018 / 10:12 am

    FYI, for the first time in 14 years of shopping at Free People, they refused to credit my return from February to my CC and issued me a store credit instead. Shoppers be warned! I had no idea there was a 30 day return policy and this is too short for me.

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:31 am

      I'm so sorry Lou. That policy has been in place awhile at FP, at least two years. I agree 30 days is too short; it should be at least 60.

  41. roxyturtle
    Author
    July 4, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Thanks evb! I'm flying today so not sure I'll have time to get a post up, but WOW.

    Shop it here: http://bit.ly/2tS1Oke

    There WILL be a post about Anthropologie's new return policy up on July 6th.

    • Shari
      July 6, 2018 / 6:41 am

      An Nordstrom sale coming soon! Not sure that I see much in the catalogue I like but sure I will find something:)

    • sunlove91
      July 9, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Very curious about how the new return policy will work! Looking forward to reading your post 🙂

    • kelly
      July 9, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Is this still going to get a post? I was looking forward to it, too.

      Lots of new markdowns today; it seems there will be no PAs when the inevitable extra % off kicks in.

  42. July 6, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Lovely dresses! I guess I'll buy one.

  43. evb
    July 6, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Anthro just updated the sale inventory this morning LOTS of popbacks – 25 pages of clothes

  44. Guest
    July 9, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    So if I buy sale items today and there’s an additional % off in a couple of days, customer service will not price adjust anymore? Can anyone clarify?

    • kelly
      July 9, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      That is the new policy as written; it remains to be seen whether they actually enforce it or if it's going to be like the "no PAs for temporary promos" rule that's on the books but enforcement varies widely depending on who you ask.

    • Dina
      July 9, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      (I also posted this comment on the comment above)

      On Anthro's website it says for orders placed on or after July 9 (it doesn't mention items bought in-store though) "A one-time price adjustment will be granted on full-price purchases only if an original sales receipt is presented within 14 days of purchase."

      For orders placed before July 9 it says: "We will gladly offer you a one-time price adjustment for any full-price or sale item if you contact us within 14 days of the original date of delivery or in-store purchase."

      So not sure if you'll be able to get a PA on sale items after today.

    • Dina
      July 9, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      It says the same thing for in-store purchases as online purchases "A one-time price adjustment will be granted on full-price purchases only if an original sales receipt is presented within 14 days of purchase."

  45. Denise_S
    July 9, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    A top I want got marked down today, but I'm waiting to see what happens with respect to a percent off promo. It would suck to buy something and not be able to get a PA when it is cheaper just a few days later. Especially since I probably wouldn't even have received it yet.

    • Dina
      July 9, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      On Anthro's website it says for orders placed on or after July 9 (it doesn't mention items bought in-store though) "A one-time price adjustment will be granted on full-price purchases only if an original sales receipt is presented within 14 days of purchase."

      For orders placed before July 9 it says: "We will gladly offer you a one-time price adjustment for any full-price or sale item if you contact us within 14 days of the original date of delivery or in-store purchase."

      So not sure if you'll be able to get a PA on sale items after today.

      • Denise_S
        July 9, 2018 / 4:26 pm

        I haven't purchased the top yet as apparently there will be no PAs given on sale merchandise from here on out.

        • Dina
          July 9, 2018 / 4:34 pm

          Right, so you should wait to buy it if you want a % off.

          • Dina
            July 9, 2018 / 4:36 pm

            There will also probably be a lot of returning and rebuying with this policy (provided the size is still in stock).

  46. klj1
    July 9, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I just looked today at the new arrival pages for tops and dresses and UGH. Everything is ugly. Sadness.

    • evb
      July 9, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Free People just sent their new July email out – sweaters and fake fur. IT'S 90 DEGREES.

    • evb
      July 9, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Oh, I see what you mean. More ugly sweaters. I don't get it, it's 90 DEGREES OUT.

      • lulu
        July 9, 2018 / 6:59 pm

        Yes, a whole lotta fugly!

    • Nam
      July 9, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Lol very true

    • Jess
      July 10, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Gosh maybe ugly's the new pretty lol! Ug what a bummer so far. Remember when they made those cardi's with all those pretty flowers attached to them like the Posey Patch Floral cardi sweater? They need to create a real revival of the good stuff already!

      • klj1
        July 10, 2018 / 1:18 pm

        Right!!??! I mean they ask us all these dang questions in surveys over and over and over but then we are left with….fug.
        I STILL look often to see if I can find one cute thing..and on occasion I do, but seriously it's only on occasion. The same tired complaints are still happening.

        • Jess
          July 10, 2018 / 6:30 pm

          Exactly, what good are all these survey questions they give out if they aren't even going to take them into consideration and still do the same old things again and again? I really hope the Fall clothes won't disappoint because that's my favorite season.

      • klj1
        July 10, 2018 / 3:03 pm

        The only dress I've tried lately and that has worked (although I'm sizing up one) Is the Ann Howell Bullard Smooched Dress.

        • Melodie
          July 10, 2018 / 6:19 pm

          Is that the one with the red lips? I really like that one. How do you like it? I'd love to try this on in person; but I haven't seen it in stores yet.

          • klj1
            July 12, 2018 / 12:59 pm

            Yes!! Is awesome…I tried the 4 but sized up to a 6…it runs a bit small in the chest. The only slight issue I have is it fits everywhere perfectly but I might have it altered in the top shoulder area to suck in the arm holes just a tad. They are just slightly big(the back area flares out some) I'm 5'3 and it fits everywhere else..waist, length. I sometimes have an issue with the bodice at times( a bit long) Super cute though if you love the pattern. Made very well, lined, pockets 🙂

  47. Lou
    July 11, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Along with my confusion about why there is hardly any merchandise in the stores, I am also noticing that they haven't put out a catalogue in two months, and haven't posted anything on their blog since June. Strange. Also, they are opening a new Anthro & Co near me without any fanfare at all. No invites, no opening event, nothing. Very odd.

  48. BBBP3
    July 16, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I'm wearing and liking this shirt (feel free to work the links, Roxy). Made in USA!
    https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/nico-v-neck-te

    I got a couple of other things I am now not seeing on the website…(like an Akemi + Kin) tee. Even better when it was 50% off a couple of weeks ago.

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