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I have something surprisingly wonderful to say: the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals have put a huge smile on my face! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done an Eye Candy post. Yet these latest Fall and Winter styles surely deserve it!
Grab yourself a coffee or tee, wrap yourself up in a warm cardigan and let’s stroll through Anthropologie’s latest together. Get your wishlist and gift list-writing pens ready — you’re gonna need them!
Anthropologie has nailed November. Not only is the clothing lovely; the styling is great too! I love many outfits exactly as they are styled on Anthro’s website. It’s making my heart feel warm. I haven’t looked at Anthropologie’s assortment and felt the designs were filled with possibilities in a long time, yet here we are!
What might be impressing me most is that the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals are walking the fine line between trendy and classic well. Luxe materials are very on-trend for Fall 2018 for example. Anthro’s got lots of well-executed choices that fit into their classic aesthetic well.
I love the outfit above featuring the Michael Stars Slip Dress ($188) and the Moonlight Velvet Blazer ($328). The turtleneck underneath is a great styling choice that makes this outfit work ready. This slip dress is one of many new arrivals that take on the sparkle, shine and sheen trend nicely. I’m also delighted by the Bias Satin Skirt ($118), the Iridescent Sequin Skirt ($248), the the Sequin Bustier Top ($428) and the Cosmopolitan Pencil Skirt ($468).
It should come as no surprise that two of those items are from Byron Lars, who has become dependable for truly fabulous pieces.
Speaking of sparkle and shine, the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals feature the quiet debut of Anthro’s 2018 Party collection. It’s smaller than we’re accustomed to but I like what I see. It’s no surprise to me that the Cherese Dress ($570, above) is nearly sold out.
The dress options this month range from
While Anthropologie’s past party looks could be called confectionery, their latest party items have a more mature sensibility while keeping that fun vibe intact. I’d say that while their past party stuff was very just out of college, this year’s choices are solidly for the confident woman in her mid-20s all the way to her mid-90s. They are ageless and invigorating!
I love for instance, the way a piece like the Dauphine Faux Leather Skirt ($128, above) can be worn for holiday parties and fit in beautifully. Then, it can be a piece you continue to wear to work all Winter long! That’s a fantastic double-duty achievement that previous years of Anthropologie were missing. It’s nice to see them bridging the gap now!
Ditto items such as the Printed + Pleated Skirt ($148), a crinkly floral pleated must-have, or the Cuffed Velvet Trousers ($128). The velvet looks luxurious and can be worn as Anthropologie has styled them (with this beautiful top and blazer) or in other combinations that tone down the luxe into everyday wear.
Even items like the Boldly Striped Sweater Dress ($198) have a subtle mix of sparkle without sacrificing their casualwear possibilities. I’m very excited to style many of these pieces!!
And without going too over the top with effusive praise, I even see some pieces that remind me of old Anthropologie! In the party section the Floral Brocade Dress ($178) is purely classic Anthropologie in fit, design and color scheme. Crossing over to the casual side, doesn’t this outfit above easily look like it could be from circa-2008, in a good way? It still looks just as beautiful and wearable now. My god, maybe Anthropologie has truly been listening to us after all?
Some of the other items that caught my eye for feeling like Anthro of Yore are the Alpine Sweater ($198), a cozy-looking striped piece; the Snow Flurry Skirt ($118) with its length and textured snow dots; the Kaleidoscope Sweater Dress ($158) which comes in two gorgeous colorways; the Mixed-Yarn Sweater Jacket ($258) that has that handmade look I love; and the Petals Embroidered Sweater ($158) which isn’t Field Flower by Wendi Reed but retains that vibe.
Delicate pieces are another Anthropologie hallmark. This style has made its way back beautifully among the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals! I’m unabashedly in love with the look above featuring the Wesley Wrap Cardigan ($148, I even love the name!) and the Racer-Back Silk Cami ($158).
Heck, there’s an even a kimono I like this month! (Or two.) It’s a tribute to the styling for November, which was done very, very well. I’m not sure which of the home office’s stylists took on these looks but I’d guess Christina as the newest outfits seem to have her touch for color combinations, multilength layers and texture mixing. They’re lovely.
Workwear is not left out this month. Finally, after months of waiting the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals have great combinations of casual office items and dressier pieces for events that require extra polish. I could easily wear the outfit above any day to my office.
And on days when I feel like really taking on the trends at work…
…this outfit above is a seriously cute way to do it! I’m breathing a sigh of relief that Anthro held themselves back from plunging too deeply into trendy and over the top this month. I see a nice mix of wearable classics with a few trendier pieces sprinkled in.
When Anthropologie is journeying into the trends in the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals, it’s not cloying or try-hard the way it felt over the Summer. Now in Fall Anthropologie seems to have relaxed into the idea that it can be itself while still dabbling in a bits of of-the-moment style, like the belt bag in the above outfit.
Certainly one of the ways to convince me to buy an item at Anthro rather than elsewhere is to style it into a very cute outfit like this! Of course, quality is still my #1 factor and Anthro’s execution in that regard remains to be seen. I am crossing my fingers that these items feel just as good as they look, and that they are well-made.
Another thing that has me quite excited for the Anthropologie November 2018 new arrivals? The clothing fits! It looks like more curve-friendly items are here, and more items that will be universally flattering. It’s. About. Time. Anthro.
The Whittaker Sweater Skirt ($495) above is the perfect example of an item made to show off curves in the best ways. And I’ve got double the compliments for it, because Anthro has it styled multiple ways on its site right now. (See it here with the coordinating top, and the top is shown with a pair of jeans too.)
Additionally, it’s so nice to see Anthropologie (mostly) move away from the ugliest trends of the 1970s and instead embrace some of the more wearable ideas such as the squared-toe kitten heels in the outfit above and the large clasped penny bag too.
While Anthropologie’s selection still seems excessively huge to me, they are taking steps like showing items in multiple outfits to help guide us. To show us how their collection works together. I also notice a new feature in the new arrivals, called new this week. Very helpful to have! That link cuts the new arrivals clothing section down to a slightly less overwhelming 4 pages instead 17. I thought I had a maximalism problem Anthro!
I could say so much more, especially about all the pretty new shoes and bags, and highlight some new necklaces I want. Instead, let me turn it over to you community. My wishlist and gift list are filling up with items from Anthropologie! What are your thoughts?
I had the same thoughts as you Roxy! I was afraid it was just me loving the November pieces. My cart is full! I should be buying gifts right now but I want to place a big order for me.
Haha I totally understand that feeling FGrace! I feel that with all the promos happening/due to come up, there will be opportunity to do both within budget. 🙂
I'm more excited about whatever Anthropologie does for Black Friday now.
Love the sweater coat outfit and the pointelle cardigan outfit. They do remind me of old Anthro in a good way. I may have to go see if my store has them.
Yes! Nice to see some hints, hopefully they are just as pretty in person. If you try any of these items on Bri please report back!
There’s a lot to like in these new arrivals. I love these curated posts Roxy, I get terribly overwhelmed paging through hundreds of new arrivals and often miss out on some beauties. Spotted some very intriguing in house designed Anthro heels on your list! But am I alone in hoping this trend of belt bags worn over the chest will die quickly? Ugh.
Their heels are very cute. I bought the Beatriz Block Heels in brown (aka leopard) recently and they're lovely! Fit nicely, comfy right out of the box.
I love belt bags. They are so practical for things like dog walking or events where I don't want to give up my stuff but don't want to have to lug a purse with me. Not even ashamed lol.
Oh the bags are super cute, I just don’t get why they are being worn over one boob! My age is showing I guess 🙂
Well then a couple of my upcoming OOTDs may not be your style, but that's OK. 🙂
There are signs of hope, but I still don't like how heavily they're leaning on outside brands and how little they're capitalizing on their house brands – creating mostly basic and boring items under their house brands. In particular, the tops section is very weak and boring still and that's where I've historically shopped the most at Anthro (along w/ an occasional dress).
Interesting Guest! I would say tops is where I shop Anthro the least, but I hear your feedback and I hope they do too. Like you I'm missing in-house brands — more Tiny, Floreat, Deletta, etc. would be nice.
Does anyone else think the overall price point has increased quite a bit?
I see that too Nancy. Aren't prices up everywhere? I have a sweater from JCrew that I needed to replace. The new version was almost $25 more expensive even with discounts factored in.
I actually added a few more items to my wish list. Top for me are the Baird sweater dress (reminds me of a higher end brand I did not get and great for business trips) and the Byron Lars sequin bustier. New promo they will be coming to me!
Great picks Shari! I agree the Baird Sweater Dress is a great piece!
Though not much interests me in the November selection, I have loved the overall feel of the store this fall. I think it is because they have such a luscious selection of autumn colors that seem to be missing elsewhere. I have certainly added a few things to my wishlist this fall and a few to my closet as well. That said, I'm still having trouble loving all the fits and styles as much is still oversized. Happy to see some fitted silhouettes and some skirts that seem more wearable in this latest selection.
Good thoughts Lori. I agree that there is still a lot of oversized stuff. I'm just happy to see the return of more fitted items.
I am still disappointed in the fabric blends; but…..the red Dauphine Faux leather skirt is hot.
LOL it really is! It's a great piece and I adore the longer length.
Does anyone know if Anthro offers PAs on items purchased before Black Friday (if for instance they were to offer 30% off site wide like they've done the past few years)?
I *think* but don't quote on me this, that Anthropologie is no longer doing PAs down to promotional pricing. You now ONLY get PAs if you buy an item at full price and then it goes on sale.
Anthro's site is really vague on this: https://www.anthropologie.com/help/returns-exchan…
All it says is that "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."
I agree, I've always had good luck with CSR's granting me "sale on sale" adjustments up until this July change (but I think you were always supposed to only get them on full priced items to begin with). I'm mostly wondering if anyone remembers them not giving PAs for the black friday sale. I'm hoping to do some shopping early if PAs can be granted on black friday. Thanks for your input Roxy!
Gotcha! Personally I would probably take the chance and shop early, knowing that if they say no I can return the first purchases. It would be punishing if they didn't allow PAs on Black Friday — but they seem to be drawing a harder line these days so I'm truly unsure.
exactly, thank you for weighing in 🙂
I’m still underwhelmed for the most part. Was in my store yesterday and was bored. Not enough selection. Cheap fabrics. Sweaters that will pill. Ugly plastic jewelry. Out of the past say, 5 in-store pick ups I’ve placed, Ive kept like 1 thing. Just fits wrong, too-short waists ( what is WITH things being too short-waisted???? It’s everywhere, J Crew included), fits too big, etc.
And Still getting cancellations for orders which is beyond annoying.
I did try on the greylin velvet jumpsuit which is a gorgeous cobalt blue. I’m waiting for Black Friday to decide if I want it. Would need to see the pockets shut if I were to purchase.
I agree with everything you've said Stefanie, and I still feel like this stuff is pretty great, so they're doing something right. 🙂 But yes there is still plenty of room for improvement!
Yes. Same. I'm glad you are all finding some goodies( and always love reading your posts!) but I'm just not feeling most of it. Sigh….
The printed and pleated skirt is really gorgeous! And I have a few sweaters on my wishlist- the plaid mckinley pulllover and the Mayella sweater coat…
Yup I really like the Printed + Pleated Skirt! I want to hunt it down so I can try it on. I see it having year-round potential if it's as pretty in real life as it looks online.
It’s quite sparkly and the silver side shows more than the printed side, at least on the talk and thin mannequin ?. I’m sure as one moves the pleats swish! It’s quite pretty in person!
It sounds divine Stefanie!!
I’m finding a lot to love too – and it’s about time! Thanks for this post Roxy! You pointed out several things I would otherwise not have noticed and my wishlist is growing. Just waiting for a promo & fingers crossed that fit issues are improving as well!
Side note: does anyone recognize the black & white floral dress shown with the Fosters Leather Jacket? I already have a black leather jacket that I love but am interested in the dress. I couldn’t find it…
P.S. It looks like select dresses have promotional pricing at the moment. $30-50 off?
Here you go Sara, looks like it's sold out: http://bit.ly/2Pw0S1V
More than just dresses are on promo! I linked to it below.
A number of items (including the Baird Sweater dress) are 40% off for today only. I plan to get that dress in two sizes (as I am not sure of sizing) and will send one back (and that way get free shipping one way anyway_
I've had to do that a lot lately with dresses from Anthro too, it's annoying to have double the money tied up in orders but I hope it all works out for you!!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Anthropologie is having a 40% off flash sale, TODAY (Nov 14) ONLY, ONLINE ONLY on select items. This includes select clothing, accessories and such. Shop it here: http://bit.ly/2PqZLAO
I took advantage of this sale and then my package got lost thanks to laser ship. Anthropologie gave me a refund but wouldn't reship my items at the discounted price. Instead they sent me a pathetic 15% off code that can't be combined with other promos. I'm really weary to place another purchase if they continue to work with lasership.
Oh no! Sima I'm so sorry, that is lame beyond words. And I truly feel for you because Lasersuck (as I call them) lost FIVE of my Anthropologie packages two years ago. I know it's beyond frustrating. I recommend you email this special Anthro customer service email and see if they can do any better for you.
I'm glad you emphasized styling as key. Their clothes are slowly getting more shoppable online because they're showing items styled in multiple ways (I still hate the coloured backgrounds…not gonna lie…totally throws off the colours). I don't think they've got it exactly right–like when you go to the new arrivals page it's a weird mix of shorts, bathing suits, sweaters, coats and party wear really that's overwhelming and feels a little "K-mart" TBH. But it seems that they are working on it, which is good. We just got access to their new app here in Canada, so I'm going to download that and see if it helps.
The thing stopping me from buying these days is the price point. My impulse purchasing range only goes up to about $138. Anything higher and I hold off and hope for a sale.
I hear you Soleil!!
UPDATE NOV 15: Anthropologie is now offering 20% off pants and jeans. I'll have a weekend promos roundup tomorrow.
Shop pants: http://bit.ly/2PxSb7z (Hello, Cuffed Velvet Trousers!!)
Shop denim: http://bit.ly/2QL6F04
Those velvet trousers are so cool Roxy, I really like them but I have like three pairs of velvet pants (AG and Johnny Was) right now otherwise I'd snag those!
I totally understand Jess! I tried them on yesterday and they're really nice, I am debating picking them up this weekend during the 20% off pants/jeans promo.
This year for example I'm taking advantage of the long sweater trend to stock up because longer silhouttes tend to look really good on me, and donating some of my 'not quite' sweaters that were in my closet that would look better on someone shorter.
Looks like the Free People sale is going to be tomorrow (Friday). I just got an email for all day access in store! Yay!
I got it too! I have an OOTD post that will run this morning and the Free People sale post will run this afternoon!
SO excited for this! And your post Roxy.