Anthropologie’s Look for Less: How a little homework can save you more than $150!

H a p p y Sunday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Our weekend was busy but productive, relaxing, and fun!

Pineapple Ice Trays - $14 | Anthropologie

Pineapple Ice Trays – $14 | Anthropologie

As I was starting to wind down for the evening tonight, I pulled up my old standby — Pinterest — and started to browse the colorful thumbnails of recipes, sparkly earrings, cute outfits and workout motivation. One of the first things I liked enough to pin was an image of these adorable Anthropologie pineapple ice trays– so cute, right? Then I clicked through to the Anthropologie website —$14 for rubber ice molds?! Are you KIDDING me? And to make matters worse, these ice trays are an online exclusive, meaning you can’t go
pick them up in the store. Which means… $7.00 for shipping. SERIOUSLY! anthro

 

This got me thinking: how long have I been overpaying for other kitschy money-suckers from Anthropologie? I demand a refund!

….Well, not really. But I did think it would be fun to try and find “the look for less” and beat Anthropologie at their own little game.  And don’t worry, Anthropologie: I’ll be darkening your doors again some day soon, I’m sure, for a lovely whimsical frock or a beautifully packaged candle or for a mug that has a “C” on it or for a pair of cute pajamas or…oh, who am I kidding.

Anyhow, here’s what I came up with. You can click any of the images below if you’d like to purchase them for yourself! Happy shopping!

 

1. Pineapple Ice Trays | Savings: $11.45

Pineapple Ice Trays - $14 | Anthropologie

Pineapple Ice Trays – $14 | Anthropologie

Pineapple Ice Trays - $2.55 | Etsy

Pineapple Ice Trays – $2.55 | Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Elephant Stud Earrings | Savings: $20.01

Sparkler Posts - $28 | Anthropologie

Sparkler Posts – $28 | Anthropologie

Elephant Charm Earings - $7.99 | Etsy

Elephant Charm Earings – $7.99 | Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Victorian Wale Bath Mat | Savings: $18.00 FOR THE EXACT SAME MAT.

Victorian Whale Bath Mat - $58 | Anthropologie

Victorian Whale Bath Mat – $58 | Anthropologie

Moby Bath Mat - $40 | 2Modern

Moby Bath Mat – $40 | 2Modern

 

4. Powder Pink Garden Dress | Savings: $120.20

Pasteque Dress - $128 | Anthropologie

Pasteque Dress – $128 | Anthropologie

Textured Floral Cut-Out Dress - $27.80 | Forever21

Textured Floral Cut-Out Dress – $27.80 | Forever21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Gold Polka Dot Pillow | Savings: $32.05

Luminous Dots Pillow - $58 | Anthropologie

Luminous Dots Pillow – $58 | Anthropologie

Gold Polka Dot Throw Pillow - $25.95 | Etsy

Gold Polka Dot Throw Pillow – $25.95 | Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Anthropologie Spend: $272

Total Bargainista Spend: $104.29

Total Savings: $167.71

Bottom line? If you have five extra minutes to find a comparable item for much less, isn’t it worth it?

What are your go-to websites to find bargains?

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Comments

  1. Nice job! I even like your picks better…but I’ll still go to that store and buy bowls and books and perfume….lol

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