We know, we know: The last thing you need is another reason to shop at Anthropologie. That didn’t stop us from digging up seven insider tips to make the most of your next in-store visit...which we’re guessing will be happening in the near future.

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Find Special Gems in the Sale Section
Yes, you’ll probably find a bunch of the same highly seasonal tops and pants in wild colors in this cluttered little corner, but not everything is there because it’s out of season. The stuff people return to stores that they bought online also makes its way here. So, if the timing’s right, you could wind up with something that your Anthro store wasn’t even originally carrying…and on sale to boot.

Join the Loyalty Program
In addition to special event invites and personal shopper services, Anthro members get 15 percent off any onetime purchase during their birthday month and any purchases made on designated “Anthro Days.” To sign up, just share your name, email and birthday. Make sure to do it 30 days ahead of your birth date to get the birthday discount.

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Take Home Store Displays
If you’ve ever wished you could live inside an Anthro store, you’re in luck. Whether it’s delicate paper birds or dramatic window hangings, most store displays will eventually go up for sale or auction. Ask the manager if you spot something you’re interested in. Proceeds go to National Young Arts Foundation, The Edible Schoolyard Project or DonorsChoose, so it’s a win-win.

Become an Employee
You already spend enough time there every week, why not consider a part-time or seasonal job? Employees get 40 percent off full-price apparel and 25 percent off home. Once a quarter, they can take 40 percent off sale and 40 percent off home.

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Take Advantage of Free Gift Wrapping
Every purchase is eligible for complimentary gift-wrapping, which can include tissue, gift box, ribbon and fun little tags. So basically, we’re outsourcing our next holiday season here.

Follow Your Store on Social Media
For updates on sales, hiring announcements and even when store displays are transitioning out, follow your local store on Instagram. Bestie status is cemented.

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Be an Anthro Bride
BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding line, carries the sort of romantic, feminine designs you’d expect from the brand. Only a few cities have BHLDN brick-and-mortar shops, and Chicago happens to be one of them. It’s OK to make an appointment even if you’re not wedding-planning, right?

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