The 9 Secrets Every Anthropologie Lover Should Know
We’re sure you’re all very familiar with the boho chic lifestyle that Anthropologie serves up, but there’s actually more than meets the eye. Like did you know they have stylists who will help you put together a wardrobe…for free (Well, not the wardrobe, just the styling)? Here are some ways to get more bang for your buck. But shhhhh, this is all on the down low. (OK, but tell all your girlfriends.)
There's a Bigger and Better Anthropologie
Did you know the BHLDN wedding brand and Terrain garden store are part of the Anthropologie family? The two sister brands join Anthro under one roof at the newly opened Anthropologie & Co. in Walnut Creek and Palo Alto. These shops, which are wayyy bigger than your average Anthro, are designed to feel like residential homes decked out with furniture, clothes and a whole shoe department.
Sales Areas Have Special Merch
We all know the cluttered little alcove crammed with clothes, bedding and shoes has great deals, but not many people know that it has lots of online-only goods. That’s because you can return any online purchase to a store for a refund, and the stores then discount those items.
You Can Eat There, Too
Palo Alto is the only Anthropologie & Co. location to include a restaurant. It’s called Terrain Café, and James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri is at the helm. And it’s a good thing the restaurant is there—you’re bound to get peckish during an hours-long shopping spree. Bonus: Brides-to-be get a 10 percent discount at Terrain Cafe on the day of their appointment. (Just bring your BHLDN confirmation email.)
The Beauty Department Serves Up Freebies
Representatives from Anthropologie’s favorite beauty brands spend time on the floor at Anthropologie & Co. locations on Saturdays between 12 and 4 p.m. If you visit during that time, you’ll have access to special product insights, mini services and product samples.
Win a $500 Gift Card for Giving Your Opinion
If you write a review about a purchase on Anthropologie’s website, you’ll automatically be put in the running to win a $500 Anthropologie gift card. Hear that, Yelp?
Get 15 Percent Off by Sharing Your Email
Sign up for the loyalty program, named Anthro, at least 30 days before your birthday and get 15 percent off any purchase online or in store. You’ll also get invites to fashion shows, DIY tutorials and miscellaneous parties, plus opportunities to pre-shop new collections from across the brand.
Stylists Will Help Build Your Wardrobe for Free
Anthropologie offers free one-on-one personal styling services. You can schedule appointments (but appointments are not required) to focus on your wardrobe or your home decor. Anthropologie & Co. locations even offer special “design centers” where home stylists can help customers plan the design for entire rooms. Can’t get to a store? No worries. The styling team will assist you via email.
You Can Buy the Displays
You know how Anthro reels you in with its adorable and creative backdrops and window decorations? Well, they change out those displays five times a year, and the company actually sells or auctions off all those things and gives the proceeds to charity. Ask the store manager for details about any piece you’re interested in.
Terrain Offers a Special Service
You can bring in your own garden vessel for them to plant for you.