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5 Sites Like Anthropologie (For Clothes!)

5 sites like Anthropologie (for clothes!)

Who among us hasn't poured over the pages of an Anthropologie catalog, swooning over each expertly styled outfit, photographed on the most alluring models, shot in the most stunning of landscapes (Iceland! New Zealand!)? The Anthro girl is the cool girl-turned-woman we all want to be: She reads (actual books, not Pinterest), she travels, she shops local. But then we catch a glimpse of the prices for all those fabulous clothes and accessories and our jaws drop as our hearts sink. Chin up, dreamers, for you can achieve that Anthropologie look for less by shopping for similar styles at these 5 budget-friendly retailers! (As for finishing that half-read copy of Emma on your Kindle, you're on your own dear friend.)
1. Francesca's (Dress, $54)
Francesca's Collections dress


2. Forever 21 (Top, $19.80)
Sites like Anthropologie


3. Shop Ruche (Blazer, $53)


4. Down East Basics (Top, $35)


5. j.e.m. Apparel (Dress, $60)
sites like Anthropologie
Comments
Shop Ruche is such a great place for Anthropologie dupes! My fave here is that first dress!
#1 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2014-01-27 22:50 (Reply)
I love their styling and lookbooks, accessories are spot on, too.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-01-29 20:14 (Reply)
Sadly, Ruche is closing down its operation and going out of business.
#1.2 boocat on 2016-05-08 19:47 (Reply)
I would put Modcloth on that list!:-)
#2 Alethia Vitale on 2014-01-28 07:58 (Reply)
How could I forget ModCloth?!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-01-29 20:14 (Reply)
Eh. You just need to know how to shop at Anthropologie. I get all my stuff there for 80-90% off and it looks way better than the stuff from Franscesa or other knock-offs. Patience is key!veignbe
#3 Alicia on 2014-01-28 08:35 (Reply)
How? I've never seen their clothes that cheap on clearance.
#3.1 Liz on 2014-01-28 11:38 (Reply)
I got some cute home items (mug, cards, ornaments) on clearance after Christmas. My problem is that I live 45 minutes from the nearest store so I can't frequent the sales racks to get those awesome finds. But I wholeheartedly endorse your methods!
#3.2 The Budget Babe on 2014-01-29 20:18 (Reply)
Francesca's can have some cute stuff but I question quality -- lots of polyester and other synthetics. Hard for me to justify the prices.
#4 SamW on 2014-01-28 09:55 (Reply)
I appreciate this post with different alternatives. Even when Anthropologie has a sale, it is still out the reach of many people. In my experience even certain items are drastically reduced the popular sizes are all sold out.
#5 Shiquita on 2014-01-28 11:05 (Reply)
Try Spool No. 72, www.spool72.com.
#6 Mair Mair on 2014-01-28 13:17 (Reply)
Loving this boutique, thanks for the tip!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-01-29 20:12 (Reply)
ModCloth is my favorite for low budget Anthro clones. Though I'm also an avid Anthro sales shopper.
#7 StrawberryGirl on 2014-01-28 22:36 (Reply)
Good call!
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-01-29 20:12 (Reply)
What other sites are there similar to Modcloth?
Would appreciate the variety...thanks in advance!
#8 mia on 2014-06-09 16:23 (Reply)
I've ordered several items from mod cloth and sent them all back. Quality is horrible.
#9 Shopper Shell on 2015-08-20 12:32 (Reply)
This isn’t quite an alternative, but I’ve had fantastic luck finding Anthropologie items on the secondhand clothing app Poshmark. They are often in perfect condition, and the prices are great.

Shameless plug: if you're new to Poshmark, sign up within the app (not the website) using referral code UNXAZ to get $5 off your first purchase. First purchase also has 99 cent shipping, yay!
#10 Violet on 2017-04-05 10:43 (Reply)
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