I’m a Former Anthropologie Employee and This Is What I’m Buying from Their Giant Home Sale

published Aug 18, 2023
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Long before I was hired at Anthropologie during my senior year of college, I was a big-time admirer of the brand. Every time I walked by the store location in my hometown, I would gravitate toward the gorgeous clothes in the windows, but once I went in, it took one glance at a price tag for me to learn that I should always beeline it to the sale section. My teenage wallet could hardly even handle the reduced prices, and not much changed in that regard a few years later in college. 

Last year, I started a gig as an Anthro sales associate, and though there were many perks that came with it, I really dug the employee discount. Finally, I could get full-priced pieces for less — including home items! I may have been introduced to the retailer through the fashion, but the home section became my favorite to browse while I worked there (especially since I was fleshing out my own first apartment at the time). Who could blame me? When you spend hours and hours in Anthro each week, it’s impossible not to be inspired by all of the glam decor.

Now that I no longer have the employee discount (I really, really miss it), I keep my eyes peeled for any and all Anthro sales, and right now, they’re offering up to 40 percent off hundreds of furniture and decor pieces for a limited time. I put my expertise as a former employee to work and came up with 10 products that I’m dying to get my hands on — and so will you. Check out my picks below!

1 / 10
was $78.00

I’m sure we’re all familiar with Anthro’s mega popular Primrose Mirror, but this Olive option gives off the same vibe for a fraction of the Primrose price. It looks totally luxe, but is still boho and earthy with the leaf detailing on the sides.

2 / 10
was $42.00

Speaking of the Primrose collection, if you love the look of that mirror but you understandably can’t convince yourself to splurge, may I present to you: the Hook Rack version. This little luxury is a total step up from all of my plain, solid white hooks, and I can scratch my Primrose itch for almost $30!

3 / 10
was $38.00

I do love a good storage bin, and this one might take the title of the most stylish I’ve seen. It would be a total lifesaver as a bathroom organizer or in a closet — or anywhere, really. Its stackable, nesting design is perfect for keeping items separate and organized but together, so you know exactly where to find all of your things.

4 / 10
was $2498.00

Anthro is an underrated destination for sofas — they consistently churn out options that stun with unique shapes and colors. The Bodine sofa, though on the simpler side, is far from boring; its rounded arms give it a sleek and modern appearance, and I have no doubt that it’s just as comfy as it looks.

5 / 10
was $298.00

I had my eye on Anthro’s Retreiver Table Lamp the entire time I worked there, and I didn't think it could be topped until I came across this adorable Corgi version! It looks sophisticated and upscale, and it’ll add so much joy to your space. (You should especially snag this if you own an actual Corgi!)

6 / 10
was $98.00

I want to ditch my flimsy plastic mirror and add this handcrafted one to my vanity ASAP. The tan-colored terracotta is natural and understated, and the sturdy frame is built to last.

7 / 10
was $248.00

I saw this beautiful table in-store recently, and I can assure you that it looks even better in person than it does in the photos (if that’s even possible — look at how gorgeous that stone is!). If you’re working with a small space, you can easily swap a traditional side table out for this slimmer, statement-making option.

8 / 10
was $58.00

Squiggle mirrors are all the rage right now, so why not extend that trend to your choice of picture frames? The scalloped edge and vibrant blue hue will totally bring all the attention to whatever image you decide to place inside — and honestly, it’s so interesting that it works as an extension of the artwork itself.

9 / 10
was $498.00

I’m a huge fan of jute rugs because they can withstand a ton of foot traffic — and of course, I’m obsessed with the beachy, laid back feeling they create in a space. This one is especially unique, though, with its organic shape and fun pink trim (which I can’t get enough of).

10 / 10
was $128.00

I never know what to do with all my blankets, so I’ve had a blanket ladder on my wishlist for a while now. In addition to providing a much needed solution to a storage problem, this one is so chic with its mixed-material design that it doubles as a piece of wall decor.