As the title suggests, I found a lot of Anthropologie pieces lately in my thrifting expeditions … which, sadly, haven’t been as frequent. Blame work, and travel, and the never-ending book edits :/ But, never fear: not-so-frequent (for me) thrifting trips still yield plenty of winners, and almost-winners. Let’s take a look!

Tudor fire sale
Tudor fire sale

Someone was a fan of the Tudors. I wonder what happened?

Moulinette Soeurs dress ($16?)
Moulinette Soeurs dress ($16?)

I love Anthro pieces pretty indiscriminately, but this dress seemed very 90s to me – and not in a way I felt compelled to revisit.

Maeve skirt ($10)
Maeve skirt ($10)

Cute, but something about the shiny, polka dotted fabric just didn’t work for me.

LOFT skirt, $10
LOFT skirt, $10

Cute, but not my size. I hate when that happens. I need to shop with a posse, so I can make sure these pieces go to a good home.

RACHEL Rachel Roy dress ($18)
RACHEL Rachel Roy dress ($18)

Can you believe I passed on a Rachel Roy dress? I love RR dresses! But I felt like this one might be too much of a shapeless sack, and I worried about the polyester being staticky. In retrospect, I regret not getting it. Figures!

no name :(
no name 🙁

Someone, somewhere, would make this look amazeballs. Maybe?

Tabitha blazer ($7)
Tabitha blazer ($7)

Too big, and a bit too twee for me.

Tabitha dress ($13)
Tabitha dress ($13)

This, on the other hand, came home with me – perfect for the holidays, I figured. There was a small rip along the zipper, that looked like (and was) an easy fix, so I asked for a discount and took it home happily. Christmas Eve outfit, sorted! If only I could say the same for my Xmas gift shopping …

Prada shoes ($31)
Prada shoes ($31)

At the price, and considering the condition, I couldn’t pass these up. They were, sadly, about a size too big for me. I tried wearing them once, but couldn’t make them work. I threw them up on ye old blog sale page, but no one wanted them, so I gifted them to a friend.

Maeve skirt ($10)
Maeve skirt ($10)

I love this skirt so much, even if it’s a bit too twee for my age. It gets a lot of compliments, so it was a good use of $10.

J. Crew dress ($11)
J. Crew dress ($11)

I also can’t resist anything J. Crew, so I had to buy this Fabiola dress even though it was 2-3 sizes too big. I thought about selling or gifting it, but ended up keeping it because I love it a lot. Belted, it looks quite nice.

Ok, your turn: what were your thrift scores this month? And if you’ve got any thrifting questions for me, hit me up in the comments.

9 Comments on Tales From the Thrift: Anthro Madness

  1. As much as I enjoy seeing your entire outfits put together, I LOVE these thrifting posts. I’m often on the thrifting hunt and I know how exciting a great find can be. I feel the same (though slightly less) excitement for someone else (you included) when I see/hear/read of their finds! Way to go!

    • I love the hunt, even secondhand. That’s why I love reading other thrifting blogs, and hearing what readers have found. It’s an addiction!

  2. Last week I got great condition Stuart Weitzman heels at Goodwill for $4! I also found a Tory Burch classic Reva clutch for $8 but after getting it home, I began to wonder at the authenticity. I looked up some tells of Tory Burch and they check out but my husband thinks the hardware looks cheap and not like it belongs on a true designer bag. How do you feel about fakes winding up at thrift stores? Do you worry about it or not? or have you just crafted a good eye for the real deal? 🙂

    • Oh and by the way, I’m like you on logos and have always disliked Tory Burch for her massive logo but for $8 on a beautiful condition white clutch, I decided I didn’t mind this one time. 😉

    • It is always possible, so exercise your judgment when buying. I think for $8, it’s worth taking the risk at least. Personally, I wouldn’t pay a lot of money for a bag whose authenticity I wasn’t certain of, but I might pay $10 or less to get it home and investigate further. If it ends up not being authentic, I would just re-donate it. It’s like buying a lottery ticket, I guess. LOL!

      It can be hard to tell authenticity sometimes. I found a pristine Longchamp leather bag that looked almost plastic, although it was real leather. At home, I googled around and found that this particular model was made out of a coated leather that was supposed to look like that. So you never know. I would say that hardware is always a good “tell” for a designer bag, but without seeing yours, I don’t know if you’re husband is on to something or out to lunch 😉

  3. You find the most amazing things. You really do.

    You could actually buy those things and try to resell them but your experiment with the Prada shoes didn’t work out…

    Too bad you couldn’t buy them and consign them in another city like Toronto 🙂 Or Montreal.

  4. Haha, I have that same red Anthro dress – I love it, and the pockets are surprisingly roomy. I’ve noticed that the zipper sticks a little at the bust line, so be careful – that’s probably why it had a rip!