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Monday, June 01, 2009

Dear Anthropologie,

You’re the best! I mean, you know, at offering great things that are priced far above my ability to buy with any kind of regularity.

Lately you’ve been in touch a lot. It seems you want me to buy things from you. In fact, you want me to buy things from you a lot. I’ve gotten an email from you every day, sometimes twice a day, for more than a week.

It’s not that I don’t love hearing from you, I do, but you are starting to sound, how do I say this…DESPERATE.

I have an idea for you, and I’m offering it for free:

MAKE YOUR STUFF CHEAPER
and I might buy more*.

And so might my friends.

And so might the world.

Kthanksbye,

-Jet Set




*But I'm never, not ever, buying your harem pants.

37 comments:

Chief Momma said...

Amen, Amen. Luckily I get to go to Anthro in Portland where it's tax free, and a litte (just a little) less painful to buy something off their clearance rack.

hannah said...

Oh...I agree. Love that store, but the price tags kill me.

b. said...

co-signed

La Yen said...

Also, maybe make things not out of see-through paper. Bedazzled with a handmade origami Guatemalan flower the size of a dinner plate.

Children of the Nineties said...

Agreed. I love Anthropologie, but I can't afford $180 for a t-shirt.

jennie w. said...

Sing it, sister!

martha corinna said...

Word.

Mary said...

here, here.

Rynell said...

Amen.

Britty said...

Seriously. I don't even bother going in the store 99% of the time because I know I'll see something I want and just can't have. There's nothing worse.

Rebecca said...

Couldn't agree MORE!!!!!

Alex McArthur said...

Keep it HIGH. Then I can continue to talk my wife out of buying.

Vanessa said...

Ugh yes and I got in big trouble last week when I went in there...

Kalli Ko said...

I can't even afford the crap that's 50% off and I know the majority of you can't either.

So let's be honest other bloggers out there, when you say you love anthro (enough to refer to it as such), what you mean is you love window shopping. Cuz that's about as close as we get.

Target, my loyalties will forever lay/lie with you.

Kalli Ko said...

and also dear anthro,

make your arm holes and boob capacities a little bit more accommodating mmmkay? The last button up blouse my husband tried to buy for me off you had the chest allowance of a prepubescent 9 year old girl. The majority of us aren't built like Kate Moss nor will we ever be. Boobs and arms, there's reality.

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{Erica} said...

So true...so, sooo true! The 50% clearance stuff is considered "full price" to me.

Pretty sure they'd make more money if they dropped their prices. When it comes to a top I like from there I take a picture of it to a seamstress (can we say Etsy Alchemy?) or surf the net for an affordable alternative.

I will say however, their latte bowls are reasonable and the sturdiest I've found...

Perhaps you could pen a petition to our beloved over price Anthropologie. I'd sign it.

Holly said...

what's anthropologie?

Azúcar said...

Nothing to me, especially since the harem pants debacle of early aught nine.

Jen said...

I loved a skirt in there until I saw the price tag. Excuse me, but $250 for a SKIRT?? Um, yikes.

Sean and Steph said...

I concur!!! Though I was really proud of the two dresses I bought today, $29, originally $118!! But that hardly EVER happens....

c jane said...

. . . and then I read this again and realized that some people really do get that purple floral anthro dress because they married guys that buy it for them.

kiki said...

Anthropologie makes me wish I were a crafty, creative person because I walk around thinking, "I could make this for about 8 bucks." That's a savings of...I can't count that high. So I just go into that store with a determination to become a craftier person. That determination leaves when I walk out.

I really want one of those super-colorful comforters that they sell. One day, I might put out for that.

Marianne & Clayton said...

Ah Anthro. What I hope and pretend to imitate with each trip to the D.I. ("the" was intentional) Never quite making it though. And like Kiki, I also think- "I am so going to make that". I even can have the sewing skills to make it happen! Yet... What is it that makes it so magical? So perfect, so lustable? I think it must be the price tag. How sick is that?

emily said...

I still dream about the
cool water dress and kick myself for not buying it. But it never went on sale, and $170 for a strapless dress? Ummm, no. But my heart keeps saying yes. I search ebay for it regularly.

Rachel said...

Thank you! They would do much better with a version in the say, Target stores price range?

Michelle said...

I've thought the same thing lately-- if you're going to send me an email everyday please attach a $20 gift certificate each time.

Mary and I just flew to CA and thought of you when we dressed up for the flight. I told her you wouldn't approve of her sparkle flip flops but she didn't listen.

But you would have loved my outfit: red floral skirt, ruffled ivory blouse(both from the Anthro sale rack) and red heeled sandals.

xoxo, m

Azúcar said...

Mary gets a pass on everything because she’s Mary. Xoxo.

ceecee said...

I loved Anthropologie...but the prices freaked me out. The only two things I bought were on a clearance rack for a reasonable price ($15 for a long sleeve, button up shirt, and $5 for a brown belt with a flower on it). I haven't gone back since then.

Ashley Thalman said...

Its that we keep going back! begging her highness Anthro to allow us to be part of her! Please! All hail to cheap, handmade, hand-me-downs, and great finds.

So fun to eat and chat last night!

Brooke said...

thanks, ceej. sorry i took your link away.

and i stick to my guns: i love it. i really do.

but i also really REALLY love target. and loving both means my money spent somehow evens out... right?

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Amen.

Shawn said...

I'm with you all the way, girl...

Veeda said...

how funny that we write anthro letters on our blog.

but . . . there's something about those trousers. They're so wrong they're right.

Emily Hill said...

ROTFL! So true! I love Anthro but only shop the clearance racks both online and off. I have been getting more than the usual emails and I agree...if you want me to shop more than lower your prices to less than what it costs for a round-trip plane ticket to many of the places from which you buy your clothes!

Mama Mimi said...

Amen Sista! You said it better than anyone.

Geo said...

Dear Anthropologie,

Please consider me for an Extreme Makeover.

Lovingly,
Geo

P.S. I have hips.

P.P.S. I am allergic to harem and parachute pants.