There’s an Anthropologie store right next to my internship, and the other day I decided to go in and poke around to see if there was anything good. I saw lots of stuff I liked, but it was WAY out of my budget. $58 for a single painted wooden bracelet? $128 for a blouse? Well, I may have champagne taste on a beer budget, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good deals out there. So here’s a guide to items at Anthropologie that are under $20!
French phrasebook, $10
Some of the fashion and art books sold here go for more than $100! They’re beautiful and often great additions to the coffee table, but you can get a stylish and practical French phrasebook for just $10. It’s helpful for getting around next time you’re in Paris–or if you just want to sound chic when you’re at a nice restaurant. (They also have one in Italian!)
Tocca perfumes smell so feminine and lovely, and the mini bottles will last you a good long while. “Florence” is a grassy, springtime scent, while “Margaux” is a soft, sweet one. Spritz yourself with a tester when you visit the store to see how you like it, then return to buy one for a reasonable price the next time you come.
Mermaid soap dish, $14
It’s a proven scientific fact that the first step towards being a grown-up is having fancy bathroom accessories. Make your sink a little fancier for a non-fancy price.
Believe it or not, you can find jewelry for under $20 at Anthropologie, though it’s usually hard to find. But this pretty little number is perfect for wearing to an indie concert or on a first date.
Even coming out of winter, lip care is necessary! Treat yours to something a little splurgey, but still budget-friendly, like this rosebud salve. There are lots of other lip balms at Anthropologie, so make sure you pick the one that suits you best and doesn’t irritate your skin.
Merfolk Dishtowel, $18
Sadly, dishes are a necessary task that we all have to do. Happily, we can at least use cute dish towels while we do them. These mermaids and mermen are so charming, you might not even want to use them, so hang them up on a hook or a bar and use them as kitchen decor instead.
Sun Tea for Eyes, $5
Whether you’re tired because you’ve been hard at work, cramming for exams, playing video games or shopping online at Anthropologie all night, your eyes could use some rest. Refresh them with these awesome, way-under-budget sun tea treatments.
Elephant Creamer, $16
Maybe you’re having brunch, or coffee, and you really want everything to look nice–even the coffee creamer. Maybe you love elephants. Either way, this elephant creamer is super elegant, and can also work as decoration if you don’t drink coffee or tea. I have a similar creamer shaped like a cow, and I store my makeup brushes in it. Be creative!