In general, sourcing for my eBay store is anything but glamorous. It usually involves dusty thrift stores, questionable smells, and longs waits at the check-out line. While I really do love what I do, it’s not exactly for the faint of heart.
However, I’ve recently started what I believe will be a regular (albeit infrequent) shopping trip that’s quite the change of pace: sourcing at my local Anthropologie.
About once a month, I’ll take a “night off” from my mom duties. That usually means I leave right after my husband gets home from work, go to the gym, take a wonderfully uninterrupted shower, drive into town, get dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and do some window shopping before meeting girlfriends for coffee.
Said window shopping now always involves the Anthropologie sale room. Last night, I picked up this adorable cardigan (retailed at $118) and this cool tunic (retailed at $68) for $9.95 each!
I’ve already listed the cardigan, and I’m probably keeping the tunic.
The secret for shopping the sale room is to look for lonely items. When there’s just one of an item (like there was of the sweater and tunic), it very likely means it was a return after the store stopped carrying the item. In those situations, Anthropologie slashes the price down below ten bucks.
I also fell in love with this (unfortunately $148) dress:
Does Anthropologie know how to make a dress or what? I’m definitely stalking the website for this pretty to come down to a reasonable price.
Do any of you live near an Anthropologie? Do you love the sale room as much as I do? Any other retail spots with great sales? I’d love to hear about it!