It's a new week now, but I'm still thinking about Black Friday. This year, I saw deep discounts across a wide range of small and large appliances in all the major home stores.
There was none of that at Anthropologie. Instead of discounted dishwashers, cut-price kitchenware, or any of the ordinary Black Friday fare, I saw luxury bedding, dinnerware, and decor listed for less.
Over the past few days, I've spent hours checking and double-doubling the price of all the hottest products. That's how I know that many of the best Black Friday home deals are over now. I don't expect Anthropologie to run another major sale until the new year.
If you didn't get round to Black Friday shopping, and you're worried you missed out on a great gift, all's not lost: you can still shop all of our favorite Anthropologie pieces. You just might have to pay a little bit extra.
My favorite Anthropologie pieces
This silky-soft quilt lined with fiberfill, which is hypoallergenic to suit sensitive sleepers, and vegan-friendly for eco-conscious shoppers. It's covered with subtle spirals, which adds depth and dimension to the piece. The stitching looks good, and does good, too, helping to keep the fiberfill in place for even distribution. That means no lumps, bumps, or thin bits: just plush comfort, all night long.
This sheet set comes in so many patterns, from cute botanical designs to bold animal prints. There's something to suit every style of bedroom. My favorite is the crisp and bright Mila Green: the grass-green backdrop offsets the pink and blue flowers to perfection. If you like the pattern, but you don't want quite so much of it, you could just pick up the pillowcases. Each piece is made from cotton percale, which is permeable and breathable, to keep you just the right side of cool and dry.
The best bed sheets can be seriously expensive, especially if they're made from organic materials. You can snag this responsibly-made sheet set for less at Anthropologie. Each fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase is dotted with dainty white dogs dancing across a water-color blue sky. It's a delicate design to suit the sumptuous softness of sateen. These sheets would look and feel a real treat in your guest bedroom.
I've never seen anything quite like this floral faux fur throw. It reminds me of an Impressionist painting: up close, you can pick out each individual tuft; from a distance, though, this cozy throw really does look like a meadow in the spring. The color palette is rich with blush pinks, deep purples, and marigold accents. This throw could make a real statement draped over a sofa or across the edge of your bed. If you like the pattern, you could always pick it up as a Floral Faux Fur Pillow, as well.
You can shop this faux fur pillow in black and white, bronze, moss, turquoise, dark purple and pearl. I'd recommend getting a few in contrasting or complementary colors and dotting around your home on sofa seats or in reading nooks. This pillow may be covered in faux fur, but it's filled with real down for plush comfort.
These stoneware dishes come in six shades, so you can choose the style that best complements your kitchen color palette. I've gone for the gold, which feels appropriately festive for this time of year, but subtle enough to work year-round. These plates feature a delicate, dappled design, but they're durably made: each dish has been fired at extremely high temperatures to maximize strength and durability.
If you're hosting your first Thanksgiving, and you're looking to bulk out your dinnerware collection, then you're in luck: you can pick up this set of four dessert plates for just under $45. Each piece is crafted from durable stoneware and covered in a reactive glaze for a speckled finish.
You can pick up this set of four napkins for just $33.60 at Anthropologie. That's $12 a napkin. That's shockingly good value when you consider that each piece is made from organic linen for durability and stain-resistant. These napkins come in festive shades of rich red and Kelly green, as well as more neutral hues, such as ivory and powder white, which are better suited to year-round use.
If you're shopping for some durable dinnerware this Black Friday, you can't go wrong with a stoneware piece. This serving platter is fired at high temperatures for heat-resistance. That's why it's dishwasher- and microwave-safe for convenient cleaning and heating. This piece is coated in satin reactive glaze for gloss. You could use it to serve cheese and biscuits or canapes at the Christmas party.
Each glass in this collection is hand-carved by Turkish artisans, so you might see some subtle variation from piece to piece. With a 6-oz. capacity, these flutes are just the right size for a glass of champagne or an elderflower spritz round the dinner table. Word to the wise: though they're technically top-rack dishwasher-safe, I recommend washing each flute by hand to preserve the etchwork.
This Starry Night dinnerware collection is dreamt up by Catherine Martin, the production designer behind films such as Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. You'll find that Art Deco flair in each piece of her collection. My eye is drawn to that ultra-wide bowl, which cuts a dramatic shape, and tapers towards the top to concentrate the aromas and flavors of the wine on your nose. These wine glasses feature an elongated stem for easy holding and a broader base for enhanced stability.
If you're shopping for a serving platter that makes a statement, you might appreciate this piece from the Starry Night collection. Think of the black base as the night sky, and those gold and silver streaks as shooting stars. This piece would be perfect for a Christmas dinner or a New Year's party.
This area rug plays with shape and color to create a three-dimensional desert landscape on a flatwoven rug. The design is delicate, but the materials are durable, which makes this rug suitable for use in high-traffic areas such as entryways and family rooms. Just bear in mind that it's a little high-maintenance: you'll have to use the soft brush on your vacuum for cleaning, or else send it off for professional service.
If you're shopping for the best jewelry box this gifting season, I've got news for you: you might be better served by a jewelry stand. Necklace chains tangle easily, especially when they're laid out flat. I find it's better to hang each piece from a jewelry stand so that they're easier to access and less likely to knot. Since this jewelry organizer can be mounted to the wall, you won't have to worry about your pendants scraping against a tabletop.
We can't get enough of these Art Deco-inspired mirrors. You can get them in black, white, or silver, but I think the gold has the most classic appeal. Whether you're shopping for a three-foot mirror to mount on the wall or a seven-foot piece for a floor-length view, you can pick it up in the Primrose style.
Anthropologie pieces FAQs
Why is Anthropologie so expensive?
If you're shopping for premium products, you shouldn't be surprised by a premium price tag. Anthropologie enlists expert craftsmen to make unique pieces from organic materials.
As home stores go, Anthropologie is on the more expensive side. That's why it's worth taking advantage of their seasonal sales.
When will Anthropologie pieces next go on sale?
It's hard to say. Outside the Black Friday sales season, Anthropologie tend to drop deals pretty erratically. With that said, I'd hazard a guess that we won't see another major Anthropologie sale until 2024. If you want to pick up an Anthropologie gift for the holidays, you'll probably have to pay full price.
We're keeping track of all the best holiday home deals on our live blog. We've seen everything from holiday decor to dishwashers and dryers listed for less. We'll let you know as and when deals drop so that you can shop smart and save big.
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Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford, where she sharpened her critical writing skills. She also worked on the other side of the aisle writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky. Emilia combines her business savvy with her creative flair as our eCommerce Editor, connecting you with the products you’ll love. When she’s not in the office, Emilia is happiest when entertaining friends al fresco or out in the country.
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