Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dear Anthro, Do You See My Predicament?

Dearest Anthropologie,

It's me Marianne. What do you mean you don't know me? You should, I am in your stores all the time, I love you with all my heart. In my eyes you can do no wrong....Oh, I see, my name is not on any of the sold receipts in your stores. Well, it is because your prices have put me in a real bind..... You don't understand what I am trying to tell you? Oh okay, I will give you an example.

I would love the be the owner of this dress. I would wear it around town, swirling, twirling, doing my best to make you proud.....


So what is my predicament you ask? Well, I am girl on a tight budget and for the $218 you are asking for this dress I could get all, yes ALL of these dresses combined.




I know, it is unbelievable. I know, I know- you have your reasons, no need to go into detail. All I am saying is that if you could possibly drop your prices a little, you would make me one very happy shopper. At $218 for that dress I could save a few extra pennies and get a DVF (aka every woman's dream):
So my Love, will you see what you can do and get back to me?

XOXO,

Marianne (hopefully anonymous no more)

Dresses in order:
1. Anthropologie Grass Blade Dress $218
2.Urban Outfitters- Silence & Noise Twist Dress $24.99
3. Old Navy Cross Front Ruffle Dress (cute in black too) $29.50
4.Old Navy Cross Front Jersey Dress $15.00
5. Forever 21 Beaded Neck Maxi Dress $22.80
6. Forever21 Deliliah One Shoulder Dress $19.80
7. Forever21 China Pattern Dress $22.80
8. Urban Outfitters- Kimichi Blue Dobby Babydoll Dress $58.00
9. Urban Outfitters- Kimichi Blue Lace Cut Detail Cutout Dress $29.99
10. Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Jersey Wrap Dress $298

33 comments:

Beth said...

Too funny! I just spent $220 there on a sweater, short sleeved top and sleeveless top. Last month, I spent $220 at TJ Maxx and I got a pair of capri jeans, cute white shorts, and 10 very cute tops! I should just stick to TJ Maxx, but I LOVE Anthropologie!!

paula said...

I feel your pain:)

bluehydrangea said...

Too funny! I spent 2 hours in Anthropologie when I was in Atlanta. We don't have one in Wilmington. I agree with you on the prices but their clothes make me feel good so once in awhile I say what the heck and stock up! You need that green dress!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

haha great post...AMEN to that!!! can we write a letter for real?

Miss Madras said...

What is with there prices? I love the clothes but agree the price points are budget killers. Love the letter style post!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

What amazing finds!! SO pretty!! You would never guess those delightful prices! x

Blueprint Bliss said...

I'm right there with you. Wish I could shop at Anthro more. But I say grab the ones from ON, UO, and F21... Sometimes more is better! :) xx-b

Lauren said...

Very cute post! Oh, I'm in LOVE with Anthropologie! There is NOTHING in that store that I do not love! I agree with the prices though. It's tough to spend so much. I'm sooo excited that I have a gift certificate just waiting for me to use it! :) Also loving the other dresses you posted. I would put them all over white linen pants...my staple style!

C said...

Haha! I love the visualization of how many dresses you can get for the price of an Antro one! Kinda makes you think.. :)

Morning T said...

Very well said Marianne- I love it. Great choices on all of the dresses, especially love the DVF!

Rachel said...

I do have a love/hate relationship with that store... great finds!!

Jolena said...

I have given you the Lovely Blog Award.. feel free to copy the award from my blog and send it on to your other favorites!
xx
Jolena

p.s.
Oh how gorgeous is that green dress!!

JMW said...

So glad to hear others feel the same way! I was browsing their Web site for a Derby dress, and as cute as they were, I could not justify the cost!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I totally agree with you. I need to attach my name to that letter as well. I swear everytime I go in there I want to cry. A. because everything is so pretty and B. I can't afford anything.

I worked there for a bit during college and even then I couldn't pay anything!

New England Girl said...

I am right there with you on this one! Maybe the higher ups will stumble across your blog and our wishes will be answered? :)

One can only hope.

Some of those other dresses you featured are darling, too! I'm going to have to scope some of them out.

urbansardines said...

One of my very favorite dresses comes from Anthro, and I swear I get so much use out it, it's worth ten other dresses :-)... if that helps in your decision-making...BTW, I gave you a shout-out in today's blog because it gave me inspiration for the direction I want to take in my living room: http://urbansardines.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/farewell-dreamsicle/

thanks for the inspiration!

Sweet Nothings said...

That store makes me so sad with the clothes and design i just cannot afford!! I have to stick to being a recessionista right about now.

LindsB said...

I feel your pain! there is one across the street form my office and it its torture walking by everyday!

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

I would be one happy shopper, too :) I so love Anthropologie, but I really don't even take a look because most everything's out of my price range, unless it's a (major) sale. Can we compose a letter to J. Crew while we're at it?

Michelle said...

It's such a cute dress, but I agree. The DVF dress would be such a better use of that money.

Pink Wallpaper said...

great post...i totally feel your pain. maybe we can shop the sales racks!

Lauren said...

hahahhaahh too funny marianne!! i feel the same way about a chandlier they have right now. LOVE the blue paisley dress you showed

Carriers Cozy Cottage said...

Okay that does it...I need to hire you as my person shopper..Look at all those great deals you found !



LOL

Natalie said...

To cute and funny! The other dresses were great finds! Like you, I love Anthropologie, but the prices don't quite match my pocketbook. Oh, well...

Lily G. said...

haha, this could totally be me writing that to Anthro. I love that store but it totally puts dents in my wallet...

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

MelMir said...

You know that I feel your pain!

Lucinda said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day! As far as the Anthropology stuff goes, I have read that they have sued Forever 21 like four times or something for copyright infringement. Their dresses are exact copies, and for like $30. Maybe you should patrol your Forever 21 a little more often, you might get lucky!

TheBeautyFile said...

Honestly, I would go for the cheapie dresses and wear them ALL SUMMER LONG...forget about the ridiculously overpriced Anthro one! You will be so happy knowing you can wear a new dress every weekend and feel glamorous all the time! On the same note, if you're going to buy something pricey, DEFINITE save and get the DVF, it's timeless and they're made SO well....

Yansy said...

I completely agree with you. I love Anthro but everything in there is so expensive. I rather go to Urban and buy the same quality dresses for a fraction of the price.

Gracie said...

Oh wow! I can't believe you could get all those dresses for the price of one. Since we don't have an Athropologie here I don't have that predicament =p But I do like that Urban Outfitter babydoll dress. Too cute!

Diane said...

I feel your pain too ... just remember it is more in your attitude... how you hold yourself ... than what you wear.

down and out chic said...

i am sooooo with you! i heart anthro so much it hurts but i will not/cannot pay that much for a dress. (it is awesome though).

Anonymous said...

As I get older I am learning the inevitable truth... you get what you pay for. Think of every item in terms of cost per wear, no matter how many cheap items you buy, you won't feel the same. If you spend the money and wear it lots...it's a bargain!!
xxx