Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Favorite Anthro Knock-Offs!

When I try to arrange stuff like this, it's called "hoarding."

I lurve  I'm just that kind of girl, I loved Delia's when I was younger, then graduated to Urban Outfitters, which I also adore, but Anthro is really the top of the line to me, which is why I don't think I actually own anything from them.  I just get their catalog and stalk their website, and dream of a bohemian lifestyle where my home is a bohemian boat placed in the middle of an open field, and my friends and I lounge around beautifully.

Obviously, I am not alone in my obsession, owing to the huge amount of Anthro knock-offs all over the craft-o-sphere.  Some things just can't be knocked off, and so I have a better chance of owning a fainting goat than one of their fainting couches, but necessity being the mother of invention means jewelry, clothing, even artwork is all fair game, and a sharp eye in a 2nd hand shop + a can of spray paint can do wonders.

I was cruising through my formidable stack of bookmarks this morning and realized I have dozens of  AKOs saved.  Tons and tons.

Twelve Crafts Til Christmas
The Little Apple Seed
Tatertots & Jello
Vintage Revivals
Kojo Designs
Junk Market
Adventures in Dressmaking
Ruby Mines
Shoes and Sewing
New Green Mama
Flamingo Toes

I could go on and on, as I adore these tutorials!

And no, I haven't been avoiding posting my own stuff - I'm waiting for THREE MORE Google Friends to hit fifty to post one particular thing, and I'm waiting for some needlework kits to arrive in the mail.  Today I'm hitting JoAnns and possibly checking out a second-hand store here in town I haven't visited before (I know!).  I want to make this skirt that I absolutely fell in love with, and a shorter tiered skirt from some fabric I fell in love with. At some point, I hope to work my nerve up to my "re-sew-lution" of making pants.  Scared of pants...

Yes, please, put some pants on.


  1. anthro knockoffs are the BEST, so rewarding.

    and thank you sososo much for my pattern prizes! i just love them, especially the vest-skirt- combo!!

  2. this is awesome and soooo inspiring!!! thank you!

  3. I love Anthro and Anthro knock offs even more, so thanks for sharing!

  4. This cracked me up because I'm pretty sure that I already qualify as a hoarder but still could never hope to give Anthro a run for their money. hahaha Great post with lots of fun ideas! I think I'm going to have to go subscribe to their catalog now for my "happy book" of inspiration!

    Also - I lurve that you say lurve. I've never heard it outside my bestie and I, so - lurve!

    - Lindsay

  5. Thank you for your sweet words about Styled. I love all of these, especially the bag!

  6. it's awesome that you found so many replica tutes, yummy yummy!

    soon I plan to arrive in Pantland too, see you there! (nervous with anticipation :D...ok, scared...)


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