My husband and I are in hot pursuit of a pink couch for our living room. Think: less flamingo more decadent boudoir. Whatever, its a look. Either way, sofas of this kind usually run upward of $3000 and no matter how much I try to convince myself that that’s a reasonable price for a sofa, it just ain’t happening. Even though Anthropologie has the most beautiful and lux dusty rose blush sofa I have ever seen.
We were also in the market for one of Anthro’s floral rug; it’s the deconstucted bouquet for all you die hard fans. I saw it when they originally started selling it for a mean $1,598, a price which my little heart can not bare to spend. Between the price and the cost of shipping, just no.
Queue racing thoughts of wanted J. Crew items and how I’d scour the Earth looking for them only to find them at J. Crew warehouse sales (see here and here). I started wondering, could it be that Anthropologie might have a warehouse sale of their own?! The answer is infinitely and unequivocally yes! And even better than a warehouse sale it’s a permanent brick and mortar store within a few hours drive of my house. Insert quick day trip.
The store is located in Augusta, GA at
3137 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA 30907
According to articles I saw while stalking the internet, see (1 |2| 3|4) they use to have a different location but moved. It’s relatively easy to find it’s right off of Exit 199 in Augusta off of Washington rd. It’s very simple to find with GPS, I’m not sure I can say the same for those of us still using Mapquest in these 2000s.
They carry things from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN and Free People. Much of it is new with tags however some of the clothing items may be damaged so its important to inspect for holes, snags and tears. But for the price of the goodies, it’s totally worth it if you a fan of a lot of their higher end items especially the furniture.
A lot of of the reviews of the store on both Facebook and Yelp complain about the prices; many people comparing them to the price of Goodwill furniture. It is incredibly important in this case to keep in mind the type of store this is and is not. It is not a thrift store, these are name brand high end items and an Anthropologie sofa for $300 is truly the Lord’s work.
I didn’t end up at Final Cut to blog or shop for clothes, so I didn’t exactly do in-depth review. But most of the clothes in the store are thrown into boxes. You are more than welcome to look through them but there are also a few clothes hung. go through those first if you’re there for clothing since they are so accessible. You can try on in store unlike a few of the past J. Crew sales but keep in mind the dressing room is communal and closes a half an hour before the store does (6:30 instead of 7:00 pm) so make sure to allocated enough time if you are someone who tries on. Keep in mind that when you purchase that at the register, they will cut out any and all of the name brand takes so resellers beware.
Like I said, I didn’t go to blog but I did take a few videos for instastories so I here are screen shots of those videos. I”ll include the actual video at a later date.
Guess what else I found in this Mountain of Monstrosities?!
We saw three pink sofa options and all of them were lovely but had some draw backs that we weren’t willing to live with. The one not featured here is the Linen Willoughby which is listed on the site as having a “generous recline”. When they say generous, they mean it! My 5’4” frame was left with my feet swaying in the breeze like a child and there is no way someone elderly can sit on this chair and just spring back up when they are ready. So we passed on a sofa but found a ton of other items that we needed including a rug.
So here’s what husband and I came away with from the store, a price list of what we paid for it, the original cost, if there was damage, and if it was something that we were actually in search of per our list of must buys for the house.
Dorette Pendant Lamp-
$298 $70 Needed for our upstairs hallway. The shade is coming apart a bit on the upper left but for that price, I own a glue gun.
Sphere Study Floor Lamp Ensemble
$998 $50 Didn’t come with a shade but I found one for $20 at Target and I had to fix the part where the bulb connect.
Forbury Dishware- Bowl
$20 $5 Small Plate $22 $6 Large Plate $22 $7 Teapot $68 $20 I purchased a full set of these. The only problem is that there is only one of the first plate and three of the other print. I’m not entirely bothered by that yet. I couldn’t pass on the full set.
URBAN OUTFITTERS Marte Rattan Side Table
$198 $60 Perfect condition.
Donna Morgan Margaux Shirt Dress
$98 $15 Perfect condition
Max Wanger Waikiki #5 Beach Print 44 x 44
$385 $40 The picture itself was in perfect condition but the frame was cracked but for the price, no complaints.
Constance Curtain Rod
$128 $30 $88 $20 and rings I went there with these on the list of things to buy. I hate curtain rods and I think most of them are ugly. So when I saw these online, I knew I needed them if they were available. I snagged two for the living room (one long, one short) and then one for our bedroom.
Faryl Robin x Free People Atwood Vegan Pumps
$128 $25 Perfect condition
New York Giants Beanie
$24.95 $5 My SIL has this so I bought it so she and my husband could match in the winter.
Patagonia Duffel Bag
$98 $10 Perfect Condition
$28 $5 Gold towel rings seem to be hard to find and this was on my list so I picked it up asap.
Jenny Krauss Ombre Pink Pillow Case
$84 $10 This pillow case must have been older because it took me hours to find the listing. It’s in perfect condition though and will look great on my desk chair.
And my pièce de résistance the rug we went with in mind.
The Purple Garden Rug
They actually had the exact rug that I was interested in, in exactly the size I needed it for $980 which is a steal compared to the site but upon closer inspection the color was way too dark for our living room. This rug was analogous to that with brighter, lighter, friendlier colors that would meld beautifully with our current colors for a fraction of the price. This 9 x 12 rug was a grand total of $480 which was half of the cost of the deconstructed bouquet rug. I was so excited and the guys in the picture did such a beautiful job that a rug that huge fit right into the back of my little SUV without much problem. They had a great method of pulling rugs off the high stacks and did so without a single complaint even though this girl and I both wanted to see rugs on the bottom of the stacks. People in the reviews on their social media commented about the terrible service which was obviously not a problem we had. (**Disclaimer: we are literally the nicest people in the world to service staff and literally bring out the best in them. I say this not to brag on us but because I am positive that someone else may have actually had a different experience)
Anyway, in total we spent about $917 which is down from $4587.95. I consider this a saving because I literally had the deconstructed floral rug in my cart online and with shipping it would have cost me a grand total of $985 which means I won. The store was absolutely great and worth the drive to Georgia and they’ve also recently announced that they are opening a new store in Marlboro, NJ which makes perfect sense since their headquartered in Philadelphia.
Keep an eye on their social media. A lot of the times, they do additional sales and they will announce them on there especially instagram where they post a sampling of merchandise.
Instagram | Facebook | Yelp| Twitter
Bonus: Because the warehouse was in Georgia, I got to see my bestfriend in the entire world since we were seven. Can you believe we’ve been friends twenty years?! It didn’t happen if there isn’t a photo so here you go.