11 Stores Like Anthropologie That Are Just As Bohemian & Deserve Your Attention
I think I’m beginning to understand the magnetism I and millions of others feel towards bohemian clothing. Yes, boho fashion is comfortable and pretty, but at its core, you can’t get a boho style look wrong. It’s just really really difficult to mess up. And, a boho look is strong. It easily dominates any outfit, bending other pieces to its will. For example, if you pair an edgy cropped leather jacket with a bohemian maxi dress, you haven’t lost any of the bohemian feel, in fact, the edgy jacket just made the look more bohemian.
A boho aesthetic won’t allow you to make a mistake and I’m convinced it becomes a lifestyle because it simply won’t have it any other way. Once you allow boho clothing into your closet it will slowly push out your other items of clothing. That old bodycon dress will just have to find another home!
So, since you’re blissfully trapped in the wonderfully whimsical world of bohemian outfitters you might as well add some variety to your closet, yes? Of course, the answer is “yes!” Okay cool, so check out these retailers that we scoured the internet to find for you. You’ll get a taste of what they have to offer as well as their general price points. Alright, enough chit chat, here are 11 stores like Anthropologie for you to play in that are equally bohemian and deserve your attention.
Staud makes the list of stores like Anthropologie because their styles are equal parts whimsy and detailed. In fact, when it comes to wardrobe staples, Staud goes “all in” by crafting pieces that can be mixed or matched for an eternity. Their items check all the boxes for your essentials yet they have this understated sexuality that feels quite powerful.
The seemingly timeless flair they capitalize on makes them the perfect one-stop-shop for a high-end time capsule wardrobe, especially if you discover that time capsule after a high-power meeting, at the beach, and during a mushroom trip. That last part was technically their words not mine! You’ve got to love a brand that really understands itself!
2. Free People
Our list of Stores like Anthropologie would not be complete without Free People, I mean come on! Its inclusion both makes sense from a style and business standpoint as Free People is a part of the URBN brand portfolio which includes Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. In short, these folks and their brand collective eat, sleep, and breathe “boho.”
Where Anthropologie often goes bohemian-chic, leaning towards a more polished feel, Free People delivers a more casual boho experience. Their use of more comfortable industrial materials to create their ethereal-flowing silhouettes means they flawlessly deliver on their bohemian promise, but in a way that feels effortless to the wearer.
Reformation’s popularity has exploded in the last couple of years and it’s easy to understand why. There’s a real thirst right now for sustainable style that feels essential but with unique prints and feminine designs.
Technically, Reformation is fast-fashion but not in the traditional sense of copying designer pieces with lower quality fabrics. Instead, they craft their pieces from sustainable fabrics in a month or less and their styles are all their own.
Reformation touts itself as making pieces that we “want to wear right now” so all of their seasonal transitions are extremely fresh and on-trend. What’s more, they invest a lot of resources into ensuring their pieces fit everyone properly. No matter the height, waist, or cup size, if you buy a piece of clothing from Reformation you can expect that it fits as expected.
4. Planet Blue
Planet Blue graces our list of stores like Anthropologie as a bohemian chic brand that feels very similar to Urban Outfitters but really leaning into its sexy-beachy designs. If you’re a Cali-girl at heart, or literally a Cali-girl, you’ve either heard of Planet Blue or you should. You’ll love their selection of styles that inspire feelings of wanderlust and spontaneity. Their designs are perfect for beach strolls or a lighted roof-top night of dancing with a cocktail in each hand. As a brand, Planet Blue just feels FUN and we’re always on the market for more fun.
5. Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters makes the list as a fellow bohemian powerhouse. It’s part of the same brand collective as Anthropologie but offers more affordable pricing and more fun, edgy, and youthful styles. Like Anthropologie, they make a little bit of everything, from clothing to jewelry to home decor. Yet while Anthropologie seeks to outfit your home, Urban Outfitters wants to help you lay out your apartment. See what they did there? Every move they make is so deliciously on-brand.
Urban Outfitters wants to be your chosen retailer for all that’s “boho” and “urban” and it’s hard not to give in. A retailer that can perfectly deliver on profanity-laced phone cases, a big coffee table book o’ sex, or dope gladiator sandals simultaneously is a gem in my book.
6. & Other Stories
Quickly becoming my favorite retailer to both shop and recommend, & Other Stories nails a very classy bohemian style. Their pieces can transition from the office to an art festival and that’s quite the feat to nail. Frankly, it’s genius.
& Other Stories brand strategy is actually pretty unique, they make it very clear that their styles fit into one of three verticals: L.A., Parisian, or Scandinavian.
While they take style influence from different parts of the world, their overall feel is cohesive and authentically boho. Their Parisian style inspiration seeks to “reinvent the romantic essence of the iconic French girl.” Their L.A. inspiration aims to “capture the California girls confidence, creativity, and way of life” and finally their Stockholm Scandinavian “reveal[s] a contemporary take on the Scandinavian soul. It’s safe to say that whatever they mean by all of that, it sounds really cool, amirite?
The bohemian style scene may be monopolized by the likes of Anthropologie and company but Lulus isn’t rolling over. This California-based brand stands strong in their space and really hones in on a style that feels like Anthropologie and Reformation had the most stunning baby, ya know?
While there’s so much to love about Lulus from a style standpoint, one must give them props for their price points. Lulus’ offerings are diverse, polished, and 100 percent bohemian; they’re also bank account friendly. They really taut themselves as being the place to shop for “high-end finishes [that are] a true representation of affordable luxury.”
If you take a deep dive into all they carry, you’ll find everything from chic denim, lush blazers, flattering blouses, to bridal dresses.
With a style aesthetic befitting of their name, Mango creates pieces that are the “essence of Mediterranean style with a contemporary twist.” In short, their style inspiration is 100 percent boho but with really rich colors that invigorate their simplistic designs. And, therein lies the beauty of Mango, because pieces you buy from them NEVER go out of style. They aren’t chasing the latest trend. Mango stays in its own lane and we as shoppers get the benefit of timelessly designed clothing that feels like good investments.
The popularity of Mango allowed them to expand their reach into plus size collections, as well as men’s and children’s collections. They want to make sure everyone in your home is at the height of their style game and that’s a mission I can get behind.
9. Pixie Market
Pixie Market has earned its spot on our list of stores like Anthropologie by claiming their spot as a more premium alternative with clean and classic designs. The designs of this New York City-based brand are perfect for the woman who’s a powerhouse in the boardroom but moonlights as a pixie dream girl in her spare time.
Pixie Market’s entire brand mission is for perfect strangers to stop you on the street and compliment your outfit, and they’ve nailed it. I adore any brand that is this dedicated to girl-on-girl style love-fests.
10. American Eagle
American Eagle is experiencing a quiet renaissance by being one of the few brands with a legacy of logo-based designs to survive society’s shift away from logos. It was a difficult transition for so many brands as overnight sewing your patch to a polo shirt for a premium price went out of style. But, American Eagle weathered the storm and seems to have found a place in the boho space somewhere between Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. Their styles feel youthful and uber casual but they’re also incredibly affordable. I fully expect American Eagle to continue to flourish as more people begin to discover their new and fresh identity. 2019 American Eagle definitely feels “at home” in our list of stores like Anthropologie.
11. Forever 21
While Forever 21 is certainly geared towards affordable fast-fashion it makes our list of stores like Anthropologie because you’ll still find a nice selection of bohemian styles under $50. I have no idea why anyone would ever feel guilty for splurging boho, but if you’re the sort who succumbs to the pressure Forever 21 can be your guilt-free Anthropologie alternative.