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Let’s talk about the most lusted after mirror on the internet, shall we? It’s difficult to scroll through Pinterest and Instagram without this beauty catching your eye. She enjoys adorning pristine fireplace mantels, lounging on the walls of dressing areas, and generally just stealing the show wherever she goes. But like all of Anthro’s very best, eternally restocked home décor pieces, the Gleaming Primrose Mirror is pricey. If you can’t justify the $850 price tag for a 5-foot-tall mirror (which, let’s be honest, who can?), then I want to help you strategize how to get your hands on one for less. In my mind there are three ways to go about it: (1) buy it on sale; (2) buy it secondhand; or (3) settle for a more affordable version. Let’s discuss.
Before getting my hands on my own, I monitored the price of the mirror during every major sale that Anthropologie had over the course of about a year. Full disclosure: I am not a robot, so it is entirely possible I missed a sale and missed a better price. That said, the best price I ever saw on the 5 foot Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror was $593. I saw this price on November 26, 2018 - i.e., Cyber Monday. Something important to keep in mind – the 3 foot mirror gets standard (and sometimes free) shipping, while the 5 and 7 foot mirrors incur a $150 furniture delivery fee.
I ultimately ended up going with option 2 - I snagged my 3 foot mirror on Craigslist for $280 total. I will someday sit down and write a whole post about how to win at Craigslist (I once scored a 7 ft fiddle leaf fig tree for $40!), but for now I will just say you should set up an email alert for “Anthropologie Primrose Mirror” and be patient while the magical Internet does its work. When you get an email alert with a price that makes you giddy – waste no time. Finally, if you want the look of a large gilded mirror but don’t necessarily need Miss Primrose herself in your life, let me save you some time by sharing some of my favorite alternatives.
Update: Amazon also appears to now sell a highly similar (identical?) version of the mirror - see here, though I can't confirm whether it's legit since there aren't any reviews at the time of publication. If you're brave enough to pull the trigger on this version, please report back!
Do you have any other tips for finding a good price or good alternative to Anthropologie’s Gleaming Primrose Mirror? If so, I’d love to hear them!