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The town of Augusta is about to make bank off diehard Anthropologie fans. As reported by Racked Philly, a reader of the Anthro-obsessed blog Effortless Anthropologie made a pilgrimage to Final Cut, the under-the-radar store in Georgia where clearance items from Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, and Urban Outfitters end up. The shop is housed in a sad-looking building by an Urban Outfitters call center, but the photos of the merchandise from Effortless Anthropologie's post and Final Cut's Facebook page may inspire a quick Kayak check for flights to Georgia. The deals border on amazing. Wedding dresses for $25! Shibori couches on sale! $375 rugs that were once $1,300! And all shoes are $25 a pair, tees and tanks are just $5, and the majority of dresses are $15.
The craziest fact unearthed by Effortless Anthropologie is that the clothes sold at the shop date back to 2008. According to EA, Anthropologie has stored them all in a warehouse, and now Final Cut staff members are still in the process of unpacking all the boxes. But to access this Anthropologie treasure trove, you absolutely have to shop there in person. There's no shipping, no holds, everything is final sale, and you're on your own figuring out how to transport all those bargain-priced embroidered chairs and over-dyed rugs back home. Augusta might not have been in your summer vacation plans, but maybe it needs to be.
· Top Secret Anthropologie Clearance Center Exists! Here's Where. [Racked Philly]
· Yes, Anthropologie's Clearance Center Does Exist! [Effortless Anthropologie]
· Meet The Bloggers Tracking J.Crew, Anthro and Lulu's Every Move [Racked]