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What happens when blow-out sales aren't enough to move Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, and Urban Outfitters merch? The goods follow the migration of most things bent on retirement: They're shipped to the South, or in this case, a clearance center called Final Cut in Augusta, Ga., just 700 miles from Philly. Road trip!
A reader of the Anthropologie fan blog Effortless Anthropologie scoped out the place, and from what we can gather, it's an experience very different from that of Anthropologie's signature aesthetic. Instead of the sweet smell of Capri Blue candles, the air is heavy with exhaust from the major highway just outside, while drop ceilings (gasp!) and fluorescent lighting are the only things adding to the office-like ambiance. Basically, this is generic white box in a strip mall where URBN Inc. product goes to die.
Nonetheless, deals are to be had, and the gettin's good here. Rugs that retailed for close to $1,300 are marked down to $375; $300 Leifsdottir dresses are $40; and Anthro and UO clothes dating back to 2008 are insanely priced between $5 and $15. Wedding gowns are freaking everywhere, and they're as low as $25, a slap in the face to any BHLDN bride who just paid full retail. Final Cut won't ship, and all sales are final, so shopping there requires some forethought.
· Final Cut [Facebook]
· Yes, Anthropologie's Clearance Center Does Exist! [Effortless Anthropologie]
· 7 Need-to-Know Tips for Conquering BHLDN's First-Ever Bridal Sample Sale [Racked Philly]