Anthropologie started its humble beginnings as a brand in 1992. Today, Anthropologie is known by many as an elevated lifestyle brand. They sell a wide variety of items including clothing, shoes, accessories, home goods, and more.
In this article, we will be focusing on the clothing aspect of this brand. Specifically, we will be discussing how to find an Anthropologie style number for your clothing items.
With the style number, you can find an Anthropologie piece that you know and love on a secondhand marketplace. Alternatively, you may have picked up an Anthropologie item at the thrift store and are wanting to include the style number in your online reselling business listing.
No matter the reason, we have just the post for you! In this article, we will go over four different quick and easy methods for finding your Anthropologie style number.
Anthropologie has an extensive list of brands and partners underneath their umbrella. Some of the most common are Adrianna Papell, AG Jeans, AGOLDE, ASTR, Maeve, Saturday Sunday, FRAME, and Free People Movement.
This method will work for most brands under the Anthropologie name or partnership. However, each brand may have subtle differences in their style numbers. We will go over different examples for multiple brands within this post, so let’s get started!
Using The Anthropologie Price Tag
The first method for finding your Anthropologie style number involves using the price tag. If your item doesn’t have the price tag attached, feel free to skip to the next section.
When searching for an Anthropologie style number, you will be looking for a 13-digit number. In this example, we have to find the Anthropologie style number in a bit of a roundabout way by piecing multiple lines of this Anthropologie tag together.
Here’s how we do it:
- Take the first four digits of the first line (C)
- Take the last four digits of the second line (V)
- Lastly, take the last five digits of the third line (S)
Using our example, the style number of this tank top is “4141688500006.” Once you’ve created your style number, search it on Google. Consider adding “Anthropologie” or the specific name, like “Saturday Sunday” with the style number.
Alternatively, you can go straight to Anthropologie’s website and type the style number in the search bar to see if they still have it on the site.
However, not all items will still have the tags attached. If your item does not have original tags or this method did not work, keep reading for our next few strategies.
Using The Materials And Care Tag
For this method, the first step in finding your style number is to locate the tag on the inside of the item. This is where you typically find the washing instructions and material of the item.
Usually, you will find this by going on the inside of the item along its left-hand seam. Depending on the Anthropologie brand, you may find different results.
In this section, we will go over an example of finding an Anthropologie style number for a Maeve dress. As discussed above, I followed the lefthand seam until I found the inner tag.
For Maeve items, you will be looking for a 6-digit number following the letters “OB.” In this case, the style number is OB602825. This sequence is very similar to finding Free People style numbers and Urban Outfitters style numbers.
Once you find the style number, type “Maeve OBxxxxxx”. If no search results are yielded, add more descriptors like “Maeve dress OBxxxxxx”
If nothing comes up even after adding more descriptors under “all” on the Google search, click on “images” or “shopping” to see if any other specific visual results are yielded.
Once I entered “OB602825” into Google, I was able to find out that this dress is the Maeve Waverly Plaid Dress. For me personally, this information will enhance my online listing and attract an audience of potential customers who are seeking out this exact dress because I have the style name and stock images.
Next, we will share an example of a THML blazer. As we did above, follow the lefthand seam until you find a group of tags.
This time, for the THML brand, the style number will look a little different. It will consist of three letters and three numbers, followed by a dash and one number. So, the style number for this THML blazer is “TMJ121-1.”
Again, type the brand and style number into a Google search. Scroll through and see what results are yielded.
However, this strategy for finding stock photos does not work on every Anthropologie item. Alternatively, you may thrift the item and notice that the original owner may have cut the interior tag off.
The good news is there are still many quick and easy ways to find stock photos without a style number. We’ll get into those next.
Google Reverse Image Search
If all of the tags have been removed and/or if the above methods did not work for finding your Anthropologie Style number, the next method we’ll try involves using Google Lens.
Google Lens allows you to take a picture of an item and search the internet with an image instead of words. So first, make sure you either have the Google app or Google Lens app downloaded on your phone.
Next, take a picture of the item. From here, you can upload the picture to Google Lens or the Google app.
Alternatively, you can use your picture settings on your phone, finding where it says “Search with Google Lens.” Either way, once you hit search, you should start to see more visual results resembling your item.
You may have to scroll through and click on closely related items in order to find your specific item. Ideally, this would lead you to the retailer’s website or to listings on secondhand marketplaces either for you to purchase or find out more information about the item.
This method does not always work for plain items, or items without unique features or patterns. So next, we’ll go over yet another method for finding your Anthropologie style number.
With this method, we’ll get back to the old fashion Google search. You are going to type a super descriptive phrase into the Google search that captures the essence of your item.
Include the specific brand, type of item, color, pattern, and any other unique features about the item. Start with as much detail as you possibly can because we can always narrow it down from there.
For example, let’s go back to our Maeve dress. In this case, I would type, “Maeve midi dress plaid one shoulder.”
Keep curating phrases until you find one that leads you to your specific item.
And with that, we’ve finished our lesson on finding an Anthropologie style number. All of these methods are so quick and easy, so be sure to try out a few of them if one doesn’t lead you to your item.
Which method have you had the most success with? Comment below!