More tips and tricks for Anthropologie's site

Thursday, January 28, 2010

As we all know (and HATE), Anthropologie has recently started redirecting sold out product pages back to their homepage. I have no clue why they're doing this and quite frankly it's beyond annoying. Lots of times these items get inventory restocks due to returns, etc., yet the page continues to redirect.

But this post isn't about my annoyance. We've got some crafty community members that have kindly shared their tips & tricks. If you haven't read through the initial post, it's right here. This tip comes from Glenda and involves finding reviews for items that are redirecting. My hope is that Anthropologie will not disable this function once I've shared it...because that would be lame.

In order to make this trick work, you'll need to know the style number of the item you want to look up. It's on the product page shown via arrow in the photo above. We'll use the Openwork Vines Skirt ($128) as an example.

Using this URL as a template:!!!/reviews.htm

Replace the exclamation points with the style number. So for the Openwork Vines Skirt ($128) the URL would look like this:

Paste the URL into your browser's address bar and voila! Reviews appear.

Let's try another one -- the Ice-Capped Blouse (now $60) -- an older item, style #913786. Once again, replace the exclamation points in the template URL with the style number so it looks like this:

And once again, we've got reviews. Love how easy this trick is -- though I never would have thought of it! Thanks so much Glenda! If you have any other tips or tricks, please share in the comments. Cheers to a wonderful community!!