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It’s been a long time. A long time. A long time since what, you ask? A Mod Cloth vs. Anthro duel! For those of you who haven’t experienced one of these duels here (boy, are you in for a treat…hopefully you’ll think so at least!) or, for those of you (myself included) who just need a little bit of brushing up on how they work, let’s take a look at this little excerpt from the first ever duel I did:

Many of you already know that Mod Cloth often has Anthropologie look alikes. Well, that sounds great…get the Anthro look for less! But when you compare price and overall visual aesthetic, which comes out on top? That’s what we’re going to look at today!

The system will work like this. I compare Anthro and Mod Cloth look-alikes and dub one the winner of overall aesthetic and then one the winner overall (so price is factored in). Just for fun, I’ll also look at the names and dub a winner in that category. However, the name won’t factor into either of the other categories. Again, it’s just for fun. Ready? Let’s get started!

So, readers, once again, I ask you: Ready? Let’s get started!

Sweet Treat Skirt in Licorice

Anthro’s A Winter’s Night Skirt ($128, on sale for $69.95) and Mod Cloth’s Sweet Treat Skirt in Licorice ($59.95)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: This is actually a bit of a tough one. Anthro’s has a much more whimsical vibe, while Mod Cloth has a more everyday take on the concept. Which is better? Honestly, it depends. But…and I could easily be convinced otherwise…I’ll go with Mod Cloth. The waistband is gorgeous and the stripes are more wearable. Then again, who said I should be judging on wearability…gah! This is a tough one!

Overall: I’m going to go with a tie! Right now, there’s less than a $10 price difference…so I’d pick the one that suits your occasion better. If you want a more unique piece, go with Anthro. Otherwise, go with Mod Cloth’s more everyday, conventional piece.

Name Game: Anthro! It’s a dreamy name to go with the whimsical skirt! Mod Cloth’s name just doesn’t seem to correlate with the skirt to me…what do you think?

Rev It Up Skirt

Anthro’s Alluring Sway Skirt ($88) and Mod Cloth’s Rev It Up Skirt ($49.95)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: Actually, believe it or not, I prefer Mod Cloth’s version. The pleats just are really nice.

Overall: Mod Cloth wins due to its design and price! However, something about Anthro’s version looks more durable…so this might be debatable.

Name Game: This is a close one for me, although I’ll go for Anthro.

Nine to Five Glamour Skirt

Anthro’s Avant-Tweed Skirt ($118, on sale for $59.95) and Mod Cloth’s Nine to Five Glamour Skirt ($89.99)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: Anthro! Their version seems much more luxurious, and the cut is just more exciting. Mod Cloth’s is almost resembling a burlap sack, to me.

Overall: Anthro! Killer looks and a killer price!

Name Game: Mod Cloth’s name better represents Anthro’s skirt…I mean what’s so glamorous about a burlap sack?! Anthro’s name is gorgeous and describes its skirt…so obviously, Anthro wins!

Long Story Maxi Skirt

Anthro’s What-It-Seams Skirt ($98; dark gray) and Mod Cloth’s Long Story Maxi Skirt ($44.99)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: Anthro…its asymetrical hem keeps the skirt young, modern, and fresh! The purposeful seams are a nice touch too!

Overall: Anthro…yes, it’s more expensive…but the piece is much more unique and fashion forward!

Name Game: Anthro, hands down! I mean, what an awesome name! Mod Cloth’s name isn’t too bad…but when compared to Anthro’s, it stands no chance!

Kind Creature Dress

Anthro’s Silken Stitches Dress ($168; green motif) and Mod Cloth’s Kind Creature Dress ($44.99)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: Anthro….it’s much more refined and elegant looking. I also prefer Anthro’s print.

Overall: Yikes! What a price difference! However, Anthro’s version is sure to be an investment that will last…so it wins! If, however, you were in a pinch money wise, Mod Cloth’s version could do the trick.

Name Game: Anthro! Call me crazy, but something about having a creature on me creeps me out!

Dazzling Details Dress

Anthro’s Assemblage Dress ($258) and Mod Cloth’s Dazzling Details Dress ($59.99)

So which wins?

Aesthetic: Anthro! Just beautiful! Yes, Mod Cloth’s is simplistic…and its simplicity can be appreciated, but still…almost a bit too simplistic on its own.

Overall: Anthro’s version is ex-pen-sive! So, Mod Cloth wins! You could of course accessorize their version with some gold jewelry to get a similar sort of feel…and those accessories could definitely set the total cost for your look far under Anthro’s dress (without accessories!).

Name Game: Anthro! Its name intrigues me. Mod Cloth’s, once again, doesn’t seem to totally fit its dress!

And…that’s it for today! The score card is as follows:

Aesthetic: Anthro with four wins, Mod Cloth with two wins

Overall: Anthro with three wins, Mod Cloth with two wins, and one tie

Name Game: Anthro with six wins, Mod Cloth with no wins

And the overall winner is…drumroll please…..

Anthro! (as if that was hard to guess!)

So, readers, who do you think wins each of these individual duels? I know…I’ll make it easier for you and make you a score card to fill out and paste in the comments!

Here’s the score card (you may make adjustments, of course)…if you’d fill it out, I’d love it…but if you just feel like leaving your own comment, I’d absolutely love that too!

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(Note: A=aesthetic, O=overall, N=name game)

Anthro’s A Winter’s Night Skirt vs. Mod Cloth’s Sweet Treat Skirt in Licorice

                A:

                O:

                N:

Anthro’s Alluring Sway Skirt vs. Mod Cloth’s Rev It Up Skirt

                A:

                O:

                N:

Anthro’s Avant-Tweed Skirt vs. Mod Cloth’s Nine To Five Glamour Skirt

                A:

                O:

                N:

Anthro’s What-It-Seams Skirt vs. Mod Cloth’s Long Story Maxi Skirt

                A:

                O:

                N:

Anthro’s Silken Stitches Skirt vs. Mod Cloth’s Kind Creature Dress

                A:

                O:

                N:

Anthro’s Assemblage Dress vs. Mod Cloth’s Dazzling Details Dress

                A:

                O:

                N:

The ultimate winner:

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And on a totally separate note…it’s Friday! Hooray! Got any exciting plans? I know I’ll be busy with some work, but I also have plans to go to a French place for dinner tomorrow and possibly do a little shopping!

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