The viral Gleaming Primrose mirror from Anthropologie has an identical swap for $400 less on Wayfair

We love the Gleaming Primrose Mirror but its lookalike on Wayfair is getting a lot of attention, too, and it's on sale

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(Image credit: Canva + Wayfair, Anthropologie)

Anthropologie's ornate Gleaming Primrose mirror is one of the hottest interior buys right now, rising to social media fame and spotted in the homes of celebs including Shay Mitchell and Joanna Gaines. Its stunning squoval shape (square oval) and gold floral embellishments have seen fans savings for months to buy theirs. 

But if you can't afford the price tag, we've tracked down a budget-friendly dead ringer for the viral gold Baroque buy in the Way Day sale. The Fleur De Lis Living Anglo Arendahl Traditional Accent Mirror, a 4.8-star $100 ornate gold squoval stunner has caught our eye, with a further 10% off ahead of the sale on May 4. And it's not that different from the original and utterly gorgeous Gleaming Primrose mirror

Find out more about both buys, below.

Shop Anthro's Gleaming Primrose Mirror – or Wayfair's lookalike

Anthropologie's Gleaming Primrose mirror is supremely versatile and suitable for any room, creating a striking contrast in homes with contemporary aesthetics, whilst also working perfectly with oh so current Bridgerton design ideas.

"The Gleaming Primrose Mirror from Anthropologie has captivated interior enthusiasts with its timeless allure and versatility," says interior designer Nina Lichtenstein. "Its popularity stems from its exquisite vintage charm, characterized by an ornate frame available in gold or antique black finishes, adding an elegant touch to any space."

Nina recommends how to style it for maximum effect.

"For a romantic look, pair it with soft, floral accents and vintage-inspired furniture," she says. "Alternatively, achieve a more eclectic vibe by juxtaposing it with modern furnishings for a striking contrast. No matter the setting, this mirror is a must-have for those seeking to infuse their space with sophistication and character."

Though there are Anthropologie sales to be had, the fan-favorite Gleaming Primrose mirror is rarely discounted. In reviews on the retailer's site, many shoppers admitted keeping it in their basket for months while they saved, or splurging on it at the first opportunity.

But if you're not ready, willing, or able to splurge, the Anglo Arendahl Traditional Accent Mirror is an excellent way to make your small space look luxe on a budget, sharing many features with Anthro's mirror. It's also available in six finishes including silver, black, bronze, white and gold. Anthro's mirror, on the other hand, is available in black or gold.

If neither of those are quite right for you, we've found three budget-friendly ornate gold mirrors that feature similar style elements to help you shop the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose look for less.

More budget alternatives

Capture the essence of the social media-famous sensation with these swaps. 

Prices were correct at the time of publication. 

Meet our expert

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Nina Lichtenstein

When Nina Lichtenstein designs a home, it is more than just a house. It is a haven. One tailored to a family's distinctive tastes, daily rituals, special gatherings, and long-term dreams. It is a nest from which to launch lives and make memories for generations to come. Her use of diverse textures and elegant blends of stone, wood, and other natural materials are part of her signature style.


What style is the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose mirror?

The Gleaming Primrose Mirror is a Baroque statement maker with its floral-like embellishments and a vintage gold-look finish. It's a luxe piece but designers argue its versatile and can slot in, or contrast in any room, regardless of the decor type, be it modern, classical, or minimalist.

"Whether hung on a wall to create a focal point, placed atop a console table for an entryway statement, positioned above a fireplace mantel to reflect warmth, or standing on the floor to lend a sense of grandeur, the Gleaming Primrose Mirror effortlessly complements various decor styles," Nina adds. 

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Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.