Last Updated on September 15, 2023
This post is an open thread.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
Pottery Barn can be an interesting store to wander around in. This purveyor of upscale home furnishings and décor offers a wide variety of unique items, including large goods such as sofas, beds, and dining tables as well as smaller novelties such as rugs, bedding, lighting, bath towels, curtains, art, and storage options. However, Pottery Barn can be expensive.
If you like Pottery Barn style but don’t have the budget for it, Aldi sometimes sells Pottery Barn dupes for a fraction of the price. A couple of years ago, we purchased an animal storage basket with lid that looked just like some baskets Pottery Barn sold. This year, Aldi is selling another Pottery Barn imitation in the form of new animal baskets. These new baskets are smaller, don’t include lids, and are perfect for holding small items. Pottery Barn advertises their basket as a diaper caddy, but in reality it can hold a variety of things such as pens or notebooks or other school/office supplies. At first glance, we can’t tell the difference between the Aldi version and the Pottery Barn version.
What We Know:
The Huntington Home Animal Basket (Product Code: 707501) cost $19.99 in September of 2023, which is $5 less than the $24.99 they each cost in September of 2022. This is yet another time we’ve seen Aldi drop the price on certain Aldi Finds in 2023. That’s also less than half the cost of the Pottery Barn version, which cost $59 at the time of writing.
This is an Aldi Find, so it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back at some point. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.
Here’s more information about the baskets, according to Aldi:
- Made from water hyacinth
- Great for organization or storage
- Choose a Dinosaur, Llama, or Elephant (In 2022, Aldi sold a Hedgehog, Llama, or Elephant)
- Elephant: 15.75″ L x 11″ W x 7.5″ H
- Llama: 15.75″ L x 8″ W x 15.75″ H
- Dinosaur: 19.7″ L x 7.9″ W x 12.6″ H
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t bought this basket yet, so we don’t know how well it works or how sturdy it is. We write open threads so readers can share about their experiences with Aldi products.
Do you have this Huntington Home Animal Basket? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.