Catharsis: A lovely reminder of why I love Anthropologie

Occasionally in my post research I come across old news stories about Anthropologie. Most of them are outdated factually but some are poignant reminders of why this brand resonates with me, from my heart to my head to my wallet. I came across this New York Observer article on Anthropologie from 2006 and it is just wonderful. It begins with…
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RECENT PURCHASES I ♥

Clothing is having a deja vu moment

left to right: Tuxedo Top ($33, Ann Taylor Loft);Slub Cotton Shirred Ruffles Tank ($35, J.Crew);Grey-Tie Top ($78, Anthropologie) Anthropologie, watch your back. Slowly but surely over the last few seasons I’ve seen several stores creep into your mind share. They’re taking the flowiness and making it their own. Sometimes the ruffles too. left to right: Scattered Petals Tank ($88, J.Crew);Trade-Up…
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CURRENT CRAVINGS

Opinions wanted: Guimard Dress

I’ve already reviewed the Guimard Dress ($148). I’ve already chosen this as my July buy. The question is which pattern? Or, sorry, motif. The blue or the red? (I would like to say both but cash flow denies.) This dress is one of those great shapes that is universally flattering. I feel like everyone should own one dress like this…
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Recent Zara wins + wants

OPEN KNIT TOP
ANIMAL EMBOSSED SHOPPER BAG
HOUNDSTOOTH COAT
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
SEQUIN RUFFLED TOP
FRINGED PLAID JACKET
SCALLOP TRIM POPLIN SHIRT
SLINGBACK LEATHER HEELS
RUFFLED BLOUSE
FRINGE JACKET
SPARKLY KNIT BLOUSE
STUDDED EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
ANIMAL PRINT LEATHER MINI CROSSBODY BAG
CONTRASTING LACE DRESS
OVERSIZED COAT WITH POCKETS
BELTED TRENCH COAT
OPENWORK SWEATER
ANIMAL PRINT MINI BAG
PLEATED SKIRT
BELTED COAT
DOUBLE BREASTED TRENCH COAT WITH BUTTONS
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
ANIMAL PRINT BLOUSE
EMBROIDERED SKIRT
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
LEATHER MID-HEEL SLINGBACKS
PRINTED MINI DRESS
SEMICIRCULAR CROSSBODY BAG
STUDDED SLINGBACK BALLET HEELS
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
PACK OF PEARL AND ACETATE BARRETTES
METALLIC THREAD RUFFLED TOP
LACE TOP
ORGANZA FLOWER EARRINGS
TIED KNIT TOP
ROCKER LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG WITH CHAIN
DOUBLE-FACED JACKET
HEELED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS
FAUX SUEDE FRINGED OVERSHIRT
BACKPACK WITH RING
SPLIT LEATHER HEELED COWBOY ANKLE BOOTS
LACE TOP
EVERYDAY BACKPACK
MOCK NECK SWEATER
SATIN SKIRT
HEELED SLINGBACK VINYL SHOE
REVERSIBLE XL KLIMT TOTE BAG
OVERSIZED COTTON COAT
DOUBLE BREASTED BUTTONED COAT
SATIN SKIRT
STUDDED ANIMAL PRINT SNEAKERS
ANIMAL PRINT TOP
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
CROPPED FLEECE COAT
WIDE HEELED SLINGBACKS
ANIMAL PRINT BOX BAG
TORTOISESHELL WIDE HEELED SANDALS
SPLIT LEATHER FRINGED CROSSBODY BAG
FAUX SUEDE SKIRT
LEATHER EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
RUFFLED DRESS
TEXTURED KNIT DRESS WITH RUFFLES DETAILS
FAUX PEARL BEJEWELED EARRINGS
RUFFLED EMBROIDERED SHIRT
POCKET CAPE
MID-HEIGHT HEELED ANKLE BOOTS WITH STRETCHY PANELS
SATIN DRESS
MULTICOLORED STRIPED TOP
HEELED LEATHER SQUARE TOE SANDALS
FLORAL ORGANZA HOOP EARRINGS
LACE TOP
PLEATED SKIRT
TOP WITH TIE WAIST
PLEATED DRESS
MULTICOLOR KNIT DRESS
PRINTED KNIT TOP
WATER RESISTANT HOODED TRENCH COAT
FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
STRIPED SWEATER
SUEDE LOOK COAT
BELTED JACKET WITH POCKETS
PACKABLE RAINCOAT

What would you buy with $500?

What would you buy from Anthropologie with a $500 gift card? The price point is higher than average certainly and there are so many wonderful products to choose from! I’ve already spent the money 4 or 5 ways in my wildly uncontrollable imagination. Below are a few of my better mental constructions. 1. Standing Magnifying Glass collection ($68-$128)These have been…
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Rumor: Anthropologie coming to Hearst Tower?

I know this sounds terribly greedy since there are already 3 Anthropologies on Manhattan Island proper but I really want a 4th! Both the New York Observer and The Real Deal are reporting that Anthropologie is working on a ground floor retail deal in Hearst Tower (West 57th/8th Ave). Sure 57th Street is a prestigious shopping strip with luxury brands…
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Email: {anthro} Our stores are color happy!

Here in NYC we have fabulous store windows everywhere. 5th Ave in particular is an excessive display of over-the-top fabulousity. But in my completely biased opinion Anthropologie’s windows consistently outshine them all. I believe that this is their flickr stream. They sent an email out to anthro members yesterday to brag a little about how delightful their summer window concepts…
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Reminder: Raffle-style contest poll

As outlined in this post, this week’s sidebar poll is about a raffle-style contest. Many thanks to everyone who has voted so far! I look forward to seeing the final tally.
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