I know. I've been disowned, right?
Slight correction: I have physically purchased items from Anthro before. But only for gifts (I'm looking at you, Liz) and never anything for myself. Why? Well number one, I feel like it's super expensive. Like too expensive for what it actually is. Also almost everything there looks like it came out of a flea market. I just feel like it's lotsa buck, very little bang, you know?
Despite that, I am mildly obsessed with their merchandising. I have countless pics on my phone of their amazing window displays. I mean, the coral reef/plastic cup thing they have going on right now is AH-Mazing.
So like usual, while doing my lunch hour laps around the mall, I found myself wandering in and actually liking quite a few items. Like a lot. I found so many things I decided that this week's Mall Madness Monday post would be Anthro-centric.
Disclaimer: I still think this stuff is pretty damn expensive. Also I'm convinced half the clothes I like will show up at Forever 21 within six months. But still, a girl can dream, right?
Disclaimer Addendum: No, you are not crazy. Well you are, but that's besides the point. It is in fact Tuesday, not Monday as this post would suggest. I flaked on my MMM post last night and woke up panicking that all my loyal followers would be disappointed (to the four of you, my sincerest apologies). If you can believe it, I actually went to the gym after work last night and then came home and watched Mean Girls in its entirety on E! And while I loved every second of it, I was bummed with myself that I didn't uphold the one established theme on my blog. Sorry, peeps. Let's still be friends.
Also, a PS: I dedicate this post to my husband, because every time I see the Anthropologie logo I think of him and laugh (which is why I am such a joy to be married to, obv). When we went to NYC a few years ago, he saw an Anthro store for the first time and ran towards it like he had found the mothership. You can understand as an anthropology major, he had very little connection to anything cool in the outside world. And finally, here was an entire store meant for someone just like him! He thought he found his place in the world when he encountered all of the shabby chic furniture that looks like I-picked-this-from-a-barn-in-Vermont-but-really-I-paid-$998-for-a-looks-like-it-was-used-but-it-really-wasn't-dresser. And then he saw all the women's clothes. And then he ran.
But more importantly... the stuff.
|so clearly i was drawn to this. part nautical, part little|
house on the prairie. but doesn't this look like something
that will end up at f21 for way less than $128? the tradeoff
is it'll be about eight inches shorter. priorities.
|i'd imagine mary poppins would describe me "perfectly|
imperfect in every way." well, she's probably too nice to say
that, but she might buy me this book. i'm a sucker for
anything domino-adjacent. i'm still in mourning over that one.
|i love cutesy stationary. i love it from anywhere,|
papyrus to christmas tree shop. also i have a bin
full & still always feel like i need more. these
ones adorably represent four different countries!
& the girl has a scooter & a head scarf! so jealous.
So what do you think, Anthro-shoppers? Are the prices worth it? Is the store your happy place among a barrage of retailers with pushy salespeople and bad lighting? Or is the craft fair vibe just a little too much for you?