My first encounter with the Anthropologie franchise was when I stumbled upon their Lower 5th Avenue outpost some years ago. Since then, my dream has been to make my apartment resemble the store. What I like most about the Anthropologie aesthetic, is that each of their stores has its own personality. Each furniture piece and many of the accessories were picked by scavenging flea markets and boutiques across the globe and are then refurbished for customers. For a while, on The Sundance Channel, I watched Man Shops Globe, which followed Anthropologie’s Keith Johnson as he traveled across the world finding pieces for the stores. I love now being able wander into Anthropologie and know the story behind the artist and how Keith came to find them.
The new Anthropolgie in Chelsea Market is said to hold the most furniture out of any of their other stores. There are many intriguing items that you’ll only find in the Chelsea store as well. Anthropologie has a very distinct vintage-inspired ambiance, but this is the first time that they’ve ever featured vintage clothing. Included are lurid floral dresses--perfect for a tea party--from Some Odd Rubies, a vintage store on the Lower East Side.
Also exclusive to the Chelsea store is the unique wallpaper. The "C'est Magnifique" Parisian patterned one is simply chic, and I’m trying to convince my family to purchase it for our home.
Anthropologie collaborated with a local New York artist to create a line of splatter paint pants a la Jackson Pollock.
Near the cash register is a “trial accessories area.” If it works well here, Anthropologie plans to open accessories Pop-Up Shops all over the city!!!!
Although these three travel-themed items can be purchased in any of the Anthropologie stores, they’re still utterly adorable. I can picture myself riding in a classic blue car, along the roads of Monaco, wearing any of these pieces, like Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.
Sophie Dahl's (aka Roald Dahl’s daughter) cookbook looks so interesting; A must-have for foodies or for those who aren’t so well versed in complex artisanal techniques.
Doesn't this chair bring to mind Alice in Wonderland?