Friday, September 24, 2010

{Field Trip Fridays} Anthropologie

Today I thought we'd take a little detour from our usual food field trips and try something different. The other day I was at Anthropologie and thought this would make the perfect field trip! (after I asked to make sure it was ok to take pictures, of course!)

I first discovered Anthropologie, not in NY believe it or not, but actually in Florida in a mall called Mall at Millenia. I only liked going there when I was alone so i could take my time to really look around and not have to worry about my girls touching or breaking anything.

Last week when I was at Chelsea Market, much to my happy surprise, when you first walk in, the first store on the left happens to be Anthropologie. I was so excited - first to see Anthropologie, and second because I remembered I was kidless and would be able to enjoy it!!

I think everyone has their own reason for loving Anthropologie - some go for the clothes, others the accessories, and still others like all they have for your home. I personally go there because I love their displays! I love how they use furniture or other oridinary objects to display their goods and I like the rustic country feel to it. Yes, this city girl actually likes country sometimes. Shhh - don't tell anyone!

Let's start with my favorite part - the displays..






I love the staging here. Don't you want to just sit down and relax? I noticed the paper straws - they seem to be popping up at different party designs lately.


I also like this weathered metal shelf. It reminds me of an old desk you'd see years ago in public school.


Now some clothes - I saw some really cute skirts there.



They reminded me of a very cool, hip office look. I don't really need it for my office (the alcove in my apartment) so I had to pass. The grey one is still gnawing at my brain though. I may have to reconsider.



The walls in the accessories area even had their own accessories - these giant flowers. They made quite a statement!


I thought this necklace was really interesting looking.


More from a standpoint of wondering how it was made. I don't know if I could wear something like that and actually pull it off.

This was my favorite idea that they had. I loved how they used photographs for their display cards.



These were my favorite.


I may need to go back and get these...along with that grey skirt!

The photos didn't seem to have any obvious relevance to the designs of the earrings but I just thought that was such a clever idea.

Another section I like to check out is the hardware.


They have the best knobs and handles. This is a great idea if you want to do some redecorating but don't want to put a lot of work into it.

I love these...


As I was leaving, I saw this hanging from the ceiling...


The first thing that popped into my mind was WOW!!!!

What do you love best about Anthropologie? Don't forget their catalogs - the photos are amazing!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm going to Maker Faire tomorrow. Should be lots of fun! Can't wait to stop by the Martha Stewart craft booth. I'm taking my camera and will be posting about it next week.


Hope said...

Stacey, that was such an interesting blog. I have never seen this store before but it looks great and I loved the earrings. I have been looking for big, round hanging earrings. Do you know if Anthropologie is located in any Long Island Malls?

citygirl - Stacey said...

Hope - you would really love it! I just checked their website and it sas there is on at the Roosevelt Field mall. Is that near you? Also says there is one at 9 Northern Blvd in Greenvale. Hope that helps and let me know if you go.

Heather Fonseca said...

There's like a dozen in LA and I LOVE them all. Really. I love Anthropologie. Actually, I just bought an embellished t-shirt and a skirt on sale there the other day. (Don't tell my husband! I'm supposed to be saving money.)

Jennifer D said...

I have never been in an Anthropologie store before but I CHERISH the catalog. You must go back and get that grey skirt it is TOO cute!

monicalee said...

Wow! I may have to head out and shop now! Lots of field trips! neat!

The Shutter said...

When I'm looking for inspiration I always walk over to the Chelsea Market Anthropologie with my camera and go on a photography safari. I also try to hold myself back from going on a shopping spree, which is so darn easy to do in that place. Great snaps. xo

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