I just heard that there is a brand new Anthropologie store (sort of) near me!! It was on our "local" news stations on Monday, and I had not heard anything about it prior to seeing their reports! It's at The Fountains in Roseville, Ca. This is in the area of one of the ONLY malls that I ever go to (The Galleria)- once a year or less. Usually around Christmas time.
From the first time I received one of their catalogs in the mail (? years ago), I was smitten. I love the way the catalogs are photographed, the settings, the unusual (though, of course, not unique) items. No matter that I can't afford the clothes and shoes I love - I enjoy looking just the same. And I cannot seem to part with the lovely catalogs. My favorite thing is when I spot something in the catalog that is quite similar to a VINTAGE item that I have. But my things can't be ordered from any catalog. I do, however, have the latte bowls in 12 colors. And the one thing I might buy when I go is the colors I don't have. Do I need them? No. But, like Mary Engelbreit says "Life Is Just A Chair Of Bowlies". I am the QUEEN of Bowlies, and The Princess Of Quite A Lot. I have often thought I'd like to recreate Mary's picture - with all of my own bowls - in my own little corner, in my own little chair . (You get points if you recognize that reference). I use my Anthropologie latte bowls every day.
This store is actually 93 miles away, But I WILL be going (not sure when!) - can't wait to actually set foot inside one of their stores. By coincidence, the same day I heard about the new store I received a catalog that I had requested online in the mail. They had stopped sending them to me, I guess because it's been awhile since I ordered those latte bowls! And I had been missing those catalogs.