What could be said about Anthropologie’s Rickshaw (yes, a real thing) that Anthropologie couldn’t say better? Just listen to their whimsical description of the $2,200 culturally questionable bikemobile:
While on a
trip to India work project to find new objects to culturally appropriate some of our team got tired of walking among the poors flagged down a rickshaw for a spur-of-the-moment tour of the markets where we find cheap goods and sell them at offensively ridiculous prices the town. Inspired by the opportunity to make money ride and feeling a bit light-headed from not eating whimsical, we decided to design our own set of wheels, with some very special touches like a collapsible kantha-fabric canopy, handlebar streamers, a bell for brrring-bringing on the bike path and even a headlight that illuminates when the pedals are cranked (warning: does not come with ethnically ambiguous driver). An instant conversation starter on the road or on display, we’ll bet your neighbors and friends will find this all a bit troubling you’re whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime once you hop on — or into — our crazy expensive and completely inappropriate quixotic carriage. No two are exactly alike.
And good news! You can order up to 15 of them at a time! [Anthropologie]
Hello, sexy shoes! Spring is almost here and our shoe drive is through the roof. We’re coveting these Swooping Asymmetry Wedges designed by Matt Bernson. The luscious leather wedge says “sultry,” while the military -nspired canvas upper says, “I mean business.” They are comfortable to pound the pavement in and perfect to pair with skinny jeans, shorts, skirts, or sun dresses. A must-have for the woman who is serious about spring. Speaking of spring, are we there yet?
We’ve had a thing for this Anthropologie skirt (left) for a while now. The bright colors are alluring, the shape is flattering, and we just want it, dammit. A rather unattractive price tag, however, has held us back. That, after all, is not the sort of skirt you can wear all the time without being called out on it. So, imagine our pleasure when we came across this similar style at Fred Flare (right). The two colorful skirts share their whimsy, but the black waistband, somewhat more streamlined shape, and much prettier price tag make the Fred Flare version a whole lot easier to pull off. [$49, Fred Flare] Keep reading »
I am not graceful during the summer. Really, is it reasonable for anyone to expect to look like anything but a mess when it’s 90 degrees and it feels as though the world is going to melt? Probably not. But certain occasions do warrant looking more put-together. On those days, I thank the sweet gods of practical fashion for bringing me Anthropologie’s reversible, seamless tank. This top comes in seven colors, camouflages moisture spots, and never loses its shape, regardless of how much you
sweat like a pig glisten in it. Add to that the pretty reasonable price, and it’s an obvious addition to your summer wardrobe. I started out with one and quickly grabbed four more, pretty much forsaking all other shirts on really hot days. Go casual with shorts, or dress it up with a high-waisted circle skirt, our favorite breeze-inducing shape for the season. [$24, Anthropologie] Keep reading »
We love an Anthropologie designer collaboration as much as the next girl, but the newly released Eley Kishimoto collection is a dud. Cheaper fabrics don’t seem to do justice to Eley Kishimoto’s usually cute prints and shapes, and all the clothes veer pretty intensely towards maternity wear. The line is available in the U.K. and a handful of U.S. outposts right now. That said, you’re not missing much. Click through for a look at the lackluster options. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Not every girl feels comfortable in vampy lingerie. And now, those of us who prefer more demure underthings can stock up on bras and boyshorts with a dash of old-fashioned glamour at Anthropologie. The store has several sets of “underpinnings” that are more modest than the usual bedroom attire; however, just because they aren’t slinky doesn’t mean they aren’t sexy. [$16 and up, Anthropologie] Keep reading »
I think of Anthropologie as Urban Outfitters‘ older, sophisticated, and more expensive sister. So when someone suggested it for this week’s Cheapskate, I was a little apprehensive. I mean, I hardly ever find anything there that I have to have for the ridiculous price it costs. I have no problem admitting I’m cheap in weird ways, but isn’t that kind of the point of this weekly post? Anyway, I did mange to find some really great classic and unusual pieces still available during the Anthropologie clearance sale. So here we go! Keep reading »
My job is pretty sweet, but a few people’s occupations are absolutely drool-worthy. One career that sounds amazing is being a buyer for Anthropologie
. Walking into that store makes me feel like I’m stepping into the apartment of an awesome friend who just got back from a week’s vacation in Capetown, lived in Spain for two years, and spent her childhood in Sweden. Keep reading »
Apparently, Anthropologie is jealous of the attention that stores like H&M, Topshop, and Uniqlo are getting for their designer collaborations. So the romantic brand nabbed Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian to create four collections which will appear in 55 stores, beginning in November. Sadly, no pics yet, but think a total ’40s style look, complete with coats, silk dresses, and their very own prints. If the stockings look anything like their polka-dot design that walked down the runway in the fall ’09 collection, then it’s sure to sell out immediately.
But it wouldn’t be an Anthropologie collection without just a tidbit of home goods. So, of course, Ruffian-style candles and glasses will be available for purchase. Plus, come spring, you’ll be able to lie on sheets by the boys. Basically they’re taking over the store and our homes. And you know what? We are totally OK with that! [WWD]
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