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Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin… >

Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin spiced lattes from you-know-where, and, of course, wearing boots. But one of our without-fail favorite aspects of the season is the turning of the leaves (and we’re not alone—leaf peeping is serious business this time of year). To watch foliage earn its fiery glow is a captivating sight and our latest inspiration. Our new windows are lustrous with handmade leaf impressions and leaf silhouettes, all organic “echoes” of freshly fallen leaves found while foraging in the woods. We gathered and printed them one by one, assembled them en masse, and are letting them shine bright throughout fall and beyond.

Planning a “leef peeping” trip to your local Anthropologie? Be sure to snap a photo and share it in Instagram with the tag #AnthroWindows.

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#AnthroOpenCall:
Fall Fashion Shows

We’ve got the places, the dates, the so-good-we-can-hardly-wait clothes… >


#AnthroOpenCall: Fall Fashion Shows

We’ve got the places, the dates, the so-good-we-can-hardly-wait clothes. The only thing missing for our upcoming fall fashion shows? You! That’s right, the stores listed below are searching for local gals to model our latest looks. If you’re interested in getting gussied up and taking a turn on the catwalk, you have until Friday, August 15th to enter on Instagram. Simply post a photo of you wearing your most recent Anthropologie best, and caption it with your store and the hashtag #AnthroOpenCall. We’ll direct message one or two lucky winners for each show on Tuesday, August 19th, so keep an eye on your Instagram inbox!

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Fall 2013 Fashion Show | Chicago, IL


Carmel, CA 
Carmel Plaza  
Thursday, September 4 | 7– 9 p.m.

San Jose, CA Santana Row
Thursday, September 11 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Highland Park, IL 1780 Green Bay Road
Thursday, September 18
 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Charlotte, NC SouthPark Mall
Thursday, September 18 | 6 –  9 p.m.

Westlake, OH Crocker Park 
Thursday, September 18 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Chicago, IL 111 E Chicago Avenue 
Thursday, September 25 5 - 7 p.m.

Short Hills, NJ 
The Mall at Short Hills
Sunday, September 28 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon, PA The Galleria
Thursday, September 25 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Manhasset, NY 1900 Northern Boulevard
Thursday, October 2 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Chicago, IL 3532 N Southport Avenue
Thursday, October 2 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA Barracks Road Shopping Center
Thursday, October 2 | 6 – 8 p.m.



 

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What’s in Store: Locally
Yours Pop-up Markets

Break out your produce baskets and make room in the fridge: our pop-up… >


What’s in Store: Locally Yours Pop-up Markets

Break out your produce baskets and make room in the fridge: our pop-up markets are bringing farm-fresh fare and locally made goodies to Anthropologie stores from coast to coast and you, friends, are invited to join us. See the full schedule of upcoming markets—from Portland to Houston to Cambridge—below. We hope to see you there!

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           Smiles and petals at our Madison, WI market. Photo by
Laura Zastrow.


Houston, TX 
CITYCENTRE  
Saturday, August 2 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Huntsville, AL Bridge Street Town Centre
Saturday, August 9 | 12 – 4 p.m.

Toronto, ON 78 Yorkville Avenue
Saturday, August 23
 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Portland, OR 1115 NW Couch Street
Sunday, September 7 | 11 a.m. –  3 p.m.

Cambridge, MA Harvard Square 
Saturday, September 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Orleans, LA The Shops at Canal Place 
Saturday, September 13 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
in partnership with GOOD EGGS

Southlake, TX Southlake Town Square
Saturday, September 27 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We’re always on the lookout for new products and producers to feature at our markets. Have someone in mind? Drop us a note at anthroevents@anthropologie.com.

#AnthroEvents

 

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A Collection Most Curious

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Born and bred on the beach, our book buyer Mel is known for her effortless surfer gal style, so it comes as no surprise that she collects sunglasses! Though she’s always had a penchant for fashion—she begged her mother to buy her a subscription to W when she was just 9—Mel’s just as likely to be found in a bikini, catching a wave with her surfboard in tow.

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Ten years ago, her collection started quite accidentally when her husband, an optics aficionado himself, gifted her a pair of white oversized Oliver Peoples frames with pink lenses. Mel fell in love with the sunglasses immediately and the two now house their sizable collection together in a vintage high school locker. Current highlights of Mel’s collection are: sunnies that Ray-Ban used to design the original Wayfarer, a 3-D printed number from a German company that makes Mel feel like Yoko Ono and Oakley Frogskins that she is proud to wear without a trace of ‘80s irony.

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“Marrying a man for his insider connection was an absolute coincidence, I swear! We both love frames and while he is now an optometrist, his dream is to design his own collection. So, I hope one of my next pairs is from our own family business!”

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“Even though I love sunglasses as a fashion statement I often go without. As a bona fide beach baby, I think the squinty sun lines around people’s eyes symbolize a life lived with happiness.”



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MTxANTHRO: A Film On Tape

Two miles of Japanese washi tape, streaked just so atop myriad windows, stairs and… >

MTxANTHRO: A Film On Tape

Two miles of Japanese washi tape, streaked just so atop myriad windows, stairs and walls by ten artists over two days’ time, all within the four walls of our Chelsea Market store. Just in case those holy-heck numbers don’t, in fact, say it all, here’s a look at what went into our recent tape-bombing experiment, led by art director Koji Iyama of mt tape.

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Philanthropie: The Edible Schoolyard Project

Did you know that each time you say “no” to a bag in our stores, you’re saying… >

Philanthropie: The Edible Schoolyard Project

Did you know that each time you say “no” to a bag in our stores, you’re saying “yes” to healthy food education for kids? It’s true—every time you BYOT (bring your own tote) to your local Anthropologie, we donate 10 cents to the Edible Schoolyard Project, a game-changing organization founded by revered chef and food pioneer Alice Waters. The Berkeley-based nonprofit is leading the “edible education” movement in schools and gardens across the US, and in the three—going on four—years we’ve partnered with them, our passion for the cause has only grown. To date, you’ve helped us to save more than 600,000 bags!



Video courtesy of the Edible Schoolyard Project.

To learn more about our community partners and causes, click here.

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A Collection Most Curious

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Thanks to a “kooky-eccentric” mother with a penchant for wild accessories, our director of styling, Richmond, was practically born to work in fashion. Today, we think of him as our in-house arbiter of high-style; a man who definitely knows his Birkins from his Balenciagas. As one might imagine given his pedigree, Richmond is an avid magpie of la mode, with a collection of 200 necklaces and growing! From modern pendants made of carved wood and indigo tassels to colorful strands of beaded animals and gold baubles, he is attracted to pieces that are bold, modern and oh-so offbeat.


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“I fly all over the world for work and jewelry is the perfect travel keepsake. It takes up no space in your suitcase and will remind you of your exotic experience every time you wear it. I really like the spontaneity of collecting on my travels since you never quite know what you will find next.”



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“My most treasured necklaces are my trove of Walter Van Bierendonck beaded monster pendants. He makes them every season and I always try to buy at least one. They are completely original and amazing statement pieces!”

 

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“I can’t stop wearing necklaces designed by my good friend Matthew Addonnizio. They are deceptively simple organic pieces made of leather and wood but each bead has been painstakingly hand carved”


“I don’t have any of my mother’s heirloom necklaces- yet. But, she knows I have my eye on a few pieces from her coveted Bakelite collection!”

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Thinking Pink
(and Mint and Lavender, Too)

Could be the warming temperatures, the brightening sun or the blue-again sky… >

Thinking Pink (and Mint and Lavender, Too)

Could be the warming temperatures, the brightening sun or the blue-again sky, but suddenly everything in our world is coming up pastels. To find out who else was feeling similarly peachy-keen, we asked our pals around the Home Office to share some of their personal pastel thingamajigs. Here’s the happy-go-lucky scoop.

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"My favorite pastel items remind me of home: these mini paper lanterns are from a Savannah flea market." 
— Halligan N., art director

"The stamps have been passed down through my family; most have come from old letters and postcards that my grandfather, who traveled quite a bit, sent to my grandmother. Some of the letters are mine now, and I have loved learning about my grandparents through their correspondence." 
— Christine K., prop stylist

"Mint reminds me of summers growing up on the beaches of Southern California. After playing in the water all day, we’d go to the ice cream parlor and I’d get two scoops of mint chocolate chip goodness in a waffle cone. It was a race against the heat to eat it before it melted all over my hands."
— Jen B., studio coordinator

"This vintage radio was handed down to me by my great auntie. She used to have fabulous dinner parties where it played all night in the background."
— Bryanna M., content marketing manager

"Every Easter, I look forward to two things: scouring our family room for handpainted eggs, and nearly cracking my teeth on handfuls (and handfuls) of Jordan almonds. The pink ones are the best!"
— Emily F., copywriter

"I used to live next-door to a woman who had an amazing collection of vintage things. I used to go over for tea and admire everything. Once, I told her I liked this comb and mirror set and she sent me home with it! She was very generous, and it always reminds me of that way of being in the world."
— Allison D., copywriter

"I lived on Lake Erie growing up, and almost every evening in the summer my parents and I would take a walks on the beach to collect sea glass. I keep jars of it in my apartment as a reminder of home."
— Maddie B., merchandiser

"About five years ago my older sister moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado and my mom and I drove her out there. We found the milkshake blender at a vintage shop on the way. Just so happens I love ice cream!"
— Katie H., stylist




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A Collection Most Curious

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We’ve seen some pretty nifty collections from our magpie employees so far—travel pens, brooches and even faux food—but today we bring you the most curious one yet: flower frogs. Flower what? Yep, we had the same question. Flower frogs are what florists used to hold stems in place before floral foam was invented. Spiky, patinated and strangely beautiful, our creative director Carolyn has dozens of these antiques on display in her New Jersey lakefront home.


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“The obsession began with my grandma. She had a glass flower frog that she passed onto me. Since then, I’ve picked up one every time I’ve visited an antiques
shop on my travels.”



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“I love that they look like medieval torture devices, but are still somehow strikingly pretty. All of the different greens are just gorgeous.”

 

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“They are incredibly versatile. I use them as toothbrush holders, office organizers, jewelry stands, photo frames and, of course, for displaying flowers.”


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“Everyone has a collection in this house, even my dog, Mr. T. I’ve lost count of how many toys he’s in amassed in the four years he’s been a part of our family.”

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Earth Day, Our Way:
Window Gallery

Every April, the windows of our stores become more than a showcase for artful… >

Earth Day, Our Way: Window Gallery

Every April, the windows of our stores become more than a showcase for artful installations—they become a platform for our Earth Day efforts, a means to raise awareness of causes near and dear to our hearts. This year is no different, as we pay tribute to the monarch butterfly, whose annual migration—one of nature’s greatest spectacles—is at risk of disappearing due to vanishing habitats, extreme weather and increased use of herbicides.

In honor of these small but mighty creatures, we’re transforming our storefronts into fluttering exhibits, crafted of paper, fabric, wood, screens and more. “Every window we work on is special, but our Earth Day ones are even more so because they educate,” says our display director Erika S. “The monarchs have such an inspiring story, and that we get to help pass it on through beautiful displays, well that is truly humbling.”

From basic materials to winged wonders, the creative metamorphosis is happening now—stop by your local store over the next two weeks to see the windows being made (or go behind-the-scenes with our latest video), but first, here’s a peek at a few already-finished designs.

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        Got a photo of your local Anthropologie’s monarch windows? Share it with
                       us on Instagram using the hashtag #AnthroEarthDay.

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Drawing April: A Home
Office Doodlefest

In honor of our April catalog shoot at the Brooklyn Art Library, we decided to… >

Drawing April: A Home Office Doodlefest

The Brooklyn Art Library, where we shot part of our April catalog, is home to The Sketchbook Project, an amazingly huge collection of artists books, crowd-sourced from around the world. How cool, right? It gets better: contributors to the artistic undertaking will have their books displayed not only at the Brooklyn Art Library but also at museums and galleries across North America, once the mobile library hits the road next summer. In that spirit, we decided to throw a sketch party of our own here at the Home Office. We asked three of our favorite doodleistas to create an off-the-cuff work of art around the theme April. We hope the results inspire you to sharpen your pencils, dust off your paintbrushes and create a spring masterpiece!

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    “Wouldn’t it be fun if all the colors dripped from your umbrella on a rainy day?”

                                           —Lauren W., retail visual merchandising manager



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                “This is an Italian phrase that translates to April sweet sleeping.”

                                         —Margherita U., catalog production designer



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“This is a $4 watercolor set and it’s my absolute favorite. Any time I see one I snatch it up because they’re hard to find.”

                                                   —Lauren W., retail visual merchandising manager


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“I love collage as a medium because it lets the materials speak for themselves. I tend to keep things abstract—perhaps a vague sense of terrain, a hint of horizon, but nothing too literal.”

                                                                  —Audrey R.,  junior graphic designer



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   “I’m excited for spring to come because it brings a lot of good light for drawing.”

                                                      —Margherita U., catalog production designer

 

 

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