Following on from last weeks blogpost, we were lucky enough to be invited to spend an afternoon with Anthropologie. This involved a trip around their (very very beautiful) Regent Street store, where we got to learn a little more about the brand. And a lovely lunch. We love a lovely lunch.
Anthropologie is renowned for it's wonderful mix of clothing, homeware and gifts, for it's kind, friendly staff and for having the most beautiful stores around. But until this week we didn't realise just how special this brand really is and how much thought and detail they put into everything; from their displays and hand picked products to the store locations and artist collaborations.
Being 'creative types' we were thrilled to learn that each store has it's own 'workshop' where a team of very talented artists work tirelessly to create the in-store displays. Everything is created by hand, using everyday objects... for example we got a little glimpse at the makings of a willow tree, which was being created entirely from popsicle sticks. Each store works towards the same final display idea and colour palette, but is allowed to adapt the final creation to suit their store layout.
Another aspect of Anthropologie we love is their passion to collaborate with local artists, often they will ask the artist to design something that they can then make on a larger scale to sell in their stores.
For those of you who might not already know, Anthropologie is opening a brand new store in Leeds this October; so anyone that lives upt' North be sure to pay it a visit.
WHAT WE'RE WEARING
Joanna wears Sir The Label shirt, vintage Levis, Steve Madden shoes, Larsson Jennings watch and Gucci bag. Sarah wears Rails shirt, Topshop trousers, Adidas Gazelles, Casio watch and Aspinal bag.