Thursday, 7 July 2011
My new favourite inspiring shops is anthropologie, for both the store design and product selection. I have been in the Regents street store and looked in the windows of the smaller Kensington, Kings Road branch.
In the Regents store there was a huge old oak wood dining table, splattered in paint. The style is eclectic, and gives a feeling of individuality. There are cute signs pointing to the till point. The stores sell clothing, jewellery and homeware.
The store is aready established in America, and is relatively new to the UK. When I first visited the store, it was pretty empty, I think this is because most people aren't familar with it yet. Lovely shops to wander around though, the quietness makes it more special. Compared to the pushing and shoving of Primark.
The displays all have a handmade artist feel to them. The brand seems to like to hang things from the celling a lot, as well as repetiveness of the same items displayed, in different colour combinations. The stock is quite expensive, however I noticed with the clothing it is worth the pricing. As most of the clothing, using nice quality fabrics such as velvets and knits. Also there is detailling to pieces, such as embroidery which makes it worth the monies.