Friday, April 10, 2009

Anthropologie, or something like that

If you know me at all you know that I LOVE Anthorpologie!  It inspires me to be a better person.  Seriously, when I leave the store or finish looking at the catalogue I am a happier, more creative person.   Just walking into the store and seeing how they decorate their displays with honey bottles or lollipops or crumpled paper I get tingles, it is magical.  I have been in love since I was in high school when I surprisingly got my first catalogue in the mail.  It was an absolute treat.  Before that, I was blessed with only the pages from J.Crew to read and dream over, and let's be honest, J.Crew is a great store, but it doesn't hold a candle to Anthro.  I love it!  

But I digress.  My love has always been a hard one due to the cost of Anthro.  I know you have to pay big for big style, but come on!  The sales room is great and the online shopping helps me keep on top of what goes on sale (btw, the sales items are updated every tuesday.)  However, it still doesn't feel like the best deal when you buy something on "sale" that costs more than $50.  Luckily, my amazing mother-in-law just sent me to a site that is so very Anthro like, but way less in price.  It is a vintage inspired store with some handmade stuff as well as other things that really made me excited to look at.  Here is the link to Ruche.  I know there are so many other stores like this, but I just don't know about them... yet.  After enjoying the awesomeness of this store, let me know of any other online stores that you love.  

Until then, my heart will always belong to Anthropologie.  I will always wander around the store trying not to drool, while Lincoln sits in one of their many beautiful chairs reading one of their uber trendy book about Audrey Hepburn or birds.  As I dream of one day purchasing without guilt.  Ah, dreams.   


The Mathews Four said...

Yeah, that place is pricey! My cousin worked for them out in California. She was a buyer and also decorated the store sets. I can't even imagine how fun that was!
P.S. I LOVE LOVE that picture of you and your hubby above. Adorable!

Laurie said...

A woman after my own heart. Oh Anthro! I will never win the battle, you are too powerful! thanks for that link! Do you know about Tulle? I love it, and EVERYTHING goes on sale, plus on tuesdays they have this special where you have to find something hidden on the site that is only 5 bucks. here is the link

Sarah said...

I LOVE Anthropologie too! I also love Tulle mentioned by your friend Laurie. Another one that not many people know about is called Super cute clothes for pretty reasonable prices (most of the time). I do miss shopping with you in person!

nikki said...

I also love Anthro but this is a great alternative. Thanks for sharing!