Do I feel spoiled? You bet I do.
We now have an Anthropologie store just across the street.
It opened last week and I had a few minutes to stop by on Tuesday.
I didn't have a camera so took a few not so great pics with my iPhone.
Anthropologie has had a store in Durham, a twenty minute drive,
for a few years and I loved visiting with my sweet friend Vanessa who
lived near there.
Vanessa is now living in Charlotte, NC - "girlfriend, I
miss you so much".
Having one just two minutes from the cottage is going to be dangerous!
When I walked in I was amazed at how they'd taken several previous small
stores, wrapping around a corner, and turned it into a super bright open space.
Their corporate designers are awesome, and the local individuals who decorate
the stores are always full of wonderful surprises.
As you can see, again there are my much-loved wood plank floors, the
ones that inspired my new - old looking - cottage floors here.
I didn't even get around to taking pics of all the colorful Spring/Summer
clothing hanging, folded and such - but I assure you it was all there along with
such pretty items for the house and garden.
I did peek in the fitting rooms and loved the hand-painted stools.
The summer-weight cobalt sweater was gorgeous!
The selection of books was fabulous, including several decorating and cook books
which I've had on my wish list for some time. So, with no time to try on clothes,
I picked a beautiful book - I'll post on that another time.
Do you shop at Anthropologie?
Do you live close to a store and enjoy just wandering about admiring the layout
and artistic features? I know the merchandise is somewhat expensive - is it a store
where you shop for yourself, or perhaps purchase gifts?
I have to admit I've done both.