Besides frolicking in the yard with kids and dogs, snow days are meant to be spent catching up on the little things that fall by the wayside… like cleaning out the front hall closet or pouring over the new spring catalogs that seem to be arriving by the dozen these days (the latter being infinitely more enjoyable than the former!) One company that inspires us each and every season is Anthropologie and we hear the new London store is a must-see.
The 11,000-square-foot Anthropologie on Regent Street opened its doors last October with much fanfare, kicking off what is intended to be a major European expansion for the company. Known for its quirky and unusual designs, each store is unique since managers and buyers are encouraged to customize their wares to suit their customers’ local taste.
For the London store, James Bidwell, the managing director of Anthropologie Europe, has commissioned collections from UK designers like Patrice Jewelry and Clarke & Reilly, and combined them with one-of-a-kind antiques such as a 1900 Post Office table and an 1860′s easel, as well as an interesting array of South African accessories.
While we know we could spend an entire day browsing Anthropologie’s three floors brimming with goodies, it’s the store’s 1,500-square-foot living wall made up of 14,000 plants that we would love to see (naturally!) In the meantime, we’ll just have to be inspired by the new spring catalog and the company’s European online site when it launches later this spring.