Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stream of consciousness: Anthropologie September catalogue

The new catalogue is now online here. I grabbed a copy at one of the NYC Anthropologies over the weekend and what a welcome return to form it is! The pictures are everything I expect from an Anthro catalog: nostalgic settings with a slightly overexposed, dreamy quality to them. It also helps that the clothing is happily on-target. I hate to make it sound like I'm against change but never change your catalogues again Anthropologie! This is the right size, the right font, the right clothes, the right models. And judging by some of the product shots I believe an adornments catalogue is coming in the very near future.


Let's take a trip back to classic
Anthropologie style, shall we?



Millbrook Cardigan ($148),
Dark & Slender Denim Skirt ($158),
& Floating Light Bracelet ($28)
Let's go for a walk back in time...



Carved & Molded Necklace ($298),
Ruffled Firelight Cardigan ($178),
Southern Flight Blouse ($88),
Season Span Shorts ($128)
& Crossway Heels ($128)
...talk about a statement necklace...



Fosteriana Cardigan ($178),
& Good Dog Tee ($58)
...woman's best friend, in tee-shirt form...



Hidden Sprigs Sweater Dress ($168)
...easy, breezy, beautiful...



Woodside Walk Blouse ($98),
Citizens of Humanity Slate Invader Skinny ($198),
Long Journey Satchel ($158),
& Crocheted Aster Scarf ($48)
...I wish only to correct the un-eveness of her scarf...



Mellifluous Collar ($158), Carved & Molded Necklace ($298),
Coiled Ribbon Necklace (not online yet, $138),
Slender Halos Necklace ($138),
Autumn's Bounty Bib ($80), Refracted Light Necklace ($198),
Spectacle Necklace ($118), & Timeworn Necklace ($198)
...such an appetizing menu, I'd like one of each please...



Cooled Globes Lamp ($298), Rock Crystal Lamp ($2,200),
Sunken Florish Lamp ($398), Curiouser Lamp ($188),
Flagon Lamp ($168)
...a curious assortment sure to work in any Anthro home...


Twinkling Lights Necklace ($78)
& Rimpled Tee ($68)
...an outfit dressed both up and down...



Painted Lotus Dress ($188)
& Striped Tights ($18)

...I have seen art in the mirror today...


Wrapped in Ruffles Jacket ($128),
Peeping Plaid Blouse ($78),
& Plaid Petals Skirt ($148)

...plaid upon plaid upon ruffles...


Apple Picking Cardigan (not online yet, $118)
& Flocked Chiffon Blouse ($148)
...yes, I am totally going to steal this outfit
out of your closet later! Don't look so surprised...



Monochromatic Corset Dress ($188),
Opaque Tights ($13),
Plum-Lacquered Heels ($338),
& Chilled Droplets Cuff ($158)
...an absence of color but stunning nonetheless...



Brigitta Dresser ($798)
...yes, but do they nest?...



First Frost Coat ($178),
Chandelier Tee ($58),
Ett Twa Stephanie Boyfriend ($128),
& Kousa Berry Bag ($168)
...normally not a Toggle fan, but this is changing my mind...



Soft-as-Feathers Sweaterdress ($138)
& Dog-Eared Bag ($188)
...on the go, with plenty of storage room...



Gumshoe Sweatercoat ($168)
& Color-Drenched Dress ($168)
...a dress that is both party on the top and the bottom...



Courting Lad Blazer ($158),
Skinny Striped Blouse ($98),
Bold Felicia Skirt ($98)
& Blazing Tweed Pumps ($98)
...a look that is a little bit tough and a lot lovely.

4 comments:

Kim said...

Couldn't agree with you more - this Anthro catalog feels much more back to the Anthro catalogs we know and love! So glad to see it - can't wait to get my copy!

Georgine said...

Off topic, does anyone have and Anthropologie quilt for their bed? I found one for my daughter's room, but they say dry clean. Not dry clean only, I wonder if anyone who has one washes it. Really, do I want dry clean only bedding? I figure they say that to cya any problems. Thanks for any help!

AL said...

I had an Anthro quilt, and it was definitely dry clean only, whatever the tag said. Not only that, one time I took it to the dry cleaners, but once I got home I realized that it had come back damp for some reason. The fill was ruined, and the dry cleaners refused to compensate me though they had obviously done something wrong. It hasn't turned me away from Anthro quilts, but I always check them before leaving the dry cleaners just to make sure.

MsFatindaPantz said...

I'm sorry this is the most boring Anthro catalog yet. Where's the story? The fonts are boring, the main model is dead behind the eyes, it's uninteresting. Change is a good thing, fashion evolves and so should Anthro. This is disappointing.