Tonight was the opening party for New York City's newest Anthropologie store, located on the Upper East Side on the corner of 71st and 3rd.
As the first upper manhattan location, the expansive new store occupies what was formerly a Lowes Cinema and is in one word, breathtaking.I love the balcony (below) that welcomes you as you walk in to the store - from which you have a near complete view of the entire lower level.
Naturally, the store stays true to its whimsical esthetic:
|My favourite dressform|
|A great way to hang up my 45638475983 teacups|
|Corks and mirrored circles = potential DIY?|
|Necklaces displayed on vintage childrens' vests|
|Requisite crockery chandeliers|
|Spot the fabric cacti from the real ones!|
|The only thing stopping me from leaping onto the bed was knowing I could never remake it ala Anthro|
|COS draped dress, Karl Lagerfeld belt, Prada bag, Ferragamo patent pumps|
|A sweet parting gift|
Surprisingly this store carries no shoes. In addition, the sale section is teeny-tiny and is tucked away in the corner on the lower level. Is that a sign that Anthropologie expects to decrease the number of markdowns in the future?
Nevertheless, this store may shape up to be my second favourite store (Rockefeller Plaza still has my heart) - just as long as they keep that mezz alcove cozy!