Monday, February 8, 2010

French Haircuts, Circus Girls.



Dear Anthropologie,

Yeah. You win. For a while there it was touch-and-go. I loved you because I always had, despite the fact that so does everyone else, because you had clever things to bait me like green vintage typewriters in your stores and nice packaging and a general sense of whimsy that beckons my silly little heart. But between the last catalog, with the haircut I can never really pull off, and this little bit of circus imagery, you've locked me in.

Wistfully yours,
Kater.

p.s. If you feel so inclined, it would be nice if I could afford your bits and bobs without feeling guilty for handing over my pennies.

46 comments:

  1. Couldn't have said (or written) it better myself! :)

    ~BB

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  2. If there was an Anthropologie closer than 2000 km away I would surely be bankrupt.

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  3. agree with emily! thank goodness there are none here.

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  5. I'm positive Anthropologie would break me and I'd feel just as guilty, if I only had my own pennies to hand over.

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  6. AGREED! Well put! It's corporate; it's lovely; it's inspired by the most gorgeous vintage pieces that are rare but 1/3 the price in real life; their clothes fall apart; their clothes are the stuff of dreams; their decor inspires endlessly; their decor disheartens underpaid teacher-gals like me....
    A love in turmoil.
    Thank you for your Anthro-like suggestive imagery--I'm going to make myself a pot of tea and indulge in a sweet treat because of your pretty picture.
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  7. I know! I wish I could afford their stuff :(

    Lovely picture, by the way. That tea set is adorable :)

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  8. I love Anthropologie so much!! I'm far too poor to shop there on a regular basis, but I love browsing and gawking at all their pretty dresses and whatnot. :)

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  9. I visited my first Anthropologie on my trip to the US last year ... and it was gorgeous. SO expensive, though. So I felt all the pretty fabrics and gazed longingly at all the pretty dresses and left empty-handed. I think it's the kind of store, though, where everything is prettier all together than it is on its own - so if you bought something and took it home, it wouldn't look quite as nice. Sort of like picking a flower - it looks nicer blooming with its friends than it would wilting in a jar. ;)

    A xx

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  10. Oh Anthropologie, you entice me and then laugh at my bank account. *sigh*

    Oh my goodness, you have a Danish plate! My mom has cupboards full of the very same china that belonged to her grandmother. Isn't so delicately lovely?
    ~Christine H.

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  11. Definitely agreed!!

    Twila
    blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

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  12. LOL!
    I second the p.s!
    I walk in there and feel guilty for just looking. It's like my wallet gets smaller with me not even having to touch it.

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  13. with you 100%. I hope they read your letter and send you pretty, unexpected treasures. :)

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  14. Oooh, your blog is wonderfully whimsical and I will be following from now on!
    This Anthropology place sounds very intriguing. Nothing like that here in the Middle of the East…

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  15. Ohh I've been on the Anthropologie site and I'm so relieved they don't have one in Australia, if they did I would probably be working just to afford their stuff and still be in debt.

    Ps;
    that post you did on the fashion in Inglourious Basterds inspired me to have a go at recreating Shossana Dreyfus's look myself :) Like you I obsess over the fashion in my favorite films and then channel my favorite characters outfits!

    xxx
    Harlow

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  16. Ack! I have yet to get that catalog in the mail. *cries* I'll have to go spend some time browsing the digital version today. ;)

    *sigh* I feel the same way about Anthro. Worse yet, I have a gift card I've been hoarding for a trip to my local store. So who knows what trouble my checkbook will get in to... lol!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  17. I understand you and I agree with you and all the bloggers that have posted before... Thank God there's no one near where I live

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  18. That last catalog really was amazing! Anthropologie really has a way of selling you the life you want to live.

    XX Niki

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  19. Gorgeous clothing, housewares, jewelry, soaps, etc...unfortunately, all my Anthro-purchases wind up becoming damaged or torn really quickly, really easily...not too affordable on my limited budget...such a shame b/c if the durability were there, I'd be bankrupt because of them!

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  20. i've always really wanted to buy their furniture

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  21. i would love to be able to afford their stuff too, damn the exchange rate and shipping

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  22. anthropologie is awesome! i got a tea cup from them (like the one in your header) for christmas and use it all the time!

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  23. I agree. I just went by the Rockefeller center one yesterday and practically cried over all the things I can't afford in there!

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  24. Sometimes it is hard to resist the packages like that. So pretty, so color coordinated. Ahh, it's all just too lovely. It's good to give in sometimes :)

    Julia Luckett
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  25. WORD. i love Anthropologie!!

    http://postcardsfromdreamland.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ack, I know. Anthropologie is totally after my heart. I actually had to give in and buy a necklace on-sale the other day, even thought at 50% off it was still too expensive. They're stuff just basically represents my dream life.

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  27. Have you heard about the "Avenue Debut Grand Givaway" I just entered and you should too! I can't wait to win the $1000 shopping spree from LVCMag.com I need a new spring wardrobe with all the ideas I get from this blog.

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  28. So fantastically said! I can't get enough of all their beautiful things, and I know that given half a chance I'd spend all my pennies, that's so bad!

    I just wanted to say, this is my first visit to your blog and I love it!

    Have a beautiful week

    www.awonderingstar.com

    xoxo

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  29. Anthropologie, oh, how I love it, as well - always a pretty little thing to try on...and put back down, due to its pretty little price.

    However, I recently bought a book from Anthropologie that listed great dessert places in NYC - well, I have been to some of them and they were huge disappointments!

    www.harrietmagpie.com

    -- for the better way to find out hidden girly gems and delicious desserts in NYC. I'll always love Anthropologie - just not its books!

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  30. i totally agree and what a lovely photo!

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  31. i totally agree and what a lovely photo!

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  32. I was in the New York City Anthropologie a couple days ago and their window displays almost made me die of beautifulness.

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  33. love anthropologie but too bad its so expensive. wonderful blog.

    http://thebuzzonfashion.blogspot.com

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  34. Darling, Darling, this is lovely.
    I stumbled across your blog and fell in love. You are such a delight. Please visit my personal blog sometime, follow if you'd like.

    Afternoon Tea:
    http://www.madisonreece.blogspot.com

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  35. I love this - written beautifully!

    Lucie
    tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  36. Totally agreed, glad there's no Anthropologie here, I would have minus money.

    iliketweet.blogspot

    x

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  37. I cant believe how they stay in business...they are so overpriced (but so beautiful)

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  38. I have always said I wanted my life to look like an Anthropologie store.

    www.hercaviardreams.blogspot.com

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  39. adorable little vignette - the perfect setting in which to savour a new magazine or catalog.
    anthropolgie is really amazing and i am so glad it's nowhere near me because it's always such a treat when i do get to visit.

    love&light!

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  40. I completely agree! I was so excited the other day because I actually purchased something from that store! It was a mere tea cup but still! I am making progress and I hope to buy an article of clothing one day...

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