Yes, Anthropologie Part 2 - the shop spans over three floors so one blog post just isn't enough to describe all the pretty things.
You can't wear this skirt. It's made out of plates and cups.
We do want Domestic Slut Alex to buy this flowery hat (fab earrings model's own).
These penguin books are lovely. Really stunning design.
The little bows around these bottles are very pretty.
And these soaps are very lovely indeed.
Yes, Anthropologie is pretty, but it's confusing as well. The prices are all over the shop. One minute you're looking at a lovely cup that's under a tenner, the next you're looking at a bird ornament that's over £200. Everything is one great big mish-mash together and there's no way to navigate around it.
The quality differs from item to item as well. I'm not sure I want to spend £98 on a robe that was made from polyester, no matter how pretty the print is. The one dress I fell in love with was £358. Ouch. For that price I'd want nothing but silk.
Everything looks great from a distance, but close up it loses its charm. The little details on everything are lovely - sparkly buttons, discreet embroidery and unique embellishments make Anthropologie special, but it's just not cutting it for me. It's great to look around, but you really have to search for something affordable.
I wanted to love everything, but instead it was all bells and whistles without very much else. When you have Liberty doing the same thing, with antiques and vintage charm, it's hard to see the value here - the price in Anthropologie creep up into the hundreds. I can see why the shop is so popular in America, but really, it doesn't shout out to me. Some pieces are fab, but over three floors from such an iconic shop, I was expecting to be wowed.
Still if you want to check it our for yourself, head down to the branch on Regent Street (jump off the tube at Piccadilly rather than Oxford Circus). Make sure you tell us what you think!