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in my opinion, their prices are RIDICULOUS.
in my opinion, the fact that their CEO puts a big cut of those big price tags in the pocket of Operation Rescue is RIDICULOUS.i like anthropologie a lot, actually, in terms of their designs. both clothing and home items. i would gladly shop there if it were less ethically shaky.oh, and if i were rich.
Once I saw that Milo Chesterfield sofa I was dying for that Markimekko Samovaari Black upholstery fabric and it is not sold anywhere (the upholstery version). I emailed Markimekko corporate and they wrote back and said it is only available on this really expensive sofa. Boo!
Milo Chesterfield sofa & Astrid Chair are my fav.. Every lunch break I go to their store in my building, I sit on my fav piece of furniture, read my book, call my friends and go back to work :-)) with the dreams I might (one day) own them.
The top chair is beyond hideous (and I think using menswear fabric could be brilliant). I like the dining table and the Astrid chair, but I think their stuff is so overpriced.
I can't respect a company that donates money to Rick Santorum and his ilk. Just can't do it.
If anyone really wanted a piece of furniture Anthropologie they would be well advised to wait for their upholstery sale which seems to happen 4 times a year at least. From what I recall prices are cut 20-25% during these sale times.
oops, forgot the "from" in the first sentence above...at least I didn't mis-use it's...could be worse! Hee hee, just kidding Aaron...great post!
Overpriced and impractical...really, who buys this stuff?
The Basel dining table is quite a stunner.
Anthropologie is about to open a store here in Austin. It will be interesting to see how it goes over. A store a few blocks away that sold somewhat similar housewares is going out of business, though that store doesn't have extactly the best location.
I normally avoid Anthropologie: the clothes and accessories are too expensive and more recently not to my style. But I looked at some of their rugs last night, and this rug (http://tinyurl.com/mpa33) is perfect for the color scheme I'm planning for my new house. I love the pattern.
I was pulled into the store by the Milo Chesterfield chair and an employee there spotted me drooling over it. She told me a few amazing things that only made me want it even more.Everything about all their upholstery is made to last through generations of use. Hard-wood frame (a rarity!), 8-way hand tied construction, triple washed down filling. Basically, the highest quality possible in every way.Also, the fabrics are a collaboration between Anthropologie and outside designers. Merimekko being one of them, or the Paul Smith fabric on an armchair of theirs..Unfortunately the price tag reflects the quality. Art usually doesn't come cheap!
I absolutely LOVE that sofa!
I just scored the green mohair for betram for $600. juhu. And operation rescue is?
Knockoff Astrid at Target...http://www.target.com/Gerber-Upholstered-Chair-Cherry/dp/B001TICSA2/qid=1239747744/ref=br_1_9/191-1095858-4250357?ie=UTF8&node=333973011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1
opoponax: odd that you choose the words "ethically shaky" to describe a prolife group. Seems if you are pro-abortion it is your ethics that are shaky. A CEO can donate his or her money as she or he sees fit. Bet you shop at Walmart though.
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