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An obsession, have to have it, definitely want to live there! A gal who spends way too many lunch hours at Anthropologie--browsing, making my wish list, inspired, charmed, teased, of course I have to leave with something.. anything! I can go back to work, I've had my fix.

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Hi, I'm Jennifer Fuchs.I love HOME design and creating new things out of the ordinary!!! I love painting, drawing, making Vines and all things handmade! Love fashion, shopping and blogging! I blog about what's new with Pinkybrown and to bookmark beautiful things that inspire me! Email me: Pinkybrown2005(AT)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Forever Young

Maybe 2 1/2 years old is not the intended audience for this adorable puppet. But I don't care, who says I can't have some silly time with my little girl. AND I know she would love this Zebra to death!
'Who wouldn't giggle at this character's striped ears, curly mane and endearingly floppy snout? This natural wool animal is from a collection of toys and accessories handmade by Kenyan women as part of the economic development project Kenana Knitters. Dry clean. 8"l, 4"w. Imported' $18.00'

Don't forget his friend the elephant....

Here's a fabulous Knit Owl Knapsack.. for $78.00 I don't know if I'd trust my kid to keep this in good shape. But its really a cutie!

Very G I R L Y ~~~

ANTHROPOLOGIE's Engraved perfume bottles would make perfect gifts for that girly girl in your life.
'Furnace-born painted glass bottle with lead crystal stopper. Cut by stone and diamond-point engraved'.
$48.00 comes in Pink and Amethyst.

Here's a tall one that comes in Amber or Pink

An inviting entrance..

Ok.. sorry about all the news posts. But I guess I am still a business gal at heart.
Now onto the good stuff.

How about a gorgeous floor mat for your entry way, to welcome your guests with style!
This wallpaper patchwork mat doesn't look like any door mat I've seen, especially under my doorway. (from $28-$38 med or lrg)
Isn't it nice?

It come's in plum too.... but I think the mix of Plum and green looks a little funky. Judge for yourself.

I dig the Vivid Poppy doormat as well. Nice and bright pretty flowers.
Who says you can't have flowers in the winter!! At least I can't kill these.

Urban Outfitters- a bullish bet

This morning on

'Best Analyst 2006 Outlook: Retail (Andrew T.Gillies, 8am 11/30)

Holly Guthrie Morgan Keegan & Co. Specialty Retail, Personal Products

While retail analyst Holly Guthrie sees the threat of inflation and rising interest rates pressuring disposable income in 2006, she's not giving up on the American shopper. "The consumer will be there," she says, "They will be spending most definitely, especially on their kids at the holidays and for unique items."

From her coverage list, Guthrie singles out Urban Outfitters (nasdaq: URBN - news - people ) as a bullish bet. She thinks the company--also proprietor of the Anthropologie and Free People retail outlets--could quadruple its store count. "It's one of the best-managed companies in the retail sector," she says, noting its tendency to carefully incubate concept ideas before rolling them out.

Note: In the last five years, Urban Outfitter's share price has enjoyed a good run and now stands at a pricey 46 times above latest 12-month earnings per share. It may be worth it, if you believe profit projections from Wall Street. Security analysts submitting forecasts to Thomson First Call project that the company will turn in annualized earnings growth of 25% over the next three to five years. '

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Chicago Fashion Magazine

As found online at Chicago Fashion Magazine....

'Anthropologie was founded in 1992 by a small group of people with a belief in the magic of opening up to the unexplored. To our delight, over the past decade we have traveled the globe – to Copenhagen, Parma, Budapest, Tokyo, Marrakesh, and Isle Sur La Sourge to name a few; broken new ground with our catalog design; and, most significantly of all, found customers who are our soul-mates in this wondrous journey.

Never satisfied with the familiar, our buyers and designers are on a tireless quest for those simple objects that bring beauty to our daily rituals, deepen our experiences, and to put it simply – make life inspiring. Over the years, our stores have been home to such remarkable pieces as one of a kind hand-beaded and dip-dyed vintage cashmere cardigans; sandals hand-built from the wooden heels up with vintage tie material and embroidered buttons; and the first quilt ever printed with one hundred hand-cut blocks by artisans in Jaipur, India.

The clothing, jewelry, and products for home that you’ll find in our stores and catalogs are always in flux. So is our world. Our hope at Anthropologie is to share with you in the breathtaking possibility of it all. '

Move to new corporate headquarters

Posted on Internet

'Urban Outfitters moves to new corporate headquarters

Urban Outfitters, a multi-channel apparel retailer, is moving to a new Philadelphia corporate campus that will contain its headquarters and the operations of its three brands: Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters.
The new campus will support the company’s expectations of doubling its business over the next five years, Urban Outfitters said. The campus will be developed in multiple phases in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, starting with an estimated $40 million renovation of eight historic buildings totaling 287,000 square feet. The initial phase will provide for the consolidation of more than 500 corporate employees from five other Philadelphia locations. Additional development phases may add another 100,000 square feet through the renovation of adjacent buildings.
“The Navy Yard provides us with a spectacular and unique opportunity to create a brand-appropriate campus, consolidate our staffs and support our dynamic growth while remaining in our home town of Philadelphia,” said chairman and president Richard A. Hayne.'

don't forget Fido and Fifi..

Sometimes I really miss having pets, I grew up always having a pet or two around. But now its a 2 1/2 year old to pick up after..... oh and a husband. Although, he swears the mess is all mine.
How about a cool dish for your pooch........this is called the mille fiori dog bowl.
Keep in mind, this is not any old doggy dish. This Murano glass bowl was handcut in Italy and will cost you $228.00.

Or how about their own little place to call home?
This grass hut dog house is $140......Plaited ropes of bangkwang grass are woven with rattan around a bamboo frame. Smooth pine boards for a floor and a coconut doggy treat, and he may never leave.

Not your average newsboy

I love news boy caps.... although sometimes I think they are too cool for me. But I love them still. And ANTHROPOLOGIE'S tweeded wool newsboy cap is a great one.. check out the texture, their zoom in feature allows you to see it up close and the picture is still clear as can be.
Don't you just love today's technology! Being able to see something up close like that, to check out the seems, the material, the quality, makes shopping online so much more feasible!

Back to reality...

I guess I have to get back to work.. today is my Monday. How does 5 days vacation feel like 2?
I am not ready for this.... I still need a few hours to come back to earth. Hopefully no one will come by and ask for anything. Where is my caffiene high... I don't feel it today. Maybe I'm immune to the dreadful stuff.
I need my Anthropologie fix this morning.........

Watch Charm Bracelet , Maypole Bracelet

Glass Cameo Bracelet

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nutcracker clutch

'Who knew something so small could be so decadent? Candlelit brocade casts a golden glow on lemony rhinestones and glass pearls that bejewel a ribbon bow and silver chain. Additional shoulder chain included. Kisslock closure. 5"l, 6"w, 2"d. Handmade in Italy.'

Is this purse charming or what! It's almost like having a beautiful piece of jewelery and a purse in one. My favorite part is the glass pearls.. it definitely will complete your outfit!

pointillist wedges

Ohhh you are sooo pretty!!!
'Fashioned from nutmeg suede, this open-toe ankle wrap flaunts a nailhead floral motif along its lofty 3" wedge. Leather insole, sole. Italy.

Strange weather cardigan

This sweater is soo funky... its name is very fitting- the Strange Weather cardigan.
'A rainbow of threads peek in and out of coffee-hued hand crochet, lightheartedly looped along its shawl collar. Suede tassels complete the cozy dream. Hidden hook-and-eye closures.' Was $158.00..Now $119.95.

Scribble Theory Skirt-
'Fee-spirited florals transform pinwale corduroy into a hypnotic, fit-and-flare canvas of aloe and cocoa hues. Velvet waistband. Side zip. Machine wash. Turquoise. ' $98.00

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

ANTHROPOLOGIE limited edition tote

Anthropologie is proud to present an original creation by aspiring fashion designer Molly, the daughter of Anthropologie designer Seem Sudan. Through the creation of this tote, Anthropologie hopes to share this gift with the millions of kids whose opportunities have been limited by HIV/AIDS. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to YouthAIDS.
This limited edition tote is available in stores.

(I saw this in store on sale for, I think, $40.00)

lovely matheson blouse

I really like this top but I'm wondering if it will make me look pregnant. I may have to go try it on. And its on how can I resist. YES..I have serious shopping issues.. I know.
'Silk crepe drapes past the bust, skimming a velveteen waistband hued a matching shade of toffee. Skirted in pintucked satin. Hidden side zip. Dry clean. Butter rum. Imported.' Was $88.00, Now: $64.95

oh la la... SALE .....antik denim

Yayyy.. the jeans I love are on SALE! They are the antik denim embroidered faucett one's I posted a while ago. They were $ $149.95.
oohhh I really, really want them. you know where I am going at lunch, as always.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Giving back this Holiday season

"A portion of our sales from November 25th to 27th will be donated to Heifer International, a humanitarian organization that provides families in need with resources to sustain themselves and build self reliance. "

Saturday, November 19, 2005

gold rush....

Wouldn't you love to receive this bracelet as a gift! I know I would. I'm so rough on my jewelery and this bracelet looks like it's sturdy enough to withstand my not-so-gentle touch.
It's called the Pearl Talisman..... $188.00
'Three strands of 14k gold fill links, stamped with pretty patterns, meander around the wrist. A lustrous bauble of freshwater and faux pearls, fitted with a single rhinestone starburst, tumbles from the toggle closure. 9"l. USA.'

PS.. - Could you get a few more rings Anthropologie?... the selection is truly lacking.


These Sparkle stud earrings are beautiful and a steal at $18.00... I want a pair in each color!

'Wholly dazzling, 8mm white metal cast rhodium plated studs are encrusted with pave peridot, pink, aqua or clear crystals from the Czech Republic. Truly an earring for all seasons! Hypoallergenic, nickel-free post backings. Imported.'
Aqua, Peridot

Pink and Crystal

Friday, November 18, 2005

here's to a fab weekend...

Wishing you a weekend of great finds!!

Loving this fuji apple tote......... its glossy green shade is awesome. I like how the handles are threaded into the bag. Leather, of course. $148.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Anthropologie still life

I found this pic on flickr, it was taken at ANTHROPOLOGIE(don't know where) Oct 2nd by Twisted Knitter, on her camera phone. : )
Pretty ..pretty!

Anthropologie mentions

Here's an excerpt from an article on called 'Lessons from the Big Apple-Retailers of all types incorporate emotions, sensory stimulation.'

'The New York answer to that was a very inspiring store called Anthropologie (, filled with clothing, home accents, soft goods, books and so on. Depending on the category, they had the ability to change the mood and style within a few feet with lighting, flooring and props, from exquisite chandeliers to old tin roofing. Using expensive armoires and cheap fruit crates, this store showed how to lead customers from interest to interest, from excitement to excitement and from impulse to impulse -- all with different presentations and in one large, old, dark building.
The Anthropologie store was a corporate approach to the type of impulse and fun that small businesses like garden centers are supposed to be better at. We are supposed to be quicker than corporate environments to react to changing tastes and lead from the front. As we saw in Manhattan, corporate America is doing a lot of the leading.'

Here's a great article by Maureen Dowd (NY Times). The article is called 'Where is the new woman now?' It's actually an extremely small mention of Anthropologie, BUT its worthy of your time.
You can read it on the International Herald Tribune in the culture section. The essay was adapted from Dowd's new book 'Are Men Necessary: When sexes Collide'.

What's your secret Anthropologie...

I found an interesting article online in the Wharton Journal from 11/14. It's called the secrets of retailing, revealed. They had some speakers talk to student audiences as they say to continue in their mission to expose Whartonites to the fashion and retail industries. One of the speakers was Kimberly Greenberger, Director, Retailing - Softlines at Citigroup Investment Research. Some of her comments:
  • 'Greenberger discussed how specialty stores such as Anthropologie stand the best chance of maintaining prices and margins for the industry. Apparel is an emotional purchase, not one of necessity. The design, price, quality, ability to merchandise, and customer service of stores like Anthropologie "get the consumer over the hurdle to make the purchase they don't need." '.

You can read in full at

Feast for your eyes....

Ok.. so these pix have nothing to do with ANTHROPOLOGIE, but they are amazing photos! They are from Nick Brandt's 'On this earth'-photographs from East Africa.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Charming chairs

This chair is simply beautiful to look at. It has a white wash patina and appears carved to perfection. Having said that I still wouldn't dish out $248. for this madeline chair. But I AM in love!!! (set of 4 = $800.)

Comes in green too, but I think the white rocks!

Anthro pix

ANTHROPOLOGIE flocked peony photo box
'Tiny beads and rhinestones twinkle amidst plush jacquard peonies in teal and sage. The interior is divided into two compartments for tidy photograph storage. Frame on lid has 3.5"l, 5.5"w opening. 6.5"l, 8.5"w, 2.5"h. Imported. $48.00'
Comes in a beautiful sage and a moss.

Butterfly kisses...

butterfly ornaments
These butterflies fly in a burst of tropical color to heat up the holiday season. A brown velveteen caterpillar sports cotton print wings in sunny watermelon and citrus shades. Edges are piped in gold and silver bugle beads. Hangs from a metallic cord. Set of 2. 3"l, 6.5"w. Imported. $16.00

Pillow fight .... Anthropologie style

I am a pillow person... I just love to be surrounded by lots of beautiful pillows. My husband is always throwing them at me, so he can make room to get into his side of the bed. He can't understand why we need sooo many pillows. And I don't feel the need to explain....actually, it would be pointless to try and explain to him. : ) I've been there. He says 'you only sleep with 1 or 2 pillows at most'. I say ' these pillow are not for sleeping they are for asthetics'. He says..'what the heck are you talking about'. You see where this goes.

Here's Anthropologie's bejeweled teal pillow.
'As precious as a pincushion - only just a wee bit bigger. Made of raw silk, with metallic embroidery. Zip closure. 9"l, 7"w. Imported.' $28.

ethnic floral floor cushions
'Colored and printed in brilliant hues, these closed cushions are designed for outdoor use. 21"sq, 5"d. Spot clean. Green/turquoise. Imported. $40.'

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nighty night

Anthropologie's flowering obi robe is too pretty to not show off to everyone! I might just have to stroll outside to get the morning paper and bring in the garbage cans...ok maybe just the newspaper, who am I kidding.
'Sublime kimono artistry meets the comfort of a plush robe. Wine-soaked panels of silk velvet spill into a shawl collar, while a fixed sash, embroidered with delicate blossoms, encircles the waist. Falls to the knee. Dry clean/hand wash. Imported.


Gift wrapped for you

When you order online from Anthropologie you can choose to have your items gift wrapped, $4 per item. Very pretty wrapping!
Hmmm... I should of had my Scottish poet boots gift wrapped..since it was kind of a Bday present to myself. Yes I use my birthday as an excuse to buy even more stuff for myself. I haven't received them yet..maybe Anthropologie will gift wrap them for me as I am waiting sooo patiently......

BLUE tuesday

It's a very blue, rainy Tuesday today.
Capri blue jar candle , blue crystal drop chandelier,

glass melon knob, potpourri metallic tablecloth

Friday, November 11, 2005

Can't take my eyes off of you.....

For some reason, I keep coming back to these funky oxfords! There's no way I can wear a heel thats almost 4 inches... I'm already 5'11" ..I just don't need the extra 4".. the truth is I am totally uncomfortable in anything bigger than 2.5". $228.00
But I love the colors and the style of these!

Complete looks by Anthropologie

Happy Friday people!!
Anthropologie's website has a section where they piece together your whole outfit for you. Here's one I could wear..... casual, stylish, funky...

PS... I am still waiting for my 'Scottish poet boots'(on backorder)......... bummer! Can't you hook a girl up...Anthropologie! How about speedy delivery for your numero uno fan. : )