I don't care how well-photographed the catalog is. It's a fucking catalog.
I do think the Anthro windows are amazing. I'll admit to you right now that I tried (and failed) to make these for our wedding. Fortunately, I ordered extra paper lanterns in anticipation of that failure. DIY and I don't get along very well.
But all of a sudden everyone is taking inspiration from Anthropologie??
Go ahead and buy their shit if you want to. Some of it is pretty good. But can we just please acknowledge that Anthro didn't invent jam jar glassware and shabby-chic china and mismatched table cloths? They were just smart enough to capitalize on what cool girls have been doing forever.
I mean, I dig Alexander McQueen, but I know he didn't invent punk rock.
This post is brought to you with a nod to a couple of private tweeters.