Anthropologie Went Back to the Archives to Release Their Best Prints Ever
If you were to ask us what the best part of a trip to Anthropologie is, we’d be hard-pressed to decide. Is it the soothing smell of candles strategically scattered throughout the space? The handcrafted window displays? The way that the entire store looks like it could double as an Airbnb for a chic-but-unfussy forest nymph? Or maybe it’s the prints; the brand is synonymous with its perfectly playful, whimsically cool patterns. In honor of this crucial pillar of Anthro culture, the company has gone back to the archives to unveil dozens of prints — 52, to be exact — that encapsulate the free-spirited style we love about the brand. And yes, they’re available starting now.
Called 52 Conversations, the collection runs the gamut from homewares to tech accessories to apparel, festooning classic shapes and new favorites alike with 52 of the best prints from the store’s 27-year history. ITs sociable spirit comes from Anthro’s habit of referring in-house to the patterns as “conversational prints” — because they tell a story. And they certainly seem just as chatty now as they did at their inception. “I remember some of these prints from the ’90s, when I was young and far from thinking I’d ever get to work here,” says Executive Design Director Lady Soule. Design Director Kate Gould concurs, “A print is like an old friend. It always reminds you of someone, or somewhere.”Some of the motifs have been reimagined in fresh color schemes for the release, while others appear just as they did back in the day albeit applied on new forms, like kitchen knives or beach umbrellas. In any case, they’re sure to put a dose of cheer in your shopping cart.
The 52 Conversations collection ranges from $10 to $498 and is available online as well as in stores nationwide.
(Photos via Anthropologie)
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