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Anthropologie is to exotic bazaars what the Olive Garden is to Italian food: it's a carefully controlled facsimile designed to be pleasant, bland and user-friendly. But unlike the Olive Garden, we actually like Anthropologie and were delighted that the newest one just opened at the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center. No shoes, but lots of furniture and a big, pristine sale room. It's a fairly integrated experience, by which we mean there isn't a section for the clothing then another section for household items and furniture: it's all mixed in together. The usual house brands, and a few offerings from Michael Stars, Ella Moss, Corey Lynn Calter, and J. Brand. Did we mention no shoes? And the staff were running around with weird telephonic headgear on: whatever was happening on those babies was clearly more compelling than what was going on in the actual store. Pretty store, though.
· Anthropologie [Official Site]