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Anthropologie's Upgraded Fashion Island Shop Will Be Like A Very Twee Ikea


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Anthropologie and Ikea are essentially retail rabbit holes (one's a true spiritual experience, the other's a Swede-designed rat maze) and soon, one will be much more like the other. The Urban Outfitters-owned retailer is reopening its Fashion Island boutique in a few weeks, and it'll be Anthro's first Cali location to offer its new home furnishings-focused format.

Opening Friday, April 22nd, the 20,000-square-foot store will house 12 full-scale living, dining, and bedroom scenes, plus a complete design center offering custom furniture services and more. In addition, beauty buffs will find a dedicated shop stocked with more bath and beauty products, haircare, skincare, fragrance, and beauty tools, including exclusive brands like Artis, Face Stockholm, Mer Sea, and RMS, among others.

The charming chain is also stepping up its footwear department with options from Loeffler Randall, Charlotte Stone, and more cult-fave labels; adding nearly 50 brands to its lingerie offerings; and "enhancing" its apparel section with more petite styles. Phew.