The buzz word in the New Orleans retail scene for the past few months has been one word: Anthropologie.
The retail space that housed Pottery Barn in The Shops at Canal Place has been replaced by something much, much more covetable and is opening this Friday. For those not in the know Anthropologie is owned by the same company as Urban Outfitters and is like Urban’s quirky older sister. Think romantic ruffles, dreamy prints and a more grown up yet whimsical aesthetic.
|Rebecca Rebouche’s Mississippi River mural|
Unlike other large, national companies that carry the same stock and decorating scheme Anthro has carefully selected several local designers’ merchandise to carry in the store and has employed local artists to bring a little southern sweetness to the space. The 9,000-square-foot retail clothing and housewares oasis will feature artist Rebecca Rebouché’s Mississippi River mural in addition to the local artist’s wares for purchase.
I’ve also been invited to the grand opening and I can’t wait to cover the event for Go NOLA. So stay tuned for more exciting news!