Anthro’s Accessories Shop Coming to Suburban Square
For years—decades, really—the fashion whopper that is URBN, Inc., comprised of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir, BHLDN, and possibly another clever brand I could very well be forgetting, has chosen to launch its new retail concepts in the greater Philadelphia area. West Philly. Rittenhouse Square. Glen Mills. Wild Wayne.
So, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that my feelings were hurt, just ever so slightly, when, last fall, Anthro planted its first-ever all-accessories Anthropologie 145 miles away in Chevy Chase, MD. It might be called Chevy Chase. But to me, it was not funny.
(Also, OK: Leifsdottir didn’t open its store in Philly either, but somehow that doesn’t seem to count since before it opened, you could buy the label elsewhere.)
Apparently, my unspoken displeasure about Anthropologie Accessories, whose name I’m still not 100 percent clear on, has registered among the most stylish persons in all of the Navy Yard and all of Philadelphia. Because: This May, the adornment-centric branch will take over the lease at 42 Saint Georges Road in my—OK, our—very own Suburban Square. This will be the second such shop in the world. Which, I suppose, is still pretty dang cool.
The shop’s concept, as of this report, will be similar to that of its first (grrr) location: shoes, priced $150 to $300, and jewelry under $1,000, and other non-garment adornments by the likes of Bourne, Eugenia Kim, Rachel Comey, Leslie Oschmann, Ikou Tschuss, Benoit Millolin…
The deets, according to Suburban Square GM Mark Bachus: 2,500 square feet, opening late August or early September.