Anthropologie- Lincoln Road
Fans of the Sundance Channel's hit series "Man Shops Globe"
know that Keith Johnson, buyer for Anthropologie,
roams the fashion capitals of the world in search of unique,
hand-crafted objects that will inspire his in-house design team to
fabricate the quirky, seasonal collections that are the hallmark of the
brand. In one episode he finds hand-stitched antique Union Jack quilts
that are transformed into bold red, white and blue bedspreads. In
another, an artist crafts lifelike bird statues from torn newsprint that
become store displays at outlets across the country.
The blending of bold colors and rough hewn styles labored over by
artisans and craftsmen adds to the bohemian vibe of the Lincoln Road
flagship shop where a staff of visual display artists pulls everything
together into quaint vignettes of clothing, lingerie, housewares and
gifts. The notion of a lifestyle shop adds a kind of "rich hippie"
atmosphere to the sometimes pricey merchandise including flowing day
dresses, lace blouses and retro-inspired shoes. The Anthropologie
customer buys patterns and layers, favoring soft scarves and straw hats.
The shop also offers funky china teapots, books
about Paris, embroidered hand towels and gauzy lingerie to help capture
a rather vintage, girly vibe. Sales staff are friendly and knowledgeable
but know the object of the in-store treasure hunt works best when
customers are left to their own devices. Travelers to South Beach may
find the fashions are not in tune with the body-conscious club looks so
popular on our streets, but will still enjoy taking a quick tour of the
sales racks for a gossamer treasure that will probably look right at
home once they return from vacation.
Anthropologie Store Details
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1108 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
||Cash, Credit Card
||Parking garage one block north
||Mo-Th 10am - 10pm
Fr-Sa 10am - 11pm
Su 12pm - 8pm