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Anthropologie, the romantically inclined elder sister to Urban Outfitters, opened the doors of its first European store in autumn 2009, so those who stocked up during New York shopping sprees can now access the US brand’s signature classics closer to home.

The store’s signature large-scale window displays and installations, and a light-filled atrium with a jaw-dropping 1,500 square foot living wall of 11,000 plants, help to challenge London gloominess, while stock is of a feminine bent, with delicate necklaces adorned with puppies and birds, soft knit cardies, craft-edged homewares and blouses with ruffles and bows.

London designers, such as Eley Kishimoto and Beyond the Valley, have collaborated with the label to produce exclusive pieces for the store; but it’s the vintage-inspired range of homewares that has really filled a hole in the London market.

Venue name: Anthropologie
Address: 158 Regent Street
Opening hours: Open 10am-7pm Mon-Wed; 10am-8pm Thur; 10am-7pm Fri, Sat; noon-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
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NakedPRGirl Claire

When Anthropologie first opened, I was entranced. It has this magical quality to it with beautiful displays, living walls of flowers, vintage furnishings and seemingly handpicked pieces from new designers to pick from. A little of the sparkle has gone for me now as fashion trends have moved a little away from Anthropologies’ staple items of printed dresses, chunky knits and pretty tops but it is still full of gorgeous clothes that you won’t find anyone else wearing. Prices range depending on designer so you might pick up a dress in one side that is £50 and find a more intricate version by a different designer on a different floor for £300, but that’s kind of the beauty of it. Anthropologie excel in pretty little accessories and gift items, think everything from head bands to earrings and scarves. My favourite Anthropologie guilty pleasure is the kitchen area – just go there and try not to come away with a floral spoon set and fancy pastel embroidered apron. Just try it!

Diana T

If you need anything new for your kitchen, well anything cute for your kitchen, go to Anthro! They have some amazing cookbooks, and the cutest teacups, and cup measurers, bottle openers, cutlery, bowls, plates, gravy boats, you know, the list goes on. I have a mismatched collection of bowls and plates I've collected over the years. I usually pretend the reason nothing matches is because one of my old housemates took one of mine, which could be true if I didn't guard my Anthro stuff with my life. Their unusual clothes are a little over priced, but I find that the sales tend to be pretty good for gift hunting, what to get that awkward work friend who's birthday you're invited to? Something from Anthro!