Anthropologie, the U.S.-based chain of distinctive clothing and decor items, confirmed last October it plans to open doors in Canada.
But in the last two weeks the news has been flittering through the city’s style-insider tweeting networks: The first location is set to open its doors in just under three weeks at Don Mills and Lawrence in Toronto.
If you’re at all familiar with parent-company Urban Outfitters’ vintage-trendy, youthful style, Anthropologie is its sweetly sophisticated sister with a more expensive taste for a whimsically chic mix of Victorian, antique, art deco and trend.
Three locations are scheduled to open in Canada within the next few months. The first is at Shops at Don Mills, a new outdoor-centre set-up much like L.A’s The Grove, an outside shopping complex with tree-lined walkways, grassy parkettes and limited traffic. The entire centre opens on Earth Day, April 22; Anthropologie is celebrating the evening before with a benefit for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
West Edmonton Mall gets the next store in late spring, and in mid-summer 80 Yorkville Ave. in downtown Toronto will open Anthropologie doors. Like their 121 U.S. counterparts, each shop will offer an eclectic range of women’s clothing, accessories, cosmetics, home decor and decorative accents. Most exciting is that finally Canadians will have easy access to the boho-romantic furnishings, fabrics, bedding, tableware and other merchandise to big to pack in a suitcase or too delicate to ship.
Expect prices to be somewhat premium; they’re straight-up conversions of the not-cheap U.S. rates, and like the American stores, what’s available in one location may not be available in another.
For more information, visit shopsatdonmills.ca and anthropologie.com.
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