Bring on the bracelets! Anthropologie branches out by opening an accessories-only store in Chevy Chase.
By Kristen Thorne
Anthropologie opened its doors to an intimate group of press last week for a sneak peak of the very first stand-alone accessories store which opened in Chevy Chase, Maryland October 29th. We were treated to an exclusive walk through with Co-President and Chief Merchandising Officer Wendy Wurtzburger and DMM of Accessories Maggie Schuler, and got to hear about their inspiration for the store- which feels more like a gallery with its artful displays and spacious interior.
Shoppers can choose from a wide selection of shoes, bags, costume jewelry, fine jewelry, scarves, belts, and other accessories. For the first time, Anthropologie will offer estate and antique jewelry, one of a kind brooches, and antique engagement and wedding rings. The unique assortment will include a range of items from emerging designers and artists around the world, reworked vintage pieces, and Anthropologie’s own designs.
“We are creating a more intimate experience for our customer. It will be the equivalent of going down the rabbit hole and finding a magical world with more of what she loves—tactile and rich—wonderful to shop and ponder.,” says Wurtzburger, “We hope the shoe assortment will be one of the more passion provoking parts of the experience, introducing her to a varied and extraordinary array of designers and styles.”
Anthropologie is known for its uncommon brand of style and offbeat pieces, and the smaller space and passionate staff of the Chevy Chase location enhance, rather than detract from, the qualities customers have always loved about the brand. The feeling that each piece one sees is unique is even more apparent in the Chevy Chase store, where the assortment of accessories includes meticulously hand-crafted leather bags from Italy and scarves from Tibet, Woloch earrings from 1960’s Paris, and bracelets created from tea cups. Though each is beautiful on its own, all come together to offer a place where she can uncover something truly extraordinary.