Anthropologie, one of my favourite women’s apparel and accessories, home furnishings and décor stores, has just landed on Queen Street West in Toronto. Located in the heart of Toronto’s design district, this new store is the perfect fit for this creative and artistic community. A 7,000 square foot Church has been transformed into a unique retail experience to house their eclectic array of merchandise reflecting the nature of the Queen West community. This 19th century church has been restored with the aid of local artists and artisans to showcase original features such as the arched stained glass windows, fireplace and casework. Anthropologie also preserved a double-height space at the center of the store, complementing it with new elements including a reclaimed wood and glass staircase leading to a second story catwalk as well as employing a full-team of visual artists to create site-specific art installations for the windows and interiors.
Looking to update your wardrobe with some fashionable finds from Anthropologie? Here are my favourite finds from their new collection!
Full of warm blends and knitted pieces, these sweaters will keep you warm while turning heads all winter long. My favourite item this winter is Geo-Quilted Kimono by Sunday in Brooklyn. This ¾ length sleeve sweater drapes beautifully while also looking fabulous belted. Cozy up in this textured blend Stonelayer Shawled SweaterCoat by Dolan. This opened front sweater loose structure is the perfect staple in any winter wardrobe.
It’s all about midi-length skirts this winter. Switch things up with a textured fabric or gorgeous print. White is no longer reserved to just a summer colour. The Dotted Jacquard Skirt is both chic and figure flattering with a slimming A-line silhouette made from polyester-spandex jacquard by HD in Paris. A muted print, like the Shimmered Monarch Skirt, is a playful way to make a statement. This beautiful butterfly motif made of polyester organza is a light and airy skirt that will move with you all night long.
This season’s hottest silhouette for dresses is the classic fit-and-flare. This gorgeous Rubied Lace Dress by Moulinette Soeurs made from a cotton-nylon-polyester mix in a stunning red lace will make you the centre of any event. Or, add more colour to your look with a kaleidoscope print created from Embroidered Octave Dress by Pankaj & Nidhi. Either way, this shape is becoming on any body type and made from colour palettes that will compliment any skin tone.
A classic blouse can transition your look seamlessly from any season. Re-vamp your look with the Akumi Wrap Blouse by Injiri thoughtfully made with handmade textiles of natural fibers and colors crafted by artisans. This sheer cotton blouse with pleat detailing and single button closure is both simple and elegant. Channel your playful side with this rich cream Woodland Walk Buttondown by Maeve. This fun animal printed rayon blouse pairs beautifully untuck with pants or tucked in for a more tapered look with a skirt.