Anthropologie Opens Ultimate Shopping Experience In Newport Beach


What a fun friday night it was here in SoCal
with the  private party opening of 
Anthropologie's  new
Ultimate Shopping Experience
in Fashion Island!

Over 19,000 feet of their unmatched
transformative environment!
Besides mainly clothes and decorative accessories
Anthropologie
is making huge strides in broadening their lifestyle brand
with this opening of a new retail wonderland!



Even before I knew just how remarkable the evening would end up to be
I pulled together some of my favorite accessories for the occasion!
Celine sunnies, my Paloma Picasso business card holder, lots of turquoise including
my one of a kind Tamera Beardsley Design chandelier earrings.
My silk Tory Burch shoes finally got to come out for a spin
with my French Basketeer basket!


Before Anthropologie's  private party
Jeff and I had dinner at one of our favorite
Fashion Island spots
Fig and Olive
It was delicious as always
with the same impeccable service!
But I must say
my mind was all about getting to see what new happenings
were taking place in the newest store in Newport Beach!


All of my beloved accessories 
complemented
my ball gown from Beholden
that I topped with a cold shoulder top from Target!
It provided the perfect arm coverage I appreciate these days!




The scene was set inside and out
for the evenings festivities!
Anthropologie partnered with 
the  annual Newport Beach Film Festival
with part of the proceeds of the evening being donated to the foundation.


Once checked in and through the doors …

It was truly swoon worthy
in every direction one could look!

After a stop at one of the four bars they had set up inside
we set off 
wine in hand
(oh if every Friday could be so magnificent!)
to take in each of the many bedrooms curated in
true style perfection!


Flower arrangements
were of course fresh and innovative!


As a gardner who loves to bring the outside in
I was particularly taken with their inventive take on plant selection!


Fantastic installations
that we have all come to expect from the Anthropologie brand
were bigger and better than I have ever seen!


Talk about an ultimate shopping experience
'trayed'  champagne always at the ready
especially in their incredible new shoe department!
I went home with a new pair …
and
 I'm still dreaming about some I left behind for my next visit!


Besides wine, exquisite decor, a live Indie band  and shoe shopping
my absolute highlight of the evening was meeting 
David McCreight - Anthropologie's CEO

It was the absolutely gorgeous 
Catherine Moellering - GMM of beauty at Anthropologie
who was kind enough to track David McCreight down for introductions.

I was talking to the very gracious Catherine for a while before I realized who she was …
and 
what she does at Anthropologie!
She was recruited by Anthro from 
the "edgy, ultra hip" Ricky's in NYC.
A "Beauty Shop"
"that transcends trends while inspiring and emphasizing individuality"
where she was president of the company.

Before that Catherine was at the  exclusive
Tobe Trend Forecasting Agency
after graduating from Harvard.

In what seems a lifetime ago
I spent nearly two decades in retail
up to the executive buying level
(before I started my own accessory design company)
so for me meeting these two retail giants
from a company I adore
felt like meeting Retail Rock Stars to be sure!

I could have listened all night as they explained 
the new additions they are bringing to one of my favorite store brands!
The likes of store cafes
that will encourage people to stay longer than the average hour of shopping
to the likes of three.
Boy can I see how that can happen
especially if the rumor
that I read about on the Bloomberg Report
of blowout bars being added come to fruition!

Just imagine going shopping at Anthro
getting lunch with a glass of wine
a blow out and makeup
and
 out the door for a fabulous Friday  date night!

Sign me up for sure!!
Maybe a boutique hotel would round out the shopping experience perfectly!




I for one couldn't be happier
that Anthropologie picked 
'our neighborhood'
for their newest 
Ultimate Shopping Experience!

Welcome to the neighborhood!



As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life









9 comments:

  1. Looks like an evening in heaven! They're focusing more on home-wear, I understand, and it's all so beautiful. As are you, my dear Tamera! Thanks for sharing and stay fabulous, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. A beautiful store indeed, with very imaginative styling to love. Your outfit is Fabulous, Tamera, especially those chandelier earrings: to die for :)) xx

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    1. I love your outfit!! Looks like such a wonderful time--I'll have to visit. I love stopping by the south coast plaza store, such a cool vibe!
      xo
      Leslie

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  3. looks like a fabulous store Tamera, and you look wonderful too. Thank you for the tour - sounds like a great evening. Julie xx

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  4. You look fabulous hun, love the vibrancy of your outfit. XX

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  5. As always, you look just divine ....I love, love, love your style. Your husband (and mine) is such a great sport....(they do everything we want....smile).

    The first time I went to an Anthropologie was in Santa Barbara about 20 years ago....for some reason I wasn't taken by it. I suppose it was because my most favorite boutique dress stores, the artistic "Natasha" and fabulous "Socorro" on State Street, fit me to a "T". BUT while in Palm Springs in January, I thought I'd give Anthropologie another look....
    needless-to-say, I did more than look. Maybe they've changed since my last visit, but wow! I ended up purchasing something in every department. It is my new favorite store; as a plus for me, they have "petite" clothing that I can wear!

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  6. You are So beautifull Tamera and full of imagination.

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  7. Wow sounds like shopping heaven! You look gorgeous and love that skirt. Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & enjoy your weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks like an AMAZING evening! Love the way you did the turquoise....love the bracelets like that! We have Anthropologie here and I love looking around there!

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