Finally. Those people lucky enough to reside outside the M25 can now shop at the quirkiest, coolest homeware shop America’s ever produced, AKA Anthropologie, online.

‘This is all very lovely, but where’s the stationery?’ she wailed…

…erm, there isn’t any. Yet. Hopefully the stock will grow, but for now the European site has a lot less choice than the US one, which is a bit disappointing. Probably just as well though – not sure I can afford much more Anthropologie temptation! – Ellie

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Oh, we’ve waited patiently. We’ve never complained. We’ve twiddled our thumbs and admired Anthropologie.com politely from afar on blogs and in American mags since 1992, with never a moan or a mutter. We waited for the genius Mr Hayne, of Urban Outfitters fame, to remember little ol’ Europe, pack his designer suitcase full of eclectic homewares, and pop over here to open a shop. And now, he’s finally answered our prayers. The UK’s first Anthropologie opens at 158 Regent Street, London, this Friday 23rd October, but I’m going to the sneaky peek press launch at the store tomorrow. Be rude not to really.

Picture 20There’s a Kings Road store planned soon, too, and the online shop Anthropologie.co.uk is launching in spring 2010 to spread the love to the rest of Europe. I haven’t been this excited since 1987, at my 5th birthday party, when I had to be shut in a room to calm down because it was all too much fun and I was in danger of actually popping with joy. Anthropologie, welcome to the UK. We love you. – Ellie

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