To fete Anthropologie's much-anticipated opening Chelsea Market, the chain will be offering several one-of-a-kind collections from some boutique labels that dovetail with the brand's cheery, feminine aesthetic.
On the dresses front, expect to find some of LES mainstay Some Odd Rubies' signature reworked vintage pieces (pictured), as well as vintage-fabric pieces from West Village outpost Geminola's Lorraine Kirke. The Chelsea space will also stock hand-painted denim from artist Carol Horn, as well as jewelry from Alison Woodward of Reverie (pictured, otherwise sold at a variety of local boutiques) and Paris-based jewelry house Woloch of Paris, now defunct.
Anthropologie has long been a surprisingly good source for indie labels -- from a recent Ruffian collaboration to Tabitha and Odille dresses to necklaces by Fiona Paxton -- so installing a few special-edition indie lines seems like a pretty brilliant move for the chain.
Anthropologie at Chelsea Market opens Friday, April 16 at 75 Ninth Avenue.