After around two years of construction on the former YMCA building, the wait for the new Bedford Square development in downtown Westport has finally ceased and Anthropologie has arrived. The store used to be located on the Post Road but its new location offers a unique layout and a convenient spot for Westport shoppers.
Anthropologie is a women’s clothing store that sells anything from t-shirts to wedding dresses. In addition to clothes, they also offer a wide selection of furniture, home decor, makeup and skincare products, an assortment of jewelry and other office and household items.
This new location is noticeably larger than the previous one, with three floors full of merchandise which are all decorated to perfection. The bright colors that were incorporated into the trendy and stylish clothes immediately grabbed our attention.
While the extensive size has its benefits, the massive scale of the store could come across as somewhat overwhelming for a shopper who may be just looking around. The layout of the store resembles that of a small department store because the merchandise is categorized into different sections. Since there is such an abundance of products, one can become conflicted as to where to go in the store and what items to buy.
“I felt a little overwhelmed by the size because it was my first time. But, I feel like the next time I go it won't be bad because I'll know which floors have what,” Kendall Kowalsky ’19 said.
The clothing was also up to date on the latest trends. We saw items that included embroidery, pom poms, velvet and statement sleeves. The Anthropologie website describes their products as, “...[catering] to the lifestyle of our five muses: soft & delicate; boho chic; easy cool; elegant classic; and modern sporty.”