Best place to outfit the post-collegian
Urban sophisticates don't have many buying options. That wonderfully cheap snazzy T-shirt from Urban
Outfitters loses its cling after one evening out. The minimalist-chic DIY chair breaks a leg in the middle
of its first potluck-dinner party.
But for those looking for lasting wear in cool clothes and housewares, Anthropologie offers goods that
synthesize the solidity of Talbots, the trendiness of Urban Outfitters, and the simplicity of J. Crew.
The national chain's Boylston Street location stocks wares that bridge the gap between college and beyond,
from Italian shoe/sneaker hybrids to drape-y sweaters for work and homey ethnic patchwork duvets to simple
sheath window dressings. Consider it the Uptown Outfitters, a tad pricier and significantly more solid,
with longer wear time.
Anthropologie, 799 Boylston Street, Boston, (617) 262-0545.