Full-lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, is officially open in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.
Calling Anthropologie “just another new store” in Bend is a little like calling Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour “just another concert.” Anthropologie’s grand opening in the Old Mill District brings with it a unique, immersive retail experience that has locals buzzing with excitement.
“I cannot wait,” said Bend resident and Anthropologie super fan Lyndsey Hendrix. “It has a little bit of everything. It brings so much joy whenever you walk inside. It smells so good the second you walk in…and everything is so colorful. It’s just the happiest store, and I’m so excited for it to be in Bend finally.”
Located at 325 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 110, across from Avalon Salon & Spa and Evoke Winery, Anthropologie’s lifestyle brand is in constant conversation with its thoughtful, creative-minded community. It takes pride in resonating with those who prioritize self-expression and pursue inspiration, knowledge and experience in the spirit of boundless curiosity. Over the course of three decades, Anthropologie has evolved from women’s clothing to a full lifestyle shopping experience. The brand’s offerings now include shoes, accessories, beauty, furniture, home décor, garden and bridal.
“They’re going to be an amazing addition to the district,” said Beau Eastes, Marketing Director for the Old Mill District. “Anthropologie is one of those iconic retail brands that will elevate everyone around them.”
Anthropologie opened its first store in Wayne, Pennsylvania in 1992. Part of the URBN brand portfolio that includes Urban Outfitters and Free People, Anthropologie now operates more than 200 stores across the globe. The Old Mill District store is Anthropologie’s third in Oregon and the first in the state outside of the Portland metro area. Store hours in the Old Mill District will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.
“It’s something that really triggers the senses,” Bend store manager Amanda Schuldes said about the 7,500 square-foot location in the north end of the Old Mill District. “It’s a mix between nostalgic and modern. There’s a touch of whimsy, adventure and travel.” Schuldes said the upcoming Bend store is housed in a smaller footprint than many of Anthropologie’s other locations, giving the spot a more boutique feel.
Hendrix, the longtime Bend fan, is already planning for her first visit and has nothing but high expectations for the store’s success in the Old Mill District.
“Oh, it’s going to thrive in Bend, 100 percent,” she said, adding with a laugh, “if nothing else through my friends’ group alone.”