01/06/17 11:52am
Via screenshot.

Via screenshot.

Nothing says “luxury living” in Brooklyn these days like a wretched and contaminated Superfund site, apparently. Anthropologie, which sells clothes to people who consider Urban Outfitters too down market, is now selling a “Gowanus” dress for $188. The dress is made by local designer UZI NYC, run by co-designer Mari Gustafson.

Via DNAinfo:

Gustafson said she was happy to see Anthropologie — which doesn’t have any stores in Brooklyn — recognize neighborhoods other than the ones typically named by corporations looking to capitalize on the borough’s cool image.

“I’m glad they didn’t name them after Greenpoint or Williamsburg or Bushwick, because that would be cheesy,” Gustafson said. “I think it’s interesting that they’re noticing that the hip factor of Brooklyn is south of Atlantic Avenue. I think it’s good for Brooklyn.”

I guess they finally moved on from $40 Bushwick jerseys.

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12/06/11 10:06am

Get yourself a job for Christmas?

To quote brokevestigative reporter Caroline Shadood, Anthropologie is a place that hires “Bohemian-chic post-makeover cat ladies who will stick around,” while “High schoolers and college students shouldn’t come-a-knockin’” for short-term jobs. If that describes you, put down the flocked stilltoe dress and listen up: Anthropologie is hiring management positions for its NYC and North Jersey stores. Open interviews will be held at the Soho store (375 W. Broadway) on Dec. 14 from 10am-2pm (or you can apply online if you can’t make it). So what’s it really like to work there? Read Caroline’s behind-the-seams post to find out!