Anthropologie’s New Clare V. Collection Is Here and It’s Ridiculously “French Girl” Chic

updated Mar 9, 2020
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Anthropologie is one of our favorite go-tos for stylish home and kitchen items, so when we heard they were collaborating with Los Angeles-based brand Clare V., our hearts skipped a beat. Known primarily for quality leather goods and accessories, Clare V.’s world is colorful, patterned, and dripping in French-girl style. Their new Anthro collection includes cool decor, apparel, and paper goods in their signature red and blue tones, but our favorite pieces are their clever kitchen and storage essentials. Infused with poppy colors, prints, and quippy French phrases, these items make decorating, entertaining, and even commuting look très chic. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below, but be sure to check out the full collection as well!

1. Bamboo Melamine Bento Box

If you need inspiration to start packing your lunch for work, look no further than these patterned bento boxes. Made from durable, dishwasher-safe melamine, the lidded boxes have two storage levels so you can fit your lunch and a midday snack. The contrasting stretchy band keeps the box securely shut in transit, so you never have to worry about unexpected messes. The only thing harder than deciding what to put in your box is which of the three fun styles to pick. Hint: All three isn’t a wrong answer.

Buy: Bamboo Melamine Bento Box, $18

2. Maisonette Lip Mug

Many of us get started with caffeine in the morning, but how many people can say that their coffee mug puts a smile on their face? These cute two-toned mugs do just that, and you can choose between three colorways and patterns. Clare V. also designed coordinating dessert plates that can be mixed and matched. Pour your café au lait in the OUI mug, place a flaky croissant on the lips plate, then close your eyes and imagine you’re in Paris. 

Buy: Maisonette Lip Mug, $16

3. Striped Glass Tumblers

These hand-blown glass tumblers have an artsy, rustic vibe that’s decidedly French. They’d be pretty for simply serving water or juice, but a colorful cocktail or glass of sparkling rosé would also pop behind the two-toned stripes. Got enough glasses? The set can be broken up and used to display flowers or store makeup brushes on a vanity. The red-and-blue-striped carafe is sold separately and can either match or coordinate with the tumblers, whether you choose green, red, or yellow.

Buy: Striped Glass Tumblers (set of 4), $56

4. Souvenir de la Fete Platter

Serve your guests from this platter, and as food disappears, the playful Souvenir de la Fête message appears. While it would be pretty for arranging cookies, biscuits, or scones at a brunch, the generous 14 x 10-inch platter can also be used to serve a whole roasted fish, vegetables, or sliders. When not in use, lean it against a backsplash or keep it out on a sideboard for an extra pop of color.

Buy: Souvenir de la Fete Platter, $58

5. Francophile Travel Mug

Whether you want to curb your plastic use or save money by brewing your morning coffee at home, these travel mugs make it easy and stylish to bring your beverage on-the-go. The tall 20-ounce and shorter 10-ounce mugs are insulated to keep drinks hot or cold for up to five hours and come in four bright, conversation-starting motifs. A splash-proof lid keeps contents locked inside, no matter if you’re toting hot coffee to work or drinking sangria at a picnic.

Buy: Francophile Travel Mug, $28 onwards

6. Maisonette Tray

Made from lightweight tin, these small, hand-painted trays are perfect for corralling rings by the kitchen sink or bedside table. They can also be used to hold paper clips or keys on an entry table. Choose from the small six-inch tray in pretty, muted pink and the slightly larger seven-inch black tray, both featuring bright lettering.

Buy: Maisonette Tray, $22 onwards

7. Reusable Paper Lunch Bag

The perfect carrier for work lunches or road trip snacks (or your new bento box), this reusable lunch bag resembles the paper sacks many of us used as school kids. The key difference? This one is made from cellulose paper and is lined in polyethylene vinyl, making it leak-proof and even washable. The roomy, flexible bag can fit a surprising amount, and a snap closure and rollable edge keep it all stylishly neat and contained.

Buy: Reusable Paper Lunch Bag, $36

Have any favorites? Let us know in the comments below!