The other day, I wrote a story about the one thing I'll never buy from Anthropologie ever again. Our Editor-in-Chief, Faith Durand, totally agreed with me — and that got us talking about what we consider to be the single best thing to buy at Anthro. At first, we talked about the aprons, which there's certainly no shortage of online. We thought about the mugs, too. Ultimately, though, we thought of one thing that is just a total no-brainer.
This is the single best thing you can buy at Anthro among the sea of frilly aprons, monogrammed mugs, cheese knives, and hooks.
The single best thing you can buy at Anthropologie: side plates.
Think about it. When it comes to your everyday dinner plates, you probably have a basic white option. And that's what we actually suggest. (See: 6 Dinnerware Sets That Will Outlast Your Design Whims.) White is timeless, lets your food take the spotlight, and can be dressed up or down based on the occasion (or lack thereof).
Where you can really start to have some fun is with your side plates. They're not super expensive, they're easy to store and stack, you can mix and match them, and they can really take a table setting in one direction or another. Of course, Anthropologie has lots of options. Just take a look at some of these below.
- Tamatoa Side Plate, $10
- Painted Poppies Side Plate, $14
- Melbourne Side Plate, $16
- Georgi Side Plate, $16
- Liberty for Anthropologie Wiltshire Garden Side Plate, $16
- Vector Side Plate, $16
- French Sapphire Side Plate, $12
- Narrative Dessert Plate, $14
- Sardina Side Plate, $12
- Saga Side Plate, $12
What about you? Do you love the side plates at Anthro? Did you think we were going to suggest something else? Discuss in the comments below!