Jan 26, 2012

{Am I missing something?}

Okay, I certainly don’t claim to be a “design” expert.  Actually, I can’t really claim to be an expert on anything.  So, I thought maybe I would ask all of you.  I recently spied the Splayer Sofa from Anthropologie online…

And I was just wondering…am I missing something?

Really?  $6500 + $300 for shipping?

I don’t get it?  I mean I love Anthropologie.  I really do…I just bought these colorful bowls (love).

I also have this coffee cup…personalized with an E (love).

But I don’t get this… 

Really?  It kind of makes me chuckle just a little. 

I do have a few questions:

1.) How many of these sofas have they sold?  Thousands?  I would like to see pics.
2.) Who are the people purchasing this sofa? I think I would like to hang out with them.
3.) Again, am I missing something? 

This would be great fodder for Catalog Living.  Have you ever read this blog?  It’s hilarious…and you really need to check out the funny exchanges and thoughts of Gary and Elaine.

This one just so happens to be from Anthropologie…

The owl assumed her fate was sealed, until she heard the familiar clip-clop of her
old pal Lightning.

(Source: anthropologie.com)

21 comments:

  1. Wow. I'm at a loss too. I think that one can be filed under "More money than sense".

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  2. If someone wants to pay me for a couch that price I have one in the basement still waiting to be finished, it looks just a torn as that one does. LOL

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  3. I like anthropologie, too. Well, I like their style. I don't like the idea of paying a fortune to look like I've carefully shopped thrift stores for my home and body. I'll just carefully shop thiftstores, thank you.

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  4. Wow! That's just...wow! If I visited someone and they had that couch, I certainly wouldn't think they paid a small fortune for it. I would have thought they got it off someone's curb.

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  5. I do like anthropologie but I find their furniture prices a little eye popping. Also, that couch is waaay too hairy.

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  6. Hmm...I was about to get rid of a couch that, thanks to two kitties, looks like this. Maybe I could sell it instead.

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  7. Hilarious! I read this last night and thought "oh I bet she doesn't realize that they are just showing how the sofa is constructed". I seriously thought you then went and chose the finished product that suits you....until I read this morning's comments and went and looked at the website. Now I am just sitting here shaking my head with my jaw slacked open like the rest of you, LOL!

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  8. Hi, I worked at Anthropologie and the philosophy is "avant garde", well traveled, artsy recycle, really different, edgy current trends. The demographic targeted is primarily 25-45 working women. When they put an object on the floor with say, a $10,000 price tag, they don't expect to sell it, but if they do, great. This sofa is priced high and I imagine there are not a whole lot of them. Believe it or not, as my father liked to say "there is a chair for every butt". I admit I sort of like it...maybe not as extreme. How fun would it be to take a thrift sofa and do something like it? It could be a fun rec room piece. Anthropologie is inspiring, if not always affordable.

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  9. It reminds me of Sally from Nightmare before Christmas ;) It also has given me the courage to go ahead and try recovering my couch. At least there will be one sofa out there that will look as good as mine...and a pricey one at that - ha!

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  10. Hahaha...that's funny! Yeah...that sofa is a bit too deconstructed for my taste. LOVE anthro, but it looks like something from the dump. Found you at centsational girl...newest follower here. hope you'll come visit the Farmhouse Porch!
    ♥Linsey

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  11. Let me just say, that yes, I do think the price is ridiculous...but look closely at this sofa. The lines are perfect. If it was covered in a flax linen I would be drooling.

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  12. Erin, you are killing me. While I also love, love, love Anthropology and almost bought those bowls, the sofa is somewhat perplexing to me as well. I believe that since they have built an empire on raggedy, kitschy, and outrageously delightful nostalgic elements, they think they can also sell their displays. That sofa, for all it's conversation-starter capabilities, does indeed resemble something that could be found in a store window rather than in an actual home with children (pulling on its cords and such). Great post, and I am ever so happy to have made your acquaintance through the ether. Happy blogging and many fruitful and happy returns in the new year.

    Yours truly,

    Ms. M.

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  13. When I first saw the picture of the couch, I thought "how cute, she took an old couch and made it crazy." When I saw it was new and selling for that price, I almost croaked.

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  14. I agree!! It looks like the project of a demented upholsterer. Dr. Buckle and Mr. Hide.......

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  15. Um... I am not a fan of that couch. Not one bit. :P

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  16. I think someone got tired and forget to finish the upholstery job! This kind of goes along with the buying designer 'already torn' jeans for $$$$ thing ... makes no sense to me! As my nanny used to say, 'To each his own'. We need a new couch, but I wouldn't want that one as a gift!

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  17. I think they went a tad overboard in their quest to be "artsy".

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  18. What are those people smoking? Also, the frame is pine. Not exactly the preferred hardwood for furniture frames.

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  19. This reminds me of just about every shopping trip with my daughter. She picks out a not-casual blouse or dress that she likes, and I comment, "Mam-ma would just die if she saw all those unfinished edges! Since when can you add $20 to the price of a blouse just because you were too lazy to finish it!"

    http://suzannejackson.willowhouse.com

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  20. I JUST found your blog!! Love it!~Awesome to see that someone else out there uses napkins for pillow covers :)) I HAD to leave a comment when I saw this Anthropologie post~I posted on the same sofa(and sidekick chair)on Feb 2 on my own blog~check it out if you get the chance!! I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks! Thanks for posting!
    http://faithunfolding.blogspot.com/2012/02/what.html

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