Anthropology, Waterside Shops, 5415 Tamiami Trail, Naples, anthropologie.com; 594-0317.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, at-5 on Sunday.
Inside: 6000 square feet Anthropology Waterside Shops wears women's clothing and accessories, furniture, art and home decor and garden gifts, seasonal products and vintage finds.
Claim to fame: a chain of 137 stores (at last count), this is true mark Anthropologie and its spin-off reflects the company's web and a list of offerings. But there is a vibration of Southwest Florida. The differences are the product of stress, color, found objects and detailed vignettes, "says Amanda Hanes, store manager for the last five years." We are particularly proud of our facilities, "said Hanes, who has a team of display house .
Aprons signify a change of season at Anthropologie, which is "always coming up with cute prints, great detailing and, usually, a matching potholder, so it makes a great housewarming or holiday gift," says store manager Hanes, who once had a customer who turned her apron into a dress.
The 16-ounce stoneware "Homegrown Monogram Mug" is pretty, feels good to hold and at $8 each is a gift that bears repeating (for yourself, your mother, your man, your editor whom you love and admire, your talented, steadfast page designer - all your most important people). Australian artist Samantha Robinson imagined the design, which hides secret images, insiders say.
There's a ring holder for every sensibility in an array of shapes, sizes and materials, including the gilded bird in a 3-by-4-inch stoneware nest ($14); and a 2.5-by-4-by-2-inch bigmouth brass fish ($18).
A wrought-iron garden chair at home in a classic English garden works well indoors or out in our paradise scheme of things ($248). British artist David Le Versha designed the chair, which comes in orange, turquoise, plum and red - each color featuring a different, curvaceous back flourish. Orange is hottest here so far, Anthropologie's Amanda Hanes reports.