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The Cull: 10 Best Small Storage Items from Anthropologie, Modern Edition

In 2001 I saw the French charm offensive Amélie and decided right away that I wanted to be just like the titular heroine of the film. (Be kind: I was in my 20s). I wanted her pixie-ish haircut; I wanted her cute, feminine wardrobe; I wanted her retro-chic apartment. But being that I lived in NYC and not in Paris, the best I could do was visit an Anthropologie store. I did this often. I’d go to the store for regular doses of the bohemian-romantic style that had so captured my imagination. Sometimes I’d walk out with a pretty candle or café au lait bowl, but mostly it was enough to just wander the store and soak in all that eye candy. Like most stories of young love, though, the store and I grew apart. Anthropologie remained devoted to its particular brand of feminine style; I moved on.

Recently, I checked in on my old flame—and was surprised to see that it was dipping a toe in modern designs. Here are 10 unexpectedly modern-looking storage products from the retailer.

Anthropologie Glazed Terracotta Cannister
Above: The Glazed Terracotta Canisters come with cork lids and in three sizes (the larger two would be perfect for holding coffee beans); $14 to $28.
Anthropologie Trapezoid Dish Rack
Above: The Trapezoid Dish Rack is glam but not glitzy; $58.
Anthropologie Mimira Large Platter
Above: The watercolor-like Mimira Large Platter by ceramicist Lindsay Emery is $58.
Anthropologie Carson Magazine Rack
Above: The Carson Magazine Rack, made of rubberwood and iron, has brushed brass details; $88 to $118.
Anthropologie Cerco Hook Rack
Above: The Cerco Hook Rack features minimalist rods as hooks, each with a notch on top of it for easy hanging. It comes in bronze, carbon, and silver; $38.
Anthropologie Hansa Hanging Letter Holder
Above: The Hansa Hanging Letter Holder would be perfect for the entry or office; $42.
Anthropologie Lusso Hook Rack
Above: The cast iron and brass Lusso Hook Rack is currently available in a blackened iron or silver finish (the gold is currently not in stock); $68.
Anthropologie Powder Coated Trash Can
Above: A modern version of a retro garbage bin, the Powder-Coated Trash Can is $48.
Anthropologie Golden Ratio Jewelry Box
Above: The Golden Ratio Jewelry Box available in two sizes, is by Brooklyn designer Virginia Sin; $68 to $88.
Anthropologie Alba Garment Rack
Above: The streamlined bamboo Alba Garment Rack has two racks for shoes; $118.
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