Santa Sabina

I’ll never forget the first time I went into Anthropologie.  I was with my best friend, and before walking in she assured me that it was going to become my all-time favorite store.  She could not have been more on point and the retailer remains one of my favorites to this day.  The stores are always so uniquely decorated and have the most interesting products.  I often cannot afford many things there, but make a point to buy something small each time I go since browsing the shop always boosts my mood.  I also get excited to receive their catalogue each season…the photos are always so beautiful and taken in exotic locations.  One issue was taken somewhere in Latin America, and I fell in love with the patterns and colors that gave such incredible life to the clothes.

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June 2007 - glass bender blouse

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While Jess was visiting, we stumbled upon a shop that reminded me so much of the pictures from that catalogue.  Santa Sabina is small, but packed with lots of unique treasures inspired by Mexican culture.  They had amazing embroidered dresses with bright colors (similar ones available here), hand-woven tapestries, and Dia de los Muertos skulls.  The shop gave me a similar feeling that Anthro did, and instantly became a favorite of Jess and myself (we visited the store two more times during Jess’ week-long visit).

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