Anthropologie's Chicken Coop and Other Unlikely Fashion Items

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Backyard Chicken Coop
While this headline-making chicken coop is beautiful and inventive, customers have given it mixed reviews, suggesting that it's actually unsafe. "This ... more 
Photo by: anthropologie.com
Backyard Chicken Coop
While this headline-making chicken coop is beautiful and inventive, customers have given it mixed reviews, suggesting that it's actually unsafe. "This coop is quite lovely in its rustic look, however it would not be safe for chickens. Chicken coops should always be made with hard wire cloth to prevent rodents and predators from getting into the coop," Emue from Seattle, Washington wrote on the product review. "This very basic design flaw makes me question the integrity of the rest of the coop. " Perhaps that's why the handmade contraption is now on sale from $3,000 to $699.95. less 
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Wed, Jul 10, 2013 3:06 PM EDT
If you're online shopping at Anthropologie and you happen to be perusing the house & home section, you may be surprised to find products that belong on a farm. Anthropologie is now selling a $3,000, handmade chicken coop made from reclaimed cypress and redwood.


Customers have expressed some skepticism. Is this a serious endeavor, or merely a way for Anthropologie to appeal to the grunge-loving, green-going hipster culture that has swept the consumer market? "I was so excited to receive this as a gift, but when I put my chickens in their new home, they basically went berserk," a customer from Washington, DC posted on the product review. "My chickens are modern chickens - classy ladies who live in this century and aren't about to set themselves back 150 years just to get a little street cred with the hipster chicks over in Williamsburg with their organic, local chicken feed and ironic waddles." While the retailer may be known for its boho-chic clothing, accessories, and home décor, the last thing we expected them to sell was a build-it-yourself hen pen. Anthropologie is just one of many fashion companies that has extended its inventory to contain some outlandish merchandise. A handful of mass-market clothing stores are selling unusual, eccentric and no to mention, pricey, products too. -- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff