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Bedding: BAGGU & Urban Outfitters.

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I just got an email from Urban Outfitters about their new bedding/textiles collaboration with Brooklyn-based Baggu, and I’m really impressed! I haven’t seen any of this stuff in person, but in photos it all looks SUPER DUPER COOL. I love Baggu stuff and everything I’ve bought from them has been great quality, so I’m hopeful that’s the case here. Everything is 100% cotton, which is encouraging! (I’m also always encouraged when behemoths like Urban Outfitters choose to work with reputable companies and independent designers instead of ripping anyone off, and that seems to be happening more and more.)

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BAGGU & UO Cutout Duvet Cover
BAGGU & UO Static Pillow
BAGGU & UO Cutout Pillowcase Set
BAGGU & UO Happy Tapestry

I really like the Cutout pattern! And that Static pillow and rug in black would’ve been right at home in my composition notebook-themed roundup from last year, right??

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I’ve never really thought of myself as a pink-and-purple kind of lady, but this shower curtain is really doing it for me. It would look horrendous in my current bathroom, sadly, but in an all-white bathroom? Yesssssss.

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At any rate, it all looks GREAT, and I think I need to get the Splotch quilt. It seems like the perfect thing to sleep under on a summer night!

Have you bought anything from the BAGGU & Urban Outfitters collaboration line? Have you seen it in person?

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  • Reply Cristina May 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    So rad that you’re encouraging Urban Outfitters to acknowledge designers! Also, amazing to think of you in little old Portales and staying hooked into STYLE. You go, Door Sixteen.

  • Reply ellyfawn May 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Lovin’ the smiley faces one! haha

  • Reply Judy May 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Urban Outfitters are notorious for ripping off indie designers. I’m surprised you’re onboard with them:

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    • Anna @ D16 May 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Judy, I’m not sure if you read my post, but that’s exactly what I was referring to when I said, “I’m also always encouraged when behemoths like Urban Outfitters choose to work with reputable companies and independent designers instead of ripping anyone off, and that seems to be happening more and more.” Urban Outfitters has a TERRIBLE history that I’ve commented on many times over the years both here and (more frequently) on Twitter, but I’m very encouraged by the fact that they’ve been making strides in a better direction recently—due in large part, no doubt, to public outcry on blogs and social media from people they want to be part of their client base. I know so many independent designers who are now working with Urban Outfitters to market their goods, and when things like that (as well as this collaboration with Baggu, who I know to be a reputable company) happen, I want to encourage MORE of it—not less. I said this on Twitter over the weekend, and I’ll say it again now: When sometimes-shitty companies do good things, I believe it’s important to acknowledge and encourage those good things. That’s how I feel about meat/dairy COs that add vegan options to their lines, and that’s how I feel about UO working with indie designers.

    • Nellie Wagoner May 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Anna, I love this blog and I find your entire aesthetic a genuine inspiration! The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw these patterns, especially the cut out and paint splotches was the Brooklyn designer Ellen Van Dusen’s clothing line, Dusen Dusen. Maybe do an image search when you have a chance; curious if you see the similarities. http://www.dusendusen.com/collections/womens

    • Anna @ D16 May 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Nellie, yes, Dusen Dusen is a longtime favorite of mine! 🙂 Check out Oelwein, Meg Lewis (Ghostly Ferns), Georgiana Paraschiv, Benu Made, Depeapa, Red Raven Studios…you may dig some or all of ’em.

      Of course Henri Matisse and Marimekko are probably the biggest influences on all of these designers…not to mention Ettore Sottsass, Nathalie du Pasquier, and the whole Memphis design movement of the ’80s. This style has been edging back into fashion and decor for a while now, and I love it. Du Pasquier even did a collection with American Apparel recently! Very cool stuff.

    • Bridget August 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

      ^^^^yes yes yes. I think the thing that you sometimes forget is that if companies aren’t overtly recognized when they make a step away from former business practices, the momentum to continue on that path can stop. When people are upset and loud, it makes a difference. When you are cautiously happy and loud, it also makes a difference.

  • Reply Judy May 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    As I mentioned on Twitter, I’m glad they seemed to have cleaned up their act. Here’s hoping that newfound integrity sticks! I love Baggu too and that comforter may be coming home with me. Thanks for clearing that up.

    • Anna @ D16 May 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Judy, I still have no problem calling them (and other companies) out when they screw up, but money talks with big biz—and if they see that they get positive reactions and free promotion when they do the RIGHT thing, that leads to more right things.

  • Reply VerbalGoldBlog June 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Love everything in this post! I don’t think I’ve ever checked out that section of Urban Outfitters, but I will definitely have to now!

  • Reply Beth June 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Hi, I am looking forward to your living-room reveal. Hope it shows up on your blog one of these days soon? BTW I am from New Mexico and love seeing your Instagram photos of my beloved home state. I miss it daily!!!

  • Reply Mary Godfrey June 16, 2016 at 12:55 am

    What doing? Miss you!

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