Subject Line: Outfits, on film.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
If you haven’t see it yet, check out the homepage on Anthropologie.com. It’s simply brilliant. Rather than just put up a slideshow of their fave looks for fall, they created a live-action street scene, complete with pedestrians and a well-placed cab.
There are five vignettes to choose from: Flower Shop, Bookstore, Cafe, Bike Ride or Bakery. And while each is really short, they’re stunning to watch again and again. (My only comment is that the model isn’t actually riding her bike in the Bike Ride video. Maybe she had a flat?)
As much as I love the site execution, I have to say that the email could have done a better job of enticing me to click by incorporating the five vignette titles. The subject line is great: Outfits, on film. But the body copy is so subtle that the true beauty of the site experience doesn’t really come through in the email. I would have loved to see them figure out a way to bring the movement of the homepage to the email. But then again, I clicked. So they’re clearly doing something right!