Altar’d State

How about a little retail design therapy today? I just have to highlight this fabulous store the girls and I stumbled upon while perusing the Columbia Mall this past weekend: Altar’d State.

(Columbia Mall Facebook)

We were drawn in by the Anthropologie-like window display. The distressed wood, the array of drum and glass pendants… this was our kind of place!

(Altar’d State Blog)

Adorning the ceiling throughout the store was a sea of floating pallets sprinkled with various pendants and a stunning Arteriors chandelier in the center. (My image didn’t turn out well so this is a similar example from the Knoxville location.)

(Knox News)

How about this dressing room?! I’m beginning to think the secret to ceiling success may all come down to pallets and pendants.


Behind the checkout counter was a mesmerizing lighted mosaic tile accent wall complete with more fun pendants raining down from the ceiling above.

(Columbia Favs)

The interior of the store wasn’t the only thing that was cute though. Their eclectic collection of ladies clothing, footwear, accessories, gifts and home decor were just as much fun as the store itself! At the top of my wardrobe “wish list”: this line up of cowgirl boots.

I did come away with this coral blouse that I fell in love with… It was mine all mine for a whopping price of $18.75. What?!

While Altar’d State’s style is similar to that of Anthropologie, the prices appeared to be alot friendlier in general. Even in the sale room the discounts were more significant.

If you live near one of their captivating boutiques, well then lucky you! I highly recommend going in for a unique shopping experience full of retail and retail design eye candy. The nearest one to me is still 3 hrs away, so until my next road trip, I’ll just be building my wish-list via web, here. 🙂

Happy shopping!

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