Anthropologie, the large clothing retailer that remains relatively unknown outside their anchor stores' regions, is one of my favorite "stories" in the fashion world. In fact, I like most everything about them except for how they dip their greedy fingers into my handbag (figuratively, of course) every time I visit them physically or virtually. If you haven't heard of Anthropologie, you might have heard of their parent company, Urban Outfitters. Anthropologie was spun off to cater to the Urban Outfitters audience that grew up and became successful. In essence, Urban Outfitters is trying to follow their customers later into their lives.
They've take a unique approach with much of their clothing, including limited distribution. If you find a piece of Anthropologie clothing, you will not find that same piece at any other retailer. Limited run clothing items are common, and you'll even see some one of a kind items from time to time. Floral prints, appliques, laces, velvets and dainty details can be found in many Anthropologie clothing styles. What I find so appealing about their style is the quiet confidence of it. It really is for the woman who wants to look good, but knows that she doesn't need tight fits or low cuts to accomplish that. They simply make attractive, sexy, confident, elegant clothing. This is a trend that I wish were more mainstream, and these kinds of clothes really make a woman feel like a woman. They also focus heavily on accessories and home décor, so chances are that if you like the style of their clothing, you'll also like their other offerings for both you and your home. And it also makes for a nice shopping experience.
According to Anthropologie's literature, their target customer is a woman in her 30's to 40's with an upscale income. But walk into any store and you might see a different story. You'll find women of all ages browsing the racks, and they stay there for quite some time. Urban Outfitters claims that the average shopping experience at their Anthropologie stores lasts a full 80 minutes, as compared to the 15 minutes seen at other retailers. This could be a function of the age, of course, but that wouldn't be telling the whole story. It's safe to say that I'm a fan of the Anthropologie brand and the Anthropologie fashion principles, but I'll also be the first to admit that they're not very budget friendly!
Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M on eBay.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law found my NWT Anthropologie Chardonnay Sheen Dress Size 10 by Maeve on eBay.Wayne wrote:
Last week I picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. on Amazon.Daniel wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my PORRIDGE Anthropologie Knit Dress S 4 6 Woody Nymph Floral Sleeveless Blue Green on Amazon.Jenette wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Jeremy wrote:
Recently I bought my * Anthropologie Glit Grid Sweater Dress by Sparrow (Size: S) * on Amazon.Horacio wrote:
Today my kids found my Anthropologie Diodore Elephant March Dress Size 8 NWT $168 on eBay.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS 2 ANTHROPOLOGIE Purple Floral Strapless Dress Orchid Cotton XS months ago and am really happy the quality.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my Women's Anthropologie red eyelet strapless dress Viola size 4 weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Magnolia wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie MAEVE White Cotton Smock Halter Dress Sz L Large NWT years ago and am really happy the purchase.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small on eBay.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Got my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Rosario wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law found my Plenty by Tracy Reese Lavender Jersey Dress--Anthropologie Size S at a yard sale.Brian Hundley wrote:
Recently my daughter found my Orla Kiely Olive & Orange Anthropologie Beanstalk Cotton Print Dress Size 10 on Amazon.Leora wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE Carrington Tweed Shift Dress By Moulinette Soeurs Size 10 hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Elwood wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.David wrote:
Today I bought my New $128 Free People Anthropologie Floral Mesh Lace Dress Sz 6 Small in Antique on Amazon.James wrote:
Just last week I found my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK DRESS SUNDRESS CAREER OFFICE COCKTAIL 0 XS on eBay.