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!
Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Last week I bought my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M on Amazon.Daniel wrote:
Just last week I bought my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress on eBay.Theron wrote:
Got my Multicolor Floral Cotton GIRLS FROM SAVOY Anthropologie Dress -Size 0/XS years ago and am really happy the transaction.Georgianne wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs years ago and am really happy that I got it.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law found my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! on Amazon.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Last week I picked up my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 on eBay.Denice wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 months ago and am totally pleased with it.Doug wrote:
Today I found my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. on eBay.Jenna wrote:
Just yesterday my wife picked up my Anthropologie Lilka Blue Dress Small Cotton SUPER CUTE!!! at garage sale.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 8-10-10P weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Latricia Starner wrote:
Just last week I found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Velvet Black Dress 2 on eBay.Daisy Bellis wrote:
Recently my daughter found my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Davida Morrow wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Melusine Dress by Greylin Ivory Lace Sz M $178 years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Cecila wrote:
Last week I found my SLEEVELESS MULTI-COLOR FLORAL PRINT DRESS, PINKERTON, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M on eBay.David wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Plenty silk dress cream floral vintage boho empire waist madmen 8* months ago and am really happy the transaction.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Just last week my wife bought my NWT BB Dakota for Anthropologie Dress, Bright Red, Lace, Prom Cocktail, Sz 8 on eBay.Herb wrote:
Got my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress weeks ago and am really happy with it.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my MAEVE Anthropologie Women's Size 2 Cotton Silk Floral Print Dress A005 hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Octavio wrote:
Recently I bought my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded at a yard sale.