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!
Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE GIRLS OF SAVOY 2-pc Silk Asian Floral Print Dress SZ S 4 some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Kimberely wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE YELLOW DRESS SZ 8 SOPHISTICATED WITH VINTAGE FLAIR years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Theron wrote:
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Briana wrote:
Got my New Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie Dress Size 6P Silk years ago and am really happy with the price.Kasie wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Anthropologie Dress Plenty by Tracy Reese NWT Free Shipping (size 2) on Amazon.Roxy Malson wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Octavio wrote:
Recently my kids found my Anthropologie Dress Moulinette Soeurs Size 2 Color Purple Yellow Strapless at garage sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Maeve (Anthropologie) Dress (size 10) on eBay.Sims wrote:
Today I found my NWT $85 TULLE SZ S "ART EXHIBIT" TEAL AND DARK BLUE DRESS ANTHROPOLOGIE at garage sale.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE COMPEER DRESS BY TRACY REESE SIZE M MEDIUM years ago and am really happy the purchase.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my NEW NWT RUBY BELLE ANTHROPOLOGIE MODCLOTH FLORAL DRESS SIZE 4 SMALL some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Margy wrote:
Just yesterday my wife bought my Anthropologie MARIMEKKO "Oona" Sleeveless Smocked Floral Dress size 6 on Amazon.Chiquita wrote:
Last week my kids bought my tibi New York Aqua Silk Dress Anthropologie Size 4 on Amazon.Kimberely wrote:
Got my Anthropologie DELETTA gray knit dress- pleated details- SZ S weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Beverley wrote:
Today I bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE by WESTON WEAR Pirouette Dress sz medium NWT at a yard sale.Jennifer wrote:
Got my NWT $298 Anthropologie Mirissa Dress By Yoana Baraschi Size 2 months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Phil wrote:
Last week my kids bought my Women's Porridge Anthropologie dress S at a yard sale.Abby wrote:
Recently I bought my Ryu Anthropologie Dress Large Mocha and Black with Ruffles Wedding at a yard sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my Nwt Anthropologie Crossback Crepe Dress Sz S Size Small New 4 6 by Leifsdottir years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my Pretty floral shirtdress from Anthropologie - Size 4 hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.