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!
Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Boughton Dress XS By Deletta Navy Blue weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law bought my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 on Amazon.Abby wrote:
Recently my son picked up my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded at garage sale.Chris wrote:
Today my son bought my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Jenette wrote:
Recently my son picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. on Amazon.Rachael Levan wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie NWT Patrice Dress by Maeve Green Size 0 XS $128 on Amazon.Jules wrote:
Got my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Marya wrote:
Got my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Elwood wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LEIFSDOTTIR "Shimmered Plume Dress" Size 4 NWT! $268 hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Micki wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 8 medium floral Odille orange purple white at garage sale.Maisie Ek wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LEIFSDOTTIR "Shimmered Plume Dress" Size 6 NWT! $268 hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Jennifer wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my NWT NEW Anthropologie Macrame Day Dress Maxi Blue Size M at garage sale.Jeanie Green wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Today my son bought my The Addison Story Anthropologie Size L Silk Dress Black Cinch Waist Cross Front on eBay.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Recently my son-in-law bought my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE DRESS SZ 4 - XS at garage sale.Doug wrote:
Just last week I bought my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Cira wrote:
Last week I picked up my NIP Anthropologie Soleil Shift Dress by Porridge, Pink, size M, was $58 on Amazon.TenishaBob wrote:
Just yesterday my wife picked up my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on Amazon.Cecila wrote:
Got my women's Odille Anthropologie summer dress size 6 years ago and am really happy the purchase.Octavio wrote:
Got my Anthropologie, Little Yellow Button, Olive Green Dress, Striped dress, M years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.