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!
Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Angela wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Myra wrote:
Last week I picked up my Multicolor Floral Cotton GIRLS FROM SAVOY Anthropologie Dress -Size 0/XS on Amazon.Abby wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Analisa wrote:
Just last week my kids bought my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! at garage sale.Daniel wrote:
Last week my son-in-law picked up my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 at a yard sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today my wife found my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Christeen wrote:
Just last week I found my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. at a yard sale.Octavio wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Lilka Blue Dress Small Cotton SUPER CUTE!!! weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 8-10-10P weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S at garage sale.Rachael Levan wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Velvet Black Dress 2 at a yard sale.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Hilma wrote:
Today my kids bought my Anthropologie NWT Melusine Dress by Greylin Ivory Lace Sz M $178 at a yard sale.Octavio wrote:
Last week I bought my SLEEVELESS MULTI-COLOR FLORAL PRINT DRESS, PINKERTON, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M on Amazon.Kristel Raschke wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Plenty silk dress cream floral vintage boho empire waist madmen 8* months ago and am totally pleased with it.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today my wife bought my NWT BB Dakota for Anthropologie Dress, Bright Red, Lace, Prom Cocktail, Sz 8 on eBay.Margy wrote:
Last week I picked up my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress on Amazon.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Recently I bought my MAEVE Anthropologie Women's Size 2 Cotton Silk Floral Print Dress A005 at a yard sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Today my son picked up my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded on eBay.