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!
Recently I picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT on eBay.Cira wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 some time ago and am really happy with the price.Brent wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 hours ago and am really happy with it.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Rhapsodie Pencil dress, Sz 4. by Pankaj & Nidhi some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Cammie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Prince wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Quiet Blush Dress Size L, By Moulinette Soeurs, Blush Pink hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Phil wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. on eBay.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Pleasant Meadows Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. Large (Ivory) on eBay.Sims wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small at a yard sale.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my SLEEVELESS BLACK LONG DRESS, VELVET, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M months ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Roxy Malson wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on eBay.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Today my wife found my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE MARIPOSA LACE DRESS BY TRACY REESE SIZE 4 on Amazon.Chiquita wrote:
Just last week I bought my odille ANTHROPOLOGIE colorblocked silk shift dress 4 on Amazon.TenishaBob wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Cavatina Maxi Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. L Dark Grey weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.David wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Today I found my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC at garage sale.Hilma wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my ANTHROPOLOGIE MOULINETTE SOEURS Vetements Silk Polka Dot Dress 4 Dots on eBay.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Mollie wrote:
Got my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.