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!
Today I found my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 on Amazon.Georgianne wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! some time ago and am really happy with it.Jennifer wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my Anthropologie NWT Ric Rac Green Floral Halter Dress, Size M at a yard sale.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Got my New Postella Anthropologie Dress S 100% Silk Sundress $128 Retail some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my Anthropologie Saturday Sunday Jaquard Day Dress Size Small PERFECT at a yard sale.Rosario wrote:
Got my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Bill wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie dress sz small floral blue cotton flawed 3/4 sleeve at a yard sale.Daniel wrote:
Got my MAEVE By Anthropologie Brown Scoop Neck Sleeveless Pockets Dress Womens sz 6 some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 months ago and am really happy with it.Chris wrote:
Got my NWT Yoana Baraschi Anthropologie Lace Fioritura Dress Size 10P some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Gloria wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Modern Black/White Floral Shift Dress size 4 hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Last week my wife bought my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags at a yard sale.Georgianne wrote:
Just last week I bought my Lithe Embroidered Dress Silk Anthropologie Blue sz 2 at a yard sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on Amazon.Brian Hundley wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Andera wrote:
Got my FEI Anthropologie Shirt Dress Red Corduroy Button Front Size 12 L some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Jules wrote:
Last week I found my Esley Anthropologie Dress Unique tiered strapless gray olive size small at garage sale.Jeremy wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 on eBay.Holly Kiel wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small sleeveless orange weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Aldo wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE FLOREAT Dress Anchors Aweigh XS 0 Cotton Sundress Embroidered some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.