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!
Jeanie Green wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT on eBay.Horacio wrote:
Just last week my daughter bought my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 on Amazon.Roxy Malson wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Hilma wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Dress size 2 years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Recently I picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT on eBay.Jeremy wrote:
Got my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Last week my wife found my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small at a yard sale.Verlie wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE DRESS SZ 4 - XS months ago and am really happy with the price.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Rhapsodie Pencil dress, Sz 4. by Pankaj & Nidhi weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Just last week my son found my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Pleasant Meadows Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. Large (Ivory) at garage sale.Martha wrote:
Today my kids found my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 on Amazon.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Last week I found my SLEEVELESS BLACK LONG DRESS, VELVET, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M on eBay.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Last week I picked up my SLEEVELESS MULTI-COLOR FLORAL PRINT DRESS, PINKERTON, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M on Amazon.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Sharell wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Martha wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on eBay.Leora wrote:
Last week I found my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law picked up my NWT Anthropologie Lace Topography Sheath Dress Size L, By Heartloom at garage sale.