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 my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Mine Dress Women's Sz L NWOT on Amazon.Elwood wrote:
Today my son bought my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 at a yard sale.Georgianne wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS REED SHIRT Dress sz 6 RARE S Anthropologie months ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.James wrote:
Got my NWT $258 RARE XS Anthropologie Mullany Dress 2 4 s weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Torrie wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~Agave Burst Mini Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 10 ORCHID some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Wayne wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Holly Kiel wrote:
Last week my son picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT at garage sale.Micki wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie Maeve Turquoise Floral Dress NWT New 10 $148 Vintage Style 50s on eBay.Christeen wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Doug wrote:
Today I bought my NWT $228 Anthropologie Beautiful Flori Dress size 0 by Girls from savoy at a yard sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie NWT Rosegold Lace Shift Dress By Maeve Sz L on eBay.Brent wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 4 small silk black purple Burlapp hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Empite Waist Lined Cotton Dress Size 2 weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Loura Mahle wrote:
Recently my wife bought my Anthropologie Pretty Angel Black Dress Sz M Medium NWT at a yard sale.Dean wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Elise Flora Dress Blue Motif Size Small S months ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Recently I bought my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT at garage sale.Jennifer wrote:
Recently my son bought my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! on eBay.Denice wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE Lilt Ponte Dress Size Large Black & Tan NWT on eBay.Elwood wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags some time ago and am totally pleased with it.