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!
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Vaughn wrote:
Just yesterday my son found my Anthropologie Tracy Reese Silk fairy tale dress sz 8 on eBay.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Recently I bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 at garage sale.Cira wrote:
Today I picked up my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Jules wrote:
Got my Ritu Kumar Anthropologie Red Enbroidered Dress Size 3 M/L hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Maisie Ek wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress by Stacia, xs, sweater, knit, striped, fitted, EUC, soft weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Today I bought my LIL - NWT Anthropologie First Blush Love Print Dress 4 Small on Amazon.Jenette wrote:
Got my NEW NWT MODCLOTH MINUET ANTHROPOLOGIE ORANGE STRIPE DRESS SIZE SMALL 4 months ago and am really happy with it.David wrote:
Just yesterday my son bought my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 on eBay.Vaughn wrote:
Today I bought my NEW Anthropologie Starlit Stripes Dress Leifsdottir 0-2-4-6-8-10-12 at garage sale.Walton wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE DRESS SZ 4 - XS years ago and am totally pleased with it.Cristin Hora wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! on eBay.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Jenette wrote:
Got my Anthropologie bordeaux Black Draped Dress Size XS some time ago and am really happy with the price.Myra wrote:
Got my Plenty by Tracy Reese Lavender Jersey Dress--Anthropologie Size S months ago and am really happy the purchase.Brian wrote:
Just yesterday I found my FLOREAT Anthropologie Darling Green Beaded & Embroidered Shift Dress sz 4 at a yard sale.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Last week my wife found my CAITE DRESS Medium Charcoal Gray Embroidered Drape Boho Anthropologie Johnny Was on Amazon.Jennifer wrote:
Last week my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Mayra Dress by Lilka Lace Cotton Size XS NWT at garage sale.Cira wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Martin & Osa Navy Blue Casual Maxi DRess M weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Leola Rodda wrote:
Just yesterday my wife found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Velvet Black Dress 2 on Amazon.