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!
Just last week my daughter bought my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M at a yard sale.Brent wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Chardonnay Sheen Dress Size 10 by Maeve weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Recently I bought my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. at a yard sale.Herb wrote:
Got my PORRIDGE Anthropologie Knit Dress S 4 6 Woody Nymph Floral Sleeveless Blue Green hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Roxy Malson wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 some time ago and am really happy the quality.Christeen wrote:
Recently my kids bought my * Anthropologie Glit Grid Sweater Dress by Sparrow (Size: S) * on eBay.Mollie wrote:
Just yesterday my kids bought my Anthropologie Diodore Elephant March Dress Size 8 NWT $168 at garage sale.Prince wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Vaughn wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my MOULINETTE SOEURS 2 ANTHROPOLOGIE Purple Floral Strapless Dress Orchid Cotton XS on eBay.Verlene Odell wrote:
Got my Women's Anthropologie red eyelet strapless dress Viola size 4 years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Margy wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my NEW Anthropologie MAEVE White Cotton Smock Halter Dress Sz L Large NWT at a yard sale.Vaughn wrote:
Got my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Cristin Hora wrote:
Last week my daughter found my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded at garage sale.Lucile wrote:
Got my Plenty by Tracy Reese Lavender Jersey Dress--Anthropologie Size S years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Verlene Odell wrote:
Got my Orla Kiely Olive & Orange Anthropologie Beanstalk Cotton Print Dress Size 10 years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Verlie wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE Carrington Tweed Shift Dress By Moulinette Soeurs Size 10 months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Jeanie Green wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 on Amazon.Micki wrote:
Last week my kids bought my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Last week I bought my New $128 Free People Anthropologie Floral Mesh Lace Dress Sz 6 Small in Antique at a yard sale.Beverley wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK DRESS SUNDRESS CAREER OFFICE COCKTAIL 0 XS years ago and am really happy the quality.