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!
Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE GIRLS OF SAVOY 2-pc Silk Asian Floral Print Dress SZ S 4 years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.TenishaBob wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE YELLOW DRESS SZ 8 SOPHISTICATED WITH VINTAGE FLAIR years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Verlie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress Plenty by Tracy Reese NWT Free Shipping (size 2) some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my New Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie Dress Size 6P Silk some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Torrie wrote:
Today my wife bought my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 at a yard sale.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Melon Ball Dress Size 2 some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Last week my kids found my Anthropologie MARIMEKKO "Oona" Sleeveless Smocked Floral Dress size 6 on eBay.Ayanna wrote:
Got my Maeve (Anthropologie) Dress (size 10) years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Today I found my NWT NEW Anthropologie Macrame Day Dress Maxi Blue Size M 8 at a yard sale.Danyell wrote:
Today my daughter bought my NWT $85 TULLE SZ S "ART EXHIBIT" TEAL AND DARK BLUE DRESS ANTHROPOLOGIE on Amazon.Jeanie Green wrote:
Got my New/Unworn Anthropologie Floral Miss Me Halter Dress Size M Incredible years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress Moulinette Soeurs Size 2 Color Purple Yellow Strapless weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Andera wrote:
Today I bought my NEW NWT RUBY BELLE ANTHROPOLOGIE MODCLOTH FLORAL DRESS SIZE 4 SMALL at a yard sale.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Recently my wife bought my Anthropologie DELETTA gray knit dress- pleated details- SZ S at garage sale.Maisie Ek wrote:
Got my NWT Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie Black Purple Floral Dress Size 2 $158 some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Inez wrote:
Got my Women's Porridge Anthropologie dress S weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Vicente Manville wrote:
Just yesterday my daughter picked up my NWT Anthropologie Starlit Dress Size 4 on eBay.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Just last week my daughter bought my NWT Anthropologie Amalie Dress Sz 8 P - By Alexandra Grecco on eBay.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Today my kids found my Pretty floral shirtdress from Anthropologie - Size 4 at garage sale.