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 found my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M at a yard sale.Mabelle wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 on eBay.Jennifer wrote:
Today I picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. on Amazon.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my PORRIDGE Anthropologie Knit Dress S 4 6 Woody Nymph Floral Sleeveless Blue Green some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Georgianne wrote:
Got my New NIP $178 Anthropologie Adeline Dress 12 Lace Fit & Flare Free Shipping! weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Daisy Bellis wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my * Anthropologie Glit Grid Sweater Dress by Sparrow (Size: S) * on Amazon.Daisy Bellis wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS 2 ANTHROPOLOGIE Purple Floral Strapless Dress Orchid Cotton XS months ago and am really happy the purchase.Walton wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Chardonnay Sheen Dress Size 10 by Maeve years ago and am really happy with the price.James wrote:
Got my Women's Anthropologie red eyelet strapless dress Viola size 4 hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Torrie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Diodore Elephant March Dress Size 8 NWT $168 some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Torrie wrote:
Just last week I found my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded on Amazon.Sina Whitney wrote:
Today my kids found my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small at garage sale.Wayne wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Today my kids bought my Plenty by Tracy Reese Lavender Jersey Dress--Anthropologie Size S on eBay.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my New $128 Free People Anthropologie Floral Mesh Lace Dress Sz 6 Small in Antique weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Rachael Levan wrote:
Today I picked up my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 on eBay.Inez wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 at a yard sale.Prince wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maxi Dress size M weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Ayanna wrote:
Recently I picked up my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK DRESS SUNDRESS CAREER OFFICE COCKTAIL 0 XS on eBay.