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!
Nydia Delcid wrote:
Got my Anthropologie silk maxi dress 100% silk size M NWT by Tolani some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Ayanna wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Sina Whitney wrote:
Recently my kids bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE DOLAN NAVY BLUE DRESS SIZE SMALL NEW WITH TAGS! at a yard sale.Herb wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at garage sale.David wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 at a yard sale.Phil wrote:
Just last week my son bought my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small sleeveless orange at garage sale.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Got my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Maisie Ek wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 on Amazon.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Got my Lithe Embroidered Dress Silk Anthropologie Blue sz 2 weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Joe wrote:
Just last week I found my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 on Amazon.Theron wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Saturday Sunday Jaquard Day Dress Size Small PERFECT on Amazon.Leora wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Bovary Dress Navy Size 0, 2, 4, 6 hours ago and am really happy with it.Lucile wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Modern Black/White Floral Shift Dress size 4 months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Leora wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Jeanie Green wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Forget-Me-Not Dress Size 0-2-8-12 months ago and am totally pleased with it.Vaughn wrote:
Last week my son found my Esley Anthropologie Dress Unique tiered strapless gray olive size small at a yard sale.Latricia Starner wrote:
Got my MAEVE By Anthropologie Brown Scoop Neck Sleeveless Pockets Dress Womens sz 6 years ago and am really happy the quality.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Tarana Maxi Dress by Maeve Size 8-10-12 hours ago and am really happy the quality.James wrote:
Today I found my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TARANA MAXI Dress By "Maeve" SZ 6 GORGEOUS!!! RARE FIND! at a yard sale.