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 Anthropologie Dress Asters Everywhere SZ 6 Black Floral weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Recently I bought my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC at garage sale.Dustin wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. at a yard sale.Wayne wrote:
Just yesterday my wife bought my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Dean wrote:
Last week my wife bought my Super Chic Lauren Moffatt Anthropologie Green Dress Size 8 Silk on Amazon.Prince wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 at a yard sale.Magnolia wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Vela Dress Lace by Yoana Baraschi Size 4 some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Cecila wrote:
Last week my son bought my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on Amazon.Daniel wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Leifsdottir Assemblage Dress Size 6 some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Cecila wrote:
Last week my kids found my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Yetta wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Navy Pin-Up 100% Silk Dress Sz 4 some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Brian Hundley wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at garage sale.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Recently I found my ANTHROPOLOGIE YUMI BLACK BEADED SHIFT DRESS SIZE EXTRA SMALL NEW WITH TAGS! at a yard sale.Margy wrote:
Today my daughter found my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags at a yard sale.Brian wrote:
Got my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TURQUOISE STONE HARBOR DRESS BY HD IN PARIS SZ 2 hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Verlie wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my NWT Anthropologie by Sachin + Babi Ruffled Sapphire Dress Sz 2 4 6 at garage sale.Walton wrote:
Got my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Latricia Starner wrote:
Today I picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT on Amazon.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Last week my son picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 0 XS black purple floral cotton sleeveless Moulinette on eBay.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Parallel Flights Dress Size 0 Konrad + Joseph hours ago and am really happy with it.