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!
Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Cream and Black Striped Dress By Allihop Size Small years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Just yesterday my son bought my Anthropologie Dakota Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Size 8 at garage sale.Danyell wrote:
Got my Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie - Chartreuse Green Floral Silk Dress size 10 years ago and am really happy the purchase.Maisie Ek wrote:
Today I found my Moulinette Soeurs Anthropologie Multi-Color Floral Print Silk Halter Dress Sz 8 on eBay.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Last week I found my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S on eBay.Davida Morrow wrote:
Just last week I bought my Anthropologie Changing Stripes Dress, NWT, Size 0 at garage sale.Rosario wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE OLIVE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM NEW WITH TAGS! years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Brian Hundley wrote:
Recently I picked up my Anthropologie LEIFSDOTTIR Silk Spring Dress SIZE 4 on eBay.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Just yesterday I found my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM on Amazon.Joe wrote:
Today my kids bought my Anthropologie Dress Leifsdottir Size 4 Gray Blue Floral Faux Wrap Long Sleeve at a yard sale.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Just last week I found my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING at garage sale.Holly Kiel wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my Viola ANTHROPOLOGIE Dress Cotton Blue White Feather Print Size 6 Sundress at garage sale.Brian wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Aniko Lace Dress By Moulinette Soeurs 0-2-6-8 some time ago and am really happy the quality.Chris wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Anthropologie by Weston Wear Silk Blend Gray Ruffle Dress Large on eBay.James wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 at a yard sale.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Today my kids found my Sparrow ANTHROPOLOGIE Knit Shirt Dress Green Medium Button Down at a yard sale.Fay Dudas wrote:
Recently my daughter found my ANTHROPOLOGIE Tabitha 'Pitter Patter' White and Blue Pleated Sun Dress, Sz 4 on eBay.Beverley wrote:
Today I found my Anthropologie Dress 6 ► Green & Black Ruffle HI LOW Cotton Spring FIT & FLARE on Amazon.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Last week my wife bought my Nwt Anthropologie Crossback Crepe Dress Sz S Size Small New 4 6 by Leifsdottir at a yard sale.Chiquita wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Black 1920's style Dress, Size L weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.