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!
Today I found my NWT Fairbanks Maxi Dress, Anthropologie, Size -M by Bordeaux at garage sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE YELLOW DRESS SZ 8 SOPHISTICATED WITH VINTAGE FLAIR on eBay.Wayne wrote:
Last week I picked up my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM at a yard sale.Aldo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie SPARROW Red Lace Sweater Dress Size Small years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Martha wrote:
Last week my wife bought my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 on eBay.Bill wrote:
Just last week my daughter bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Little Red Dress Silk size 6 at garage sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Recently I found my EUC Anthropologie Wright Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Size 2 at garage sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my RARE! ANTHROPOLOGIE Zoya Dress SZ 4 SMALL TABITHA years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Bill wrote:
Recently my wife found my Anthropologie Honeyhouse Dress Tabitha Embroidery Strapless Brown Size 12 at garage sale.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my TWINKLE BY WENLAN ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK/COTTON LONG MAXI DRESS - size 6 months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Anthropologie Dress Plenty by Tracy Reese NWT Free Shipping (size 2) at garage sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Recently I picked up my Women's FLOREAT PIER DRESS ANTHROPOLOGIE Size 2 EMBROIDERED Embroidery STRAPLESS at a yard sale.Moshe Schull wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small purple tooling mesh Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Walton wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Far Away From Close Flared & Cabled Sweater Dress size M months ago and am really happy with it.Danyell wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Ivey wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my Anthropologie Banded Duet Dress by Bailey 44 Black and White NWT Large at a yard sale.Walton wrote:
Recently I found my Maeve (Anthropologie) Dress (size 10) on eBay.Annett Glanton wrote:
Today I bought my Pretty floral shirtdress from Anthropologie - Size 4 on Amazon.Jennifer wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my Anthropologie $168 Pakpao Maxi Dress by Maeve ~Size 12, Large~ Gorgeous!~ NEW~ at garage sale.Jenna wrote:
Got my S Anthropologie sweater by Moth Village Pass Tunic Dress 2 4 RARE some time ago and am totally pleased with it.