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!
Loura Mahle wrote:
Just yesterday my kids bought my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 at garage sale.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Ivey wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Davida Morrow wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Walton wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Turquoise Floral Dress NWT New 10 $148 Vintage Style 50s some time ago and am really happy with the price.Jenette wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE DOLAN NAVY BLUE DRESS SIZE SMALL NEW WITH TAGS! years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at garage sale.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~Agave Burst Mini Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 10 ORCHID years ago and am really happy with the price.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my NWT Anthropologie Elise Flora Dress Blue Motif Size Small S on Amazon.Micki wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am really happy the quality.Vaughn wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Empite Waist Lined Cotton Dress Size 2 months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Recently my son found my coreylynncalter Anthropologie Black and White Strapless Dress. Size 4 S on eBay.Danyell wrote:
Today I picked up my Anthropologie NWT Rosegold Lace Shift Dress By Maeve Sz L on Amazon.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my MAEVE By Anthropologie Brown Scoop Neck Sleeveless Pockets Dress Womens sz 6 months ago and am really happy that I got it.Nathan wrote:
Got my BORDEAUX BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Grey Dress Sz M A-Line hours ago and am really happy with it.Bill wrote:
Today I found my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on eBay.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Pretty Angel Black Dress Sz M Medium NWT at a yard sale.Micki wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 4 small silk black purple Burlapp weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Brent wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.