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!
Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my NWT Fairbanks Maxi Dress, Anthropologie, Size -M by Bordeaux years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE YELLOW DRESS SZ 8 SOPHISTICATED WITH VINTAGE FLAIR weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Prince wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Anthropologie dress sz 12 large silk ivory blue Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Georgianne wrote:
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Micki wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Little Red Dress Silk size 6 years ago and am totally pleased with it.James wrote:
Got my Anthropologie SPARROW Red Lace Sweater Dress Size Small hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Octavio wrote:
Today my kids found my Anthropologie Honeyhouse Dress Tabitha Embroidery Strapless Brown Size 12 on Amazon.Theron wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my EUC Anthropologie Far Away From Close Flared & Cabled Sweater Dress size M at garage sale.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Got my NWT $228 Anthropologie Honeyed Lace Dress by Moulinette Soeurs sz 8 months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Today I picked up my RARE! ANTHROPOLOGIE Zoya Dress SZ 4 SMALL TABITHA on eBay.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE DAMSELFLY DRESS SZ S months ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Jenna wrote:
Got my Anthropologie $168 Pakpao Maxi Dress by Maeve ~Size 12, Large~ Gorgeous!~ NEW~ weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Jules wrote:
Got my Women's FLOREAT PIER DRESS ANTHROPOLOGIE Size 2 EMBROIDERED Embroidery STRAPLESS years ago and am really happy the quality.Brent wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress Plenty by Tracy Reese NWT Free Shipping (size 2) hours ago and am really happy with it.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Got my UNCLE FRANK for AnThroPolOgie - BLACK CABLE KNIT SWEATER DRESS - Size Small hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Elwood wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Pink Bordeaux Scoop Back Maxi Dress Size Medium weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL months ago and am really happy with it.Yetta wrote:
Today I bought my TWINKLE BY WENLAN ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK/COTTON LONG MAXI DRESS - size 6 at a yard sale.Holly Kiel wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Maeve (Anthropologie) Dress (size 10) at garage sale.