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!
Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Danyell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 4 small silk floral black Lil months ago and am really happy the transaction.Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my Anthropologie silk maxi dress 100% silk size M NWT by Tolani weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Herb wrote:
Recently my wife bought my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at a yard sale.Torrie wrote:
Recently my wife found my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE POWDER BLUE & BLACK LACE APPLIQUE DRESS LARGE on Amazon.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Crepe Peplum Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Black Sz 8 Medium some time ago and am really happy the quality.Aldo wrote:
Today my wife found my NWT Anthropologie Anakena Maxi Dress Blue Floral Size 2 cross back at a yard sale.Mabelle wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 hours ago and am really happy the quality.Kasie wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my anthropologie maeve dress silk gorgeous s2 medium euc some time ago and am really happy with it.Inez wrote:
Just last week my daughter picked up my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 at a yard sale.Ayanna wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Kimberely wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Skyward Dress By Moulinette Soeurs Size:8 $168 NWT on Amazon.Hilma wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped MINT!!! at garage sale.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Today I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE AKEBIA DRESS MOULINETTE SOEURS GREEN FLORAL SILK - Size 4 on eBay.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Night Peony Dress by Leifsdottir Size:6 $188 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Martha wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my TCEC Anthropologie Gorgeous Dress Size 6 ~ So Pretty Must Have at garage sale.Roxy Malson wrote:
Last week I found my ANTHROPOLOGIE FLOREAT Dress Anchors Aweigh XS 0 Cotton Sundress Embroidered on Amazon.Horacio wrote:
Recently my kids bought my NWT Anthropologie Night Peony Dress by Leifsdottir Size:2 $188 at garage sale.Jenna wrote:
Got my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TARANA MAXI Dress By "Maeve" SZ 6 GORGEOUS!!! RARE FIND! hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.