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!
Corrie Ickes wrote:
Last week my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Cream and Black Striped Dress By Allihop Size Small on Amazon.Lucile wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dakota Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Size 8 some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Gloria wrote:
Just last week my son-in-law bought my Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie - Chartreuse Green Floral Silk Dress size 10 on eBay.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Pink Gray Floral silk Dress size 10 on eBay.Leora wrote:
Recently my son-in-law picked up my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S on eBay.Kristel Raschke wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Changing Stripes Dress, NWT, Size 0 hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Davida Morrow wrote:
Last week I picked up my MOULINETTE SOEURS Anthropologie Black Floral Silk GO SEE HALTER DRESS 6 at a yard sale.James wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM years ago and am really happy the quality.Verlene Odell wrote:
Recently my kids bought my Anthropologie LEIFSDOTTIR Silk Spring Dress SIZE 4 at a yard sale.Myra wrote:
Got my Moulinette Soeurs Anthropologie Multi-Color Floral Print Silk Halter Dress Sz 8 years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Jenette wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law found my Viola ANTHROPOLOGIE Dress Cotton Blue White Feather Print Size 6 Sundress at garage sale.Briana wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress Leifsdottir Size 4 Gray Blue Floral Faux Wrap Long Sleeve years ago and am really happy with the price.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Just last week I bought my Anthropologie by Weston Wear Silk Blend Gray Ruffle Dress Large on Amazon.Christeen wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Theron wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE OLIVE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM NEW WITH TAGS! years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE Tabitha 'Pitter Patter' White and Blue Pleated Sun Dress, Sz 4 months ago and am really happy the purchase.Leora wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress 6 ► Green & Black Ruffle HI LOW Cotton Spring FIT & FLARE weeks ago and am really happy the purchase.Magnolia wrote:
Recently I picked up my NEW Anthropologie Aniko Lace Dress By Moulinette Soeurs 0-2-6-8 at a yard sale.Annett Glanton wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Black 1920's style Dress, Size L at a yard sale.