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!
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT years ago and am really happy with it.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Last week my son picked up my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE MARIPOSA LACE DRESS BY TRACY REESE SIZE 4 on eBay.Jeanie Green wrote:
Recently my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 on eBay.Nathan wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Danyell wrote:
Today I found my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT at garage sale.Joe wrote:
Just last week I found my Anthropologie Quiet Blush Dress Size L, By Moulinette Soeurs, Blush Pink on Amazon.Lucile wrote:
Just last week I found my NWT Anthropologie Lace Topography Sheath Dress Size L, By Heartloom on Amazon.Dean wrote:
Last week I picked up my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. at garage sale.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small at a yard sale.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Just last week I bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE HYPE PULP SILK NAVY DRESS POCKETS RUFFLES SIZE 4 SMALL at garage sale.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Just last week I bought my AnThRoPoLoGiE~by Maeve: 'Sirena' Black Paneled Lace Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. M at garage sale.Micki wrote:
Got my Nwt Anthropologie Billiard Jersey Dress Sz XS Size New 0 2 Black hours ago and am really happy with the price.Leora wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi Mirissa dress 14 sold out this size $298 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Magnolia wrote:
Recently my kids found my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Pleasant Meadows Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. Large (Ivory) on eBay.Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Cecila wrote:
Today my wife bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE FRENCH VANILLA LACE/BLACK STRIPE APPLIQUE BODYCON DRESS XS/S at garage sale.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Just last week my kids found my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on eBay.Horacio wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Theron wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S some time ago and am totally pleased with it.