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 NWT Anthropologie Ruched Martins Dress Size 4 by Moulinette Soeurs years ago and am really happy the purchase.Chiquita wrote:
Recently I picked up my Maeve Anthropologie Paraiso Striped Grey Blue Yellow Dress S 4 EUC at garage sale.Georgianne wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Tracy Reese Silk fairy tale dress sz 8 some time ago and am really happy with the price.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie Black Dress By Anna Sui Size 6 at a yard sale.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Tunic Dress by Maeve Multi-colored Size 6, SOLD OUT!! - NEW weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Kasie wrote:
Just last week I found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 on Amazon.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Briana wrote:
Got my Ari Tribal Floral Embroider Print Vtg Boho Maxi Dress L & Anthropologie Gift some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Plenty By: Tracy Resse Dress Women's Size 6 months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Today I found my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Got my FREE PEOPLE ANTHROPOLOGIE EMBROIDERED HEM JUMPER Dress SZ M Medium Perfect! months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Joe wrote:
Recently I found my ANTHROPOLOGIE AKEBIA DRESS MOULINETTE SOEURS GREEN FLORAL SILK - Size 4 on eBay.Theron wrote:
Recently my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Black Strapless Dress - 6 on Amazon.James wrote:
Just last week my son found my Anthropologie Verdant Slip Dress size 6 by Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Ayanna wrote:
Just yesterday my kids found my NWT Pinkerton by Anthropologie BORDER PRINT MAXI dress SZ XS 0-2 Summer $88 on Amazon.Georgianne wrote:
Got my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! months ago and am really happy the quality.Mabelle wrote:
Just last week my daughter picked up my Maeve Anthropologie Strapless Convertible Floral Cotton Dress Size 0 xs on eBay.Sina Whitney wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Latricia Starner wrote:
Got my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Cartesian Mini Dress SZ 2 $228 years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.