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!
Recently my daughter bought my New Anthropologie Empire Day Dress Maxi By Puella Large L at garage sale.Denice wrote:
Last week I found my NWT Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Island Holiday Dress size 8 at a yard sale.Dustin wrote:
Just last week my wife bought my NWOT Splendid Anthropologie Stripe Maxi Dress- Size Small- Stunning!! on eBay.Cammie wrote:
Last week I bought my LIL - NWT Anthropologie First Blush Love Print Dress 4 Small on eBay.Aldo wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 at a yard sale.Ivey wrote:
Got my Ritu Kumar Anthropologie Red Enbroidered Dress Size 3 M/L some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Gloria wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Christeen wrote:
Today I bought my Blossom & Honey for Anthropologie Silk Exposed Back Sleeveless Dress-Large EUC!! on Amazon.Beverley wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am really happy with it.Vaughn wrote:
Today I picked up my CAITE DRESS Medium Charcoal Gray Embroidered Drape Boho Anthropologie Johnny Was on eBay.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Last week I bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE "Yoana Baraschi" AT DUSK Blush Pink Lace Sleeveless Dress SZ 6 NEW at a yard sale.Annett Glanton wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my NEW Anthropologie Starlit Stripes Dress Leifsdottir 0-2-4-6-8-10-12 on eBay.James wrote:
Today my son bought my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE DRESS SZ 4 - XS at a yard sale.Sims wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! on Amazon.Mabelle wrote:
Last week my daughter found my Anthropologie Orla Kiely Striped Dress Size 8 (runs small) Belted, Cotton, EUC at a yard sale.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Recently my kids bought my ANTHROPOLOGIE Spiced Dress Anita Dongre Yellow Cotton Floral Size S/M RARE at a yard sale.Denice wrote:
Last week my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Velvet Black Dress 2 on eBay.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my NEW NWT Moulinette Soeurs dress green turtle womens misses size 12 Anthropologie some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Myra wrote:
Got my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC some time ago and am really happy with the price.