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!
Devorah Byerly wrote:
Just last week I bought my Anthropologie silk maxi dress 100% silk size M NWT by Tolani at garage sale.Jennifer wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Just last week my wife picked up my NWT Anthropologie Parlor Games Dress by Anna Sui Size 2 at garage sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at garage sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Saturday Sunday Jaquard Day Dress Size Small PERFECT hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small sleeveless orange hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Mabelle wrote:
Got my MAEVE By Anthropologie Brown Scoop Neck Sleeveless Pockets Dress Womens sz 6 years ago and am really happy the quality.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 at a yard sale.Ayanna wrote:
Last week my kids found my Lithe Embroidered Dress Silk Anthropologie Blue sz 2 at garage sale.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 months ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Denice wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Dot-Gleam Dress sz 10 Large by LeifNotes *NWT* months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Horacio wrote:
Last week I picked up my NIP Anthropologie Stripewave Dress Bordeaux Sz S M L $148 on eBay.Denice wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Modern Black/White Floral Shift Dress size 4 hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Denice wrote:
Just yesterday my kids picked up my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags at a yard sale.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Forget-Me-Not Dress Size 0-2-8-12 hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Jeremy wrote:
Last week my son found my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 at a yard sale.TenishaBob wrote:
Last week my wife found my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 at garage sale.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Today my daughter bought my NWT Anthropologie Elise Flora Dress Blue Motif Size Small S on Amazon.Inez wrote:
Just last week I found my Esley Anthropologie Dress Unique tiered strapless gray olive size small at a yard sale.