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!
Last week I found my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs on Amazon.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Sine strapless dress sz 0 XS NWT shopbop madewell some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Got my Anthropologie "Girls from Savoy" Green and Blue Dress Size 6 some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 0 XS black purple floral cotton sleeveless Moulinette months ago and am really happy with it.Fay Dudas wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Tunic Dress by Maeve Multi-colored Size 6, SOLD OUT!! - NEW at a yard sale.Hilma wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Verdant Slip Dress size 6 by Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Just last week my wife bought my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small silk black Floreat on eBay.Cecila wrote:
Got my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! some time ago and am really happy with the price.Inez wrote:
Got my Multicolor Floral Cotton GIRLS FROM SAVOY Anthropologie Dress -Size 0/XS years ago and am totally pleased with it.Ayanna wrote:
Got my WESTON WEAR ~ ANTHROPOLOGIE ~ Size S Geometric Print Mesh Dress ~ EUC!! some time ago and am really happy the quality.Yetta wrote:
Got my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Brent wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Painted Ume Tunic Dress New size 2 XS Silk Cotton some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Danyell wrote:
Last week I bought my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 at garage sale.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Recently my kids bought my Maeve Anthropologie Paraiso Striped Grey Blue Yellow Dress S 4 EUC at a yard sale.Torrie wrote:
Just yesterday my son found my Anthropologie dress sz 4 purple floral strapless Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Myra wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Lilka Blue Dress Small Cotton SUPER CUTE!!! at a yard sale.Ayanna wrote:
Got my NWT BB Dakota for Anthropologie Dress, Bright Red, Lace, Prom Cocktail, Sz 8 some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Gloria wrote:
Today I picked up my Anthropologie Free People Eternal Spring Dress Navy Green XS $128 NWT! on eBay.Brent wrote:
Just last week my wife bought my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE PRISCILLA DRESS,SIZE 4P, BY TRACY REESE, WAS $228 at a yard sale.