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!
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Today my son-in-law found my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM at garage sale.Vaughn wrote:
Got my NWT--SIZE M--ANTHROPOLOGIE- BEIGE WOOL/LINEN BLEND KNIT DRESS-LINED months ago and am really happy with it.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my NWT Fairbanks Maxi Dress, Anthropologie, Size -M by Bordeaux years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Just yesterday my kids picked up my Humming Anthropologie Baby doll Dress/Sundress Gorgeous NWT size L on Amazon.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Pink Bordeaux Scoop Back Maxi Dress Size Medium years ago and am really happy with it.Vaughn wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Tabitha Cherry Blossom Dress size 8 years ago and am really happy with it.Mabelle wrote:
Today my wife picked up my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 at garage sale.Fay Dudas wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL on eBay.Gloria wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Sugarberry Dress, Sz 2, by Eva Franco. Pink years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Gloria wrote:
Today I bought my EUC Anthropologie Far Away From Close Flared & Cabled Sweater Dress size M on Amazon.Analisa wrote:
Recently my wife bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Little Red Dress Silk size 6 at garage sale.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 8 medium pink smock Maeve at a yard sale.Brian wrote:
Got my RARE! ANTHROPOLOGIE Zoya Dress SZ 4 SMALL TABITHA weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Holly Kiel wrote:
Just yesterday my daughter picked up my Women's Porridge Anthropologie dress S at a yard sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my Nwt Anthropologie Crossback Crepe Dress Sz S Size Small New 4 6 by Leifsdottir hours ago and am really happy the quality.Inez wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Edme & Esyllte Floral Linen Blend Dress Colorful 4 at a yard sale.Aldo wrote:
Today I found my NWT Anthropologie Starlit Dress Size 4 on eBay.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Just last week my son picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small blue yellow purple floral short sleeve on Amazon.Fay Dudas wrote:
Recently my daughter found my ANTHROPOLOGIE CHARCOAL TERRACE BY FEI DRESS SZ 4 on eBay.