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!
Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my Deletta Anthropologie Winsor Knot Dress Blue Floral Pleated Women Sz M months ago and am really happy with it.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
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Got my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Angela wrote:
Got my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Maeve Changing Stripes Dress~ Size 2 hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Georgianne wrote:
Just last week I bought my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 on eBay.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded months ago and am totally pleased with it.Jennifer wrote:
Last week my kids bought my MOULINETTE SOEURS Anthropologie 100% Cotton BLACK Bodice Printed SKIRT Dress-6!! at garage sale.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 hours ago and am really happy the quality.Torrie wrote:
Got my The Addison Story Anthropologie Size L Silk Dress Black Cinch Waist Cross Front some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my Lithe Anthropologie Dress strapless Sundress Sz 0 hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Recently I picked up my Anthropologie, Little Yellow Button, Olive Green Dress, Striped dress, M at a yard sale.Georgianne wrote:
Recently my son picked up my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress at garage sale.Aldo wrote:
Got my Orla Kiely Olive & Orange Anthropologie Beanstalk Cotton Print Dress Size 10 years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Dean wrote:
Last week I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE VIOLA size 8 MEDIUM little black cocktail dress with pockets on Amazon.Maisie Ek wrote:
Recently my wife bought my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small at garage sale.Brent wrote:
Got my NIP Anthropologie Soleil Shift Dress by Porridge, Pink, size M, was $58 hours ago and am really happy with it.Ayanna wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Ruched Martins Dress Size 4 by Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Hilma wrote:
Last week my wife bought my $298 New Anthropologie New Light Dress by Yoana Baraschi 12 at garage sale.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Got my NWT NEW Anthropologie Macrame Day Dress Maxi Blue Size M years ago and am really happy with it.