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!
Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Cammie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 years ago and am totally pleased with it.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT months ago and am really happy with the price.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Recently I bought my Anthropologie Mine Dress Women's Sz L NWOT at a yard sale.Angela wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT at a yard sale.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Turquoise Floral Dress NWT New 10 $148 Vintage Style 50s hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk yellow black Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Ivey wrote:
Today my kids found my Anthropologie NWT Rosegold Lace Shift Dress By Maeve Sz L on eBay.Daniel wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my AnThRoPoLoGiE~Agave Burst Mini Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 10 ORCHID at garage sale.Angela wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Elise Flora Dress Blue Motif Size Small S years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Recently my kids found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Empite Waist Lined Cotton Dress Size 2 at a yard sale.Dean wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Cavatina Maxi Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. L Dark Grey years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Prince wrote:
Got my coreylynncalter Anthropologie Black and White Strapless Dress. Size 4 S some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Latricia Starner wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! years ago and am really happy with the price.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Pretty Angel Black Dress Sz M Medium NWT weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Dustin wrote:
Got my BORDEAUX BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Grey Dress Sz M A-Line years ago and am totally pleased with it.Elwood wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags at a yard sale.Dean wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT some time ago and am really happy with it.Jenette wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 4 small silk black purple Burlapp hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Got my NWT $258 RARE XS Anthropologie Mullany Dress 2 4 s months ago and am really happy the transaction.