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!
Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my MAEVEfor Anthropologie Size 4 Strapless Dress Floral Design Pink Yellow years ago and am really happy with the price.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING months ago and am really happy with it.Fay Dudas wrote:
Just last week I bought my Anthropologie Cocteau Dress Size S, By Maeve, Navy Blue at garage sale.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM on Amazon.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my FROCK! byTracy Reese ANTHROPOLOGIE Cocktail Dress SILK BLEND NWT $198 SZ 8 on Amazon.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Mirissa Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sz 10 NWT weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Danyell wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE TULLE YELLOW VINTAGE DRESS BOW SIZE MEDIUM years ago and am really happy the quality.Jenna wrote:
Today my son picked up my Anthropologie ~ Maeve *Watercolor Silk Dress ~ Sz. 10 * preown on Amazon.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Postmark Windward Halter Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Ayanna wrote:
Just last week my daughter picked up my NEW Ace & Jig Gilded Octavia Dress Anthropologie SZ S/P on eBay.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress Size 4 Moulinette Soeurs Green Floral Spaghetti Strap years ago and am really happy the purchase.Sharell wrote:
Recently my son picked up my NWT Anthropologie BANDED TOTEM SHIFT DRESS By TABITHA SZ 0 on Amazon.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Today my kids picked up my Anthropologie Blue Bombus Dress - NWT - Size 6 at a yard sale.TenishaBob wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 at garage sale.Ayanna wrote:
Last week I bought my Eloise Anthropologie Dress Brown Floral Embroidered Sleeveless Wrap Size 4 on Amazon.Wayne wrote:
Got my NEW NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE RUBY BELLE FLORAL DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Walton wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my NWOT Anthropologie Blue Dress by Maeve Sz. 4 on eBay.Micki wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my Anthropologie Dalya Dot Silk Dress by Kachel Size 6 at garage sale.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie Pink Bordeaux Scoop Back Maxi Dress Size Medium at a yard sale.