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!
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Lacebloom dress, Sz 8 - fits 6. by Leifsdottir hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Martha wrote:
Got my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Ivey wrote:
Last week I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE FRENCH VANILLA LACE/BLACK STRIPE APPLIQUE BODYCON DRESS XS/S at garage sale.James wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Tarana Maxi Dress, Sz 8. By Maeve some time ago and am really happy with the price.Jenna wrote:
Last week my kids bought my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on eBay.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my ODILLE BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Velvet Dress Sz 0 A-line weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Sharell wrote:
Got my New Anthropologie DESSAU DRESS Sz 10 Large by Maeve *NWT* years ago and am really happy that I got it.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Leifsdottir Assemblage Dress Size 6 hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Navy Pin-Up 100% Silk Dress Sz 4 hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Abby wrote:
Today I found my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 at a yard sale.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Doug wrote:
Today my son-in-law bought my Nwt Anthropologie "Girls From Savoy" Elementary Jersey Dress Blue Sz Xsmall RARE at a yard sale.Sharell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Danyell wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Dot-Gleam Dress sz 10 Large by LeifNotes NWT years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Jenette wrote:
Today I bought my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 at a yard sale.Doug wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Beverley wrote:
Today my wife found my Anthropologie $168 Skyscape Maxi Dress by Floreat Size 4 Small ~NEW~ at a yard sale.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs size 4 dress hours ago and am really happy with it.