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!
Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress years ago and am really happy the purchase.Mabelle wrote:
Just yesterday my son found my Anthropologie Tracy Reese Silk fairy tale dress sz 8 on Amazon.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Island Holiday Dress size 8 years ago and am really happy the purchase.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my LIL - NWT Anthropologie First Blush Love Print Dress 4 Small on Amazon.Sharell wrote:
Got my NEW NWT MODCLOTH MINUET ANTHROPOLOGIE ORANGE STRIPE DRESS SIZE SMALL 4 weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Hilma wrote:
Today my wife bought my Anthropologie Myrna Lace Dress Size M By Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my NWOT Splendid Anthropologie Stripe Maxi Dress- Size Small- Stunning!! hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Just last week I found my Ritu Kumar Anthropologie Red Enbroidered Dress Size 3 M/L on eBay.Ivey wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Anthropologie MOULINETTE SOEURS BROWN RUFFLE DRESS SIZE 6 on eBay.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my NEW NWT MODCLOTH MISS CHERRY BLUE DAMASK DRESS SIZE 10 MEDIUM ANTHROPOLOGIE weeks ago and am really happy with it.Jules wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie HD in Paris black lace dress- pleated skirt- SZ M NWT!! on Amazon.Torrie wrote:
Got my NEW NWT Moulinette Soeurs dress green turtle womens misses size 12 Anthropologie months ago and am really happy the transaction.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my FREE PEOPLE ANTHROPOLOGIE SUNDRESS Yellow Floral Stripes Womens Size 4 on eBay.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Recently I bought my Blossom & Honey for Anthropologie Silk Exposed Back Sleeveless Dress-Large EUC!! on Amazon.Prince wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my NEW Anthropologie Starlit Stripes Dress Leifsdottir 0-2-4-6-8-10-12 at garage sale.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 some time ago and am really happy with it.Yetta wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie Dress by Stacia, xs, sweater, knit, striped, fitted, EUC, soft at garage sale.Hilma wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Ruched Martins Dress Size 4 by Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Georgianne wrote:
Last week I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE HAZEL linen dress sz s small yellow brown sundress shift spaghett at garage sale.