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!
Verlene Odell wrote:
Today I found my NWT Anthropologie Dulcie dress, Sz Large, fits like Medium. by Weston Wear at a yard sale.Inez wrote:
Today my kids picked up my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT on Amazon.Bill wrote:
Recently my kids found my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 at garage sale.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Got my Anna Sui for Anthropologie Black Silk Lace Floral Sleeveless Dress Women's 2 months ago and am really happy with the price.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Fuchsia Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT months ago and am really happy with the price.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my MOULINETTE SOEURS ANTHROPOLOGIE DRESS SZ 4 - XS at a yard sale.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 hours ago and am really happy with the price.Jennifer wrote:
Got my The Addison Story Anthropologie Size L Silk Dress Black Cinch Waist Cross Front weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Aldo wrote:
Today I found my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded at a yard sale.David wrote:
Today I picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE Silk Fine Point Dress By Girls from Savoy Size 8 Maroon Motif /EUC on eBay.Joe wrote:
Recently I picked up my NIP Anthropologie Soleil Shift Dress by Porridge, Pink, size M, was $58 at a yard sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Analisa wrote:
Got my New Ryu Anthropologie Dress Pink & Nude Size Small some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my Women's Size 2 Lace and Silk Anthropologie Shift Dress months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Angela wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my SLEEVELESS MULTI-COLOR FLORAL PRINT DRESS, PINKERTON, ANTHROPOLOGIE, SIZE M at a yard sale.Torrie wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my NEW Anthropologie New Light Dress By Yoana Baraschi Sizes 0-2-4-6-8-10-10P-12 on Amazon.Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Pleasant Meadows Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. Large (Ivory) hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Funky People Green Sweater Dress Sz S Small NWT years ago and am really happy with the price.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs hours ago and am really happy with the price.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Got my FLOREAT ANTHROPOLOGIE Indigo Blue Shift Dress Ivory Embroidery & Lace Trim Sz 0 years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.