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!
Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 weeks ago and am really happy the purchase.Jeremy wrote:
Last week my daughter found my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! on Amazon.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~ Cavatina Maxi Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. L Dark Grey hours ago and am really happy with it.TenishaBob wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Tabitha Winter Flame Floral Cotton & Silk Strapless Dress Sz 6 months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Just last week my wife found my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 at garage sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my MAEVE By Anthropologie Brown Scoop Neck Sleeveless Pockets Dress Womens sz 6 weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Magnolia wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS ~ Anthropologie ~ NAUTICAL STYLE NAVY DRESS Size 10 hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Micki wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Anthropologie Maeve Modern Black/White Floral Shift Dress size 4 at a yard sale.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Mollie wrote:
Got my FEI Anthropologie Shirt Dress Red Corduroy Button Front Size 12 L months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Saturday Sunday Jaquard Day Dress Size Small PERFECT months ago and am really happy the purchase.Christeen wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags years ago and am really happy that I got it.Inez wrote:
Today I found my NWT SZ 6 $298 ANTHROPOLOGIE SILK KELWA DRESS BY LEIFSDOTTIR at garage sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Last week I picked up my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on Amazon.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Recently my wife found my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TARANA MAXI Dress By "Maeve" SZ 6 GORGEOUS!!! RARE FIND! on Amazon.Gloria wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Elise Flora Dress Blue Motif Size Small S months ago and am totally pleased with it.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my Esley Anthropologie Dress Unique tiered strapless gray olive size small weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Annett Glanton wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my ANTHROPOLOGIE FLOREAT Dress Anchors Aweigh XS 0 Cotton Sundress Embroidered on eBay.Magnolia wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Forget-Me-Not Dress Size 0-2-8-12 months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Got my Rare Maeve Thomasina shirtdress from the 2008 Anthropologie cat Black size 12 months ago and am totally pleased with the price.