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!
Moshe Schull wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Horacio wrote:
Last week my son-in-law bought my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 on eBay.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Last week I found my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on Amazon.Walton wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 10 medium black tiered Leifsdottir some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Herb wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Turquoise Floral Dress NWT New 10 $148 Vintage Style 50s months ago and am really happy the quality.Cecila wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at a yard sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~Agave Burst Mini Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 10 ORCHID hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Dean wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Anchor Print Windward Halter Dress size 0 $158+ years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Kasie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 10 medium red floral We love Vera months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Andera wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Brown Knit Dress Sz S Small NWT years ago and am really happy with the price.Brent wrote:
Today my wife bought my Anthropologie dress sz 0 XS black purple floral cotton sleeveless Moulinette on Amazon.Davida Morrow wrote:
Today I found my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 at a yard sale.Sharell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dress, Le Shack Size 8. 50% Silk. Lined. Crinkled Layer. Aqua Blue years ago and am really happy the quality.Brian wrote:
Just last week my kids found my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi "New Light" Lace Dress Size 12 NWT at garage sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my NWOT Anthropologie Parallel Flights Dress Size 0 Konrad + Joseph on eBay.Mabelle wrote:
Last week my son found my Anthropologie NWT Rosegold Lace Shift Dress By Maeve Sz L at garage sale.Hilma wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 8 medium pink floral halter Tabitha weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE Corey Lynn Calter Dress Halter Ruffles Silk Linen Size 2 weeks ago and am really happy the purchase.