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!
Today my daughter bought my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 on eBay.Jeanie Green wrote:
Just last week I picked up my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Phil wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Jenna wrote:
Recently I picked up my NWT SZ 0 ANTHROPOLOGIE HONEYED LACE DRESS BY MOULINETTE SOEURS on eBay.Annett Glanton wrote:
Recently my son picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 on eBay.Wayne wrote:
Last week I picked up my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Dress - size 12 - $188 - perfect condition on Amazon.Mabelle wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 4 small black lace Moulinette Soeurs months ago and am really happy with the price.Verlie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie MOULINETTE SOEURS Brown Floral BRASSICA SHIRTDRESS Belted Dress 6 months ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Octavio wrote:
Today my kids found my AnThRoPoLoGiE~by Maeve: 'Sirena' Black Paneled Lace Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. M at garage sale.Angela wrote:
Got my Lithe Embroidered Dress Silk Anthropologie Blue sz 2 weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my NWT Shakuhari Anthropologie Silver Black Lace Overlay Shift Dress, Size Medium weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Jules wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Nwt Anthropologie Divergent Mini Dress Sz S M Size Small Medium New Black 6 8 10 weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Lucile wrote:
Today my kids picked up my Anthropologie Maeve Annie & Jane Black & Plaid Dress; 8; Lined Skirt at a yard sale.James wrote:
Got my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TARANA MAXI Dress By "Maeve" SZ 6 GORGEOUS!!! RARE FIND! hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Mollie wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 at garage sale.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Recently I picked up my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 on Amazon.Theron wrote:
Today my daughter found my TCEC Anthropologie Gorgeous Dress Size 6 ~ So Pretty Must Have at garage sale.Yetta wrote:
Recently I bought my Anthropologie Leifnotes "Smocked Lace Dress" Black Size SMALL NWT on eBay.Kasie wrote:
Got my FP ONE Angel Lace Dress Free people lace medium anthropologie years ago and am totally pleased with it.