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!
Sina Whitney wrote:
Last week my son bought my New Anthropologie Mariposa Lace Dress, Tracy Reese, Size 4, 6 on eBay.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie - Chartreuse Green Floral Silk Dress size 10 hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Vicente Manville wrote:
Recently my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie Cream and Black Striped Dress By Allihop Size Small on eBay.Martha wrote:
Last week I picked up my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Intarsia Dotted Sweater Dress By Sparrow Size Large on Amazon.Denice wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S on eBay.Denice wrote:
Got my Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Anthropologie navy silk slip Dress sz S some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Davida Morrow wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dakota Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Size 8 weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Holly Kiel wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 months ago and am really happy the transaction.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my Anthropologie by Weston Wear Silk Blend Gray Ruffle Dress Large months ago and am really happy with it.Andera wrote:
Got my Anthropologie TABITHA White Lace Shift Dress, Size 2 XS weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Theron wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie LEIFSDOTTIR Silk Spring Dress SIZE 4 on Amazon.Octavio wrote:
Today my wife bought my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM at garage sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Recently my kids picked up my Anthropologie dress sz 12 large silk ivory blue Moulinette Soeurs on eBay.Sharell wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING months ago and am really happy with it.Rosario wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Changing Stripes Dress, NWT, Size 0 months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Chiquita wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress sz 8 medium silk yellow purple floral Maeve hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Herb wrote:
Recently I bought my AnThRoPoLoGiE~by Maeve:Gauzy Cotton Ruffled Halter Strap Maxi dress*NWT's* Sz 10 at garage sale.Rosario wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie Strapless Dress - Size 8 at a yard sale.Daniel wrote:
Today my kids found my Anthropologie dress sz 6 small purple tooling mesh Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Ayanna wrote:
Last week my kids bought my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Lousa Shift Dress By Ganni Blue at garage sale.