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!
Dollie Tagle wrote:
Today I found my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 on Amazon.Chris wrote:
Just last week I found my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 on Amazon.Joe wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Yellow Embroidered Dress Sz 2 Shirt Dress years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags weeks ago and am really happy with it.Cammie wrote:
Last week I bought my AnThRoPoLoGiE~by Maeve: 'Sirena' Black Paneled Lace Dress *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. M at garage sale.Kasie wrote:
Just last week I found my Anthropologie Maeve Dakota Shirtdress Dress, Sz XS Petite, NWOT, Moss on eBay.Herb wrote:
Recently I picked up my NEW ANTHROPOLOGIE TARANA MAXI Dress By "Maeve" SZ 6 GORGEOUS!!! RARE FIND! at garage sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Recently my son picked up my womens dress Free People pink cotton floral size medium M Anthropologie beaded on Amazon.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Today I bought my Tracy Reese Strapless Brocade Dress Sz4 Cocktail/Party Wear Yellow ANTHROPOLOGIE on Amazon.Brian Hundley wrote:
Got my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Today I bought my TCEC Anthropologie Gorgeous Dress Size 6 ~ So Pretty Must Have on Amazon.Phil wrote:
Recently my kids bought my NWT Anthropologie by Aven Women's Bloom Silk Dress Moulinette Soeurs Size 2 at garage sale.Bill wrote:
Got my FP ONE Angel Lace Dress Free people lace medium anthropologie hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Hilma wrote:
Got my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Hilma wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Forget-Me-Not Dress Size 0-2-8-12 weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE FLOREAT Dress Anchors Aweigh XS 0 Cotton Sundress Embroidered weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Last week I bought my Anthropologie Free People Blue And Coral Cotton Dress With Floral Design on eBay.Cristin Hora wrote:
Got my Womens 8 Moulinette Soeurs Anthropologie Dress Orange White Sleeveless Summer years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 months ago and am really happy the transaction.