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!
Recently I found my NWT Anthropologie Aniko Lace Dress By Moulinette Soeurs Size 0 Orange on eBay.Ivey wrote:
Just last week my son picked up my Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie - Chartreuse Green Floral Silk Dress size 10 at a yard sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Cream and Black Striped Dress By Allihop Size Small weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Montserrat Dress Size 2-4-10 weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Fay Dudas wrote:
Just last week I found my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S on eBay.Vaughn wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Brian Hundley wrote:
Just yesterday my daughter picked up my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Brown Ruffle Tank Dress Sz 0 on eBay.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Last week I found my NWT Anthropologie Dulcie dress, Sz Large, fits like Medium. by Weston Wear at garage sale.Mollie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie by Bordeaux Foliage Lace Dress size Large BRAND NEW months ago and am really happy the quality.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Last week I found my MAEVE Anthropologie Strapless Button Front Layered Linen & Cotton Dress Size 0 on eBay.TenishaBob wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM months ago and am really happy the purchase.Cammie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Free People Sparrow sweater dress sz M hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.TenishaBob wrote:
Last week my son found my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Multicolored Dress Sz 2 A-Line Print on eBay.Maisie Ek wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING years ago and am really happy the purchase.Sharell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Floreat Dress White Black Casual Sleeveless 8 Medium Knee Length months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Rosario wrote:
Today I picked up my New Anthropologie Mariposa Lace Dress, Tracy Reese, Size 4, 6 on Amazon.Cristin Hora wrote:
Last week my son-in-law picked up my Anthropologie by Weston Wear Silk Blend Gray Ruffle Dress Large at garage sale.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my Anthropologie LEIFSDOTTIR Silk Spring Dress SIZE 4 some time ago and am really happy with it.Cammie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Chromatique Dress Shift Tunic NWOT Size Small S $128 Retail years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Gloria wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Changing Stripes Dress, NWT, Size 0 at a yard sale.