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!
Got my New Anthropologie Mariposa Lace Dress, Tracy Reese, Size 4, 6 months ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Dean wrote:
Recently my kids picked up my Moulinette Soeurs by Anthropologie - Chartreuse Green Floral Silk Dress size 10 on eBay.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Cream and Black Striped Dress By Allihop Size Small months ago and am really happy with the price.Joe wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my NWT Anthropologie Aniko Lace Dress By Moulinette Soeurs Size 0 Orange at garage sale.Analisa wrote:
Got my NWT J Crew Anthropologie Dress Green Strapless Wedding Cocktail Sz 6 weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Last week my son picked up my NWT Anthropologie Dulcie dress, Sz Large, fits like Medium. by Weston Wear on eBay.Verlene Odell wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Multicolored Dress Sz 2 A-Line Print at garage sale.Christeen wrote:
Got my NEW! Aryeh Anthropologie Sweater Dress Tunic Printed Both Sides Size S weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Yoana Baraschi New Light Lace Dress NWT Size 12 hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Just last week my daughter bought my MAEVE Anthropologie Strapless Button Front Layered Linen & Cotton Dress Size 0 at a yard sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Free People Sparrow sweater dress sz M hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Horacio wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT MODCLOTH ANTHROPOLOGIE GREEN DRESS SIZE MEDIUM months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Danyell wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Dakota Dress by Moulinette Soeurs Size 8 months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Got my NEW NWOT GORGEOUS ANTHROPOLOGIE TRACY REESE DRESS SIZE 6 SMALL EASTER SPRING weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Chiquita wrote:
Just yesterday my wife picked up my Anthropologie LEIFSDOTTIR Silk Spring Dress SIZE 4 at garage sale.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my Anthropologie Chromatique Dress Shift Tunic NWOT Size Small S $128 Retail on Amazon.Mabelle wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my Anthropologie Changing Stripes Dress, NWT, Size 0 on eBay.Torrie wrote:
Got my Anthropologie by Weston Wear Silk Blend Gray Ruffle Dress Large years ago and am really happy the purchase.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week I bought my NEW Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Montserrat Dress Size 2-4-10 at garage sale.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Today I bought my Cute Minuet dress by Anthropologie red/white/turq size large at a yard sale.