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!
Last week my son-in-law found my NWT Anthropologie Tarana Maxi Dress, Sz 8. By Maeve on eBay.Latricia Starner wrote:
Got my Sandhill Crane Dress By Moulinette Soeurs From Anthropologie Size 4. weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE FRENCH VANILLA LACE/BLACK STRIPE APPLIQUE BODYCON DRESS XS/S years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Today my kids found my Anthropologie dress sz 2 XS silk green pink floral Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Denice wrote:
Got my Moulinette Soeurs Anthropologie Cotton Dress Black Rose Print Size 2 some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Last week my son found my Anthropologie Leifsdottir Assemblage Dress Size 6 on Amazon.Doug wrote:
Today I found my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 at garage sale.Gloria wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Navy Pin-Up 100% Silk Dress Sz 4 years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my Nwt Anthropologie "Girls From Savoy" Elementary Jersey Dress Blue Sz Xsmall RARE months ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Ayanna wrote:
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Lacebloom dress, Sz 8 - fits 6. by Leifsdottir years ago and am really happy the quality.Christeen wrote:
Just last week my son-in-law picked up my NWT MCGINN STRIPED DRESS SIZE 6 ANTHROPOLOGIE MEDIUM M STRAPLESS SMALL S on Amazon.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Weston Wear Floral Dress Sz S Small NWT $138 some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my Moulinette Soeurs Anthropologie Dress Asters Everywhere SZ 6 Black Floral years ago and am really happy with it.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Today my daughter found my Anthropologie Lithe Summer Dress Sz2 EUC on eBay.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE MOULINETTE SOEURS Vetements Silk Polka Dot Dress 4 Dots some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Cira wrote:
Just yesterday my son bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Halter Dress Sz-2 Silk Lined Floral EUC at a yard sale.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Last week I found my Free People Anthropologie dress, Sz. Small ~ black Stretch velvet EUC on eBay.Dustin wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! years ago and am really happy the transaction.TenishaBob wrote:
Just yesterday my kids picked up my NWT Anthropologie Vela Dress Lace by Yoana Baraschi Size 4 on Amazon.Andera wrote:
Got my Anthropologie blue Floreat dress size 8 (m/l), new without tags years ago and am really happy with the price.