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!
Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Ruched Martins Dress Size 4 by Moulinette Soeurs weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Brian Hundley wrote:
Today my wife picked up my Anthropologie Tracy Reese Silk fairy tale dress sz 8 at garage sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Silk Vintage Style Halter Dress Floral 10 on Amazon.Lucile wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my Anthropologie Black Dress By Anna Sui Size 6 at a yard sale.Ayanna wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Tunic Dress by Maeve Multi-colored Size 6, SOLD OUT!! - NEW some time ago and am really happy the quality.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my NWOT Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Sangatte Slip Dress sz 0 (XS) years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Mabelle wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Grass Shadow Dress 0 by Lithe Black 100% Cotton Sundress months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Cira wrote:
Today I bought my Anthropologie Plenty By: Tracy Resse Dress Women's Size 6 on eBay.Mabelle wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE Ruffled Oska Dress by Girls from Savoy, Size 4, red, silk years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Got my NEW NWT Moulinette Soeurs dress green turtle womens misses size 12 Anthropologie years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Jeanie Green wrote:
Recently my son picked up my Ari Tribal Floral Embroider Print Vtg Boho Maxi Dress L & Anthropologie Gift on Amazon.Prince wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Anthropologie Verdant Slip Dress size 6 by Moulinette Soeurs at a yard sale.Davida Morrow wrote:
Got my MOULINETTE SOEURS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE Blue Shirtdress Sz 8 Dress years ago and am really happy the transaction.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Today my daughter bought my FREE PEOPLE ANTHROPOLOGIE EMBROIDERED HEM JUMPER Dress SZ M Medium Perfect! on eBay.Georgianne wrote:
Recently I found my Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Atwitter Dress sz 0 XS Black at a yard sale.Verlie wrote:
Got my BETH BOWLEY Anthropologie Sleeveless Floral Dress Black Lace Accent - Size 10 hours ago and am really happy the quality.Torrie wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my EUC Anthropologie Era Plumes dress by Maple size 4 at a yard sale.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Got my Anthropologie 'Odille' Super Sweet Strapless Dress! Size 0. NWOT ! years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Dustin wrote:
Got my NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Pieced Stripes Column Dress By Bailey 44 Size Small months ago and am totally pleased with it.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Got my Anthropologie bordeaux Black Draped Dress Size XS hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.