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!
Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my Anthropologie silk maxi dress 100% silk size M NWT by Tolani on eBay.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Today my kids picked up my NEW Anthropologie Aniko Lace Dress By Moulinette Soeurs 0-2-6-8 at a yard sale.Verlene Odell wrote:
Today my kids bought my Anthropologie dress by Maeve 6 small lined lovely EUC on Amazon.Sumiko Gabourel wrote:
Got my NEW Anthropologie Maeve Coralshine Dress Size 0-2-4-6-8-10-12-14 years ago and am really happy the transaction.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Today I found my Anthropologie Ella Moss Maxi Dress Yellow Striped Small MINT!!! at a yard sale.Elwood wrote:
Recently my son-in-law found my ANTHROPOLOGIE GLISSADE DRESS 12 MOULINETTE SOEURS NWT on Amazon.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Today my son found my NWT Anthropologie Leifnotes Lace Mallorca Midi Dress size 6 at a yard sale.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE by LITHE "Laurel Run" Embroidered Lace Dress Sz 4 months ago and am really happy the transaction.Dean wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Girls from Savoy Tiered Arden Dress Blue Sz XS $178 some time ago and am really happy with the price.Daisy Bellis wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Moulinette Soeurs Botanica Dress Size XS hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Got my AnThRoPoLoGiE~YOANA BARASCHI -' Mirissa Dress' *NEW/ NWT's* Sz. 12 weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my ANTHROPOLOGIE FLOREAT Dress Anchors Aweigh XS 0 Cotton Sundress Embroidered weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Calcada By Funktional Maxi dress Size M $128.00 hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Today my wife bought my Anthropologie MOULINETTE SOEURS Brown Floral BRASSICA SHIRTDRESS Belted Dress 6 at garage sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my Stunning Blue/Cream Print Dress from Anthropologie, Size 2 on eBay.Ayanna wrote:
Got my NWT Anthropologie Calcada By Funktional Maxi dress Size M $128.00 years ago and am really happy the quality.Margy wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Maeve Modern Black/White Floral Shift Dress size 4 years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Angela wrote:
Got my Anthropologie Saturday Sunday Jaquard Day Dress Size Small PERFECT years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Dean wrote:
Just last week my son picked up my ANTHROPOLOGIE DOLAN NAVY BLUE DRESS SIZE SMALL NEW WITH TAGS! on Amazon.Rosario wrote:
Got my Anthropologie NWT Empress Dress by HD in Paris Black Sz 0 XS $158 some time ago and am really happy the purchase.