Anthropologie is an upscale clothing store that sells outfits for women as well as accessories, decorative objects, gifts, and more.
All about Anthropologie
Anthropologie is one of the brands under Urban Outfitter's URBN brands. If you haven’t heard of either of these two businesses, then give them a try. Anthropologie specializes in fashionable women’s clothing, shoes, and home décor. High quality stuff generally comes with high prices, and that is not exactly an exception here.
However, once you see what they have, you’ll be dying to buy it. The great thing is that there is a sale section, and an online exclusives section. It would be really worth it to take advantage of those. One day-only and holiday sales do occur, so keep an eye out! They alos occasionally offer deals - like 25% off a certain item type - or free shipping if you spend a certain amount.
Their official website has a place where you can sign up for e-mail alerts about sales and coupons, and don't forget that we have all the latest Anthropologie coupons here on Tiendeo.
The history of Anthropologie
The very first Antrolopologie store was opened by Richard Hayne in 1992, and it was located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Hayne is the president and chairman of URBN brands today. The store was a success, and by 1998 they had a mail-order catalog and the ability to order their clothes online via their website, too.
Today, there are approximately 215 Anthropologie locations in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.
It took two whole years to come up with the concept for Anthropologie
Founder Richard Hayne came up with the idea for Anthropologie - but it was no quick task! He wanted to create the first store after Urban Outfitters, with the idea that it would be where his Urban Outfitters customers would go to shop once they'd grown out the original store.
So he worked with a design firm and architect Ron Pompei, and they went on a "cultural odyssey" to get inspiration for the store - traveling, going to world-class musuems, attending cultural events, and doing lots of shopping at street marks.
What did they come away with? Storytelling and texture were going to be key aspects of their brand, which would be about "just being." They also wanetd to be transformative, and Pompei said "the visitor's imagination was just as important as that of the designer. People would start to connect the dots in their own way and tell themselves a personal story."
They debuted their first line in 1992, which featured lots of lambswool sweaters and chiffon styles.