Anthropologie was founded by current URBN chairman and president Dick Hayne, having heard the plea of a friend. She had just moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, and was dissatisfied with the shopping options available to her. Now a distance from Urban Outfitters—a brand she also was aging out of—there was a void in her life. She longed for a store to indulge her creative side. Dick, realizing this wasn't an isolated phenomenon, went on to build a lifestyle brand that catered to creative, educated and affluent 30-45 year-old women. Named after his college major (but with a decidedly French twist), Anthropologie opened its very first doors in the autumn of 1992 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. We now operate over 200 stores worldwide.
Our customer is a creative-minded woman, who wants to look like herself, not the masses. She has a sense of adventure about what she wears, and although fashion is important to her, she is too busy enjoying life to be governed by the latest trends. To her, Anthropologie is a portal of discovery—a brush with what could be. A place for her to lose—and find—herself.
Explore Anthropologie’s beauty boutique – an apothecary stocked with indulgences and essentials from around the globe. Discover the French secret to beautiful skin with potent, natural formulas from Darphin and explore a full array of time-tested elixirs from Mario Badescu. Browse our curated assortment of cult favorites and soon-to-be classics from brands at the vanguard of beauty and wellness, from Sunday Riley to RMS.
Full of expression, artistry, and global influences, our apparel collection features beloved designer brands as well as exclusive collections crafted by our talented in-house team. Explore Maeve's feminine, desk-to-dinner dresses, skirts, and blouses, discover eclectic essentials by Akemi + Kin, and browse the latest pairs from Pilcro and the Letterpress, our premium denim collection.
Whether you're seeking a seasonal patio makeover, party-perfect arrangements, or a beautifully planted gift, Design by Terrain provides garden expertise and a creative perspective, personally tailored to your space or event. Our designers offer customized fine gardening for patio, poolside, and small garden spaces, as well as holiday decorating for every season. Our services also include floral and event styling for weddings and gatherings of all kinds. In stores, a selection of pre-planted Design by Terrain styles is always available for gifting or seasonal décor.
We're here for all of your styling and shopping needs — from choosing the perfect dress for an upcoming event to updating your entire wardrobe. Need help finding a gift? We can do that, too.