Part of the URBN family, Anthropologie is the grown up sister to the younger Urban Outfitters. Based in Philadelphia, the womenswear brand is known for its creative, eclectic and curated pieces offering a full lifestyle experience.
Founded in 1992, the brand launched its mail-order catalog and website in 1998 and eleven years later, its first international stores opened in Canada and UK. When Haynes, the founder, realised his original female clientele were outgrowing the younger trends and were in need of a different type of lifestyle store, Anthropologie was born. He named it after his college major albeit with a decidedly French twist.