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Not to be confused with anthropology.
Industry Retail
Founded 1992
Founder Richard Hayne
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Number of locations
216 (September 2015)
Key people
David W. McCreight
  • Clothing
  • accessories
  • cosmetics
  • footwear
  • housewares
Parent URBN

Anthropologie is an American clothing chain that currently operates over 200 stores worldwide featuring a curated assortment of women's apparel and accessories, home furnishings, décor, gifts and found objects.

Anthropologie is part of URBN brands, which includes Urban Outfitters, Free People, BHLDN and Terrain.[1][2][3][4]


Founded by the current URBN chairman and president Richard Hayne, Anthropologie opened its first store in the autumn of 1992 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In 1998, the brand launched a mail-order catalog and website. In April 2009, Anthropologie opened its first international store in Toronto, followed by subsequent storefronts in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Led by David McCreight, CEO of the Anthropologie group, the company now operates over 200 retail stores throughout the US, Canada and the UK.[5]


Anthropologie often partners with artists and designers from around the world to create limited-run collections in apparel, accessories and home. Collaborators have included Tracy Reese, Peter Som, Collette Dinnigan, Mara Hoffman, Liya Kebede, Byron Lars, Chris Benz, Kit Kemp and Claire Desjardins.

Anthropologie sign in front of their Rockefeller Center location in New York City
Anthropologie at West Edmonton Mall.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kuczynski, Alex (June 1, 2006). "Peter Pan Collars in a Vintage Never-Never Land". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Anthropologie Company Profile". URBN Inc. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Business Week
  4. ^ Yahoo Finance
  5. ^ "Home | Women's clothes, accessories and homeware". Anthropologie. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 

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