Urban Outfitters has been in a legal battle with the Navajo Nation since 2012, when the tribe sued the clothing retailer for selling items labeled and marketed as “Navajo.” Urban Outfitters was accused by the Navajo Nation of trademark infringement due to items such as panties and liquor flasks being falsely sold…
Big college clothing chain Urban Outfitters thought it’d expand and corner its big college consumer market by purchasing a pizza chain. You know, why not just get everything an undergrad wants in one place! Unfortunately, investors weren’t into it.
In February, beauty brand Lime Crime’s website was hacked and customer financial information was compromised. Customers alleged that the company response to the breach was less than swift, pinning the blame on Lime Crime founder Doe Deere. Then, in July, the company received further attention for a warning letter the…
Once one of the top stores to buy clothing inspired by field-tromping dutch milkmaids and vintage squares of knotted organic fabric for ludicrous prices, Anthropologie has fallen into some hard times. One bright spot for the Anthro brand? Bridesmaids love BHLDN, the store’s bridal spinoff.
In the latest of a string of controversies for the Kristen Cavallari of lifestyle brands ("Ugh, I hate all this drama!" moans URBN INC, with a glint in its eye), Urban Outfitters is being urged by the Anti-Defamation League to remove a tapestry resembling the uniforms gay male prisoners wore in Nazi concentration…
Red alert, red alert: The fugly shoe trend has gone too far and it must be neutralized immediately. In a horrifying development, Teva has decided to make an asset of its association with hippie nerds and is now actively encouraging people to combine socks and sandals. Evacuate sectors five through eight; I've got…
Urban Outfitters is now the leading seller of vinyl albums which have seen huge increases in overall sales during the past few years.
If Urban Outfitters even, like, cared about competition or whatever, they might have just outdone themselves: Until this morning, UO was selling a single $129 faded vintage sweatshirt. From Kent State University. With what appears to be blood spatter. Jesus.
Pity poor Urban Outfitters: If the company wants any hope of expanding its flagship brand internationally, they've got to be sensitive to populations besides affluent white American teenagers. Which is apparently so, so hard.
An eagle-eyed tipster wrote an email to us with the subject line: "Urban Outfitters belt composition: leather, mixed metal, nickel... lead." The lede image is the screenshot she sent us. This is surprising, because last time I checked, lead was toxic.
Not content with their still-struggling revenue stream, Urban Outfitters is expanding into patterned leggings, short-shorts and tiny tank-tops. Does this sound like what they already sell? It's all very different – this time, the clothes are for working out.
After public outcry, Urban Outfitters has stopped selling an inscrutable t-shirt that reads, simply, DEPRESSION, in big block letters, over and over again. Can't wait to see what those nose-tweaking corporate scamps do next!
A hilarious Goldman Sachs analysis of the outlook for hip youth clothing (and sometimes bedbug :( ) purveyor Urban Outfitters revealed some concerning negative indicators for potential investors in the store's parent company. Namely: denim tutus. Denim tutus! Have you ever heard as a thing as crazy as a denim tutu?
Unless you regularly shop for plus-size clothing, you may not realize how fucking hard it is to find plus-size clothing in stores. This is a big deal, since time and time again, we hear that the average American woman wears a 14 or 16. The size at which "plus" begins.
When you think of "Fly Girls," do you think of skinny white Urban Outfitters models in overpriced babydoll dresses?
Welcome to the first installment (in what I hope will be a semi-regular series) of Le Placard de LaComtesse, where I find questionable garments and tell you whether or not I would wear it and why.
To kick off this new initiative, I thought it fitting that we start with a vendor synonymous with “questionable…
While innocently clicking around the Urban Outfitters website, we stumbled upon a frightening place, full of detestable abominations that will make your skin crawl: The shoe section.