Urban Outfitters, Free People & Anthropologie: What's The Difference?

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Did you know that Urban Outfitters, Free People and Anthropologie, are all owned by Urban Outfitters Inc.? But they sort of have their own distinct vibes. Sort of. Free People skews younger, brighter, more gypsy chic; Urban Outfitters is edgy and dark; Anthropologie skews older, more expensive, more ladylike but still vaguely ethnic and crafty. But each catalog uses one blonde-haired model and one brunette — and they love the "exotic" backdrops. And really, they're all shilling the same damn crocheted, patterned, flowy, unique yet ubiquitous clothing. Given a page from one of their newest catalogs, can you tell which brand is being represented? A quiz, after the jump.

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Free People

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Anthropologie

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Urban Outfitters

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Urban Outfitters

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Anthropologie

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Urban Outfitters

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Anthropologie

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Q: Free People, Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie?

A: Free People

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Q: Free People, Urban Outiffters or Anthropologie?

A: Free People

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Q: Free People, Urban Outiffters or Anthropologie?

A: Anthropologie



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DISCUSSION

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EdnasEdibles

In my head they're split up like this:

Free People: Sometimes OK looking clothes. Purchase only at Filene's Basement.

Anthropologie: Love everything. Keep my eyes closed until I get to the back sale rack and only purchase from there.

Urban Outfitters: Buy no clothes there, instead read from the Post Secrets book that they have on their front table while my husband looks at the t-shirts.

So they're all quite distinct in my world.