Urban Outfitters, your favorite mass retailer of faux-culture, has just gotten a bit more artsy-fartsy with the launch of its new Print Shop. After teaming up with Society6, “an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide,” Urban has selected works from their favorite artist members, and now presents you with a gallery of rad images that can either be purchased as a wall print, laptop skin, or iPhone/iPod sticker. The good news: these curated prints will only run you $25-$55 (depending on size), and skins are $15-$30. Check out a few of our favorite artists after the jump! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Ready for more collaboration news? Christina Tang and Dasha Zhukova of Kova & T have decided to bring their styling genius to the trendy yet affordable store of Urban Outfitters. But this isn’t a normal Kova & T collection. In fact, it’s a got a lot less of a motorcycle babe latex feel and a lot more of a girl next door vibe. Read on for a first look at their designs, including a precious skirt, a sweater that you’re sure to live in on hungover Saturday afternoons, and the perfect work dress. Prices range from $58-98, so prepare to shop at Urban Outfitters starting in mid-May. [Lucky] Keep reading »
For all the weird things about your grandmother’s house—the rampant use of doilies, the weird macaroni-like smell, the plastic-encased couch—there was a certain charm to it all. Channel that now with these kitschy “granny’s spaniels” ceramic plates from Urban Outfitters, which are just corny enough to be hip. With a hand-painted aesthetic, there’s no way to not feel warm and fuzzy inside as those cute puppy dogs stare up at you.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free of lame collaboration overload. Kristin Reiter and Valerie Killeen, aka Bleachblack, have joined forces with Urban Outfitters once again to bring us some super cool, highly covetable new rings that we could actually envision perched on our fingers. “The branch ring is modeled after my mother’s treasured faux-bois wedding ring from 1975,” Killeen states in the press release. What the hell is a faux-bois ring you ask? It’s French for “false wood.” (I knew a guy who had that once.) Pick these babies up at Urban later this month. Keep reading »
Most brides-to-be wouldn’t think to add Urban Outfitters to their shopping list while prepping for their upcoming nuptials, but the brand wants that to change. As part of their new business initiative, Urban Outfitters is launching a brand-new wedding division, beginning with perfect white gowns. Dresses designed by the Anthropologie team will appear in stores, created to be “heirlooms, to be passed on from one generation to the next.” But don’t think the store’s stopping at just gowns. They’re envisioning the ability to provide full service, including bridesmaids’ dresses, fine jewelry, accessories, shoes, invitations, and a bridal registry, making Urban Outfitters a one-stop shop for all wedding plans. While the newest wedding designs have yet to hit stores, the future’s white for UO — possible future additions to the brand include flowers, planning, and travel services. But before you get too excited, the price for a wedding dress at UO will range from $1,000 to $5,000, so it’s not exactly the cheap option. [Does anyone else feel like this is coo-coo-bananas? -- Editor Erin] [WWD] Keep reading »
While Urban is big on bringing the completely new with its collab-happy creations, the company also does its fair share of recycling the old. If you’ve ever walked into your local Urban Outfitters and seen what almost look like some thrift shop fashions, you may have wondered where they come from. With its “Urban Renewal” line, designers take loads of gently worn vintage goods and figure out how to spruce them up in more trend-forward ways.
To be honest: We have mixed feelings regarding some of the Urban Renewal designs we’ve seen. Some have been absolutely cute; others look a bit like you ate three sundresses from the ’80s and puked them up. Nevertheless, we’re curious as to how these items make their ways into stores. After the jump, a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Who knows—seeing how these styles are made might inspire your own DIY project. [Urban Outfitters Blog] Keep reading »