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Sneak Peek: KNT By Kova & T For Urban Outfitters!

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 »

Your Granny’s Spaniels Plates

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.

It’s Nice When A Collaboration Doesn’t Suck

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 »

Wedding Bells Are Ringing At Urban Outfitters

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 »

Behind The Scenes: How Urban Mass Produces Vintage

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 »

Win This! V-Day Gifts From Urban Outfitters

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now!

Urban Outfitters has curated all kinds of groovy items for their Valentine’s Day shop, and they were kind enough to put together a grab bag of gifts for us. The bag includes: Lust, a very adult card game; Oh My God! 365 Ways to Get Off, a helpful tome by Rebecca Swanner; Love by Karen Porter; as well as what looks like the book we can most identify with, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield, a collection of embarrassing romantic tales by David Nadelberg.

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one box of Urban Outfitters goodies, but you have to work if you want it. Share your most shameful love stories in the comments by 2:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

UPDATE! The winner of the Urban Outfitters V-Day prize pack is LadyMacBeth for this comment:

I have plenty of gut wrenchingly shameful stories, but anyone from my area could put me and my screen name together. It’s a small state and my exceptional creativity combined with my lack of self-preservation and poor judgment means I’m going to cling to the veil of anonymity. Here’s something that I’m not proud of, but hey, it worked…

When a certain, younger version of my PA moved into my dorm I cleverly deduced from the number of concert t-shirts he wore that he was a fan of something called NIN.  Went and got me a CD and played it with my dormroom door open so he would hear as he passed and hopefully notice. Of course he did.  The pained look on my face (I listened only to country music and filk at that point in time.) probably gave me away.  He said he knew something was up when I told him I found the CD relaxing.

He was a CS major and very willing to share software.  I was the first person in my family to get her own computer and I was thrilled by this – I’d been doing just fine on the Works program that came with the computer but after a two sentence conversation with the future PA I suddenly agreed that I needed something called Office installed on my computer. But, of course, I’d never done that kind of thing before and had no idea how to go about it…

A few months more of these “clever” schemes and finally our entire dorm took pity on my obviousness and his oblivion and took drastic measures. We’ll have been together 16 years this week.

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