Posts tagged "urban outfitters"

Urban Outfitters Removes Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt From Online Store

I mean, I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain why Urban Outfitters stopped selling this bloody Kent State sweatshirt. The question is, why were they selling it in the first place? [People]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2014

Home Improvement: 7 Ways To Cute-ify Your Place For Under $50

Whether "home" to you means a room, an apartment, or an entire house, you deserve to love the place you live. But it can be overwhelming to find cute updates for your place. Who has the time to hunt around (especially when window-shopping at Sephora is much more fun?). Well, you're in luck. Hunting for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2014

Tavi Got To Play With A Mini-Horse And I’m Mini-Jealous

So, Tavi Gevinson, and some of her friends from the webzine Rookie have been traveling across country this summer with the gang at Urban Outfitters. It pretty much sounds like a buttload of fun; they've been making stops in major cities and towns along the way to meet up with fans, hold workshops and go shopping.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 14, 2012

We’re Jealous: Tavi Gevinson Goes On Epic Road Trip With Urban Outfitters

We're already big fans of all things Tavi Gevinson and Rookie Magazine, the after school online project she started with a few friends and Paul Rudd. But now we're totally legitimately jealous of Miss Gevinson. This summer she'll be embarking on a grand summer adventure -- a road trip from New York to Los Angele…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 25, 2012

Keep Calm, It’s Just A Boo-Boo

If you're anything like me, you've got a new ripped cuticle or thumbtack stab every day. If you're going to be a walking gore-fest, you may as well wear a Band-Aid more chic than those "Dora The Explorer" ones you found at CVS. Well, "chic" may not be the right word. But these Urban Outfitter…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2012

Is Urban Outfitters Selling a Pro-Nazi Shirt?

That's what the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia seems to think. The organization has taken the hipster clothing chain to task for a T-shirt featuring a Star of David design they say is strikingly similar to one that was used to identify Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust and was embroidered on concentration camp uniforms.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2012

Tie-Dye Shoes, Hippie Chicks Need Not Apply

Usually, I'd run away screaming from anything sporting a tie-dye pattern on it. But these Messeca Tie-Dye Coraline Platform Wedge happen to hit the sweet spot. They're working the tie-dye hippie thing, sure, but in a decidedly high fashion way. The sleek wedge heel offsets any crunchy, hacky sack vibe, and the bright, cheery color…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

Hot Links: Urban Outfitters Accused Of Selling Racist Crap For The Millionth Time

Some Irish folks are pissed off at Urban Outfitters, calling their St. Patrick's Day garb -- which paints the Irish as drunks -- "racist." [Styleite] Here's something we could probably all use a refresher on: the 10 commandments of casual sex. [College Candy] I am equal parts excited and dismayed that there is a social…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 1, 2012

8 Egregious Navajo Violations

Julie's post earlier on the insensitivity and dubious legality of "Navajo" and "Native American" products got me thinking about just how many popular stores have committed this ridiculous faux pas. It turns out that there's even more than I had originally suspected. A quick look around the web led me to the eight following atrocities,…

By: Rachel Krause / October 13, 2011

So Your Navajo Sweater Might Be Illegal (And It’s Definitely Culturally Insensitive)

Walk into any Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie and you're bound see racks and racks of clothes referencing Navajo patterns and designs. A quick perusal of Urban's website finds that there are almost two dozen products referencing the Native American tribe, by name at least, in its product descriptions. These days the all-encompassing term to describe…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2011

Urban Outfitters, Other Retailers In Hot Water Over “Salacious” T-Shirt

Urban Outfitters usually flocks to controversy, but in the case of a photo featured on one of Urban's Ts, the company is probably less than thrilled with the attention. Sometime last year. photographer Jason Lee Parry took a shot of a 15-year-old girl -- allegedly model Hailey Clauson (pictured) -- "revealing portions of her breast…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

The 10 Best Picks From Urban Outfitters Fall Shoe Collection

This week, Urban Outfitters released its fall shoe collection--unveiling more than 600 new styles. We've culled through and selected the 10 best in wedges, heels, plimsouls and boots. These are the must-haves you'll want this fall, and most of them are priced way under $100, so you can stock up without breaking the bank. Check…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2011

Kate Moss-Inspired “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” Kid’s Shirt Banned

You've got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children's T-shirt to be sold with the words "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels." When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply "a custom product…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2011

Do Not Want: Badly Drawn Boobs

You know how people say you should only show a little skin and leave the rest to the imagination? If you'd like to remain relatively covered up while leaving nothing to the imagination, this boobtastic T-shirt might be for you. Accessorize with joke boobs and you have a whole outfit! [$14.99, Urban Outfitters]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 8, 2011

Quickies: Amy Winehouse Is Back In Rehab & Miley Cyrus Hates On Urban Outfitters

Amy Winehouse downed vodka before checking back into rehab at The Priory in the UK this morning. Get well soon, Amy, because you're so talented. [PopEater] Snooki may be busy filming "Jersey Shore" in Italy as we speak, but she's apparently laying off the pasta. Snook's new focus on health includes eating healthy foods, regular…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2011

Urban Outfitters Steals Another Indie Artist’s Work … Again

Jewelry artist Stevie Koerner sells her "A World of Love" pendants on Etsy (left). They're adorable little charms in the shapes of states with hearts cut out of them. Urban Outfitters liked the pendants so much that they decided to copy the charms, almost exactly (right), and call them "I Heart Destination Necklaces." And they…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

An Imagined Conversation With This Sulky Model

Me: Hey now, what's the matter? Model: Nothing. It's nothing. Me: Oh come on, you can tell me.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 18, 2011

Sunglasses For When You’re Embarrassed To Be Seen With People Just Like You

How meta! Urban Outfitters sells these coy little "Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses" so that you won't have to be spotted in photos--presumably with your other too-cool-for-school-Urban-Outfitters-sporting friends. Whoa! It's like the universe is folding in on itself! [$12, Urban Outfitters]…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2011

Photoshop Fail: Urban Outfitters Dress Defies The Laws Of Physics

Obviously, Urban Outfitters is an affordable trendsetting retailer, but did you know they are also MAGICIANS? Photoshop Disasters came across this image on Urban's website in which the model dons Silence & Noise's Ikat Dress whilst hovering. That is some David Blaine s**t right there. But seriously, Urban, I would have thought that dress wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 9, 2011

Treat Your Feet To Some Angora

Plain cotton socks just don't cut it in the winter; once they get wet, either from sweat or snow, they stay wet. And wet feet lead to cold feet. Wool socks, however, still provide insulation even when wet, guarding against hypothermia. But since we like our clothing to be as fabulous as it is functional,…

By: Annika Harris / December 29, 2010
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