Urban Outfitters knows that even hipsters need makeup. Following in the general direction of Topshop, the retailer has launched a mega online beauty shop. We’re loving the selection for the cute, niche brands like Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, and DuWop, but the best thing about this new venture is the stock of indie makeup labels you may have never seen before. Today, we discovered Japonesque, a line of super-slick eyelash tools; Girlactik, a collection of glam, shimmery makeup; and Cutler, a specialist in top-notch hair products. See what good Urban can do when they stick to what they’re good at (instead of, you know, telling us how to eat)? Enjoy! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
So, let’s review, shall we? Urban Outfitters:
- Wants to add “Obama/Black” to the Crayola box,
- Suggests it’s up to men to “preserve” their daughters’ virginity,
- Does not want to support gay marriage,
- And now thinks women should “eat less.”
You know what I want? Urban Outfitters to STFU. [via Hug Party] Keep reading »
Need a gift for your dad for Father’s Day? Good luck with that, because I’m certainly not going to suggest you buy Pops this T-shirt from Urban Outfitters, even if it’s on sale for $4.99. Although, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the retailer is rather wonkadoodle with their political and cultural point-of-view — they did sell a T-shirt in the color “Obama/Black.” While I suspect this T is supposed to be, ahem, “ironically sexist,” it grosses me out that Urban is happy to make money off of ha-ha-misogyny, but finds real social issues to be too “controversial” — they refused to sell a T-shirt that said “I Support Marriage Equality.” Lame, Urbs. Lame. [Feministing] Keep reading »
Urban Outfitters’ rib cage necklace (right) bears a striking resemblance to indie designer Lillian Crowe‘s rendition (left), doesn’t it? The designer, who debuted the bone jewelry last March, thinks so and she’s trying not to be pissed. The fashion industry would have stalled and died a long time ago if designers couldn’t “be inspired” by other designers’ work, but copying a ruffled hem on a dress is entirely different from essentially knocking off a design entirely. Though Crowe’s gold necklace is more detailed (and cooler!) than the Urban Outfitters variety, something about this feels very David and Goliath to us. If this level of “inspiration” is OK, how can small designers even attempt to compete with huge retailers? Keep reading »
For the hipstertastic dressers out there who came of age in the ’80s, this shirt is for you. With retro stripes and a loose cut, the icing on the cake is a photo of dreamboat (well, maybe) Scott Baio screened onto the chest. OK, so if you don’t love Chachi, you might be appalled by this style. But for those who do, you can place this right next to your “I Love Steve Buscemi” tee (because we know you have one of those, too).
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 »