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Urban Outfitters — Battle of the Regions

urbanoutfitters Urban Outfitters    Battle of the Regions

When it comes to style and expanding your wardrobe, you have to start somewhere. Although Urban Outfitters can be hit or miss, I have always felt that it is the perfect gateway drug for those getting into fashion. It would be ridiculous to expect to see someone go from shopping at a typical mall store like Aeropostale or American Eagle to the Pradas and Lanvins of the fashion industry. Much like H&M, I feel that Urban Outfitters helps fill the gap between the clueless and the fashionable. Still however, Urban Outfitters will occasionally get a piece from labels like Cheap Monday that strike my fancy.  Furthermore, I have a gripe. Despite Urban Outfitter collaborations with brands like Corpus and Steven Alan, I feel like American consumers always get shafted with a bulk of the stock offered being generic streetwear brands. It pales in comparison to the stock of the European Urban Outfitters. Currently, for instance, they have Velour and April 77.  I understand different markets and catering to your bases, but come on, give me a break–with some of the current price points, labels like April 77 and Velour can definitely be added to the roster and succeed.



  • Ceazar

    So true, places like H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Zara are great places to start when one is looking for something beyond your everyday mall brand. Street Style and Fashion editorial blogs are a great way, I’ve found, to hone one’s fashion sense. It helps, as well, to understand what YOU like, elaborate from there, and not completely latch on to what someone else tells you is hot.

  • Ceazar

    So true, places like H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Zara are great places to start when one is looking for something beyond your everyday mall brand. Street Style and Fashion editorial blogs are a great way, I’ve found, to hone one’s fashion sense. It helps, as well, to understand what YOU like, elaborate from there, and not completely latch on to what someone else tells you is hot.

  • Ceazar

    So true, places like H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Zara are great places to start when one is looking for something beyond your everyday mall brand. Street Style and Fashion editorial blogs are a great way, I’ve found, to hone one’s fashion sense. It helps, as well, to understand what YOU like, elaborate from there, and not completely latch on to what someone else tells you is hot.

  • http://desiderus.wordpress.com Desi

    i believe that to be very true. the gap between stock carried by the European branch and the North American branch is much to huge. I always bring up the discussion with my superiors that a lot of the buyers have to step up their game (which they recently have) because a while back UO felt very stagnanted in what was carried with the men side of things.

  • http://desiderus.wordpress.com Desi

    i believe that to be very true. the gap between stock carried by the European branch and the North American branch is much to huge. I always bring up the discussion with my superiors that a lot of the buyers have to step up their game (which they recently have) because a while back UO felt very stagnanted in what was carried with the men side of things.

  • http://desiderus.wordpress.com Desi

    i believe that to be very true. the gap between stock carried by the European branch and the North American branch is much to huge. I always bring up the discussion with my superiors that a lot of the buyers have to step up their game (which they recently have) because a while back UO felt very stagnanted in what was carried with the men side of things.