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.