February 03, 2007

Urban Outfitters SS07

I used to LOVE Urban Outfitters. I'd go there everytime I go downtown, just in case I missed something the last time I went or something I had my eye on was on sale. But now I find myself going to UO less and less. I don't even have their online catalog memorized anymore! So I thought I'd pick a few to analyze- and no I did not delibrately pick ones that I thought were hideous.

I think I would've found these two camis pretty. They're feminine and pretty. But I just don't see it fitting very well into my current wardrobe! More cutesy camis that would be good for mix and match. But now that I know UO better, I can tell from here that the quality of these are probably not too good and may potentially look cheap. So is it still worth almost $30? Moreover, is this really the look we're looking for?

Cool bold tees. I guess these are alright for casual wear. I rather like the grey one actually, a decent attempt at the oversized tshirt thing.

Jackets! I have mixed feelings. I like the way the striped one looks on the model, but with the thin material and all, would it look chic or cheap on us normal mortals? But I DO like that cropped jacket on the right. Although I'm not sure if its worth $48, if I can get a better one by waiting a bit and paying a tiny bit more. . .

Classics. Am loving the simple design. Although again, the material? Not so sure.

More classic bottoms. I rather like the style of these flare skirt and wide legged denims. Although beware the skirt is probably made of a flimsier material than you think.
An example of getting it right and wrong. The red one is soo off. But I think the one on the right is . . well right. Could potentially be cute and this season actually! These two are pretty, but waaay too bohemian chic for me.

So what do you think? Is it just me? Am I growing out of Urban Outfitters or are their designs too bohemian and off for the current season?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom got me some sweaters from Urban Outfitters for Christmas. I took them back because they were all falling apart. The styles were pretty cute, but quality was terrible.

2/03/2007 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the designs are not very exiting and the material is too cheep!

2/03/2007 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm totally into oversized tops this season

2/03/2007 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Alice said...

i use to love urban but thought it was too expensive.

then i went through a, omg this quality is terrible, am i really paying for this period.

but now the love is back hehe

it's true though, the quality leaves much to be sought after. but the funky design and general aesthetic is hard to find IMO in a mass retailer, accessible in a lot of different places, at lower prices.

although im sure forever 21 could give it a run for its money.

2/03/2007 10:23 PM  
Anonymous ellie said...

Ugly! I think the tailored/structured look is more chic, and it's difficult to achieve that with low-quality materials and workmanship.

2/03/2007 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to love UO. The one in south beach used to be selective about what they carried in the store. Now everything is sooooo hideous. The cuts and the frabics can make anyone in the world look like Britney Spears.

2/04/2007 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also use to love UO, but the past few years it has gone on the steady decline. Even if I find something I like, I usually see that the quality is sub par. Overall I think the majority of their stuff is over priced and cheaply made. Everything is pretty ugly. If I want something super trendy I will just take my time and sort through the racks at Heritage 1981 which surprisingly has better quality.

2/04/2007 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they have some nice basics, like the thermal henleys, and accessories, like fingerless gloves, but most of their prices are too high for trendy one-season things. their products are not wardrobe investments so why pay so much. same thing at anthropologie, same company. i like the distressed look, but i agree the clothes look chintzy in person. i miss the urban outfitters catalog online though. for style ideas it was pretty good.

2/04/2007 1:35 AM  
Anonymous brenny said...

yeah i really don't like urban
the material is cheap and it falls apart easily
even though the clothes cost a lot.
they have cute accessories i think,
but still they are kind of expensive for the quality.
the clothes are kind of wannabe trendy,
too many people wear it so they aren't very original

2/04/2007 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Debby said...

but i've only ever heard good reviews of UO until this point...
oh wells they're opening one in Vancouver by Feb and i'm super excited!

2/04/2007 3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually stick to the brand Lux on UO and I've been pretty happy with them so far.

2/04/2007 3:24 AM  
Anonymous Cici said...

Urban is a very college-students type, maybe that's why?

2/04/2007 4:01 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

I been feeling the same way actually, I actually have to really search on UO to find something I really love now.

2/04/2007 4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

urban outfitters is too girly for my taste...

2/04/2007 5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UO is tasteless and expensive. With that money, I would rather buy a nice designer item from sample sale. For example, these brand new Jimmy Choo costs $160. http://www.turnaboutshoppe.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TSE&Product_Code=11919-05539&Product_Count=&Category_Code=

2/04/2007 5:40 AM  
Blogger Queen of Preen said...

Your site is lovely! I agree with the majority of comments here urbn isn't what it used to be :(

2/04/2007 6:16 AM  
Anonymous kamo said...

we just got an urban outfitters here about a year ago (i don't think i'd been in one before that) and i thought i'd try it out because it's association with anthropologie (my lover). i bought a bunch of cute-looking, cheap summer wear and was very disappointed.. all of the fabrics would get stretched out and worn looking after one wear (or just trying it on) and the quality and fabrics just felt.. bleh.

i did buy a lux coat online, here: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=24691&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=10&iSubCat=13&iProductID=24691

it looks cute and i needed something on the cheap end to just wear on cold nights (i'm in california). it's lux so i'm hoping the quality will be better.

2/04/2007 6:28 AM  
Anonymous OceanSunfish said...

I have a really big problem with Urban Outfitters.

They are extremely republican. I find this extremely dishonest as it does not at all fit the image they are trying to sell. So hipsters, bohemians, and college students beware.

Also, they're owned by the same company that owns Anthropologie. So the same goes for that store, though at least Anthropologie doesn't claim a liberal demographic.

2/04/2007 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oceansunfish, really? omg, i had never heard that. velly intellesting....

[pulling on boots, looking for car keys....]

2/04/2007 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are extremely Republican??
...It doesn't seem so

2/04/2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides the "Friends Dont Let Friends Vote Republican" tee they also have "Democrats Do it Better" and i havent seen equal time afforded to the other side

2/04/2007 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's funny is republican=capitalist, what clothing store isn't in it for the money? wherever people "shop" in cuba or venezuela i guess....

2/04/2007 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

"While the typical Urban Outfitters shopper is likely to be liberal-minded--as is the province and privilege of youth--the fiftysomething Hayne is mom-and-apple-pie conservative. He and his wife Margaret have contributed $13,150 to the campaign coffers of Paleolithic right-wing Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and his Political Action Committee over the years."


That's why I don't shop at Urban Outfitters anymore.

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2/04/2007 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh brother

*rolls eyes*

i'm sure uo's loss is gap's gain, although the latter isn't doing too well


2/04/2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous OceanSunfish said...

The problem with the "Friends Dont Let Friends Vote Republican" t-shirts and other things is that the money that is used to purchase them is then contributed to very republican campaigns. I think it's very dishonest.

2/04/2007 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

girls! have you tried anthropologie? better quality with funky designs!

2/04/2007 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, i'm curious, then, where do/does the anti-UO poster(s) think it is okay to shop? personally, i think what mr. and mrs. hayne choose to do with a paltry 13k "over the years" is their business, but if someone is going to call someone "dishonest," then whom is considered to be above reproach in the retail apparel industry?

2/05/2007 2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found out that UO was very Republican from one of the books they were selling in their own store! The one that tells you which company contributed to which party more.

Anyways, I don't like UO very much. I find a lot of their clothes unwearable, for the quality of the fabric (more like tissue paper) and sometimes what they are trying to sell is like WTF. Like the fourth camisole, it would make most people look pregnant.

The prices, well, there is a UO sale shop in Westwood, and it's very popular, since you can get shirts for $3 to $10. Of course it is all past seasons stuff, but most of it is dirt cheap, so no one minds! As for the regular shop, I'd rather go to Forever21 since it is basically the same stuff, only cheaper (price only, material quality is the same).

2/05/2007 4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh i always love the thin, soft cotton some stores use for shirts! just too bad that they rip easily :(

2/05/2007 4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went into UO yesterday and was dissapointed by their selection and just ended up buying a beret. The quality isn't that great but you pay b/c they are usually on trend. I think my dissapointment had more to do with the lack of new options for this season not the store. I think that site w/ the Jimmy Choos is selling fakes . The shoes look to cheap to be JC additionaly they have Chanel which isn't even sold at luxury online site such as netaporter or eluxury. I don't think the kaiser would let a random site sell shoes.
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2/05/2007 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Philly designer said...

UO rips off artists. Look online for the Johnny Cupcake scandal. I also read about how they jsut TOOK a photo from an artist, copied it, and slapped it into their frames. They got sued, lost, and had to pay the artist and recall the frames to take out the images.
I think THAT's dishonest!
I can't believe that the owner used to run the Free People store in Philly in the 70's with his ex-girlfriend who owns the White Dog Cafe!
Her company is a great role model when it comes to community-based, eco-sound business.
It looks like he went in the opposite direction.
On a sidenote, the quality of their clothing is crap especially for the price. You can find all of their styles, from the original artists/designers (cause they don't come up with anything original themselves) elsewhere, for the same prices if not better.
Ditto Anthropologie.
I will not shop at either one.

2/06/2007 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Ad said...

I am a lover of Urban Outfitters, but i do feel that it is way way overpriced and you dont really get value for money in terms of quality, but the designs are a little quirkier that your average high street store. The sales a fab so i always wait until the tail end of the sales to pick up some great bargains! The novelty is slowly wearing off unfortunately...

2/06/2007 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who shops at a store according to its political preference?? I never think, I'm not going to buy these fabulous tweed trousers from Banana Republic because this store is too working, capitalist, business, women, thus republican! You shop at stores that fit your style. However, Urban Outfitters quality is on par with Target. NEVER buy anything at that store for full price.

2/07/2007 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously when is this empire waist trend going to die? I am fairly thin, well normal size and everytime I wear something remotely empire waisted I get asked when the baby is due!!

The grey oversized one looks like it came right out of Pea in the Pod.


2/08/2007 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>> Who shops at a store according to its political preference??

Lots of people do. It's called voting with your dollars. If you're opposed to animal cruelty, you wouldn't give KFC/TacoBell your money. That's a no-brainer, yeah?

And so, if you're opposed to a total ban on abortion in America, you shouldn't give your money to Urban Outfitters. Because they will spend your money to take away your right to choose.

2/09/2007 1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be voting with my dollars AT Urban Outfitters. And THAT is MY choice.

2/09/2007 1:14 PM  
Anonymous afib said...

I made these clothes already when I first picked up a pair of scissors, sewing machine and fabric.

2/11/2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger s0m3thing said...

Hello, I just stared this new blog and i am new at everything. I am going to try to keep everything updated and intesting. If you would like i would like you to come and see everything. It's not much yet but i am working on it. =] Oh, and i do completely agree with the Urban outfitters being to bohemian chic. Anyone have any other good online stores similar? Thanks.

2/12/2007 4:45 AM  
Blogger Jenster said...

Hi my name's Jen and I'm from the Uk-I agree about the whole 'Urban Outfitters is too bohemian' comment, but, I have fallen in love with one top which, annoyingly, the Uk version doesn't stock (and the American site won't ship to England). Would anyone consider getting the top for me and then selling it to me-I would obviously add some money for your trouble. Maybe we could even go through e-bay (paypal) to ensure a smooth transaction. Any takers? x

2/13/2007 5:52 AM  
Blogger Isabella Zamarripa said...

so i LOVE urbn but...
like yah said, the material is waaaaay cheaper and people always tell me i can get clothes liek that for WAAAAYYY cheaper in downtown.

ps.i love in LA so downtown is like suupperrr cheap shopping.
cheap as in material and cheap as in money wise.

anyway any tips on where to get sameISH clothes?? for cheeper??

11/25/2007 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

urban outfitters, like most big clothing stores, enormously rips off workers in developing countries, pays them a wage that they cannot sustain themselves or their family on.

if you dont care, enjoy all your pretty clothes.

if you think theres no alternatives, there are, american apparel is one of them, there's more out there, usually without stores on their own but its def worth checking out the social policies of stores.

6/04/2008 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

urban is amazing thank you very much.

10/19/2008 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all of the above comments are from over a year ago. i just recently fell in love with urban outfitters and i definitely do not think the style is too bohemian, because extremely boho is not exactly my style and i am not one to make drastic wardrobe changes. so maybe things have changed, or its just opinion. and quite honestly i think most places have issues with the quality of clothing. the more you wash something, its bound to fall apart.

1/06/2009 5:53 AM  
Anonymous meredith said...

I think the clothes look really nice in the catalog and on the web, but seeing them in the store without the soft glow lighting really destroys the illusion. They look SO CHEAP. And still manage to cost so much. Forever21 is basically just as on trend (if that's what you're into) and basically similar quality (though I actually think F21 is getting better while UO is getting worse) but at half the price usually. UO is only worth it when they have the bins full of superdiscounted items. I don't mind if shoes fall apart in a month if I only paid $3 for them in the first place!

Lux and La Dolce Vita are pretty good brands though -- just avoid anything that is UO branded for sure!

1/21/2009 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love, love, love Urban Outfitters. The majority of my wardrobe was purchased there. However, I have never purchased pants there. I think that, yes, some of the clothes do have poor quality, so it is important to go to the store for yourself and see if it is worth the money. Because, I really do think that it is worth the trip.

3/26/2009 3:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Urban Cat Hitters too!
I buy all my pet supplies there,
and Fins n' things is NO WHERE NEAR as good quality.
I donno what you're all talking about with low quality, I think it's superb/
and there's a 7 for 2 deal right now for suede leashes and cat nip!

6/08/2009 3:41 AM  
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It can't work in actual fact, that's what I think.
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