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Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, a retailer that specializes in ultra-trendy clothing for men and women ages 18 to 30, began as Free People in 1972, in Philadelphia. From the start, the company focused on funky fashion and home decor. 

Now called Urban Outfitters, the store is known for its ... Read Morebohemian and hipster clothing and furniture, and is particularly popular among college students. Urban Outfitters operates more than 170 locations internationally, and has been a main leader in catering to hipster culture and fashion with its trendy, kitschy, faux-vintage, and retro-look clothing. The home-decor collection includes bedding, rugs, tableware, and other decorations for the apartment or home. The store also sells gag gifts, coffee-table books, and other novelty items.

Urban Outfitters has been embroiled in a number of controversies, usually over religious and ethnic issues. For a time, it sold a Jesus Dress Up game, but pulled it after receiving complaints. Similarly, it pulled its "Eat Less" T-shirt after receiving complaints that the slogan was insensitive to people with eating disorders. The Navajo Nation demanded that the company stop using the term Navajo for a line of products that include underwear and a liquor flask; the store removed the word from this line.

In 2007, Urban Outfitters received the National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Urban Outfitters Corporate Office Campus located in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
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Urban Outfitters, Inc.
(800) 282-2200
UrbanOutfitters.com
30 Industrial Park Blvd. 
Trenton, SC 29847
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