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Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Lawsuit Over Clothing Designs

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to accusations that it’s ripped off designs belonging to others, or offended an entire culture with its clothing, but it can now put one more of those claims behind it after settling a lawsuit brought by the Navajo Nation in 2012. [More]

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What Are Shoppers Buying Since They Aren’t Buying Clothes?

It’s bleak out there for a clothing retailer, with sales slumping at many chains, leading some — American Apparel, Aeropostale, Pacsun, among others — to declare bankruptcy. So if we aren’t shopping for items to clad our bodies, what are we shopping for?

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Urban Outfitters Venturing Into Food Business With Purchase Of Italian Restaurant Group

Urban Outfitters has become known for its wide variety of kitschy, unique and sometimes offensive clothing, housewares and other accessories. Now, it appears the retailer wants to be known for something entirely different: food.  [More]

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Urban Outfitters Will End On-Call Scheduling In New York

Following in the footsteps of retailers like Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gap, Urban Outfitters says it will stop using on-call scheduling — but only in New York. This change comes after pressure from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, which has been probing various companies’ use of the system. [More]

June Recall Roundup: Melting Mason Jars And Phantom Ovens

June Recall Roundup: Melting Mason Jars And Phantom Ovens

In this month’s Recall Roundup for consumer goods, a laptop battery recall expands, mason jar night lights melt, and a friendly toy policeman is not as friendly as he initially appears to be. [More]

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Selling Tapestry That Looks Like A Concentration Camp Uniform

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Selling Tapestry That Looks Like A Concentration Camp Uniform

Apparently, Urban Outfitters didn’t hear our suggestion that retailers should refrain from using symbols that relate to massacres, Nazis, the Holocaust or any other horrifying event when creating new products in 2015. The retailer has once again come under fire for selling an item that could be construed as deeply offensive. [More]

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Your Next Run To Anthropologie Could Include Lunch And A Blowout – And Take Three Hours

The mere 10 minutes I’ve spent inside an Anthropologie store was enough to last me multiple years. But consumers who can’t get enough of the shabby-chic chain might welcome with open arms the thought of spending three hours browsing. Well, your wish may soon be coming true if the chain’s owners get their way. [More]

Urban Outfitters Sorry You Were Offended By “Blood-Spattered” Kent State Sweatshirt

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Last night, Urban Outfitters took a lot of heat for selling a “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt” on its website that looked like it was splattered in blood. To some, this seemed like a disturbing, reference to the infamous 1970 incident at the Ohio school in which National Guard members fired on unarmed protesters, killing four. But according to the retailer this is all a big misunderstanding. [More]

Woman Says Anthropologie Manager Sent Her To Breastfeed On The Toilet

Woman Says Anthropologie Manager Sent Her To Breastfeed On The Toilet

A woman in California says that Anthropologie used to be her favorite store, but she gave serious thought to boycotting the chain after a store manager asked her to please feed her six-week-old son in the bathroom, not in the back of the store. The goal? To make everyone more “comfortable.” [More]

Alleged Design Thief Cody Foster & Co. Accuses Urban Outfitters Of Design Theft

Alleged Design Thief Cody Foster & Co. Accuses Urban Outfitters Of Design Theft

Last fall, before the peak Christmas ornament-buying season kicked off, some small crafters accused ornament wholesaler Cody Foster & Co. of stealing their designs and mass producing them. Those accusations led retailers carrying Cody Foster products to publicly drop them as a supplier. Now the company is suing one of those retailers, Urban Outfitters, and a few weeks ago added an ironic allegation to the suit: they claim that the retailer stole and mass-produced their designs for sale in its stores. [More]

Cody Foster & Co. Suing Urban Outfitters For Dropping Them As Supplier

Cody Foster & Co. Suing Urban Outfitters For Dropping Them As Supplier

During the peak Christmas ornament season, some independent artists and designers accused trinket wholesaler Cody Foster & Co. of poaching their designs with no compensation, maybe hoping that young artists just never go to gift shops or Anthropologie. Now the sleeping poncho-wearing polar bear has awoken, and is launching lawsuits from its den. [More]

Urban Outfitters Shocks Absolutely No One By Selling, Then Pulling Socks Featuring Hindu Deity

Urban Outfitters Shocks Absolutely No One By Selling, Then Pulling Socks Featuring Hindu Deity

Oh, Urban Outfitters, must we count the ways in which you’ve bumbled into offending large groups of people through your products? There was the army vest, prescription pill bottles as shot glasses, the shirt that made people think of the Holocaust and many others. We only trot out these examples as we wonder who let Urban Outfitters muck things up yet again by selling “Ganesh” socks featuring the Hindu deity of the same name. [More]

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Christmas Ordering Deadlines For 25 Top Online Retailers

Still working on your Christmas shopping? If you’re going online to buy those gifts, you need to be aware of the sites’ wildly varying cutoff dates for placing orders in time to get them under the tree on the big day. [More]

Urban Outfitters Slaps Elite Army Insignia On Vest, Charges $84

Urban Outfitters Slaps Elite Army Insignia On Vest, Charges $84

Urban Outfitters and its sibling store, Anthropologie, have never been paragons of honor and good taste. Someone’s always accusing the company of ripping off an independent designer here, promoting underage drinking, drug abuse, and eating disorders there, and the occasional $400 racist trope candlestick. This week, however, they managed to anger some of the most elite and badass fighting men in the world by slapping a mock Army Rangers scroll on an $84 vest. [More]

Ian MacKaye OK With Urban Outfitters Selling $28 Minor Threat Shirts; Thinks You’re An Idiot If You Buy One

Ian MacKaye OK With Urban Outfitters Selling $28 Minor Threat Shirts; Thinks You’re An Idiot If You Buy One

Ian MacKaye is more than just a guy who’s fronted important, influential bands like Minor Threat and Fugazi and started Dischord Records. He’s also been a vocal opponent of huge corporations like Ticketmaster, refusing to play venues where ticket prices were too expensive for his fans to afford. And unlike many other labels, you won’t see shirts, hats, buttons, posters and other band-branded merch on the Dischord website. So it surprised some when Urban Outfitters recently began selling licensed Minor Threat shirts for the not-punk price of $28. [More]

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Urban Outfitters Decides Maybe Prescription Pill Bottles As Shot Glasses Isn’t A Great Idea

Another day, another highly controversial item pulled from the shelves of Urban Outfitters. This time, the retailer caved to pressure from legislators in states like Kentucky and agreed to stop selling shot glasses, flasks and beer mugs that look like prescription pill bottles. [More]

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New Survey Shows Why Amazon Has Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Worried

Many bricks-and-mortar retailers claim Amazon has an unfair advantage because it is not — in most states — yet required to collect sales tax on purchases, or that Amazon can offer huge discounts because it doesn’t have the overhead associated with running a retail store. But a new survey shows that people might just like Amazon more than other retailers. [More]

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Maybe Sorta Promoting Underage Drinking With Sassy T-Shirts

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Maybe Sorta Promoting Underage Drinking With Sassy T-Shirts

Urban Outfitters, home of T-shirts emblazoned with sassy or ironic sayings or perhaps clothing that unfortunately hearkens back to the Holocaust, is in hot water yet again. This time the trouble is all about a few shirts bearing pro-drinking messages, which is perhaps not the best idea for a store that has a huge underage demographic it’s actively trying to sell things to. Ruh roh.

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