Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters store in San Francisco.

Urban Outfitters Template:NASDAQ is a clothing retail store with 60 shops in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The first store opened in 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The store first focused on 'funky' fashion in its clothes and household products. Today, the Urban Outfitters fashion line houses the same off-beat ideals (vintage, retro, off-mainstream, 70's, humourous, kitschy, or non-complementary clothing articles, furniture, and accessories mainly comprising the seasonal catalogues). The store retails high-profile brands such as Nike, Puma, Diesel, the North Face, Le Tigre, bDG, Xvala, Itsus, Ace, Lacoste, and so forth.

The president of Urban Outfitters, Richard Hayne, became controversial in early 2004 when the company advertised t-shirts bearing the slogan "Voting is for Old People". During the media hubbub that followed, journalists revealed that Hayne had contributed over $10,000 to Republican Senator Rick Santorum, whose political 'leanings' are presumably not in line with those of the majority of the Urban Outfitters target 18 to 30 year-old market.

The clothing company also runs Anthropologie, and Free People.

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