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10.09.13 Andy Cush

Much hubbub was made when it was announced that A) Urban Outfitters planned to open a store in Williamsburg, and B) the company wanted to put a real-live bar inside. Now, it looks like the second part might not be happening, as Brooklyn Community Board 1 has rejected the company’s bid for a liquor license. […]

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03.28.12 Marina Galperina

Urban Outfitters doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to gay rights considering the chain store’s CEO Richard Haynes donates to staunch conservatives — including over $13,000 to Rick Santorum alone. In 2008, a marriage equality shirt was pulled from Urban Outfitters shelves within a week of its release. Imagine my surprise when a t-shirt with […]

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01.13.11 Marina Galperina

The latest victim of Urban Outfitters serial biting is street artist Cali Killas. The store’s series of t-shirts copies Cali Killas’s signature “Beware of Hipsters” stencil, which is pathetic, albeit we don’t approve of the h-word either. […]

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07.08.09 Will Sherman

Urban Outfitters, one of the leading retailers of plagiarized t-shirts and clothing designs, is now selling color customized fixed gear bikes. Partnering with Florida-based online bike store Republic Bike, the new retail chain’s website offers customers an online interface to easily choose a garish combination of colors for their $399 ride. The new 24-pound bikes […]

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