Wandering around Urban Outfitters, for its customers, is like wandering around your coolest friend’s new pad – their bedroom, their living room, their record collection, their kitchen and most importantly their wardrobe.
The defining attraction of Urban Outfitters is its distinct personality expressed through its often random but always eclectic mix of fashions, home accessories, music and novelties. It is impossible to resist picking up things that you have not seen before or rediscovering old favourites that you just can’t help touching again.
The total experience reflects the very specific taste with innovative and unusual display techniques in a store environment which is all about curiosity and exploration. Store materials and fixtures are often unfinished or distressed giving a feeling of newness and anticipation.
That being said the Urban Outfitters store is a successful commercial proposition which cleverly combines best selling and profitable lines with strategically selected curiosities, image makers and locally sourced ranges appealing the regional taste. The brand mix is a careful balance of traditional good sellers such as Levis and Dockers and the more risky but eyecatching new brands which are the core of its proposition.
“Commerciality and novelty in a world of curiosity and exploration.” An inspiration for us all.