Urban Outfitters Natalie walker


  • 1970 - College roomates Dick Hayne & Scott Belair opened retail store "Free People" by the University of Pennsylvania
  • 1976 - Hayne changed name to "Urban Outfitters"
  • 1992 - First Anthropologie store opened in Pennsylvania
  • 1993 - Went public (URBN)
  • 2002 - First Free People store opened in New Jersey


  • Stock Price: $32.42
  • Sales: 3.45B
  • Net Income: 224.49M


  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle
  • Express

Product Line:

  • Men's and women's clothing
  • Home decor
  • Beauty

The Yard:

  • Philadelphia's abandoned Navy Yard was fully refurbished and opened for employees in 2006
  • Turning something old into something new
  • Sustainable design strategy

Corporate Culture:

  • Fosters creativity
  • Promotes a healthy work environment
  • "Brown Bag Workshops"
  • Collaborative team environment

Community Initiatives:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program - youth mentoring
  • ACHIEVEability - housing and education system
  • Global Collaborations - Dr. Bronner's soaps
  • Sustainability - renewal & reuse in store design, reusable bags, solar panels

Social Media:

  • Instagram: 6.1M
  • Facebook: 2.1M
  • Twitter: 1.07 M
  • Engaging and interactive content
  • Sell a lifestyle

Works Cited:

Communications, Edgell. "Urban Outfitters' Social Media Strategy Nabs a Striking Number of Followers." RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Grocery Executives. Ensemble, 2 Sept. 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2016.

"Urban Outfitters, Inc. Competitors." NASDAQ.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2016.

"URBN." URBN. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2016.

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