All Urban Outfitters articles – Page 4

  • The Forever 21 store was previously a bank and boasts a dramatic mezzanine with multiple chandeliers for glitz

    The streets of San Francisco


    A small area in the centre of San Francisco has all of the major US brands that characterise the country’s retail activity. They are also where US retail puts its best West Coast foot forward. By John Ryan

  • Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has said it plans to grow its store presence in the UK, despite the slowdown in consumer spending.

    Urban Outfitters plots UK expansion


    US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters is set to grow its UK store numbers and increase the wholesale of its premium womenswear brand Free People.

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    Multichannel integration


    What are the common problems encountered by retailers trying to manage inventory across many different sales channels and how can integration help?

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    Where there’s a Wills, there’s a (new) way


    Preppy varsity kids brand Jack Wills’ new store in Soho is an example of a brand reaching out beyond its comfort zone. John Ryan reports

  • Timberland, Westfield store

    Concept stores: Let it roll


    What happens when a concept store needs to be rolled out and what needs to be done to keep the spirit of the original, asks John Ryan

  • Urban Outfitters, Spitalfields

    Urban Outfitters, Spitalfields


    Wander around Spitalfields in east London and you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re in a branch of Urban Outfitters: all is tastefully decayed and generally expensive.

  • Topshop, Knightsbridge

    The very best stores of 2010


    Despite the tough economic climate, both overseas and homegrown retailers haven’t held back on innovative store designs.

  • Magasin du Nord

    Copenhagen stores: Retail’s Great Danes


    There’s a lot more to the retail panorama in the Danish capital than stripped pine and bright colours. John Ryan reports on Copenhagen’s retail scene

  • Urban Outfitters, Edinburgh

    Urban Outfitters to open smaller format UK stores


    Quirky fashion chain Urban Outfitters is to open smaller format stores as it seeks to grow its UK store portfolio by a third by the end of the year.

  • Bluewater

    A new lease of life?


    Britain’s leasing system has moved in tenants’ favour during the downturn. With stability returning, Mark Faithfull asks if the terms of retail property deals have now changed forever

  • West-end summer sales

    Summer Sales: Clearing the decks


    The summer Sales are in full swing ahead of the arrival of early autumn stock. John Ryan toured the West End to assess the offers

  • Ship Freighter

    Global Supply Chains: From sea to store

    July 9, 2010

    The complexity of supply chains has increased significantly as they have become global. Joanne Ellul investigates how technology is being used to manage this and the difference it can make

  • Retailers including River Island have signed up to SouthGate Bath

    SouthGate Bath 75% let


    Shopping centre SouthGate Bath has signed a raft of fashion and electricals retailers ahead of opening in September, meaning the scheme is now 75% let.

  • James Bidwell leaves Anthropologie

    James Bidwell leaves Anthropologie


    Managing director of Anthropologie Europe James Bidwell has left the retailer after a business restructure made his role redundant.

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    Weaker April sales round off stronger first quarter at Gap


    Gap sales fell in April after a more positive first quarter where sales grew 6% to $3.3bn (£2.2bn) and like-for-like sales lifted 4% in the three months to May1.

  • Toronto The Bay

    Canadian club: Visual merchandising in Toronto


    Toronto is Canada’s commercial capital and has much to offer retailers in search of visual merchandising novelty. Here are seven of the best

  • Edinburgh

    Store of the Week: Urban Outfitters, Edinburgh


    The balance of power between Scotland’s two major cities has always been reflected in their retail provision.

  • Anthropologie

    Anthropologie’s London debut a hit, says owner


    US giant Anthropologie’s debut in the UK has been hailed an early success by its parent company, which said it “generated the second best opening day sales in our history”.

  • Anthropologie, Dallas

    Doing Dallas: How does NorthPark measure up?


    The US may do things bigger, but do they do them better? John Ryan visits Dallas and one of the Lone Star state’s top shopping centres to find out how its retail scene measures up

  • News

    US fashion retailers struggle in second quarter


    A number of clothing retailers have reported negative results in their second quarters, with only Urban Outfitters posting positive sales up against last year. Abercrombie Fitch made a net loss of $26.7m (£16.3m) against a profit of $77.8m (£47.6m) during the same quarter last year, with ...