We usually don't shop catalogue, but we're sort of blown away by Urban Outfitter's spring preview. Natalie can't get over the hazy, retro vibe and Britt can't believe she wants to buy everything. We especially loved the Lux tartan bikini. It's so Dita, a red and blue plaid halter with a high waisted mini-skirt - perfect for the summer afternoons we plan on spending at Coney Island. We were anxiously clicking with our credit card in hand, when the sight of it on Urban's site immediately squashed our daydream. Is the photographer a magician? The catalogue picture's on the left, and the web image is on the right. We stared for a good five minutes before believing they were indeed one and the same. The man behind the dreamy paper image is Clarke Tolton, a New York based fashion photographer whose images are both haunting and sexy, thanks to a brilliant use of natural light. He's done amazing things with Urban's generally cheap clothes. Though we won't be buying the tartan bikini afterall, we will be watching for Tolton's name in our favorite fashion mags. We think he'd do a hell of a job with some of Chanel's hard-to-pull-off pieces from Resort.
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Urban Outfitters Sued for Tricking Customers Into Giving Them Their Zip Codes
You know when you're checking out at a store and the sales associate asks you for your zip code and you just rattle it off without giving their request a second thought? Well, apparently you can just be like, "No." And you probably should. Your zip code isn't actually required for checking out with a credit card, and it sounds like I'm not the only fool who's been made to believe it is by retailers such as Urban Outfitters, who now face a class action lawsuit for giving that impression.
Kelly Cutrone Takes on Urban Outfitters Over Bad Shopping Experience
When Kelly Cutrone likes you, she is your biggest advocate and will chop down forests for you. If you piss her off, however, beware her wrath and facility with social media. Just ask that ex-assistant who allegedly stole her credit cards. Anyway, the outspoken ANTM judge and publicist took to Twitter last night to vent about a frustrating experience she had while shopping with her daughter at the Urban Outfitters on Sixth and 14th Street in NYC. We reached out to Cutrone to get the scoop, and here's what went down.
We Heart Urban Outfitters' Designer Collaborations
New designer collaborations keep popping up at Urban Outfitters and we kind of love it. Urban is always full of on-trend, reasonably priced clothing and it's hard, at least for us, to walk out of that store without impulsively buying something. However, a lot of the clothes are not the most well-made or original, and there's nothing worse than seeing everyone in town wearing the same dress you just bought, or just knowing instantly where you bought it, even if it was only $50. This is why we tend to stick to their designer duds. They always end up partnering with cool, independent designers that we already like, so we see more value in being able to purchase their designs at Urban Outfitters prices and get really cute pieces that actually seem pretty well-made. Some of our personal faves are Fletcher by Lyell, Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet, Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan and David Page by Timo Weiland. We're also fans of Geren Ford's Hawks collection, whose latest delivery is available online today (and in stores sometime in the next week) and is full full of black, draping, and little rivets--all things we like. Coincidentally, we just snapped up a dress from the last delivery, all of which is now on sale.