Urban Outfitters is without a doubt my favourite clothes shop - the clothes are varied and to the left of the fashion-mainstream so you can avoid falling into that generic high-street trap. Of course, if you're out in the east end then you might find yourself in an generic urban outfitters/american apparel trap, but for the most part, as long as you're not decked out head-to-toe in the stuff then an item from here safely adds something special.
The slogan t-shirts are a staple and the coats, bags and jeans are always excellent with some sort of finishing touch that gives an outfit edge. I'm also a huge fan of the jewelry, especially the pendants, and the colourful underwear.
The price is always Urban Outfitter's downfall, especially the designer section you'll find upstairs, which can reach dizzying pricey heights, but the secret is the sales - there is always one on and items are often reduced to a quarter of their original price. It's an amazing place to pick up a bargain and as there's such a high turn-over of stock, the item is still likely to be in fashion, or at least stylish in a way that doesn't necessitate fashion trends. Be warned that the quality also varies, but is for the most part good. I still have items from here that I bought over 3 years ago and have remained a wardrobe staple. It's an excellent shop, and if you can muster the discipline not to splurge, and limit yourself to the sales then it won't hurt your pockets either.
I know that a lot of people complain about the prices at Urban Outfitters as do I, and they also state how much cheaper it is in the States but it must also be noted that the UK collections are 10 times better the the US. I do love this store and the day that I will eventually reach a higher pay bracket, you can be sure that I will be raking the store down. I have never walked into an Urban Outfitters without wanting to buy one or more items.
The style they serve here is right up my street. I especially love their dresses and as a coat-fiend, every winter I get very excited about their new LUX-designed coats. They also often have some great leather jackets which I would love to get my hands on. The designer sections are inspired although, I dont' allow myself to venture there too often because I get slightly depressed when I read the price tags. Moreover, they also usually have an amusing gift section which is not too pricey and has provided me with some good ideas for birthday treats.
I do however, get a bit weary about their jewelery. Not only are they priced too high, but the quality never reflects that price. I recently bought a metal bracelet which I wore once I got home and I actually managed to snap it in two as I was trying to tighten it... and I'm really not that strong.
Infuriated as I was, I still can't help but love this store. Bring on the sales.
This store is awesome when they have sales, but they are overpriced.
Even though they're all over in L.A., when I was in London they had a couple different things. The employees kinda looked "hipstery," but the cashier was very nice & helpful.
I wish they had more London specific items, like more Marmite themed products.
They're in a great location, and should add more homewares. Oh, I noticed when I was in London, and tried to log onto their website from my laptop, there was no website. What was going on?
Anyway, take advantage of any sales they may have, if not, why not just save your money?!
This place is my bolt-hole for present giving to male friends and brothers. The clothes are excellent and affordable (they always have a sale rail),the staff friendly and the place is big enough that you feel relaxed in your browsing.
I wish I could afford to buy more stuff here myself, as some of it is gorgeous, but if you're looking for urban cool and well made garb, especially the excellent trousers and t-shirts, then pop down to UO and grab yourself some style.
This is a place I always make sure I visit on my journeys southwards.
Urban Outfitters sells a variety of clothes from classy to funky and a wide range of kitsch items for the home. The moo-ing alarm clock continues to make my other half jump out of bed now!
It's always worth checking out when there's a sale on because you can get some real bargains - buy one get one free t-shirts are particularly worth checking out because the quality is top class.
If you like to scout around for things that are a bit different, just go to Urban Outfitters, because they've done all the hard work for you.
Before it became a significant chain in the UK, the only Urban Outfitters I knew of was on Neal Street. The layout of the store is well thought out, with menswear and gifts on the ground floor and women's wear upstairs. I always imagine that this is because guys are less willing to search for clothes they like, and would therefore assume it was a women's store unless the men's range was made obvious immediately upon entering the store. During sale time, Urban Outfitters is a great place to pick up interesting kitchenware such as Joseph Joseph cutting boards, which make great presents for people who like to cook.
Urban Outfitters has some really great clothes. When I go I recommend going to the sale section which is usally on the top floor, as it is so much more affordable. The main section has dresses for around £60 or £40 whereas the sale section can have them for as cheap as £5. The clothes are more unique than those on the rest of the high sreet and do last for ages. They do great gifts as well as menswear, womenswear and a music section.
A lot of choice, good music and very pleasant atmospher
Excellent mix of funky clothing and unusual, imaginative and creative books, gifts and home-pieces. This is the sort of place you pop into for a couple of minutes and leave 40 minutes later and £100 lighter, but very happy with your purchases. We bought some fantastic gifts that we know will hit the spot we'll be returning for creative Christmas gifts!
I only really discovered this place when I lived in New York and this branch is the probably the best in London. Situated on the main shopping drag in Covent Garden this branch offers a range of men and womens clothing to suit all budgets as well as quirky gifts and home wares. On Saturdays they often have DJs playing which helps to get you in the mood for evening antics. You can always pick something up that is little more quirky than most high street stores and you rarely spot someone wearing what you have purchased which is always good. The staff are very attentive and the layout is clear. They are currently stocking the cutest floral mini skirts for less than £50.
This shop is lovely due to its brilliant surroundings. It is a very large store compared to those found in Kensington and Oxford Circus. Urban outfitters in general sells nice clothes and great quirky, modern gadgets. The stuff in there can be a little on the expensive side but compared to other overpriced shops out there it is reasonable especially if you are canny with the sales.
Good range of clothing and knick knacks, will definitely back if not to wonder around
, very amusing!
This Urban Outfitters store is in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden. It sells men's and women's clothing as well as homewares, gifts and CDs. The clothing is quite varied and can be expensive but there are also some more mid priced brands on offer. They have a nice selection of homeware items that are unusual if you are looking for something you won't find elsewhere. The gifts are great if you are present hunting with some cool books and other quirky items. They also stock as small range of CDs which are by some great artists that may not be that well known but are generally brilliant.
Urban Outfitters is a great shop where you can find a whole range of clothes to suit a variety of tastes. You can buy some really pretty jewellery, dresses and skirts etc but I find that some of the products are not worth high prices sometimes charged. They have really good sale sections where you can buy items very cheaply, for example I bought some moccasin slip-ons for £10 that originally cost £40. This shop in Covent Garden has a good range of clothes for men and women but I was quite disappointed with the recent changes to the second floor because they changed the sale section which now is not as big and does not have as wide a variety of items to choose from.
this is a shop for young guns,the active and sports lovers like going here.the clothes are relatively cheap,good staff willing to help at anytime when you call for help
Good Clothes with a wide variety and range from undeground lables to classy formal wear, defo reccomend for all age group.
Nice shop, good selection of stuff and quite friendly people.
Great clothes and homeware for an orginal look-love this shop!!!