Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q2 2018 Earnings Call

Anthropologie’s parent company Urban Outfitters held its quarterly earnings call earlier this week. After the awful results of Q1, how did they do in Q2? Better than expected as it turns out — but still not well. While the market (likely mostly short sellers) reacted by sending URBN stock to its highest spike in 22 years, the company itself admits…
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Affiliate Program, Sponsorship and Gifting Disclosure Post

This morning, I opened myself up to share where this blog is going for Fall and my goal to improve transparency on this blog. To that end, this post is dedicated to explaining Effortlessly with Roxy’s relationships to affiliate networks and programs; sponsorship and gifting. This article also discusses my commenting policy. Let’s begin with the more official disclosures and…
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J. Crew Sale Steals

The upending world of fashion retail

Ready, set, uh-oh? The retail world is undergoing a seismic shift these days and in fashion it seems as though some of my favorite stores are getting left behind. A recent spate of business articles outlines the shifts taking place and highlights the ever-growing gap between so-called ‘fast fashion’ and traditional retailers. The picture is looking kind of grim. Let’s…
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Catharsis: Anthropologie makes changes to its return policy

Update: I have been contacted by Anthropologie’s home office social media team to say that the return policy is not changing. However, this contradicts information I received from several store employees, so I have asked for clarification from a senior manager in customer relations at the home office. Stay tuned! Anthropologie has long rivaled Nordstrom for one of the most generous return…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q1 2018 Earnings Call

You may want to sit down for this one. Yesterday Anthropologie’s parent company Urban Outfitters held its quarterly conference call with analysts to discuss its Q1 2018 Fiscal results, and those results were downright dismal. Anthropologie had its worst quarter since 2011! 2011, which just so happens to be the last time Anthropologie mistook itself for a West Coast casual…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q4 2017 Earnings Call

We all had a feeling that Anthropologie’s results would be lackluster this quarter and sure enough that hunch was confirmed during parent company Urban Outfitters’ quarterly earnings call. Inside, read what the leadership team had to say and what the future might hold… Let’s begin with the financial results: “Total Company or URBN sales for the fourth quarter increased by…
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