Urban Outfitters shares fall

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. fell Monday after an analyst downgraded the specialty retailer, citing signs of weakness at its Anthropologie stores. Shares fell $1.50, or 8.6 percent, to $16 in afternoon trading. They earlier set a two-year low of $15.71. Barclays Capital analyst Jeff Black lowered his rating to “Underweight” from “Equal…
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Current Cravings

Site update!

Anthropologie updated their site homepage today with a flash holiday album. I like the moving slide touches (on slide 2 for example). It’s a nice, unexpected touch of whimsy. None of the clothing is really jumping out at me besides the Off-Kilter Hoodie on slide 23 but there are several pairs of boots I would love to own. No doubt…
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J. Crew Sale Steals

Christmas already?

It must be close to that most wonderful time of that year. Last week’s email from Anthropologie featured tree ornamentation. Several of these caught my eye but I refuse to even think about decorations until after Thanksgiving. Will any of these be hanging around your home this winter?
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Travel Necessities

Mmm…Madewell

Do you use ebay to buy Anthropologie clothing?

I rarely regret purchases I don’t make, but last winter two Anthropologie passes left me sad. First, I passed on the Tiger’s Eye Necklace. I saw it first in one of the summer catalogues but for some reason kept delaying the buy. By the time I was ready the website-only item was sold out. I’ve not seen it listed anywhere…
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When does Anthropologie update its sale items?

I have often wondered if there is a regular cycle that Anthropologie uses to mark down items and post new arrivals. Do the stores put out new clothing around the same time each month? The consensus seems to be yes and no. I asked several store reps and managers around the tri-state area as well as one of their phone…
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