Notes from Urban Outfitters Q4 2018 Results Earnings Call

This post contains affiliate links. Please read this blog’s disclosure post for more info. It’s time for our favorite post each quarter! Let’s dissect Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters Q4 2018 results! Earlier this month the earnings call was held. After a week with no transcript online I feared the results would be secret and in some long-lost vault of calls un-transcripted.…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q3 2018 Earnings Call

The only thing investors in Urban Outfitters anticipate more than the company’s quarterly earnings call discussion is the discussion this community has after the call!! This I had re-confirmed recently during lunch with some friends of mine who work in the financial industry as analysts and such. So community, if you’ve ever wondered if Anthropologie’s leadership is reading, and if…
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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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Weekend Wear

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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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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