All of your favorite stores are combining into one!

Everything we love in one place. A few quarters ago on their quarterly earnings call, Urban Outfitters Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Hayne announced that the company (which is parent to Anthropologie, Free People and eponymous UO) had purchased restaurant chain Pizzeria Vetri. At the time, analysts and journalists were scratching their heads but I said to myself…
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Anthropologie’s Q4 2016 results have many seeing ghosts of J.Crew

Anthropologie’s parent company Urban Outfitters held its quarterly earnings call on Monday (March 7 2016) and also discussed its results for the fiscal year. Anthro saw 2% declines in comparable same-store sales, and profits were down due to heavy promotional pricing during the last quarter. Surprised? No you’re not. The Washington Post shared its thoughts about the state of Anthropologie…
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The toll of free shipping on retail giants (via the WSJ)

photo: Bloomberg News via the Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating story yesterday about Nordstrom and the costs of offering free shipping, flexible item pickup and boosting online sales. I thought this would be good fodder for a post here since Anthropologie’s lack of permanent free shipping is a near-constant topic of discussion. Of course the…
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Anthropologie’s holiday sales results are in and…

Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie’s parent company, has released its earnings results for the Holiday 2015 shopping period…and they are probably no surprise to the community. From the press release: “Total Company net sales for the two months were flat over the same period last year. Comparable Retail segment net sales, which include our comparable direct-to-consumer channel, decreased 2%. Comparable Retail segment…
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Here’s why Anthropologie is killing charge-sends — and why other retailers might …

photo source Over the last couple of months, have you noticed that you’ve been receiving new debit or credit cards in the mail, even if your card isn’t close to its expiration date? Have you noticed anything…different…about these new cards? Whether you have or you haven’t, these new cards tie directly into why Anthropologie is killing charge-sends. Find out why…
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Checking in with…Banana Republic

Blazer ($178) // Top (now $60) // Jeans ($110) // Necklace (now $45) // Bag ($158) // Shoes ($128) I’d prefer to swap in a pair of skinny destroyed jeans, but otherwise this outfit is perfection to me. Ahhhhh, Banana Republic. Never thought I’d say those three words together and yet these days this just might be my second favorite store…
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Anthropologie’s Q1 Earnings are in…and the feedback is still being …

Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie’s parent company, held its Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings call this week. Instead of the usual transcript breakdown (you can read the full call transcript here) I’d like to forego the Q&A analysis and spark some discussion instead. After several quarters of consecutive expectation-beating growth, Anthropologie saw only a 1% gain in same-store sales for the quarter ending…
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