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    Stepping past the tall rustic, wooden doors of Urban Outfitters, there seems to be a never-ending potpourri of quirky, vintage-style urban clothing and accessories, geometric and nature or youth- inspired décor, and home furniture for the modern-day retrophiliac. Simply put, it is a bohemian- hipster’s paradise: a store that satisfies the desires of a free, unique individual with an interest in sustainability and healthy living. This hipster culture has recently become, in a paradoxical sense, mainstream in the fashion world thanks to this image of a typical hipster Urban Outfitters employs throughout their stores’ spatial layout and décor. The store’s layout and décor are, at times, utilized in a manipulative manner, but are more generally…

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    Case Study: URBN Inc.

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    environments they provide in their stores. They own Free People, Anthropologie, BHLDN, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, and most recently they bought the Vetri Family. URBN is now worth over $1 billion. In 1993, URBN opened up to the public and sold shares at $18; now they are on NASDAQ selling $36.35 per share. The culture at their headquarters in Philadelphia is progressive and made to foster creativity. Within the budding and successful company, they set aside time to give back to the communities…

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    Essay On Urban Outfitters

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    Context Urban Outfitters’ layout has a banner that runs across the top of the page that contains all the compartments of the website (Women, Men, Apartment, etc.). The website's background is white and the words are in black, but has pictures all along the homepage directing the customer to different parts of the website. Once you decide what products you want to look at the layout is the same for each. It has the basic white background with pictures of the products laid out by the number the…

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    The preppy and quirky merchandise Urban Outfitters offers has resonated well with the young consume base, giving Urban Outfitters a strong brand recognition and loyal customer base. An alternative vision of retail offers consumers something authentically different and sometimes daring. Urban Outfitters is creative with an independent voice and new ideas, appealing to youth culture (Trefis team, 2014). With the help of the rest of the URBN brands, Urban Outfitters has been able to grow their…

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    to be Urban Outfitters. I definitely find myself making a lot of purchases through them whether it be home décor, clothes, cosmetics, or just small gifts for a friend. When someone mentions Urban Outfitters, I think “modern”, “cool”, “trustworthy”, and “accessible”. UO is not only an online retailer, but a brick-and-mortar as well. More recently, one way I feel that they are able to pull people in is with their new loyalty program. Personally, I had been waiting for them to start a program like…

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    Cityness consists of all the visible and invisible factors which make a city characteristic for what it is. Cityness is also defined by the level of connectedness, the actors which create a meaning for an environment using deep societal constructs, and urban factors, such as livability. The high levels of urbanization are a leading threat towards livability by creating poor social and environmental conditions. This section will explain the aspects of cityness that are of interest to the authors.…

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    Analysis Boyz N The Hood

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    increasingly impoverished and as a consequence grew violent. Although people moved favored and moved to suburbs, they continued to work in the cities; therefore, making it harder for the minorities left in the city and migrants, relatively small compared to populations migrating out to suburbs, to find work. In “The Disadvantaged Urban Migrant in Indianapolis” Shane Davies and Gary Fowler examined the state of residents of inner cities during the period of rapid suburbanization. They found that…

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    Rural The United States Census Bureau defines rural by first identifying two types of urban areas. Those areas are urbanized areas (UAs) with a population of 50,000 or more people, and urban clusters (UCs) with a population of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people. Therefore, rural consists of all populations, housing, and territory that do not fall into the category of an urbanized area or an urban cluster (Geography, 2015). In the fact sheet titled Strengthening the Rural Economy - The…

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    Family Vs Urbanization

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    The term ‘Urban’ is defined differently in various countries in the world making it a challenge to compare one urban Centre to another (Moor & Warah, 2009). The varying definition of the term is slightly shadowed by the common characteristic that is distinct in all these regions referred to as urban. The rate of population in these regions globally is growing at an alarming rate. This results to an ever increasing percentage of the rate of urbanization annually, all over the world (9). Urban…

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    Martin Zebracki’s article Beyond Public Artopia: Public art as perceived by its publics, discusses public art and how the people who pass by it interact with it. This type of art can serve as a way to reinvigorate urban development, and Zebracki examines the perception of the public with reference to several specific public art installments. Public art integrates the location into the art and allows the piece to become a part of the city. Barcelona is a city where public art has become an…

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