Urban Outfitters

If it's fun, if it's groovy, if it makes parents roll their eyes...then it must have come from Urban Outfitters.

Founded in 1970, Urban Outfitters operates more than 130 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, all offering an eclectic mix of merchandise. We stock our stores with what we love, calling on our — and our customer's — interest in contemporary art, music and fashion. From men's & women's apparel and accessories to items for the apartment, we offer a lifestyle-specific shopping experience for the educated, urban-minded individual in the 18 to 30 year-old range — both online and in our stores as well as through our catalog.

Ah, there's nothing like the realization that you are no longer the target demographic. "Never trust anybody over 30," the kids said in the 60s. And look at them now: Baby Boomers collecting their Social Security and getting their Viagra on.

BTW, that quote has been attributed to everyone from Bob Dylan to Abbie Hoffman. But in reality, Jack Weinberg is on record as saying it first. You know, the UC Berkley student who sat in a cop car for 32 hours straight in protest of free speech violations. No accounting of how many donuts were consumed.

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