The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a sidewalk dorm roo ... More >>
When Hillary Dworkoski traveled from her home state of California to the bustling Big Apple for her first semester at New York University last year, she had never heard about chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. 'Chick-fil-A' was not in her vocabulary; neither was 'civic activism' or 'Dan Cathy.' Sh ... More >>
You know it's over when you're an NPR article. Or a costume.Yesterday NPR posted an article called "The Hipsterification of America." We are momentarily lifting our ban on the word hipster to address it, because it is, indeed, something special, and should be publicly recognized. Never in the ... More >>
These riches could be yours.
1. The CBGB brand is up for auction.
Not all that surprising a development given the financial woes suffered by the company that used to hold the trademark had. But still a little sad? Especially because of the high odds that Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters wins o ... More >>
via RegretsyIt's well known by now that Urban Outfitters sometimes rips off designs from independent artists. Last summer, Foster Kamer noted that the hipster warehouse was stealing from Brooklyn designers; this week, Averie wrote about how the chain could be basing their state pendant neckl ... More >>
If Urban Outfitters isn't shaking in their boots yet, they should be. Because based on this, and this, they've been caught red-handed stealing from online fashion and jewelry designers. It will have been a year ago tomorrow that Foster Kamer called out the mega-hipster monolith for stealing f ... More >>
Stylist.comYup, she was there.
We're in the midst of Fashion Week, and we find ourselves barely breathing. The Kim Kardashian-sighting backstage at Charlotte Ronson caused major madness with everyone trying to get a bit closer to the booty, but that's not what has our head spinning. The sigh ... More >>
Fox News decided to publish an editorial on "hipsters" or what they think they know "hipsters" are, entitled, "The Trouble With Hipsters," written by a Hopefully you've landed here and will not read the actual article. That said, given that Fox News's broad outlook still sees President Obama ... More >>
Dress in all black, blow up a car, run. That's the general idea of attending the Group of 20 Summit this weekend in Toronto, if you're not invited to the shirt-and-tie party. As usual, the facist-hating environmental activists are causing a ruckus at the meetings where the world's most import ... More >>
According to the Wall Street Journal, Urban Outfitters, the place you go to fake an overpriced Salvation Army wardrobe, is now planning to fake the old Upper West Side by splitting the facade of a new store to give the illusion of four distinct storefronts: a hat store, a hardware store, a ne ... More >>
Images via Racked.Click to enlarge.If you've never been, Urban Outfitters is basically like The Gap, but for hipsters (or people who want "that look"). And if you've never been, the Brooklyn Flea Market is a wonderful place for local designers to show off their wares! It is also, via The Broo ... More >>
Well, whaddya know, Barneys is coming to you! The Co-op, to be exact, which is slightly more palatable than the pretentious behemoth of an original store in these recessionary times, and offers comparable "bargains" (like, $300 for a dress, instead of $1,295).
The intensely devoted single-speed and fixed-gear bike culture of Williamsburg has long been a source of fascination for people unbearably attracted to fashionably scruffy, trim, roguish-looking people, as well as the rest of the people who ride bikes in New York, and of course, exploitative ... More >>
So this is meta. Any day now, Shoplifting at American Apparel, the self-proclaimed "controversial" novella by much-hyped young Brooklyn writer Tao Lin, will go on sale. . . at Urban Outfitters. While not entirely about thievery, the slim volume published by Melville House as part of their "Contemp ... More >>
Brooklyn lo-fi noise punk: unlikely well of local magazine bachelor profiles! First came New York's "totally weird" profile of Dustin Payseur, of Beach Fossils, who spoke about the Brooklyn warehouse scene and Urban Outfitters by way of providing an example of your typical, strugglin' New Y ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneThese Are Powers' Pat getting his temperature taken in China
In the week leading up to All Points Wet (har har), vandals insulted the word "gay" in describing Coldplay, we came up with suggestions for a Beastie Boys tribute on Friday at All Points West, and there were plenty of ... More >>
Here we have a brief "as told to" interview/profile with Dustin Payseur, a/k/a woodsy Brooklyn pop upstart Beach Fossils, describing his migration here from North Carolina, his brief tenure at Urban Outfitters ("though I'd rather people not know that"), and the label interest he inspired from ... More >>
Justin HyteJustin Tranter is a rock star (he's lead singer of the glammy Semi Precious Weapons) AND a jewelry designer (his sexy FETTY line sells at Barneys NY and Barneys COOP). He's ALSO a perfect subject for this widely read blog! So, in between bouts of rubbing sea kelp into my hair, I cornered ... More >>