Urban Outfitters, Inc. NASDAQ: URBN, owns and operates five retail brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Leifsdottir, a recently introduced luxury brand for Anthropologie.
Urban Outfitters originated as "The Free People's Store" and in 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, focusing on "funky" fashion and household products. Shortly thereafter the owner (now Chairman), Richard Hayne, changed the name to Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters line has evolved from vintage, bohemian, retro, ironically humorous, kitschy apparel and furniture to include luxury brands such as Lacoste, Evisu, Diesel, True Religion and Seven for All Mankind.
Headquartered at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Urban Outfitters operates more than 140 locations in the United States, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.