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August 22, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Want to put a little zoom in your shopping bag? Besides browsing for clothes, bags and accessories at Urban Outfitters, you'll be able to pick up a Jetson electric E-bike for $1,900 online and at select stores, too, according to a Jetson spokeperson. The companies plan to formally announce the partnership on Friday. Among the five stores nationwide that are set to carry the bikes are the ones in Malibu and Santa Monica. (Two other stores are in New York City and one is in San Francisco)
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BUSINESS
November 29, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, Soumya Karlamangla and James Barragan
Who needs sleep when there are deals to be had? At Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, which opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the parking area for the shopping center became so full that some shoppers were being directed to park a 10-minute walk away. At the mall, store employees were standing outside their shops yelling out offers to shoppers walking by, and some stores were trying to control crowds by letting in only a few customers at a time. PHOTOS: Thanksgiving shopping Christopher Devora, 22, who works for a drywall company, was waiting for his family outside the Coach for Men store.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
Teen retailer Urban Outfitters may have tipped itself into the naughty list with a holiday catalog of gift suggestions laced with profanity. Among the highlights: a coffee mug, scrapbook and photo album, all with curse words emblazoned on them. The gifts may score the retailer sales among its young demographic of shoppers, but it's provoking anger from some family-oriented groups. "This isn't anything new for them," Monica Cole, director of Christian organization One Million Moms, told Fox News.
NEWS
August 22, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Want to put a little zoom in your shopping bag? Besides browsing for clothes, bags and accessories at Urban Outfitters, you'll be able to pick up a Jetson electric E-bike for $1,900 online and at select stores, too, according to a Jetson spokeperson. The companies plan to formally announce the partnership on Friday. Among the five stores nationwide that are set to carry the bikes are the ones in Malibu and Santa Monica. (Two other stores are in New York City and one is in San Francisco)
BUSINESS
November 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Need an incentive to vote besides a deep sense of civic duty? Many companies are hoping to lure patrons to the polls by offering Election Day promotions. Low-cost airline JetBlue Airways Corp. is dangling the chance to win a free flight out of the country for consumers whose favorite candidate loses. Participants in the JetBlue Election Protection poll will be entered into a drawing to earn round-trip fare to any of the airline's destinations to the Caribbean or Mexico. Car-sharing company Zipcar Inc. will offer half-off hourly rates during polling hours to members as part of its “Zip to the Polls” program.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2012 | By Frank Shyong
Shoppers surged into an Urban Outfitters store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica after midnight Friday and smashed a tall glass door, injuring about five people, authorities said. Paramedics treated a few shoppers for minor cuts but no one was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said Sgt. Marty Fine of the Santa Monica Police Department. "It was just too many people, too fast," Fine said. PHOTOS: The Black Friday rush Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Shan Li
Urban Outfitters Inc. said that Glen T. Senk, its chief executive, has resigned and will be succeeded by co-founder and Chairman Richard Hayne. Shares of the retail company, which operates the Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN and Urban Outfitters brands, fell as much as 17% to $24.24 in midday trading Wednesday. Senk, 55, joined the company nearly 18 years ago as president of Anthropologie. He became a director in 2004 and chief executive in 2007. He will be leaving to "pursue another opportunity," but will remain with the company temporarily to assist in the transition, the company said in a statement.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Urban Outfitters is opening its first Malibu store this week with a days-long grand opening party. The 10,075-square-foot store officially opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3806 Cross Creek Road in the Malibu Country Mart . Throughout the day, until closing at 9 p.m., there are to be various in-store events and promotions, including a DIY terrarium workshop, social media contests and giveaways. On Friday, the Urban Outfitters courtyard is set to be the scene of a screening from 9 to 11 p.m. of "Sunsine Daydream," a 1972 music documentary about the Grateful Dead . From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Urban Outfitters employees are teaming up with the Surfrider Foundation for a cleanup at Surfrider Beach.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1998 | Times staff and wire reports
Urban Outfitters, a Philadelphia-based clothing chain catering to teens and young adults, said it made a strategic minority investment in HMB Publishing Inc. of Manhattan Beach. HMB publishes the so-called magalog, moXIEgirl, which caters to teenage girls. A magalog is a catalog that has feature articles of a magazine. The next edition of moXIEgirl will be available later this month. Urban Outfitters said the investment is well under $1 million.
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November 23, 2008 | Max Padilla, Padilla is a freelance writer.
Urban Outfitters is turning the mini-mall into a scenester hangout. Picture a sleek tapas bar, chic sneaker boutique and art book store instead of Payless, Quiznos and Hallmark. On Monday, the Philadelphia-based chain is unveiling a new retail concept, Space 15 Twenty, in Hollywood.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Nika Soon-Shiong
Labor Day weekend marks the ninth annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival in the Port of Long Beach.  From Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, more than 8,000 people are expected to board the Queen Mary to sample Art Deco, an eclectic design style that's been popular since the 1930s.  The Queen Mary, whose maiden voyage took place in May 1936,  features 17 Art Deco salons as well as views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach skyline.  Throughout the weekend,...
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Urban Outfitters is opening its first Malibu store this week with a days-long grand opening party. The 10,075-square-foot store officially opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3806 Cross Creek Road in the Malibu Country Mart . Throughout the day, until closing at 9 p.m., there are to be various in-store events and promotions, including a DIY terrarium workshop, social media contests and giveaways. On Friday, the Urban Outfitters courtyard is set to be the scene of a screening from 9 to 11 p.m. of "Sunsine Daydream," a 1972 music documentary about the Grateful Dead . From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Urban Outfitters employees are teaming up with the Surfrider Foundation for a cleanup at Surfrider Beach.
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Mariah Carey performed at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert Saturday in New York City, despite a dislocated shoulder. She gamely accessorized by wearing gowns with matching slings, such as the jeweled one shown here. Other wardrobe changes involved a black and green sling and one in white fur. [The Cut] Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin wore a red checked Asos sundress as she hit the campaign trail with husband Anthony Wiener (who is running for mayor of New York)
BUSINESS
December 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
Teen retailer Urban Outfitters may have tipped itself into the naughty list with a holiday catalog of gift suggestions laced with profanity. Among the highlights: a coffee mug, scrapbook and photo album, all with curse words emblazoned on them. The gifts may score the retailer sales among its young demographic of shoppers, but it's provoking anger from some family-oriented groups. "This isn't anything new for them," Monica Cole, director of Christian organization One Million Moms, told Fox News.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Shan Li
Dov Charney is no stranger to controversy, but a new lawsuit accuses the American Apparel chief executive of very strange behavior indeed, including choking and rubbing dirt into the face of a former Malibu store manager. In the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Michael Bumblis, the former manager, said he was wrongly fired for complaining about Charney through company channels. Bumblis said the problems with the CEO started in April, when Charney accused him of working for a rival retailer at a recent industry convention, according to the lawsuit.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2012 | By Shan Li
L'Oreal is buying edgy makeup brand Urban Decay as the cosmetics giant seeks to reach more younger customers. The French company agreed to buy the Newport Beach firm for an undisclosed amount from private equity firm Castanea Partners. Castanea, which bought Urban Decay in 2009, said the makeup firm has since more than tripled its revenue and raked in $140 million in sales in the past year. "Urban Decay will beautifully complement L'Oreal's luxe portfolio of iconic brands," Nicolas Hieronimus, president of L'Oreal Luxe, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Mattel Inc. sued Urban Outfitters Inc., accusing the retailer of stealing the largest toy maker's Magic 8 Ball and Rock'em Sock'em trademarks and patents. Mattel objects to Urban Outfitters' sale of shirts with an image of the Magic 8 Ball and Rock'em Sock'em Robots toys. The suit also named Funworks Toy & Gift Inc., which made and supplied shirts with the clairvoyant orbs, and Stussy Inc., which sold the retailer shirts depicting the robots.
FOOD
June 2, 1999 | CHARLES PERRY
A couple of years ago, super-caffeinated beverages were the soft-drink world's rage. Inevitably, the familiar chemical perker-upper has found its way into the current hot category of extreme mint candies. Penguin Caffeinated Peppermints have all the extreme mint qualities--breath improvement, splash of aspartame, looks cooler than eating a Pez--plus a little boost. Sold in various mom and pop stores, also selected Bed Bath & Beyond, Urban Outfitters and espresso shops.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2012 | By Frank Shyong
Shoppers surged into an Urban Outfitters store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica after midnight Friday and smashed a tall glass door, injuring about five people, authorities said. Paramedics treated a few shoppers for minor cuts but no one was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said Sgt. Marty Fine of the Santa Monica Police Department. "It was just too many people, too fast," Fine said. PHOTOS: The Black Friday rush Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Need an incentive to vote besides a deep sense of civic duty? Many companies are hoping to lure patrons to the polls by offering Election Day promotions. Low-cost airline JetBlue Airways Corp. is dangling the chance to win a free flight out of the country for consumers whose favorite candidate loses. Participants in the JetBlue Election Protection poll will be entered into a drawing to earn round-trip fare to any of the airline's destinations to the Caribbean or Mexico. Car-sharing company Zipcar Inc. will offer half-off hourly rates during polling hours to members as part of its “Zip to the Polls” program.
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