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Do you find the names Ali Ro and A+RO for two totally unrelated fashion labels a little too close for comfort? Donna Morgan LLC certainly does. As the owners of Ali Ro, a contemporary line founded in 2007, the company is now suing a whole slew of retailers and manufacturers involved with selling products under the label A+RO.
Looking for something to wear while you lounge on your couch this election season, eating Stephen Colbert‘s AmeriCone Dream and watching The Daily Show? Urban Outfitters has you covered.
Just yesterday, we reported that Urban Outfitters refused to acknowledge a bed bug infestation at its 6th Avenue store. But in an official statement, the retailer outlines the problem, and reveals the steps that it’s taken.
When retailers get invaded by bed bugs, it’s a pretty gross situation. But when retailers try to hide the fact, then it’s just a downward spiral. Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Urban Outfitters store in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, and the retailer got caught.
Urban Outfitters is not afraid of a little bit of controversy, and this time, it’s selling Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul wares.
We’re on the fence. But one thing is for sure: you would never have to worry about losing your friends at a party again!
One Million Moms — the same group that tried to get JCPenny to fire Ellen Degeneres — is pissed about a lesbian kiss in Urban Outfitters‘ April catalog.
Urban Outfitters appears to be completely and utterly tone-deaf. Hot on the heels of their St. Patrick’s day brouhaha and just two weeks after the Navajo nation formally announced their plans to sue the store, Urban has come under some very deserved fire for selling a trans-phobic novelty gift card, pegged to the old Jack & Jill nursery rhyme.
It looks like that Hailey Clauson Urban Outfitters lawsuit may happen after all.
Just a few months after sending Urban Outfitters a letter asking that it stop selling all of its Navajo-branded products, the Navajo Nation has sued the retailer for infringing its trademark — and its sole right to make and market products under its tribal name.
Urban Outfitters is taking a lot of flak from Irish organizations that say its St. Patrick’s Day merchandise defames and debases the entire Emerald Isle as a bunch of drunks. And like the Navajo-themed merchandise that came before it, the t-shirts and other products that inspired this anger may be headed off the shelves.
Black Friday isn’t something we totally comprehend. We love a good deal, but surely there is a less painful way to go about getting one, right? We thought the Wal-Mart pepper spray video was pretty nuts — little did we know there was plenty more where that came from.
This was the week Halloween exploded all over everything, Ryan Gosling designed his own leather jackets, Jennifer Lopez got glamorous and Hillary Clinton wore a scrunchie. A really, really bad scrunchie.
The Urban Outfitters Navajo products controversy won’t go away — it’s actually spreading. The retailer now has not only a cease and desist order from the legal team at the Navajo Nation, but also a petition signed by several thousands of people asking that the offending products be stricken from its worldwide network of stores.
In what looks like an attempt to quell the anger of the Navajo Nation’s legal department, Urban Outfitters has gotten rid of all the products that had the name “Navajo” in their product descriptions. And by that we mean they just changed the names of those products.
We thought we were doing a good job being angry about the fact that American Indian culture is being used as a key trend this fall. But no one has done it better than Sarah Houston Brown, who wrote an open letter to Urban Outfitters decrying the many products it sells by appropriating the prints of various tribes, slapping them on flasks and underwear and calling it all “Navajo.”
Granted it probably won’t inspire the same firestorm of controversy started by JC Penney‘s “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework” t-shirt, that doesn’t mean this t-shirt from Urban Outfitters isn’t completely stupid.
Jason Lee Parry, the photographer behind the now infamous image of then 15-year-old Hailey Clauson perched open-legged on top of a motorcycle, stopped by Good Morning America to defend himself against allegations made in a $28 million lawsuit filed by Clauson’s parents.
Hailey Clauson‘s parents were pissed when a “salacious” image of their 16-year-old daughter appeared on a T-shirt sold at Urban Outfitters. In fact, they were so pissed that they decided to sue Urban, two other stores, and photographer Jason Lee Parry for $28 million in damages. Now Parry is striking back.
Yesterday we reported that Urban Outfitters was being sued for selling a t-shirt screenprinted with an unauthorized photo of teenage model Hailey Clauson. But last night we learned the company that actually made the shirt had no idea they weren’t allowed to use the photo, or that Clauson was only 15 years old when it was taken.