3 Tips for Shopping Online at Urban Outfitters

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Shopping Online at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has one of the loveliest online stores- it’s cute, has a great sale section and is generally full of good-quality items- just like the actual store! Don’t live close enough to an actual outpost? Here are a few tips for shopping online at urbanoutfitters.com:

1. Read the Reviews


Urban Outfitters is one of the few retailers that actually lets people comment on different clothing items! So anytime you find a top or pair of jeans you love, make sure you read the comments before you make your purchase. These comments can give insight on sizing and, more importantly, how the garment looks in real life. For example, I know not to wear these flats in the winter and to buy a size down when it comes to this pair of jeans. Seriously guys, take advantage of this feature as it’s ridiculously helpful!

2. When in Doubt, Buy and Return!

Shipping at Urban Outfitters

Usually, I’d advise you to be wary with buying something online that you’re not 100% sure about. However, Urban Outfitters offers free return shipping on items bought online, so you can try things on and return them at will.

If you’re undecided on a particular item, I’d advise purchasing it so you can try it on with pieces in your closet at home. If you like it and it works well with your wardrobe, you have it. If not, then you can easily ship it back- for free!

UO usually also has nice free shipping deals-currently, it comes gratis with any purchase over $150. So, if you have a couple things in your basket that don’t add up to the minimum purchase, then think about ordering a few more items. Best case scenario- you have some cute new additions to your wardrobe. Worst? You make a short trip to the nearest shipping center.

3. Shop the Sale- But Beware!

Sale section at Urban Outfitters

The sale section at Urban Outfitters is great- many of their full-priced pieces are a bit above my price range and the sale brings them down to something manageable. However, sometimes sale items are only available in a particular color or size- sometimes, that adorable top is only on sale in the questionable mustard yellow or isn’t available in the size you want.

If you want to know when items go on sale, (and score the best selection) definitely get on UO’s e-mail list, so you know when sales start! That way, you’ll have prime access to the items you want, before all the right sizes and colors are gone.

What do you guys think?

Have any advice when it comes to buying things from Urban Outfitters? Tell me in the comments!

3 thoughts on “3 Tips for Shopping Online at Urban Outfitters”

  1. Hi there, first timer to UO. Is UO totally a go for international purchases? Found many things at good prices there.

  2. If you like an item at UO and are waiting for it to go on sale – make an account and put it in your shopping cart. UO will send you an email notifying you when/if the item goes on sale.

  3. Urban is one of my favorite sites to online shop from; its just so easy! The reviews are so helpful and the free returns are AMAZING. I always buy two of one size and just return the one that doesn’t fit. Anthropologie and Free People are sister-companies to Urban and have amazing websites as well. They’re a bit more expensive but the quality is outstanding.


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