20 Stores Like Urban Outfitters That Free-Spirited Trendsetters Love

 
PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

 

Diehard fans know that Urban Outfitters is the ever-dependable go-to destination for affordable, edgy, bohemian and vintage-inspired pieces. Then, once you’re done outfitting your wardrobe for the season, Urban Outfitters is ready and waiting for you to redo your boho-chic apartment with their latest bedding and home decor. It’s literally that one-stop-shop for “cool girl” aesthetic.

There are few retailers quite like Urban Outfitters, and I’m sure they’d like to keep it that way. Still, we were up for the challenge of finding you a solid list of stores like Urban Outfitters because a girl can never have too many awesome options.

To make our list, these stores had to appeal to fashion-inspired youth, and have a decent to complete collection of vintage-inspired designs. After a lot of scouring, sifting, and sorting we ended up curating this unprecedented list of stores that are individually unique but still share that same Urban Outfitters spirit.


 
 

1. Free People

Free People makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as a boho alternative. Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie are all members of the same family, beneath the URBN brand. If URBN has shown they know anything it's that they know how to create and cultivate brands that speak to the free-spirited shopper. Although all three brands are owned by the same company, they each have their own identity.

Whereas Urban Outfitters feels like the youngest sister of the three, Free People feels like the middle child. The Urban Outfitters lover shops Free People as a solid transition into a more mature style aesthetic that still prioritizes bohemian staples like flowing silhouettes and basics made of quality linens.

In terms of price, Free People is considerably more expensive than Urban Outfitters ranging anywhere from $40-180. And, its sizing ranges XS-XL for tops and dresses and 24-32 for denim.

Get the My So Called Pullover for $108 and the Cool With It Layering Top for $48.


 
 

2. Forever 21

Forever 21 is a must-have alternative for Urban Outfitters shoppers. If you love Urban Outfitters for their assortment of pseudo grunge styles that include band tees and patterned skinny pants then you'll love Forever 21 as well. Forever 21 is even more affordable than Urban Outfitters and they carry a greater size range that includes clothes for plus-sized and curvy girls.

Get the Rolling Stones Graphic Tee for $18 and the Faux Suede Block Heels for $25.


 
 

3. American Eagle

American Eagle easily makes the list of stores like Urban Outfitters since overhauling their brand and assortment. American Eagle is working to emulate Urban Outfitters success by carrying an assortment of clothing that includes a mix of grunge, edgy, and boho styles. American Eagle also has its own home decor line for the Apartment. However, American Eagle beats Urban Outfitters is with size inclusivity and by launching a dedicated denim line for curvy girls.

Get the AE Studio Tie Strap Mini Dress for $40 and the Curvy Super High-Waisted Jegging for $60.


 
 

4. Pacsun

PACSUN is the trendy retail destination for California cool teens. While many of their styles feel similar to Urban Outfitters they tend to carry more grunge pieces and work with distinctly coastal brands like Brandy Melville.

Get the Lottie Moss Tie Strap Babydoll Dress for $40 and the Lottie Moss Tie Front Bustier for $29.


 
 

5. American Apparel

Since American Apparel's brand rebirth, they haven't missed a step. American Apparel is the quintessential brand for the edgy free spirit. Urban Outfitters shoppers love American Apparel for its quality basics but also their statement prints and scene-stealing discowear.

American Apparel carries sizes from XS to XXL and their prices average $15-$70. So, the Urban Outfitters lover will certainly find styles their love in their preferred prince range.

Get the Disco Pant for $68 and the Mix Modal Crossback Slip Dress for $34.


 
 

6. Anthropologie

No list of stores like Urban Outfitters is considered complete without Anthropologie. Anthropologie is the eldest sister in the URBN brand family. Whereas Urban Outfitters carries styles that edgy youths fawn over, Anthropologie carries bohemian-inspired pieces that are polished and sophisticated. In short, Urban Outfitters lovers shop Anthropologie when they're ready to graduate their style.

Like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie carries more than just clothing and accessories. They also carry stunning home decor that's perfect for your dream home and magical bridal gowns under their BHLDN (pronounced beholden) sub-brand.

Get the Rumer Embroidered Midi Skirt for $160 and the Amber Sceats Bridgette Pearl Hair Clip Set for $48.


 
 

7. Lucky Brand

Lucky Brand's brand identity is all about their denim and their brand has grown immensely off of their collection of casualwear and extensive denim collection.

Lucky Brand makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters due to its coastal-inspired dresses and skirts, avast selection of denim, menswear, shoes, and home goods.

Get the Penny Tank Dress for $80 and the Tie Front Boiler for $129.


 
 

8. J Brand

J Brand is an L.A. based brand known for its extensive premium line of denim. Compared to Urban Outfitters, J Brand has a more streamlined selection of products that centers around its premium- sustainable denim and leather pieces. Although J Brand specializes in the two categories, it makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters due to its edgy designs that really appeal to the youthful trendsetter.

Get the 835 Mid-Rise Cropped Skinny Corduroy Pants for $198 and the Elsa Monday Sustainable Jeans for $248.


 
 

9. Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge is the style destination for British youth. Like Urban Outfitters, Miss Selfridge carries an affordable mixed assortment of apparel, shoes, and accessories that grunge, edgy, and bohemian style fans would love.

Miss Selfridge's tops and dresses range U.S. sizes 0 -14 and their pants range sizes 0-12. The Urban Outfitters shopper can expect to spend about the same at Miss Selfridge with items averaging $20-$70 a pop.

Get the Khaki Collar Neck Button Through Shirt for $40 and the Tan Ruched Cheetah Print Midi Skirt for $61.


 
 

10. ASOS

ASOS makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as a brand that literally carries every item of clothing ever made, in a wide range of sizes, and with prices that fit any budget. If you love Urban Outfitters, you'll love ASOS, then you'll definitely find items at ASOS that fit your style.

Get the ASOS Metal Kitten Sunglasses for $19 and the Puma Soft Sport Hooded Top for $35.


 
 

11. Planet Blue

Planet Blue joins our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as a beachy-bohemian retail brand. You’ll love their selection of styles that inspire feelings of Cali-girl wanderlust, beach strolls, and ocean waves.

If you do shop Planet Blue, be prepared to spend a pretty penny as it's quite pricey compared to Urban Outfitters with prices ranging from $40 - $140 on average.

Get the Lena Pant for $134 and the Wild Bloom Shorts for $79.


 
 

12. & Other Stories

& Other Stories makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as a refined bohemian retailer within the H&M group. What makes & Other Stories unique is its focus on developing pieces that fit into three distinct styles. Urban Outfitters shoppers that covet Parisian, LA cool-girl, or Scandinavian fashion will surely find something they love at & Other Stories.

Get the Mock Neck Sweater for $49 and the Side Slit Midi Slip Dress for $99.


 
 

13. Mango

Mango's clothing and accessories collections are overflowing with impeccably-tailored and Mediterranean-inspired jackets, dresses, pants and more. If you have your eye on pieces at Mango, they’ll likely run you, on average, anywhere from $30- $100. And, sizing in their standard line ranges from U.S. size 2 to 12.

Get the Ribbed Bra for $30 and the Stone Seal Ring for $40.


 
 

14. Reformation

The Urban Outfitters lover Reformation's sophisticated styles that feel high-end but at affordable prices. Reformation’s ethical and sustainable designs are trendy and often employ boho-inspired prints and whimsical silhouettes that you’d find at Urban Outfitters.

Get the Hunter Sweatshirt for $58 and the Emmett Bodysuit for $58.


 
 

15. Wildfox

Wildfox is yet another L.A. based retail brand to grace our list of stores like Urban Outfitters. Wildfox is a contemporary women’s line heavily influenced by its L.A. roots and with pieces that are mostly retro-vintage inspired. Shopping Wildfox will definitely put a dent in your wallet if you're used to affordable prices at Urban Outfitters. But, you’ll come away with some really cute design casual wear that’s mega comfortable.

Get the Bautista Dress for $148 and the Shields Flare Jeans for $183.


 
 

16. Need Supply Co.

Need Supply meets our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as a unique alternative to shopping for your basics. In addition to carrying top brands, Need Supply develops connections with indie clothing brands which helps them further offer a collection of novel pieces.

Get the 5-Pocket Cow Print Jean for $161 and the Mariposa Dress for $460.


 
 

17. Lulus

Similar to Reformation, Lulus is a premier fashion destination for women who love mature styles that feel expensive but at affordable prices. The trendy fashion retailer carries everything from flattering basics to sexy dresses and even bridal wear.

Lulu's tends to be slightly more expensive than Urban Outfitters with items average $40-$100.

Get the Chic Toffee Beige Sandals for $19 and the Free People Miss Dazie Lace Bralette for $38.


 
 

18. Amour Vert

Amour Vert is a French brand that like Frank & Oak and Reformation, is dedicated to sustainable fashion. Their name says it all because Amour Vert means ‘green love’ in French. Amour Vert walks their talk by planting trees every time someone purchases a tee. Amour Vert also invests in extremely precise production standards that cut down on excess waste.

Get the Kowtow Wide Leg Culottes for $228 and the Lorena Oxfords for $225.


 
 

19. Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak makes the list of stores like Urban Outfitters as another “essentials” brand that’s dedicated to eco-friendly fashion. All of their clothing pieces are manufactured from recycled materials ranging from wool to polyester and their dye process is just sustainable.

Get the Debbie High-Waisted Skinny Jeans for $90 and the Hooded Anorak for $70.


 
 

20. Brandy Melville

Brandy Melville’s makes our list of stores like Urban Outfitters as their pieces are affordable, vintage-inspired, designed with a subdued-costal style in mind. But, not every Urban Outfitters shopper will fit the prototypical Brandy Melville girl. For starters, all of their clothing is “one-size” and since one size doesn’t fit, all you may have a tough time finding clothes that fit you.

Get the Phoebe Skirt for $30 and the Kyran Dress for $28.