Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, noon-8pm
B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With indie-rock tunes blaring on the sound system, gaggles of stylishly scrawny post-punk sales associates stationed on the floor, and stacks of trendy street looks rolling out each season, Urban Outfitters has been an arbiter of youth style since 1970. Preteens, college kids, and young suburbanites flock to this split-level, national-chain emporium for their fix of ironic T-shirts, vintage clothing, flowing tunics and dorm-room décor. For shoppers disinclined to troll in clothing stores, scores of broken-in jeans from names like Levi's and THVM are available (at an utterly retail price tag), as well as ruffled, hip-granny-style blouses and dresses.Extra
Funky, 70s-inspired home accessories, like colorful shag area rugs and Asian-themed printed throw pillows, along with kitschy housewares and gifts like mod cocktail-shakers, martini glasses and fondue sets, are Urban Outfitters staples.