Just three hours after opening its doors on Thursday, Urban Outfitters was already bustling with shoppers who stopped in to check out the retailer on its first day.
Featuring three floors of merchandise, the store offers fun and funky clothing for men and women as well as eclectic items such as turntables, speakers shaped like skateboards and even some tongue-in-cheek reading material including Suri's Burn Book and Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude.
Customers throughout the store could be heard saying "cool" or check it out" as much of the stock caters to a young, trendy audience.
Urban Outfitters' staffers were friendly and helpful, with all appearing to run smoothly on the first day. We're just really happy to be open, one employee told Patch, noting that customers had been offering plenty of positive feeback throughout the morning.
Located at 154 E. Broad St., the building, which had been vacant for nearly five years, was formerly occupied by a bank so it seems only fitting that the store's lowest level features an old fashioned bank vault. Additionally, that level boasts ample fitting rooms as well as kitschy gift items, some bearing expletives so parents may want to keep younger shoppers on upper levels.
The building's original marble staircase leads to that level but for those who'd prefer it, an elevator is located in the center of the store.
Urban Outfitters will celebrate its official ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The store's hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit Urban Outfitters website.