#UrbanOutfittersBeLike: Hashtag campaign targets retailer over prices
Urban Outfitters is in trouble, but for not for selling a piece of tasteless clothing. This time, shoppers are dragging the retail chain for its sky-high prices with the hashtag #UrbanOutfittersBeLike.
The campaign was sparked by a shopper on Twitter calling out Urban for selling a 4-pack of ponytail hairbands for $8. (For comparisons sake, a similarly priced rubber band costs $3.69 for 16 of them on Amazon.)
Urban outfitters.. pic.twitter.com/UsfiLzLf8p
— groovygoonie (@wholeyattamoney) June 25, 2015
Since that ridiculousness was pointed out last Thursday, roughly 19,000 people tweeted using the hashtag according to social media analytics firm Topsy. The most popular tweets lash Urban for affixing a fancy name (i.e. “vintage clear boho beanie”) to a cheap everyday item (a shower cap.) as a way to justify its high prices.
Digiday reached out to Urban for comment, but have not yet heard back. In the mean time, here are the most popular tweets resonating with frustrated shoppers:
— 陈怡蓉 (@TAMMYMAMl) June 26, 2015
— Petty La’Belle. (@RukaTrue_) June 26, 2015
— Chris Chris (@ChrisChris011) June 26, 2015
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) June 26, 2015
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