Designers Use Twitter to Call for Urban Outfitters Boycott

Designers Use Twitter to Call for Urban Outfitters Boycott

Sarah Coffey
May 26, 2011

On May 25th, Chicago jewelry designer and Etsy seller Stevie Koerner accused Urban Outfitters via Twitter of ripping off her jewelry line (shown left). 24 hours later, Urban Outfitters is trending on Twitter as designers and bloggers tweet and retweet calls to boycott the company. One of the most retweeted calls comes from blogger/designer Amber Karnes of My Aim Is True, who tweeted this afternoon, "I think it's time to boycott Urban Outfitters. They have done this to so many independent artists. NOT OK."

• LEFT: Stevie Koerner's I Heart New York Necklace on Etsy, $55
• RIGHT: Urban Outfitters I Heart Destination Necklace, $19

Online media have picked up the story — the Business Insider and Huffington Post both posted Koerner's accusations today. Here's a recent glimpse of the story as it trends on Twitter:

AROUND THE WEB
Not cool, Urban Outfitters, not cool. | I Make Shiny Things
How Twitter put the smackdown on Urban Outfitters | My Aim Is True
Jewelry Maker Claims that U.O. Ripped Off Her Necklace | Business Insider
U.O. Continues Their Grand Tradition Of Ripping Off Designers | Huffpost Business
Did Urban Outfitters rip off an indie designer, yet again? | Boing Boing

Images: As linked above

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