Urban Outfitters Jumps on the No Clothes Bandwagon

We remember how apocalyptic it all seemed when American Apparel's CEO, Dov Charney, came out with those racy ads: hide your children, it's porn stars selling tube socks! Hate 'em or love 'em, it was exactly the sort of guerilla advertising that launched the company into notoriety (while their 20-dollar tees flew off the shelves). And while the L.A brand released their raciest ads just this month, another unlikely contender also chooses to bare it all: high street chain Urban Outfitters. The mass market retailer put out some killer collaborations (Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan, Rapscallian by Samantha Pleet) this past season, but never did we expect to see such T&A on display in the spring catalog (the kind that caused ad bans and protests for American Apparel). Sure, we get the whole underwear-as-outwear or no-bra trend, but are we really being sold a pair of lace thigh-highs in some photos...or just sex? Well, word on the street is that no clothing is the new clothing...

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