31 Stylish Stores Like Urban Outfitters for Guys

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Style-conscious guys looking for hip, modern and sharp styles in both menswear and home decor can find a lot to like at Urban Outfitters, but it’s not without its issues.

From high prices and some questionable press to scattered locations that can be hard to find outside of major urban hubs, even those of us who like the styles they carry can sometimes find ourselves in search of other stores like Urban Outfitters for guys.

The good news is that you don’t have to look very far; there are plenty of brands like Urban Outfitters that offer
stylish clothes, cool home decor or, in some cases, a little of both.

Below are nearly three dozen stores like Urban Outfitters for guys who want some alternative sources of sharp style.

Stores Like Urban Outfitters

Running Down the Top Brands Like Urban Outfitters for Houseware and Affordable Men’s Fashion

Madewell

Madewell
J.Crew-owned Madewell tops the list of stores like Urban Outfitters thanks to its excellent selection of stylish staples like jeans, tees and sweaters.

If you like Urban Outfitters for its wide selection of stylish casual basics, you’ll probably love Madewell, which focuses on denim and all the things you wear with it.

What They’re Great for:
  • Denim and staples like tees and sweaters

Check Out Madewell ➤


Frank And Oak

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Frank And Oak makes casual staple pieces shirts, pants, jeans and jackets, but does so with a unique and on-point style you don’t see from a lot of other brands.

What’s great about Frank And Oak is that their clothes are both trendy and practical. Their Flex Collection features standard pieces made from premium stretch fabrics that move with you, so they feel as good as they look.

What They’re Great for:
  • On-trend, well made and stylish staples that are also practical

Check Out Frank And Oak ➤


TopMan

TopMan logo
This UK-import offers everything from suits to swimming shorts, all in modern styles and trendy cuts.

It’s a great place to pick up on-trend pieces that not only look sharp, but are offered in unique colors that you won’t see on every other guy.

What They’re Great for:
  • Slim fitting and modern pieces ranging from suiting to swimwear

Check Out TopMan ➤


Everlane

Everlane logo
Everlane prides itself on not only offering staple menswear pieces in sharp, modern styles, but doing so ethically.

It strives to construct its clothes of not only the finest materials, but in the most ethical factories in the world, too.

What They’re Great for:

Check Out Everlane ➤


Uniqlo

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Japanese brand Uniqlo has become a must-have for a lot of stylish guys, who appreciate the way they blend comfort and style so seamlessly.

They make great staple pieces (I swear by their slim fit merino v-neck sweaters), but have an even wider offering, which includes everything from comfortable suits to winter-ready outerwear.

What They’re Great for:
  • Stylish staples in modern cuts and comfortable fabrics

Check Out Uniqlo ➤


J.Crew

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Long a staple among stylish guys, J.Crew filed for bankruptcy in May of 2020 but emerged from it by September, and says they’re now “well positioned for long-term growth.”

That’s good news for those of us who have come to love their stylish and well made offerings, which fall squarely into the “classic meets modern” paradigm that I love (and preach on this blog ad nauseam).

What They’re Great for:
  • Pretty much all forms of menswear, from tuxedos down to tees

Check Out J.Crew ➤


boohooMAN

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The UK-based menswear arm of boohoo.com, boohooMAN sells clothes that are so on-trend they’re practically up-to-the minute.

With a focus on streetwear, tracksuits make up one of their core offerings, but they also do everything from suiting to loungewear.

What They’re Great for:
  • Hyper-modern and on-trend menswear, especially streetwear and casual pieces

Check Out boohooMAN ➤


Nordstrom

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Nordstrom is the style-conscious man’s preferred department store, both for the wide range of brands they carry and their own in-house brands, which are often just as stylish as the big name brands but come at much more reasonable prices.

What They’re Great for:
  • Everything from tuxedos and suiting down to casual staples, especially from their stylish and affordable in-house brands

Check Our Nordstrom ➤


Nordstrom Rack

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If you’ve got your heart set on some of the big name brands that Nordstrom carries but just can’t bring yourself to pay full price, Nordstrom Rack is your best. While the selection isn’t as wide, you can still find a ton of great menswear deals here.

And like Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom Rack carries more than just clothes. You can also find stylish pieces of home decor, along with cologne, luggage and other accessories.

What They’re Great for:
  • A solid selection of styles and brand names at prices that are better than the flagship Nordstrom store

Check Out Nordstrom Rack ➤


The Citizenry

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A furniture and homeware store founded on the philosophy that our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take, The Citizenry is a great alternative to Urban Outfitters’ homewares.

They specialize in unique and sustainable pieces from around the world, so even if you’re not well travelled, you can still imbue your place with international pieces that have a story to tell.

What They’re Great for:
  • Unique, sustainable and international homewares

Check Out The Citizenry ➤


Parachute

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Another homewares company, Parachute’s philosophy is that when we take care of our homes, we take care of ourselves.

They specialize in making luxuriously comfortable versions of all the things you need around the house – sheets, towels, robes, etc. – and selling them at much better prices than comparable luxury brands.

What They’re Great for:
  • Super comfy luxury linens that don’t break the bank

Check Out Parachute ➤


H&M

H&M logo
Swedish brand H&M has built its reputation on stylish and trendy pieces that are almost ridiculously affordable.

Of course, the trade off is that a lot of H&M’s pieces don’t have the best construction—this is definitely not the place to pick up a timeless investment piece you expect to have for years to come.

But it’s great for trendy pieces that look great, and if you care for your clothes properly, I’ve found that a lot of H&M pieces can actually hold up just as long as other brands.

What They’re Great for:
  • Hyper-trendy and extremely affordable pieces that look great (but might not last as long as other brands)

Check Out H&M ➤


Target

Target logo
Target is so ubiquitous that it can be easy to dismiss, but they’ve distinguished themselves among guys looking for affordable style by putting an emphasis on pieces that help you look put together, without spending a fortune.

Target’s menswear tends to be more “timelessly handsome” than “modernly on-trend,” like a lot of Urban Outfitters’ stuff. But they’ve become popular for a reason: most of us would be thrilled to have our looks described as “timelessly handsome,” especially if we’re on a budget.

What They’re Great for:
  • Classic pieces that are stylish and modern, but not super trendy

Check Out Target ➤


ASOS

ASOS logo
Asos is an affordable UK-based brand that distinguishes itself with bold patterns and colors you won’t find at Urban Outfitters, or anywhere else on this list, for that matter.

From platform Doc Martens boots to velour turtlenecks in burgundy, Asos is where to turn if you’re looking for bold clothes that make a big impact.

What They’re Great for:
  • Head-turning pieces in bold patterns, colors and fabrics

Check Out ASOS ➤


Bonobos

Bonobos logo
Another affordable entry in the “classic meets modern” mold of J.Crew, Bonobos offers everything from formalwear to casual staples, all in modern styles that look sharp now and will likely continue to hold up for years.

Bonobos was acquired by Walmart back in 2018, but fortunately fears that the brand might lose its eye for sharp style were overblown: they continue to offer great menswear at prices that are competitive with (and in some cases better) than Urban Outfitters and other brands on this list.

What They’re Great for:
  • Well made staple pieces that are modern enough to look sharp now, but classic enough to hold up for years to come

Check Out Bonobos ➤


The Gap

The Gap logo
For decades The Gap has been a staple for classic and unimpeachable pieces of all-American style.

And while it’s still a great place for affordable staples, in recent years it’s also branched out into more fashion-forward offerings, partnering with GQ to feature clothes from designers who the venerable men’s magazine named the best new designers in America.

What They’re Great for:
  • Timeless all-American staples and some ultra-modern designs through their partnership with GQ

Check Out The Gap ➤


Old Navy

Old Navy logo
Old Navy has a reputation as The Gap’s little brother, but like The Gap, it’s stepped up its game in the past few years when it comes to style.

While it’s still not the most fashion-forward store on this list, it’s become a pretty reliable place to find some sharp casual pieces at extremely affordable prices.

It’s also a great bet for guys who want stylish clothes, but can’t quite squeeze into the slim or skinny fits offered at Urban Outfitters and some of the other stores on this list.

What They’re Great for:
  • Casual staples in classic colors and sizes beyond the usual slim/skinny

Check Out Old Navy ➤


American Eagle

American Eagle
A staple of malls everywhere, American Eagle makes classic American pieces that sometimes skew younger.

A lot of AE’s stuff is stylish and of decent quality, but they lose some points (at least in my book) for insisting on adding their logo to pieces that would look better without it.

Fortunately, not all of their pieces bear their bird, and you can snag some great finds, particularly in jeans and other pants (which may have a logo on the back pocket, where it’s much less noticeable).

What They’re Great for:
  • Classic casual pieces in modern styles, particularly jeans and pants (and anything else that’s logo-free)

Check Out American Eagle ➤


Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch logo
Very similar to American Eagle in a lot of ways, Abercrombie skews slightly older.

Like AE, they focus on casual staple pieces in modern styles and cuts, but a lot of their offerings feel a little more grown up.

This is another solid choice if you’re looking for affordable staple pieces that are decently made. (But as with AE, beware the logo.)

What They’re Great for:
  • Casual staples in modern styles

Check Out Abercrombie & Fitch ➤


Mr. Porter

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Maybe the most high-end alternative on this list, Mr. Porter may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of online stores like Urban Outfitters, but fans of the latter should definitely check out the former.

The price points at Mr. Porter tend to be higher because they carry high-fashion brands, but the emphasis on fashion also results in some cool and unique styles that go beyond what you’d find at Urban Outfitters.

What They’re Great for:
  • High-fashion pieces from big name brands

Check Out Mr. Porter ➤


Wayfair

Wayfair logo
Another great option for stylish and affordable home furnishings, Wayfair sells everything from furniture and appliances to decor and wall art, in styles that rival Urban Outfitters.

With a much wider range of offerings, not everything Wayfair sells is quite as cool and hip as the stuff at Urban Outfitters, but the site is easy to use, navigate and filter, so narrowing down their selections to the stuff that suits your tastes is easy.

What They’re Great for:
  • A cool home decor and furnishings alternative to both Urban Outfitters and Ikea

Check Out Wayfair ➤


Burrow

Burrow logo
Where as with Wayfair you may have to do a bit of digging to find cool, sleek and modern furniture, Burrow offers nothing but.

Most of their furniture has a distinctly midcentury modern vibe, making it feel both of-the-moment and timeless – which is especially important with furniture, since ideally you won’t be replacing it for years to come.

What They’re Great for:
  • Stylish modern-but-timeless furniture you can keep for years (…decades?)

Check Out Burrow ➤


JackThreads

JackThreads logo
JackThreads offers affordable basics ranging from streetwear staples to suiting, all in distinctly modern styles, making it a great alternative to Urban Outfitter’s affordable men’s fashion offerings.

What They’re Great for:
  • While they sell high-ticket items like suits, the best value is probably in the casual basics like tees, shorts and chinos

Check Out JackThreads ➤


Overstock

Overstock logo
Another online source for affordable furniture, Overstock has a wide selection and specializes in low prices.

With Overstock you can sort by style – Modern, Rustic, Industrial, etc. – making it easy to find categories and pieces that suit your specific tastes.

What They’re Great for:
  • A wide range of furniture in affordable prices

Check Out Overstock ➤


World Market

World Market logo
World Market is another furniture that puts the emphasis on internationally sourced pieces and designs.

While they do sell furniture, they specialize in unique artisan pieces and handcrafts.

What They’re Great for:
  • Unique, smaller houseware items

Check Out World Market ➤


Amazon

Amazon logo
Well known as an option where you can buy both stylish menswear and cool furniture (along with everything else, of course), Amazon has become a go-to for stylish guys looking for sharp styles and affordable prices.

They sell hundreds (and quite possibly thousands) of brands, but when it comes to affordable style, two of your best bets are their in-house brands Goodthreads and Amazon Essentials.

Both of offer the sort of modern styles you’d find at Urban Outfitters, but usually for much more affordable prices.

What They’re Great for:
  • Stylish staples, a huge variety of offerings and Amazon Prime

Check Out Amazon ➤


End Clothing

End Clothing logo
Don’t let the name fool you: while End does indeed sell clothing, like Urban Outfitters they also carry a wide range of lifestyle products, including everything from tech and audio to fragrances and grooming products.

What They’re Great for:
  • Stylish and modern pieces from a wide range of cool brands and designers

Check Out End Clothing ➤


Zara

Zara logo
One of the more fashion-forward stores on this list, Zara’s whole business model is based on making pieces that replicate the runway styles of major fashion houses, but are offered at much more affordable prices.

While the quality is often on the lower end of the spectrum, I’ve found that the right pieces – when well cared-for – can actually last a pretty long time.

Because they take their cues from major fashion labels, most of Zara’s offerings are often much more unique than the stuff you’ll find at some of the other stores on this list.

What They’re Great for:
  • Statement pieces that stand out without costing much; staples like polos, tees and sweaters that unique and fashion-forward

Check Out Zara ➤


6pm

6pm logo
Owned by Zappos (which is itself owned by Amazon), 6pm carries a wide range of discount shoes, clothes and accessories.

And “discount” is the operative word. 6pm offers significant savings on brand name products that you’ll often see going for twice as much at other retailers.

What They’re Great for:
  • They sell a pretty wide range of menswear, but you can probably find the best savings in their outerwear

Check Out 6pm ➤


Ikea

Ikea logo
Any list of stores like Urban Outfitters would be incomplete without acknowledging that you can find similarly cool styles of furniture and houseware at Ikea.

While walking through their warehouse-like showroom may feel like entering the seventh ring of hell, there’s a reason so many people do it: for years Ikea has offered stylish (if unassembled) furniture at prices that are hard to beat.

What They’re Great for:
  • Modern and stylish furniture at affordable prices
  • Also pretty good at driving you completely mad trying to figure out why you have so many pieces left over

Check Out Ikea ➤


Hayneedle

Hayneedle logo
Another alternative to Urban Outfitters’ furniture and home decor offerings, Hayneedle has a wide range of styles and selections.

Like Overstock, it allows you to sort by style, which should help you narrow things down and find some cool pieces.

What They’re Great for:
  • A wide selection of furniture options and a website that’s easy to use and navigate

Check Out Hayneedle ➤


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Irreverent Gent founder Dave Bowden is a men’s style specialist, an Amazon bestselling author, an unrepentant introvert, a long-suffering (but very patient) Toronto sports fan and the husband of a wonderful (and thankfully even more patient) wife.

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