We Need to Talk About Urban Outfitters' Best-Kept Secret

Updated 05/09/19
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While I'm pretty resourceful when it comes to finding statement pieces for my home, I'll admit that I made my mind up about Urban Outfitters a long time ago. I'd always viewed the brand as synonymous with dorm décor and bohemian finds, and given that my personal style is sleek and minimal, I overlooked it. But when I browsed the site a few weeks ago, I started to stumble across some hidden gems. First, it was a beveled mirror that looked like it had been plucked straight from the walls of Hotel Panache in Paris.

Then I came across a sheet metal coffee table that would look right at home in a fashion blogger's loft.

It turns out the brand has grown up a lot since I last checked, and now it's the first place I turn to for affordable décor. Take a peek at the 13 best buys currently sitting in my cart—there's nothing boho about these sleek, bold finds.

Urban Outfitters Sherman Coffee Table $479

We're calling it: This metal-and-glass coffee table is Urban Outfitters' best-kept secret. Style it in a living room with a few carefully chosen statement books. 

Urban Outfitters Wooden Entryway Storage Unit $249

Luxe storage units can be hard to find. This sleek, minimal unit ticks all the boxes. 

Urban Outfitters Winona Wingback Bed $1099

Urban Outfitters is probably the last place you'd think of to buy a luxe bed, but this demure dove gray velvet one is surprisingly stylish. 

Urban Outfitters Noreen Valet Storage Mirror $169

This all-in-one vanity, coat rack, and shelf is slim enough to fit in any small bedroom or entryway.

Urban Outfitters Haylee Mono Rattan Chair $179

Rattan furniture doesn't have to be boho. This woven dusty pink chair is a sculptural alternative.

Frank Catch-All Tray
Good Thing Frank Catch-All Tray $29

We're obsessed with these candy wrapper–shaped catchalls. They're perfect for loose keys and stray items. 

Super Simple Wooden Closet Set
Urban Outfitters Super Simple Wooden Closet Set $249

Inexpensive storage can be hard to come by if you don't love plastic or particle board wares. This closet set is at a great price point, includes a leaning mirror and fold-out clothing rack, and stores flat behind a door when guests come over. 

Jonah Beveled Mirror
Urban Outfitters Jonah Beveled Mirror $169

This beveled mirror will give any interior Paris vibes. Take a peek at Hotel Panache to see how it's styled. 

Ida Glass Globe Planter + Tripod Stand
Urban Outfitters Ida Glass Globe Planter + Tripod Stand $34

Part decorative object, part vase, this simple orb-like piece belongs on your windowsill. 

Urban Outfitters Tiered Side Table $129

Brightly colored furniture can veer on the tacky side, but there's nothing low-brow about this wood-and-iron side table. 

Richman Dustpan
Urban Outfitters Richman Dustpan $34

Who knew a dustpan could be so pretty? These powder-coated ones are made from steel and beechwood. 

Calisa Block Printed Rug
Urban Outfitters Calisa Block Printed Rug $149 $29

Rugs can be a serious financial drain, and if you plan on using it in a thoroughfare, it's guaranteed to get dirty. Opt for a low-profile woven rug like this one—it starts at just $29. 

Urban Outfitters Milk Candle $40

Who says candles have to come in a clear glass votive? This one doubles as décor.

What's your favorite place to find affordable furniture?

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