The Downtown Boise retail environment takes another hit, with the exit of another national retailer.

Urban Outfitters plans to close its store on 8th Street in BoDo, BoiseDev.com has learned. 

The Urban Outfitters space is the second largest retail spot in BoDo, measuring more than 10,000 square feet – behind just Office Depot around the corner.

Urban Outfitters released a very brief statement, noting the store was set to relocate to Village at Meridian this summer.

The store opened in the complex in early 2007, along with stores like Levi Outlet, Jos A. Bank and Ann Taylor Loft.

The store is owned by URBN – which also owns Anthropologie. That chain closed its store on Idaho Street in 2015 and also moved it to Village at Meridian.

Those two stores join Chico’s and lululemonathletica in leaving downtown and moving to Village at Meridian.  


  1. Not entirely surprising… Urban Outfitters has struggled nationally of late, folks just aren’t buying what they’re selling in a lot of places. A suburban location likely is more fitting despite their name.

  2. I would think being close to BSU, downtown is a much better spot than out in Meridian. Sad to see them go! Let’s hope for a nice home store to snag that spot like CB2, Crate & Barrel, Room & Board, The Container Store…or actually can Anthro come back please! 😉

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