Leading high value retail logistics specialists Clipper Logistics Group has announced its partnership with cult US retail brand Anthropologie. Clipper will provide logistics solutions for Urban UK, who has successfully opened the first European branch of its US store Anthropologie on Regent Street this month.
Anthropologie, sister brand of Urban Outfitters, has a product range of unusual and quirky designs and has grown from one store in Philadelphia to 130 stores across North America, recently branching out to international stores in Canada as well as Regent Street. Anthropologie specialises in vintage style clothes, accessories, jewellery, notebooks, decorations and homeware.
During the build up to the store opening, Clipper worked closely with Urban UK to implement a Manhattan warehouse management system, on which the operation now runs. Clipper will now partner Anthropologie to process all stock for the new store, including retail ticketing for 7000 SKUs. Clipper will also provide an e-commerce order fulfillment service to support Anthropologie online.
Gordon Watts, Clipper, said: “The addition of the Anthropologie brand to our Urban UK operations will enable us to offer the client a wide ranging service, including warehousing, stock processing and e-fulfilment. Anthropologie is a new and exciting brand for the UK that has been very successful in the US and we are expecting to handle significant volumes on their behalf over the next 12 months. As the site is located on Regent Street, Anthropologie will also benefit from our delivery consolidation expertise here to ensure efficient operations in line with its strong sustainability values.”
Urban chief operating officer for Europe, Andrew Mclean commented: “Clipper’s proven agility and expertise in working with Urban UK meant that the team was an obvious choice to provide a logistics solution for Anthropologie. We are extremely grateful for the support and effort that Clipper has provided to us in launching the new Regent Street store and we are looking forward to working alongside them in the future.”