Urban Outfitters, Westfield, N.J.
Urban Outfitters brings its urban style and eclectic stylings to the heart of suburbia, opening a location in the upscale and shopper-friendly town of Westfield, N.J. The three-story store spans over 12,000 sq. ft. and is located in a decades-old building that formerly housed a bank, but had been vacant for 25 years. The building was revamped, but the integrity of the original design remains intact.
Ceiling cornices remain throughout the space while the bank’s vault (on the lower level) and safety deposit rooms are reused as fitting rooms. An elaborate space containing extensive woodwork, a chandelier and a fireplace is used as a sales area for women’s apparel and a new grand steel staircase is suspended below a preexisting oculus and skylight.