At the beginning of January, I received an amazing opportunity to travel to Philadelphia for two days to visit the home office for URBN Inc. It was such a wonderful experience, and it was so inspiring to see the corporate offices of my company. I attended the URBN interview day for the possibility of a summer internship. Though I did not end up landing the internship, it was wonderful to visit nonetheless. I thought I would share some of my photos from the experience.
I stayed in the Palomar Hotel, which was such a quirky amazing place. The decor wasso different, and intriguing. The view from my room wasn’t so bad either! I truly had a wonderful stay there. The Palomar even has a complimentary wine bar every night, and constant complimentary hot chocolate (which I totally appreciated because this Florida girl did not do well with 15 degree weather.)
The interviewees from within the company had dinner together at The Continental Midtown. Great food, great atmosphere! We had the entire rooftop bar to ourselves. It was gorgeous! (I apologize for the quality, as I only had my phone with me!) The next day was the big one… Home Office!
The campus is absolutely beautiful! All of the buildings are crafted to mix an industrial feel with an earthy artsy tone. The main building, pictured above, housed a cafeteria (with quite a few yummy options,) a coffee shop, a book store, a gym, and offices filled with product.
After my interview, I had just enough time before my flight to take a tour of the grounds.
The first stop was the Free People Building. Although I am a die-hard Anthropologie girl, the Free People building was definitely my favorite.
Each building’s lobby is decorated to reflect the brand, and it is very possible to distinguish each brand’s building merely from their decor.
My favorite part of this building was the chandelier in the center. It used to belong in one of the BHLDN stores, but now resides in home office. Again, the mixture of industrial and elegant looks are displayed in this space. Brilliant.
Home Office was beautiful in every respect. It was a dream to tour, and to experience for a day. Going to Home Office was so inspiring and gave me insight about the company I work so hard for. To see that the culture of the brand extends even into their corporate offices is impressive to say the least. I hope I get the chance to visit again.