Company overview

  • COMPANY NAME

    URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD.

  • CEO

    KOZO TAKEMURA

  • HDQTR

    RESONA KYOMACHIBORI BLD. 10F, 1-6-4 KYOMACHIBORI, NISHI-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA, 550-0003
    TEL 06-6445-7000
    FAX 06-6445-7077

  • TOKYO BRANCH

    DIDO KITASANDO BLD. 2F, 3-16-5 SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, 150-0051
    TEL 03-6434-9925
    FAX 03-6434-9926

  • PRESS ROOM

    DIDO KITASANDO BLD. 3F, 3-16-5 SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, 150-0051
    TEL 03-6434-9940
    FAX 03-6434-9946

  • OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS,
    PRODUCT SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

    RESONA KYOMACHIBORI BLD. 3F, 1-6-4 KYOMACHIBORI, NISHI-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA, 550-0003
    TEL 06-6445-5252
    FAX 06-6445-5253

  • DISTRIBUTION CENTER (URDC)

    URDC MINO
    3-4-17 SENBAHIGASHI, MINO CITY, OSAKA, 562-0035
    TEL 072-727-2900
    FAX 072-727-2929

    URDC TSURUMI
    5-11-9 YOKOZUTSUMI, TSURUMI-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA, 538-0052
    TEL 06-6115-5790
    FAX 06-6115-5799

  • WEB DIVISION

    2-4-4 KITAHORIE, NISHI-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA, 550-0014
    TEL 06-6536-1586
    FAX 06-6536-1598

  • FOUNDED

    1974.7.1

  • ESTABLISHED

    1989.11.8

  • COMPANY CAPITALIZATION

    10 Million Yen

  • SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS

    30th April

  • SALES/YEAR

    35.5 Billion Yen (as of JAN, 2014)

  • NUMBER OF SHOPS

    URBAN RESEARCH : 27 (includes URBAN RESEARCH iD , one mile wear)
    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS : 37
    URBAN RESEARCH ROSSO : 10
    URBAN RESEARCH & ROSSO : 1
    KBF : 25 (includes KBF+ , KBFBOX)
    KAGURE : 4
    SENSE OF PLACE by URBAN RESEARCH : 9
    WORK NOT WORK URBAN RESEARCH : 1
    FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB : 1
    BY MALENE BIRGER : 1
    URBAN RESEARCH Store : 9 (includes URBAN RESEARCH Make Store)
    URBAN RESEARCH ware house : 22
    URBAN RESEARCH CAFE : 2
    DOORS DINING : 1
    DOORS CAFE : 1
    green bar : 2
    (as of JAN, 2014)

  • EMPLOYMENT

    Approx. 1,500

  • MAIN BANKS

    MITSUI SUMITOMO, MITSUBISHI TOKYO UFJ, RESONA, MIZUHO, etc.

  • MAJOR SALES PARTNERS

    ITOCHU CORP.MITSUI & Co.,LTD.Toyoshima & Co.LTD.SUMIKIM BUSSAN CORP.Marubeni CORP.YAGI TUSHO LTD.…etc.

Urban Research Business Principles

  • Flexibility

    Our assets are our people.We know that the world of fashion will not stand still,
    therefore,we stress creativity and imagination in everything we do.

  • Customer-Orientated

    Our customers' interest always come first.
    We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our customers
    and to develop new services and products to meet those needs.

  • Value

    We make an unusual effort to discover something valuable that has both quality
    and originality from all over the world in order to share those with our customers.
    We take great pride in offering not only latest fashion but unchageable basics.

History

  • 1974 Jul

    Our first Jeans shop opened in Kadoma city, Osaka.

  • 1989 Nov

    ZIGU SANSHIN Co., Ltd., established.

  • 1997 May

    Company head office was relocated to Higashiosaka city, Osaka.

  • 1997 Oct

    Launch of "URBAN RESEARCH".
    The first store opened in America-mura, Osaka.

  • 2000 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH HORIE Opened in Nishi-ku, Osaka.

  • 2000 Sep

    Product design section, "UR International" (a.k.a. URI ) was set up.

  • 2001 Oct

    KBF MINAMISENBA opened in Chuo-ku, Osaka.

  • 2001 Nov

    Company name changed to URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD..

  • 2002 Dec

    URBAN RESEARCH SHIBUYA Opened in Shibuya, Tokyo.

  • 2003 Sep

    Launch of URBAN RESEARCH DOORS.
    The first store opened along with a café "ACCENT CAFÉ"
    in Chayamachi, Osaka.

  • 2004 Apr

    Company head office was relocated to Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka.

  • 2004 Apr

    URBAN RESEARCH SHINJUKU opened inside Shinjuku LUMINE 2
    in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

  • 2004 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH WAREHOUSE opened inside PORTBAZAR, KOBE.

  • 2005 Apr

    URBAN RESEARCH opened in Nagoya.

  • 2005 Sep

    Launch of URBAN RESEARCH ROSSO. The first store opened in Kyoto.

  • 2006 Mar

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS opened in Minamisenba,
    Osaka with a restaurant "DOORS DINING".

  • 2006 Mar

    KBF YOKOMAHA opened inside LUMINE YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa.

  • 2006 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH opened inside LUMINE TACHIKAWA, Tokyo.

  • 2006 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS opened inside Lazona Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

  • 2007 Apr

    URBAN RESEARCH TOKYO opened inside Shin-Marunouchi building, Tokyo.

  • 2007 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH GINZA opened inside Marronier Gate, Tokyo.

  • 2007 Sep

    KBF LUMINE OMIYA opened inside LUMINE 1, Omiya, Saitama.

  • 2007 Nov

    URBAN RESEARCH WAREHOUSE opened inside Grandberry Mall,
    Machida, Tokyo.

  • 2007 Dec

    URBAN RESEARCH WAREHOUSE opened inside
    Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minamiosawa, Tokyo.

  • 2008 Aug

    KBF HARAJUKU opened inside Laforet Harajuku, Tokyo.

  • 2008 Sep

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS opened inside ABENO AND, Osaka.

  • 2008 Oct

    URBAN RESEARCH NISHIUMEDA opened inside BREEZE BREEZE, Osaka.

  • 2008 Oct

    URBAN RESEARCH opened inside NAGOYA PARCO, Nagoya.

  • 2008 Oct

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS opened inside IIAS TSUKUBA, Ibaraki.

  • 2008 Nov

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS opened inside NISHINOMIYA GARDENS, Hyogo.

  • 2008 Dec

    Launch of KAGURE. The store opened in Omotesando, Tokyo.