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URBAN RESEARCH Co.,Ltd.

Company overview

  • COMPANY NAME

    URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD.

  • CEO

    KOZO TAKEMURA

  • HDQTR

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

  • TOKYO BRANCH

    DAIDO KITASANDO BLD. 2F, 3-16-5 SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, 151-0051
    TEL 03-6434-9925
    FAX 03-6434-9926access map

  • PRESS ROOM

    DAIDO KITASANDO BLD. 3F, 3-16-5 SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, 151-0051
    TEL 03-6434-9940
    FAX 03-6434-9946access map

  • OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS,
    PRODUCT SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

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

  • DISTRIBUTION CENTER (URDC)

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

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

  • WEB DIVISION

    URBAN RESEARCH BLD. 8F, 1-6-4 KYOMACHIBORI, NISHI-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA, 550-0003
    TEL 06-6445-7035
    FAX 06-6445-7037access map

  • DESIGN ROOM

    4F, 1-6-5 SHINSAIBASHISUJI,
    CHUO-KU, OSAKA CITY, OSAKA,
    542-0085
    TEL 06-6251-4711
    FAX 06-6251-4712access map

  • FOUNDED

    1974.7.1

  • ESTABLISHED

    1989.11.8

  • COMPANY CAPITALIZATION

    10 Million Yen

  • SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS

    31th January

  • SALES/YEAR

    62.5 Billion Yen (as of JAN, 2017)

  • NUMBER OF SHOPS

    URBAN RESEARCH : 38 (includes URBAN RESEARCH iD, decor URBAN RESEARCH)
    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS : 65
    URBAN RESEARCH ROSSO : 16
    KBF : 35 (includes KBF+ , KBFBOX)
    KAGURE : 6
    URBAN RESEARCH Store : 8
    URBAN RESEARCH Make Store : 13
    SENSE OF PLACE by URBAN RESEARCH : 42
    URBAN RESEARCH Sonny Label : 8
    RODE SKO URBAN RESEARCH:1
    URBAN RESEARCH warehouse : 27
    WORK NOT WORK URBAN RESEARCH : 2
    FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB : 2
    BY MALENE BIRGER : 1
    Others , cafes , restaurants, flower shops , etc.
    (as of JAN, 2017)

  • 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.

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

    Our first Jeans shop opened in Kadoma city, Osaka.

  • 1989

    ZIGU SANSHIN Co., Ltd. established.

  • 1997

    Company head office was relocated to Higashiosaka city, Osaka.
    URBAN RESEARCH America-mura,the first store of this brand,opened in America-mura, Osaka.

  • 2000

    URBAN RESEARCH Horie opened on Tachibana St.,Nishi-ku, Osaka.
    Product design section, "UR International" (a.k.a. URI ) was set up.

  • 2001

    KBF Minamisenba,the first store of this brand,opened in Minamisenba, Osaka.
    Company name changed to URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD.

  • 2002

    URBAN RESEARCH Shibuya,the first store in Kanto area,opened in Shibuya, Tokyo.
    Press Room was set up.

  • 2003

    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS Chayamachi,the first store of this brand,opened in Chayamachi, Osaka.

  • 2004

    Company head office was relocated to Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka.
    URBAN RESEARCH warehouse MITSUI OUTLET PARK MARINE PIA KOBE,the first store of this brand,opened in KOBE,Hyogo.

  • 2005

    URBAN RESEARCH Nagoya,the first store in Tokai area,opened.
    URBAN RESEARCH ROSSO Kyoto,the first store of this brand,opened in Kyoto.

  • 2006

    DOORS DINING opened in Minamisenba,Osaka.
    Web section was set up.

  • 2008

    Tokyo office was establishd in Harajuku,Tokyo.
    KAGURE Omotesando,the first store of this brand,opened in Omotesando, Tokyo.

  • 2009

    URBAN RESEARCH iD LUMINE MAN Shibuya opened in Shibuya,Tokyo.
    KBF+ SHINJUKU MYLOAD opened in Shinjuku,Tokyo.
    URBAN RESEARCH KYOTO moved and expanded as a flagship shop.

  • 2010

    URBAN RESEARCH Store Shinsaibashi,the first store of this brand,opened in Shinsaibashi,Osaka.
    URBAN RESEARCH Fukuoka PARCO opened in Fukuoka,Fukuoka.
    KBF Hong Kong The ONE opened in Hong Kong.

  • 2011

    URDC (distribution center) was relocated to Mino City,Osaka.
    URBAN RESEARCH & ROSSO LUMINE YURAKUCHO opened in Yurakucho,Toyko.
    one mile wear Yoyogi Village opened in Yoyogi,Tokyo.
    ONLINE STORE for Taiwan opened.
    URBAN RESEARCH warehouse Kurashiki,the first store in Chugoku area,opened in Kurashiki,Okayama.

  • 2012

    URBAN RESEARCH Sapporo STELLAR PLACE,the first store in Hokkaido area,opened in Sapporo,Hokkaido.
    URBAN RESEARCH DOORS MARUGAMEMACHI GREEN Takamatsu,the first store in Shikoku area,opened in Takamatsu,Kagawa.
    URBAN RESEARCH Make Store Hankyu Umeda,the first store of this brand,opened in Umeda,Osaka.
    KBFBOX Echika Ikebukuro and KBFBOX Tennoji MIO Plaza,the first stores of this brand,opened in Ikebukuro,Tokyo and in Tennnoji,Osaka.
    Tokyo Office and Press Room moved to Sendagaya,Tokyo.

  • 2013

    Company head office was relocated to Kyomachibori,Nishi-ku,Osaka.
    SENSE OF PLACE by URBAN RESEARCH (a fast fashion type brand) Tennoji MIO Plaza,the first store of this brand,opened in Tennoji,Osaka.
    WORK NOT WORK URBAN RESEARCH KITTE Marunouchi opened in Marunouchi,Tokyo.
    FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB - TOKYO opened as the first flagship store in Kita-Aoyama, Tokyo.

  • 2014

    URDC (destribution center) Tsurumi was established.
    URBAN RESEARCH Sonny Label JOINUS YOKOHAMA,the first store of this brand,opened in Yokohama,Kanagawa.
    Design Room was set up.
    RODE SKO LUCUA Osaka,the first store of this brand,opened in Umeda,Osaka.

  • 2015

    TINY GARDEN KITCHEN Q Plaza Harajuku Tokyo,the first store of this brand,opened in Hrajuku,Tokyo.
    TINY GARDEN FOODS LUCUA1100 Osaka,the first store of this brand,opened in Umeda,Osaka.

Business development

URBAN RESEARCH Store

The "Flagship store" that symbolizes URBAN RESEARCH, Brings together all goods by URBAN RESEARCH Group and Promotes diversity in lifestyles.

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URBAN RESEARCH

"DESIGN YOUR LIFE STYLE" is the key words for URBAN RESEARCH.
Multi- brand fashion house of casual clothings, dresses, to homeware in which we "URBAN RESEARCH" selects from all over the world.

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URBAN RESEARCH DOORS

The theme is "Environmentally-friendly" and "Comfortable" life offering good-designed, also long-lasting and environmentally-friendly products.

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URBAN RESEARCH ROSSO

The theme is "SHOW WINDOW".
ROSSO proposes a cutting edge fashion drawn from glamorous, elegant and casual style.

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かぐれ

The concept is "Traditional, Mode and the Earth".
We pursue a sophisticated fashion with a comfortable silhouette and a new harmony of fashion and the ecology.

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KBF

KBF creates unique colections characterised as minimal, not too assertive, and practical for women.

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SENSE OF PLACE by URBAN RESEARCH

The concept is "THE WORLD STANDARD FASHION".
We offer a wide ranging items from basics to the new trend items at the best price.

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URBAN RESEARCH Sonny Label

Sonny Label is for the one who seeks a sense of balance between the past, the present and the future in a free atmosphere and the slow stream of time at American West Coast.

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RODE SKO

RODE SKO means "red shoes" in Danish. We offer products focusing on shoes and bags for modern and adult women,which adopt feminine and high-fashioned sense inspired from "The Red Shoes" by Andersen.

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WORK NOT WORK

WORK NOT WORK is the fashion label originated from London, UK.
The mission is to coin valuable manufacturing with Simon Taylor from "TOMATO" which has been leading a creative scene of London for a long time.

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FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB

The first flagship shop of "FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB" from New York in Japan, offers the real American traditional style of clothings reflecting modern needs.

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BY MALENE BIRGER

"BY MALENE BIRGER" is the international brand which provides "affordable luxury" to modern-minded women worldwide.

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URBAN RESEARCH warehouse

The outlet store of all URBAN RESEARCH brands.

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