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An employee at Anthropologie at Fashion Island greets customers at the store in Newport Beach, CA on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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Some of us are saying “so long” to sweatpants.

In the final week of February, seven of the top 10 selling items on Anthropologie’s website were dresses, the company, a unit of Urban Outfitters, said this week during an earnings conference call. Until that point, it said, it was lucky to see just one or two dresses break into the top 10 list.

Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne called the change a striking and very positive one.

“Up until recently, the fashion predominantly has been … casual…


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