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Urban Outfitters sells $8 drugstore hair tie & Twitter hilarity ensues

Sasha Brown-Worsham

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Sasha Brown-Worsham

Sasha Brown-Worsham has written for dozens of publications over the course of her years as a journalist and blogger. She lives outside NYC with her three children, husband, and multiple pets. She is working on her first novel.

Urban Outfitters overcharges for everything and #urbanoutfittersbelike skewers it

Urban Outfitters is famous for overcharging for everyday items, but a recent $8 children's hair accessory may truly take the cake. The marble hair tie we all wore when we were 10 and bought at the drugstore for 50 cents is being sold by the uber-trendy store for $8. Let me repeat: $8.

The hilarious overcharging has now given birth to something even more hilarious: #urbanoutfittersbelike. The hashtag on twitter is everything and truly skewers the overpricing and ridiculous repackaging the company is famous for. See some of the most hilarious below:

Maya's Marble ponytail holder may look familiar because it is the same thing you wore when you were 6. The same thing you paid less than $1 for back in the day. So what gives?

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The whole aesthetic of Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie is vintage expensive. Sure, you could go to a thrift store and get the same dang thing for a quarter of the price, but you are paying for the branding. And the cute store.

Let's call a spade a spade, though. Don't overpay. Twitter nailed it.

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