Claire Arksey is the Global Executive Director of Retail Stores for Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters, Inc., is an American multinational lifestyle retailer headquartered in Philadelphia, that is dedicated to inspiring customers. Claire oversees a Global team operating 260 stores in USA, Canada, UK and Europe.
Throughout a 30-year career leading retail, Claire has maintained a career path within brands that have an operative founder, strong brand and product DNA, and an international presence.
Prior to Urban Outfitters, Claire has an impressive list of brands under her belt that includes Top Shop, The Gap, Ted Baker, Reiss, and Superdry. Claire is passionate about fostering creativity both in incredible people talent, in product, and in store environments. Claire enjoys mentoring the next generation of leaders and developing entrepreneurial thinking.