Document and Entity Information
Aug. 20, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Aug. 20, 2019
Entity Registrant Name URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0000912615
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity File Number 000-22754
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code PA
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-2003332
Entity Address, Address Line One 5000 South Broad Street
Entity Address, City or Town Philadelphia
Entity Address, State or Province PA
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 19112
City Area Code 215
Local Phone Number 454-5500
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of each class Common Shares, par value $.0001 per share
Trading Symbol(s) URBN
Name of each exchange on which registered NASDAQ