Philadelphia-based retailer Urban Outfitters plans to open a new store in July at Fashion Valley mall in Mission Valley, at 7007 Friars Road. An exact opening date has not been announced.

A company statement said this will be the fifth store in the San Diego region for Urban Outfitters, which sells youth-oriented casual clothing, housewares, accessories, music products and other lifestyle items for men and women.

The 15,358-square-foot store will include architectural features such as steel trusses, original brick walls, and “backwards” signage to showcase electrical components and reclaimed wood accents. The store’s design incorporates several layers of the mall’s original foundation.

The company plans to employ 30 to 40 workers at the new Fashion Valley store. Urban Outfitters was founded in 1970 and operates more than 200 stores in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

— SDBJ Staff Report