The Philadelphia-based company said its third-quarter revenue rose 23% to $379.3 million. Analysts, on average, projected revenue of $374.8 million for the period.
The company's same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, rose 8% in the quarter. The gains were driven by a 17% surge in same-store sales at the Anthropologie chain, and a 16% jump at the smaller Free People division.
At Urban Outfitters' namesake chain, same-store sales increased "slightly," the company said.
While the Urban Outfitters brand continued to be a laggard, the big boost at Anthropologie represents a continued turnaround for the retailer. Over the past year, Urban Outfitters has been working to reverse sales declines that stemmed from inventory issues and trouble indentifying fashion trends.
Urban Outfitters will post its full third-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts project the retailer will report a profit of 24 cents a share, compared with 21 cents a year ago.
Shares of Urban Outfitters recently were up $1.25 to $25.17.