When thinking about the whole “vintage wintertime” concept (see “holidays are a comin”), we were really attracted to old stuffed animals. In addition to the enormous stuffed bear we’ve designed for our store windows, we decided to make some Free People bears to sell. The accessories designers asked a bunch of people in the office to bring in their favorite old stuffed bears. The one above is modeled after a bear that belongs to our store design and diplay manager.
And this one was made to look like the favorite bear of the founder of our company! The accessories girls had the bears made and then had them embellished with all the classic fp goodness… patchwork, embroidery, buttons and beads.