the year to come

Hope everyone had amazing holidays! The holidays may be over, but there is still a new year coming. We’ve made some changes to the website and the blog this year, opened new stores and extended our product line in addition to lots of tiny changes. We want to keep improving!
Last year I asked you all for suggestions on what you would like to see from Free People in the new year, and we got a lot of really amazing ideas. So I’ll ask you again. Do you have any ideas to improve Free People? The website, the stores, the blog, the product, the catalogs? What would you love to see in 2008???

Comments

Jessica -January 2, 2008, 12:56AM

Free People clothing & etc is already so great…but I’d love to see some evening gowns for prom and other occasions similiar…
Thanks..
=)

Sara -January 2, 2008, 2:18PM

An XL would be awesome. I love your clothes but I can’t fit in them anymore.

fpgirl -January 2, 2008, 10:46PM

thanks for the great suggestions! your ideas will definitely be passed along to the free people team.
anyone else have some ideas for fp in 2008???

Angie -January 2, 2008, 11:34PM

I’d love it if recently discontinued and/or unavailable items were made available again. There was a romantic style black crinkle silk and lace top that I loved, but is no longer available. :(

Anonymous -January 3, 2008, 1:43PM

FP should try to come up with a method to distinguish which colors, etc. of exclusive items are actually exclusive. there are still descrepencies concerning this — “exculsives” can sometimes be found other places. THANKS!! :)

Sarah -January 3, 2008, 2:44PM

I really wish FP would steer away from making shirts and dresses that only A or B cups can wear. I’m a 32DD(naturally) and a size 4-6 and can’t seem to fit into half the tops or dresses FP makes anymore. Also, I’ve noticed since the fall that FP seems to be reverting back to more styles that it produced when it was a juniors line. (I’ve been wearing FP since I was 12 and I’m now 26.) Is this a conscious decision to keep the brand ‘young’? I’m quite curious because I haven’t been in love with the past few catalogues and it makes me quite sad.
Thanks!

Natalie -January 7, 2008, 10:27AM

I agree with Sarah (not on the cup size, I’m an A) — Free People’s last few catalogs have had several pieces of clothing in them that were not origonal.. versions of them were already featured in previous catalogs, on the web, etc. I also wish that they would steer clear of the juniors stuff. They claim that they try to market toward a 26 year old – I’m 24. But a lot of their clothes are def. starting to give off a high school vibe. Thankyou

angela elizabeth -January 7, 2008, 1:09PM

I’d love to see Free People taking more responsibility for how they affect the environment, and in more ways than one. Planting trees, recycling materials, using dyes that don’t harm the environment, organic materials, and carbon offsets – maybe you guys already do some of this to some extent, but I really hope that in the future Free People will be bragging about utilizing all this, and a whole lot more! Plus, maybe even thinking about ways to help people as well as the planet… you guys travel to so many exotic locations for photo shoots and resources, where the average person in the local population could do a whole lot with the amount of money that just one FP dress costs…
I just got back from a trip to Africa this summer, and it was really an eye- opener regarding both material possessions, and taking care of our environment. I’m not trying to be preachy, but I do think that if you are in a position to help others, and the environment, you should always try to do so in as many ways as possible.

Anonymous -January 9, 2008, 9:55PM

I would like to see Free People shoot more catalogs in America (and not just on a beach again) I do love the travel photos, but there are great places in America that would be exciting to see what you do with. One example would be doing a shoot on a house boat floating down the Mississippi River… just one of those great American Adventures. Or another idea would be a shoot on a train traveling through beautiful Washington State.

Ashley -January 10, 2008, 12:30AM

I love free people and have shopped the brand for over 10 years! I would love to see free people make xs that really fit an xs not an xxxxxs! also, i agree with the girls above it does not fit the 26 year old women it seems more for juniors.

Brenda -January 10, 2008, 2:23AM

Weird – I left a comment about 2 weeks ago, but it never appeared…
I hope for this new year, Free People can have more exclusive readers sales for those fortunate people who check their emails or check out this blog. Like, an extra 20% off clearance items or something of that nature.
Also, would love to see more information regarding current movies and music. It’s because of this website that I discovered The Citizens Band when they came out for one night in Los Angeles. I love that sort of advice. I never would have heard of such a group, otherwise.
Maybe a current playlist of what’s playing in stores and in the offices – favorite bands or songs?
And suggestions coming from East AND West coast would be nice – like current exhibits that may be of interest. I realize this IS a website, but we don’t like in a bubble. Give us suggestions on what’s going on out in the world. I like when Free People gives info on crafts fairs and whatnot. It’s informative and helpful.
Otherwise, keep up the good work!
Oh, and can you have an area in your site that shows your fashion in media, for instance, I get excited when I see someone on TV wearing a free people blouse or if something i’ve seen in your catalogs happen to be worn by an up-and-coming indie film star. Y’know?

Anonymous -January 11, 2008, 10:18AM

Your XS size is FINE! If you made it any bigger I wouldn’t be able to fit into any of your clothes, and I don’t know what I would wear anymore!! If you can’t fit into an XS, try a size small for pete’s sake!
Thanks :)

Gabi -January 14, 2008, 9:41PM

I love Free People clothes and have been wearing them for years but I couldn’t agree more with some of the comments in regard to sizing and to the age Free People is targeting. It is really terrible to not offer XL. Many of the styles run small and you need to go up and to not have an XL to accomidate to many women who are more curvy is really setting a tone that you have to be this size or your loss. It is not about a person “being overweight.” Perhaps they have a large bust, etc…
Also, the store I feel is catering more and more to a younger audience. To say that the girl is 26 is not really on the mark anymore…

Naturally Small FP Fan -January 15, 2008, 11:11AM

What about the people who can’t help that they are small? I agree that it would only be fair to add larger sizes, but to “go up” and get rid of sizes for people who already have a hard time fitting into the smallest sized clothes dosen’t sound right. Please keep the extra small size as it is FP.

KS -January 18, 2008, 8:54PM

Just underlining the wish for an XL and even a 14. I am a fit , attractive thing, but with all sorts of hips and curves…etc. I have been wearing Free People for ever and ever, but sometimes I have to send gorgeous things that I love back, because they are sung. It is quite sad. Sniff.
This new collection that is just out (Jan) , and a few items over holiday were once again the FP I adore, not too young and ridiculous for me to wear, some stuff yes…but many had the old school bohemian vibe that draws me to the brand.
Off topic: Please stop sewing mirrors & rhinestones on the bags. Shudder…

KS -January 18, 2008, 8:58PM

RE: Naturally Small’s comment to Gabbi, I don’t think she meant to abolish the XS, one of my best pals is the opposite of me, she’s a zero /XS so I know she faces similar dilemas as the XL girl. I think she meant that there are some items that can feel too small, and it may be in some cases that the item itself is sized smaller than say the average size 10, 12 or whatever. And that in those situations us “curvier” gals may need “to go up”.

Guinevere -January 20, 2008, 2:10PM

I agree with the sizing- keeping the x-small but maybe adding some larger sizes into the mix- I find your we the free not very attractive for the middle 20′s audience- I wouldn’t wear a lighting bolt or a horse thats what my sister had up on her wall when she was 12- not saying anything against those who love horses. Just maybe putting some graphics that portrayed our intelligence and age level.

Sarah -January 22, 2008, 12:24AM

I too would like to see Free People become more environmentally concious. I think it would be great if more recycled materials could be used in the products, no pvcs and more organic cotton. Advertising these sort of things with the products would be fantastic (especially if this is already happening). Perhaps each product could have a footprint chronicle, which would detail the ways in which the product reduced its environmental impact.

donna murphy -December 17, 2012, 2:56PM

You need to include in the decription if the item runs small or large. I am trying to purchase your Battenburg ivory lace shorts on sale for $29.95 and I’ve spent hours attempting to locate a review on the internet on them, to no avail.

My daughter is a size 1, yet you only have 0 and 2. I also can’t figure out whitch one she falls into. It would be help to explain.

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