Today marks 8 years since the launch of our webstore, www.freepeople.com, and this milestone has us thinking back. Below, you’ll find a few memories of the site as it looked on launch day. What memories do these photos bring back? Shopping Free People clothing during a totally different time in your life, remebering where you were, or what you were up to? Hopefully good thoughts come flooding back. We asked our blog team to share their first memories of www.freepeople.com, you’ll find them below, too!
“The first Free People item I ever got was a gorgeous ivory tank top with little flower details around the neckline – one of my best friends gave it to me because it didn’t fit her, and I was totally floored. Just knowing that it was from Free People was enough to make my day. Years later it’s covered in stains, but I won’t give it up. I love that thing!”- FP Brigette
” I don’t remember the first Free People item I got, because it was a long time ago…I’ve been buying Free People for years, back to when it was just a small oasis of amazing bohemian beauty in the Urban Outfitters stores. But today I actually happen to be wearing a Free People vest from a few years ago that my sister gave me. It is still one of my favorite things, and what I loved about it then and still love now is that it’s not just a typical vest, it has an incredibly soft fuzzy lining and cute little details that make it special, just like all FP items!” – FP Julia
“I remember coming across Free People when I travelled the east coast when I was 18 years old. I walked into their store on 5th Ave in New York and fell in love with the atmosphere and how everything looked like it was made by hand. I felt like I had walked into my fantasy world at that time and had to buy something! Because I was travelling I had little money but was adamant to by at least one thing to take back home with me, I bought a pair of socks that had a little frill on them and they made me so happy. I loved the brand after that and stalked them every day online.”- FP Jemma