Our Vintage Buyer Ali is one of those characters you spend an hour with and you feel like you’ve taken an adventure around the world and back again. She’s one of those people that I always find myself being drawn to, mainly because her passion for vintage is as big as the universe and beyond. She can ramble on about items she finds at flea markets for hours and hours and soaks in enough knowledge about them worthy for an entire book to be written. Read More
Whenever there’s a lookbook photoshoot at Free People, we love to capture the scene and energy that goes behind the pretty pictures. A creative team comes together to create visually inspiring images that translate a mood and a look that suits the attitude of the clothes. Read More
Photo Credit: Nathan Kula
This week we launched a collection of Limited Edition Vintage Jackets for the Holiday season. We collaborated with a group of artists to create a line of special items with a uniqueness. We worked with artists locally from right here in Philly, New York, and of course from our home office. The artists were allowed pure freedom in creating artwork that came straight from their personality, each jacket is completely different. Read More
We all love a good flea market — nothing beats finding items that are rare and unique, filled with history and sentimental feelings. Here at Free People we have a Vintage Buyer — Ali is her name and she’s awesome!
We can all admit to loving vintage and a flea market trip can often be quite therapeutic, don’t you think? My wardrobe consists of 50% vintage 50% new clothing, I always feel it’s nice to mix and match my looks with old and new making an individual style that hard to reinterpret. Whenever I walk into a vintage store I always get overwhelmed with the selection – there are so many different styles from bygone era’s that it makes my head go all fuzzy – so I pick signature items like shirts, dresses that I can take home and tone down with staple items in my wardrobe. Read More
Another amazing batch of vintage tees has hit Vintage Loves! We love the tank style of these vintage rock tees because they’re perfect for long summer days spent in the sun, when you still just want to be comfy and rock a tee! Not to mention there are some pretty amazing finds in there (*ahem* Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones…actually, every single one is pretty rad). We asked a few girls in the office to show us how they’d style these bad boys…and what better backdrop to use than a Vintage Wurlitzer? ;) Read More
Lace is a trend we still can’t get over. It had a strong presence last summer and this year it’s back after Valentino, Elie Saab and Miu Miu all brought innovation into the mix with over sized reworks, eyelet patterns, and the cool awkward cute look.
Valentino Spring/Summer collection 2012
If you’re like me, love lace and bought into this trend last year, but don’t like to wear head to toe pretty, here are a few tips on how to refresh your lacey numbers. Layer your lace with a bright color pop of Neon! A bright neon vest or swimsuit under a lacey dress to give it a little more energy and then finish it off with one statement bracelet
Mix your pretty pieces with some edge; vintage tee’s over lace skirts and shorts for that tomboy look
How would you update your lace?