Retail store and clothing brand
Free People is a women's clothing store operated by Urban Outfitters, which also operates the brand Anthropologie. The first location opened at the Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey, in 2002. As of October 2007, there are 13 store locations, most on the east coast. Some of the newest stores are in Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dallas, Texas. Free People has colorful, eccentric, creative designs. It is renowned for its use of floral and faunal leitmotivs throughout its line. The pieces are reminiscent of 'Boho-chic' styles, and are somewhat quirky.
The clothing line can be found at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and other department stores.
California and Connecticut stores coming soon, including a store in the nationally recognized mall, NorthPark Center which recently underwent an expansion.