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Free People

Street
5000 South Broad Street
City
Philadelphia
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
Zip Code
19112
Company Type
Direct Employer

Company Profile

Back in the 1970's, a young man named Dick Hayne planted a seed in the maze of streets and trees that make up West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He opened a store and called it Free People. Free People nurtured the young people who lived there and shopped there, who looked for a little of their own freedom in the clothes they wore.

As Dick's store grew from one to two, the name was changed from Free People to Urban Outfitters.

In time, his wife Meg came on to tend Urban's private label division, which supported product exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Demand was almost immediate and to meet this overwhelming need, she and Dick decided to create a wholesale line. It was very well-received, so much so that Dick separated the businesses. For a while, the wholesale line took on many personalities: Bulldog, Ecote, Cooperative, Anthropologie, and then in 1984 a new life was breathed into the name Free People. And that's us.

During 2001, we realized that it was really Free People that invoked some of our favorite images, those of femininity, courage, and spirit. It was time to get back to our roots.

Free People shed its junior image and evolved into a more mature, contemporary brand. This allowed twenty-something women to appreciate the line of clothing that catered to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality and affordability.

And that's just who we wanted to reach: a 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can't resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.

Today we draw, design, sew and buy for her. We offer her countless options within our own Free People collection, so that even if she takes her best pal shopping, they won't come out looking at all alike. And if she wants her colors and patterns all mixed up, that's even better, picking through our sweaters, knits and skirts. And our design team is expecting to offer even greater variety in our intimates and accessories business.

Free People has four wholesale showrooms - in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. Our sales team is in love with the Free People customer, and constantly searches for accounts who believe in our aesthetic and want us to be part of their lives. Today our line sells in over 1,400 specialty stores worldwide. Some department stores, such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, have created in-store concept shops to enhance the beauty of the clothes, and provide their customers with the quintessential Free People experience.

In them, our aesthetic is immediately apparent. There is a vibrant and cozy lounging area, where customers can sit back and soak up the lovely surroundings. And all of the Free People fixtures are handmade, right down to the crocheted hangers.

Our very first boutique opened in Paramus, New Jersey in the fall of 2002. We now have boutiques throughout the United States, as well as Canada, and the number will continue to grow.

Free People also launched a virtual journey through FreePeople.com in October 2004. In 2012 Free People launched a Free People UK site followed by our Free People China site in 2014. The sites have found great success with online shoppers around the world who are looking for a little something special in their online experience.

Free People is part of URBN, a portfolio of global consumer brands. Visit the URBN Investor Relations and Global Community Initiatives pages to learn more.

This company has 390 jobs posted

Free People Sr. Stylist - Burlington, MA
Free People - Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
SENIOR STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager / Assistant Store Manager (ASM) Objective To drive sales through creating a...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stock Associate - SoHo New York, NY
Free People - New York, New York, United States
Stock Associate | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager, Visual Manager & Receiving Manager Objective: To create a unique, innovative and inspirational...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Management Opportunities - New Jersey, Long Island
Free People - Long Island, New Jersey, United States
Interested in management opportunities with Free People in the Chicagoland area? We are always seeking exceptional management candidates for future openings - please...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Senior Stylist - Meatpacking, NYC - STR1846
Free People - New York, New York, United States
SENIOR STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager / Assistant Store Manager Objective To drive...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stylist - Meatpacking, NYC - STR1846
Free People - New York, New York, United States
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Store Manager - Saint Louis Galleria, MO
Free People - St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Senior Stylist - Mall of America
Free People - Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
SENIOR STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager / Assistant Store Manager (ASM) Objective To drive sales through creating a...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stylist 2017 - Mall of America, Bloomington, MN - STR1807
Free People - Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Management Team Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience;...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stylist - The Galleria, Edina, MN - STR1844
Free People - Edina, Minnesota, United States
STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Management Team Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience;...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training (PT) - Breton Village, Grand Rapids, MI - STR1849
Free People - Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training (FT) - Breton Village, Grand Rapids, MI - STR1849
Free People - Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stylist - Breton Village, Grand Rapids, MI - STR1849
Free People - Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Management Team Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience;...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Assistant Visual Manager - Dedham, MA - STR831
Free People - Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
VISUAL MANAGER | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Assistant Visual Manager - Chestnut Hill Square, MA
Free People - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
VISUAL MANAGER | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience encompassing the...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Store Brand Leader Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Free People - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Stylist 2016 - Burlington, MA - STR814
Free People - Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Management Team Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience;...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Sr. Stylist - Chestnut Hill Square, MA
Free People - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
SENIOR STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager / Assistant Store Manager Objective To drive...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Receiving/Product Flow - Burlington, MA - STR814
Free People - Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager, Visual Manager  Objective: To create a unique, innovative and inspirational...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Assistant Visual Manager - Bethesda, MD
Free People - Bethesda, Maryland, United States
VISUAL MANAGER | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience encompassing the...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training (PT) - Harbor East, Baltimore, MD
Free People - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Senior Stylist - Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, LA
Free People - Metairie, Louisiana, United States
SENIOR STYLIST | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager / Assistant Store Manager Objective To drive...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Future Management Opportunities - Indianapolis Market
Free People - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training (FT) - Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
Free People - Skokie, Illinois, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training - Water Tower, Chicago, IL
Free People - Chicago, Illinois, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer...
Posted - December 13, 2017
Free People Manager In Training (FT) - Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL - STR1848
Free People - Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
MANAGER IN TRAINING (MIT) | Roles & Responsibilities Reports To: Store Manager Objective To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience;...
Posted - December 13, 2017
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