Free People Reveals Continued Canadian Expansion Plans
Popular American womenswear brand Free People is continuing a store expansion which will include larger stores as well as locations in new Canadian markets. We spoke with Beth Wehagen, Director of Retail, to get information on what’s in store for the brand in this country.
Free People was established in 1984 and is known for its ‘bohemian-chic’ fashion. It sells women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, intimates, athletic wear and swimwear. The company is owned by Urban Outfitters Inc., also owner of retailers Anthropologie,BHLDN, Terrain and Urban Outfitters, and is headquartered in Philadelphia.
The company’s first Canadian store opened in the summer of 2012 in Toronto’s Yorkville area and about three weeks later, a second Canadian location opened in Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre…