I’ll never forget my days spent working at the Free People flagship in Manhattan. Due to its location, the heart of Rockefeller Center, we had tourists from all over the world come in every day. I ended up meeting and styling so many different types of people, and working retail was a very educational moment in my early career days. Based on that experience, Free People will always have a special place in my heart. I got the now sold-out crochet skirt pictured above from there, and I’m still not over how good it is.
Free People specializes in dressing many different types of women, including everyone from the ultimate bohemian who stops and pets every dog she sees on her morning walk to the edgy skater girl who stays up all night with exploration on her mind. One thing that ties together every aesthetic the store offers is an effortless style that exudes a romantic touch. If you’re a big fan of the brand and are looking to expand your collection of items from it, I strongly suggest you take a look at the below eight stores that march to the beat of the same drum.