Free People fans looking for a summery fashion fix, soon you'll be able to get one in Chandler.
The boho-chic brand, which has two locations in Scottsdale, opens a third Valley shop at Chandler Fashion Center on Friday, April 25. And there will be an appropriately stylish soiree to celebrate.
The 2,700-square-foot first-level store will host a grand opening bash from 6 to 9 p.m. that includes gifts for the first 50 customers, a photobooth, and juice and cocktails courtesy of Nekter, according to Free People's director of retail, Beth Wehagen, who talked with Jackalope Ranch via e-mail.
"The store is going to open with all things summer," Wehagen says. "Customers can expect to find a broad range of dresses, bottoms, bohemian tops, eclectic accessories, and an intimates shop! We have something for every occasion that feels special, free-spirited, and hand-touched. "
On Wehagen's current list of favorite items is a pair of soft, harem-style bottoms.
The Chandler location of Free People features rustic design elements mixed with whimsical, girly touches. Shoppers can expect natural rough sawn wood columns, wide plank floors, white bead board walls, and blackened steel elements, according to a release. Glitter plaster walls, patchwork curtains, and a wooden crate and yarn installation soften the industrial workshop feel.
"Overall, the product and lifestyle seems to really resonate with our customers in Arizona," she says.
Free People Chandler's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the Chandler location of Free People at 480-899-7695.
Editor's note: This post has been modified from its original version.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.