I really don’t like malls. They’re all the same stores, same basic layout, same corporate look. But every now and then (yes, especially this time of year), I’ll drop in. When I go, my favorite in this area is Tyson’s Corner/Tyson’s Galleria – mainly because they have the best Apple store in the area AND Anthropologie.
But, much as I love both those stores, there’s still a bit of that corporate-ness to them (this shop window, is just an example of what I’m saying).
And then I found Free People:
Firstly, I just love these spectacular doors. And it’s the details that make this for me: the gravel “pavement” with the cute bike parked outside, the bronze doors that look like it’s a pavilion plucked from the Tuilleries Gardens in Paris.
And then you walk in to hardwood floors (no big surprise, or exception there), charming clothes and accessories, and – here’s the part I love – handmade holiday decorations! Yes, the staff at Free People made this adorable pom poms them selves, and set up this charming display.
And I’m always a sucker for incorporating natural elements in displays of any kind.
These pretty cones are a nice complement (not sure if they made these, too).
I was surprised to find this level of personality in a corporate store. Kudos Free People.
Happy Holiday shopping to you!
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