Free People’s Spring Line

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The sun is out, and a new day is beginning! We just received another shipment from Free People and our store is now brimming with feminine and spirit-filled dresses, tops, and shorts. In 1970, Dick Hayne started Free People on one of the many small streets of West Philadelphia. He catered to a growing crowd: eclectic and creative young people who wanted to express their lifestyle through fashion. Overtime, his store grew and grew and Free People became Urban Outfitters.

Dick decided to open a wholesale line, which was also very well received, and went through a series of name and brand changes.

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In 1984, the wholesale line returned to its roots and became Free People, once again. But it took a few years for the wholesale division to tap into its original spirit. According to Free People’s website:

“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.”

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Now Free People is appreciated by women young and old. The colors and textures of their clothing are often whimsical and mismatched, lending towards a free-spirited and feminine aesthetic. We’d love for you to come and see their Spring line. We are the only store in Colorado Springs who carries Free People, and we’re proud to play a small part in such an inspiring company.

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Hoping for Spring

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And yet we’re in the midst of another cold and snowy week here in Colorado Springs! I’m certain I’m not alone in wishing for warmer days! But thankfully this snow is also giving our dry land much needed moisture. So perhaps these April (snow) showers will bring about a plethora of May flowers! And we’ll be all the more thankful when those warm days finally do come.

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Lucy and Louise is brimming with a variety of spring clothes that can help you transition from winter to summer. Bright colors, light sweaters and coats, and a fun line of Miz Mooz sandals will make you remember that warmer weather is just around the corner (despite what it might look like outside!).

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Many of these transition pieces will keep you warm in the weeks ahead while still being suitable for our cooler summer nights. We have two beautiful Desigual jackets (one is pictured above) that are just light enough for spring and summer weather. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, you might want to pick up a few candles and hand cremes for the special women in your life.

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And be sure to stop by the store this weekend as we’ll have a stack of postcards with a 15% off coupon. Pick one up for you and a friend!

Love Heals

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We just received a stunning new shipment from Love Heals. As I opened the package and took my first look at the new line, I was reminded of how much I love this company. Not only is each piece of jewelry unique and beautiful, but the mission behind the company is inspiring.

As mentioned on their website:

“Love heals is a socially conscious family business based in Ojai, California that embodies a commitment to spirit, nature, and service. The jewelry is handcrafted from the highest quality materials, lending an old world aesthetic and craftsmanship you can feel. For each design sold, 10 trees are planted in Ethiopia – to date that adds up to over 1 million trees.”

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Adriana Goddard and her two children founded Love Heals in 2005. They wanted to create a company that gave back to both nature and humanity. Each piece of jewelry is unique, exploding with different textures and colors. A bohemian spirit is matched with an artisan’s attention to detail.

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We’d love for you to come and admire the latest Love Heals designs. We have dozens of necklaces and bracelets for you to see. It’s not hard to fall in love with a Love Heals piece of jewelry, especially when you know your purchase beautifies not only your life but the lives of others too.