When Gap closed its location in the Shops of Saddle Creek in April, Saddle Creek management wasted no time getting two upscale stores to take its place. Brighton Collectibles moved in on July 12, and Free People, the sister store of next door Anthropologie, opened its first Memphis location there on September 15.
Free People is part of the Urban Outfitters family of companies (UO opened its first Memphis location near Cooper Young last year), but its style is distinctive from both of its sister stores. Suited for an eclectic shopper, FP offers clothes, accessories, and housewares in a mix of boho, girly, tomboy, and beachcomber styles totally unique to its brand. And while the prices definitely fall more towards the Anthropologie end of the spectrum, we spotted a sale room that was already filling up...
This is only the second Free People location in Tennessee, so you can imagine how excited we were to take a little tour of the “Blacksmith Cottage”-style boutique. Although only 2,000 square feet, the new location feels bright and open, with natural elements and decorative touches that have us oh-so-ready for fall.
Scroll down for a look at the new store:
Free People, The Shops of Saddle Creek, 7615 W. Farmington Blvd., 752-2886, freepeople.com