Free People BUYING INTERNSHIP

Smart, Creative, Comfortable

FREE PEOPLE ORIGINS

  • Was founded in 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Is apart of the company URBN, whose brands also include: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Verti Family.
  • "Transformation is not a future state, it is a present activity."

GLOBAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

FREE PEOPLE EXPANSION GOALs

- With over 1400 boutiques located in both the United States and Canada, Free People is aiming to expand the number of countries in which its boutiques to open over 200 new stores located throughout Europe and China by 2022

- Promote the use of the Free People iPhone app which allows users to get exclusive access to previews before they hit stores

- Provide shipping to an additional 20 countries by 2020

- Launch the Free People website in 5 more countries by 2018

BUYING INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attending important buying meetings regarding product selection, design, and style
  • Supporting the daily operations within designated buying area and developing partnerships with the assistant or associate buyer on all necessary tasks
  • Brainstorming and researching new products and trends
  • Managing the flow of merchandise
. "Our approach goes beyond historical preservation – it’s about maintaining a layered history, but infusing a new, fresh atmosphere." - CEO of Free People, Richard Hayne

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