The brand Free People might ring a bell, but seldom could one properly identify it. Urban Outfitters though is certain to gather much more name recognition. However, even more obscure is the fact Free People spawned the beloved retro hipster global retailer. During the 1970’s Dick Hayne started a shop in West Philadelphia specifically catering to the blossoming youth looking for freedom from the slim clothing options of conservative, disco and punk. Free People quickly grew and changed into Urban Outfitters. In 1984 Free People was created as wholesale line, but in 2001 it shed it’s junior line and went back to its roots of catering to 20-something women. Today the brand remains for women with a plethora of modern dresses to skinny jeans and cutoffs to leather outerwear and jumpers. Always modern, always fresh remains, always feminine remains their roots.