“I walk into hundreds of antique stores and take deep breaths, soaking in all of the history around me. I spend hours going through the racks reading each item wondering where it came from and the journey it’s had. I talk for hours to the collector, wanting to know every ounce of tale s/he has offer. I look to my soul sister Mel and family to help navigate me through the curious treasures. Their contributions extend far beyond what the eye can see. The journey continues ……”
Hey, I’m Ali, the vintage buyer here at Free People. My passion for the history and design of clothing has led me to travel, gathering a range of exquisite finds for Free People. This rare collection of vintage pieces captures the spirit of the 1900s through the 1980s, a travel journal bringing the past to life.
I have handpicked each item with love, bringing thoughts and emotion to each piece. I am a pirate of the beautiful, a collector. Vintage loves is filled with items that will captivate you and lock you into a world of curiosity. I am thirsty for intricate detail and items that have a rare personality, items full of life and meaning.
The fuel for each of these items was supplied by many but it is my friends here at free people that continue to sustain and inspire me every day. Their homes, lives, and style reveal a way of living that is unpretentious, unexpected, and all their own. This is a tribute to them, the team at Free People…. Bringing you a special collection of handpicked one of a kind vintage loves, a world of charm and charisma— a treasure chest of exclusive finds.