Free People and India

In my last post when I said that ‘It’s party time’, I really did mean it, folks! An Indian Summer brings to you a superb giveaway from the iconic fashion brand – Free People! Read on to know more about the giveaway, and also get a glimpse into Free People’s deep India connection!
Free People is one of the immensely successful brands owned by Urbn Inc., who also own the fabulous Anthropologie and the hip Urban Outfitters. Free People designs clothes and accessories for the women who enjoy a modern bohemian style and revel in the nomadic spirit.

I have always been drawn towards Free People because of their eclectic designs and also the very visible connect with India. In 2010, they launched the speciality line known as FP One, designed by a three member team of designers, completely in love with India! All FP One clothes are made in India and are made to blend traditional old world aesthetics with modern fashion and design.

Merrie, the lead designer and the brains behind this line, has always been infatuated with India, it’s colors, the fabrics and the skill of the craftsmen. She spends six months each year in India, developing new body styles and techniques, prints and embroidery. The FP One line beautifully uses age old textile craft methods in contemporary silhouettes and styles.  

Also proudly proclaiming Free People’s love and connect with India is it’s store at Rockefeller Center in New York. The fitting rooms are decorated with rangoli, brass urlis filled with flowers, kilim ottomans and yards and yards of lovely textiles from India, transforming the simple act of trying on a dress into a magical experience!  
The Give Away! 
And now comes the really fun part! Where ever in the world you might be, you can win a $100 gift card to shop from! Free People ships internationally and will email the gift card to one lucky, oh-how-lucky, An Indian Summer reader!
All you need to do:
1. Look through the fabulous collection at FP, and pick a favorite piece of clothing/dress
2. Tell us the name of your favorite pick from FP and also tell us ‘where would you wear the dress to on a gorgeous summer day’, by leaving a comment:
  • Right here on An Indian Summer’s facebook page 
    • make sure you are logged onto facebook to be able to do this
  • In the comments section of this post
  • Both the above places to double your chances!
That’s it!

Free People and An Indian Summer will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 3rd.
Grab your lucky charm and enter your comment now! May the power of the charm be with you 🙂

Thank you Free People for hosting this lovely giveaway! Can’t wait to see who wins! 
Also check out Free People’s blog for more fashion and lifestyle inspiration.


Winner Update [June 03, 2012]!

Oh My God!
What a fabulous fabulous response to the giveaway!
I adored reading through your comments and stories
I wish I could send YOU ALL a giftcard
There has to be one winner 
The lucky, oh-so-lucky winner of $100 gift card from Free People is

 Congratulations Kiera! Send me an email and we’ll send the $100 giftcard your way.

Thank you  
To everyone who participated

Keep reading An Indian Summer for never ending inspiration
Many more fun giveaways 🙂


[All images copyright: Free People and An Indian Summer]


  1. Good to finally hear from you Kiera! No, I didn't get your email. I'll send across your email ID to Free People – you should hear back from them shortly!

  2. Hello! Did you get my email? I still havent seen my voucher from Free people? My email address is
    Thanks again! xxx

  3. Oh my god! I love all them…

    Best wishes

  4. Anonymous

    It is so complicate to pick just one, but there is a dress i fell in love at the first look: Embellished Palms Tunic, i think is absollutly perfect for any time, it depends of the accesories you use with whem you wear it. I imagine me on a sunset walking on the seashore…<3

  5. oh wow….love their collection..sad I missed the giveaway

  6. ivy lin

    i adore this dress:

    i'd wear this out to an evening outdoor concert or dinner in palm springs!

    this is absolutely the dress for me, i would wear it to an upcoming event held annually in Juneau Alaska, the Wearable Arts Show. it be so stunning and just as much of a piece of art as many of the outfits people create. Paired with a pair of my shoe employer's gorgeous shoes, or the Ophilia platform boot, this dress will absolutely make my evening just that much better

  8. Bre N

    The smoke and mirror maxi dress. I'd wear it for a day of shopping and brunching with friends, followed by finding a seat outside at a coffee shop and people watching.

  9. Hello, beautiful blog!

    I pick this dress:

    I would wear it in the city (Halifax, NS!) on the hottest day of summer, and I'd go to my favourite next door cafe and flirt with the handsome baristas.



  10. i'm totally in love with the fp one limited edition beach bride dress. it's all cotton and light, perfect for hot miami summers. i would wear it every day. anywhere.

  11. Shannon

    I would wear the Sleeveless Miles of Lace dress to a local fair. I love it!

  12. I would wear Ana’s Limited Edition Ballet Dreams Dress to go walking in my favourite country garden estate – I love the mixture of fabrics and textures, this dress would look as beautiful under a canopy of trees as it would next to the river! And it'd be stunning in my favourite restaurant Negociants – the prefect bohemian bar which serves the best food ever! Teamed with some gorgeous sandals and a headband this dress would stand out in any situation! 🙂