Free People to Open Store in Tigard, OR

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The boho-chic brand will open its second Oregon location at Tigard’s Bridgeport Village Shopping Center.

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“We are excited to be opening our second location in the Portland area,” says Free People Director of Stores, Beth Wehagen. “We feel at home in the area. The creative and laid-back culture is a great fit for the Free People brand.”

Specialty clothing brand, Free People, will open doors to its 80th boutique in the upscale Bridgeport Village Shopping Center on Friday, April 19th, 2013. The brand will add a unique mix of bohemian apparel to the outdoor shopping mall. Ranging from dresses and tees, to a festival and beach-inspired assortment, the shop will be a must-stop for locals in search of upcoming summer fashion.

On opening day, celebrations will include morning refreshments from local favorite, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a hair chalking and braiding station, and a Free People nail polish giveaway for the first 100 customers.

Interior elements of the store are elegantly designed to create a backdrop for Free People’s ever-changing merchandise and creative displays. Hand-carved teak double doors lead shoppers into the space where they’ll find walls made of clean white finishes and textures. Along with the simple backdrop, elements of reclaimed wood and raw roofer plank sprinkle their way throughout. Natural light bounces through the sun-drenched atrium space, displaying merchandise in its truest form.

“We are excited to be opening our second location in the Portland area,” says Free People Director of Stores, Beth Wehagen. “We feel at home in the area. The creative and laid-back culture is a great fit for the Free People brand.”

Year-round, the location will carry an assortment of apparel, outerwear, and accessories. However, the initial assortment will feature concept collections, including the Dress Shop, Festival Shop, Tee Shop, and Beach-inspired shop. Each category encompasses a variety of silhouettes and innovative detailing. In dresses, one can expect fit n’ flare or maxi shapes, while the Festival Shop serves a tougher side with touches of military and bold, boho accessories. For those looking to play it cool this summer, both the Beach and Tee Shop assortments include feminine tops and novelty knits. The pieces pair back nicely to the store’s collection of destroyed denim cutoffs and jeans.

Each store has a team of expert stylists on hand to help customers get their desired Free People look. Customers can also get inspiration online with FP Me, Free People’s brand new Style Community that offers fans a way to share their personal style, create looks, curate collections, and interact with one another. Fans in Oregon can now shop the website or the new boutique and share their wears with a global fashion community through FP Me.

The store is located at 7283 SW Bridgeport Rd, Bridgeport Village, Tigard, OR 97224, just off I-5 at exit 290. Store hours will run Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 11am-6pm. The store’s telephone number will be (503) 443-6404. Fans should also “like” the store on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the latest arrivals, events, and other happenings (https://www.facebook.com/FreePeopleBridgeportVillage).

About Free People
Free People is a specialty clothing brand featuring the latest trends and vintage collections for women who live free through fashion, art, music, and travel. The bohemian look consists of quality apparel, shoes, and accessories that invoke attributes of femininity, spirit, and creativity with its design. Free People is distributed globally via direct channels, including the Free People US site and Free People UK site, as well as specialty boutiques, top department stores, and the brand’s own free standing retail locations in the U.S. and Canada.

About Bridgeport Village
Bridgeport Village is the Portland area’s premier shopping destination. Bridgeport consists of more than 70 fine shops and services, including 11 restaurants and an 18-screen Regal Cinema with I-Max auditorium. Shoppers are treated to premium services, such as valet parking and an onsite concierge. Bridgeport Village is conveniently located just off I-5 at exit 290 in Tualatin.

About CenterCal Properties
In 2004, Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy formed CenterCal Properties, LLC, to develop and acquire fine retail properties throughout the western United States. CenterCal is well-known for building destinations that become the favorite gathering place for communities. CenterCal properties owns and operates Bridgeport Village near Portland, Oregon; Station Park in Farmington, Utah; BlackHawk Plaza in San Ramon, California; Cascade Station mixed-used development near Portland’s International Airport; Nyberg Woods in West Portland; and new development Meridian Town Square, in Boise, Idaho. For more information on these and other CenterCal projects visit http://www.centercal.com.

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