At Free People, Spring Has Sprung, And It's Hideous

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It's 31° in NYC, but it's a beachy, balmy 80-something on the pages of February's Free People catalog. Almost like a mini-vacation! One where the clothes are so foul, you'll have intestinal issues.

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How much does it cost to look like a 1970s Floridian teenage runaway? Let's add: $98 for the vomitrocious top; $48 for the tank underneath; $18 for the headband; $178 for the "distressed" shorts; $78 for the Jesus sandals, and a whopping $128 for the bag, which had better be full of marijuana and pet rocks, at that price. (Total: $548)

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The goggles… They do nothing! And the pants… They flatter no one!

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Seriously, can you believe we live in a world where someone pays $88 for a top that looks like it survived an unfortunate Clorox incident?

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Give this woman a raccoon, she's about to sing "Colors Of The Wind."

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In case you hadn't noticed, headbands are mandatory for Spring 2009. But about that swimsuit: It is designed to give a woman a "happy face" tan, right? If areolae were eyes?

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It would be even funnier if the fringe went down to the crotch and hung down between her legs.

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At the risk of sounding like my mother, I don't understand kids these days. Jersey knit cropped harem pants are not right.

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Full-length harem pants are also very vexing. What's next? Some kind of horrifying harem jumpsuit?

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…And I'm out.


Earlier: Free People: More Overpriced Thrift Store Crap Masquerading As Vintage Chic
'Free People', August 2007: Luxuriating Lolitas and $400 Shoes
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DISCUSSION

i'm kind of digging the tie dye. but that, uh...brown cotton onesie? yikes.