Tuesday, October 7, 2008

'We the Free' Boutique to Open on Smith Street, Brooklyn

A "We the Free" clothing boutique is about to open up on Smith and Pacific Streets in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

They're an offshoot of the popular Free People clothing line, but not at all the same as Free People. We're not exactly fashionistas here at McBrooklyn, but the Hope for Humanity blog seems to have a definite opinion about this kind of thing. On the other hand, here's someone who likes it.

We did visit the website and came away with the opinion that $88 was too much for a T-shirt. (Heck, we could probably buy Morgan Stanley for that!)

But what really bothered us was the $168 hoodie. We may be obtuse, but look at this $168 We the Free model (84% Cotton, 16% Polyester) :

Now look what you can get for $18 (100 % cotton) at Clothing Warehouse:

Not exactly the same but who cares? It's a hoodie!

Well, don't mind us. We're famous for knowing nothing about fashion, and we wish any new business on Smith Street well. There's probably a very good reason the top hoodie is worth $150 more than the bottom one. Like the way dogs can't see green, we're probably just blind to it.

They open October 10.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.


Anonymous said...

gee, free = lots of money. I'm sure some yuppie thinks they are better than you for wearing that $150 hoodie.

queenoftheclick said...

I own hoodie 2, but I bet hoodie one is soooo soft. Stop by one day and check for us McBrooklyn.

Alaina said...

You have to be kidding me. I can get soft hoodies at american apparel (and I still think they are steep).
But the beauty of NYC is I can find that exact hoodie for less at another store..maybe Century 21.

Optional said...

Agreed. No need to pay suburban prices in Brooklyn!

Hope said...

Thanks for mentioning me.

I like wearing ridiculous clothes, but We the Free is ridiculous in a bad way.

Anonymous said...

I've been to the store We The Free and the clothes look TOTALLY different than they do online. They also have sales in the store that go WAY LOWER then the price of $168 for a sweatshirt. Plus a lot of the clothing is made in the states and has hand- distressed fabrics and stuff, so I guess it's the kind of thing you have to see in person before you understand the price.