The Most Expensive Items You Can Get At Free People

Free People is known for its unique, bohemian clothing, and accessories that evoke a sense of adventure and creativity. According to its website, the brand was founded in the 1970's in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the aim of nurturing and dressing the neighborhood's free spirits. The retro aesthetic of the store's early days still remains today, with items like suede fringe jackets, flared corduroys, cozy oversized knits, and flowy dresses. 

In keeping with the authenticity of this era, Free People's website sells one-of-a-kind, high-end items — though you can certainly still find some fantastic pieces for under $100. In particular, their denim collection is great for scoring a pair of affordable, on-trend jeans. However, one of the brand's draws is its luxury leather goods (some of which hit over $1,000). We've got to admit that many of these pieces are making us swoon and are *definitely* worth the investment. Either way, they're making us dream of being a rockstar's girlfriend living in the era of free love. Scroll on to browse some of Free People's most expensive items of the moment.

Free People's leather cowhide jacket makes a serious fashion statement

The leather jackets that are currently for sale on Free People's website are a worthwhile investment. The DanCassab Taylor Jacket (pictured above) is a showstopper at $1,980, featuring contrasting cowhide and exaggerated fringe detailing. But if you thought this western-inspired piece was just a fashion statement, then think again. The jacket is part of Free People's Artisan Made Collection, which "includes 501(c)3 nonprofits or small businesses around the world that create hand-touched, unique pieces in small batches under ethical conditions," according to the website. It is handmade in Mexico — and because it's so well-made, it's intended to last (and to be passed down through generations).

DanCassab has several other gorgeous, unique leather designs available on Free People. You'll find a luxe '70s-inspired moto jacket called The Alanis that's a luscious combo of brown suede and tan fur, retailing for $1,230. Likewise, The Bjork Jacket is a smooth black leather jacket that's the epitome of edgy, cool-girl perfection. The $1,130 piece adds an epic finishing touch with its western-inspired belt buckle detailing down one arm.

Free People's vintage collections don't come cheap

Not many people know that Free People carries an extensive collection of handpicked, rare vintage pieces on their website. As the company explains on the site, selling pre-loved clothing and accessories supports their wider mission of respecting the planet, because a circular fashion system "carries a lighter carbon footprint." Among the lust-worthy wearable collectibles, you'll find the famous 1970's East West Musical Instruments leather jackets. These one-of-a-kind beauties were specifically crafted for rock royalty during the 1960's and 1970's. The "papaya" model (pictured above) is custom-made and features unique painted panels. It retails for $2,100 — and with a price tag that hefty, you've got to wonder who the "rock royalty" was that originally wore it.

Beyond leather jackets, Free People offers dozens of other vintage investments, even several from legendary fashion designers. One of the priciest pieces is a hand-embroidered Dries Van Noten Kimono Jacket, which comes to $698 and features feminine bell sleeves complete with sequins and beading.

Free People's beaded gowns and jumpsuits are worth the investment

When it comes to finding the perfect, statement-making dress, Free People is the place to look. Their beaded dresses and jumpsuits are incredibly gorgeous — and especially pricey. For example, the Midnight Gold Gown costs $1,100, but the price tag is worth it. Per the website description, you're bound to look like a dream in this "bustier-inspired top piecing and tiered, semi-sheer bottom detail with gorgeous sequin features."

We also found some stunningly unique pieces from NYC-based brand Retrofete, like this $1,095 Skylar Jumpsuit. The label's designs embody the glamour and opulence of the disco-era, which is perfect for the woman who wants to be noticed. Another sequin beauty we spotted online is The Colville Dress by LoveShackFancy, which is pictured above and priced at $695. Featuring intricate details including a keyhole cutout, scoop neckline, and hand-embellished beading in a show-stopping starburst motif, this minidress would sparkle at any fancy event.

Free People collaborates with high-end jewelers

Free People is known to stock affordable fashion jewelry. If you've ever shopped in-store, then chances are you've spotted their jewelry display on your way to checkout. But the website is certainly not lacking in the finer variety, too. Los Angeles artisanal jeweler Logan Hollowell collaborated on a stunning collection with Free People, which included the Baby Water Drop Aquamarine Queen Ring (pictured above), priced at $1,700. The collection pieces are crafted from 14k and 18k recycled gold, and feature ethically sourced gemstones from around the world. As with the DanCassab leather jacket, the collab falls under Free People's Artisan Made Collection. Each stone is handpicked by the designer, based on his/her intuition and the feeling that the gems evoke.

Sirciam is another dreamy jewelry designer with high-end pieces on Free People. The look is boho-inspired fine jewelry, featuring astrological and cosmology themes. Anyone looking to splurge might find the perfect item in the brand's Amethyst Healing Stone necklace, which features a large pink-toned crystal dusted with diamonds and set in rose gold.