Specialty women’s clothing brand, Free People, will be expanding into Canada next month with the arrival of their first free-standing boutique on August 3rd, 2012. The tri-level, 1500 sq. foot store will be located in the heart of Toronto, ON in the bustling shopping district on Yorkville Avenue.

Currently, with 72 stores in the United States, the store opening not only marks the company’s first boutique in Canada, but also the first in an international market for the Philadelphia based brand. The second Canadian Free People boutique is slated to open in Calgary on August 31st, at the Chinook Centre.

Free People will be kicking off this exciting launch with a grand opening event to be held at the Toronto store location on August 2nd from 6-8pm. Ally Dean, Associate Editor of Elle Canada, will be at the event providing fashion expertise and styling tips for guests to ‘get the Free People look’.

The first 50 people to arrive will receive a Free People iPhone case, printed with exclusive artwork from one of the brand’s very own artists. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Gotye at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on September 20th, as well as tickets to Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, playing at The Phoenix on August 17th.

Two lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the evening, and will also be presented with Free People gift bags. For more information and to RSVP to this event go to: http://www.Facebook.com/FreePeopleToronto.