THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: OUR GAL PAL SHOUT-OUTS

Calling all BFFs, GFs, moms, sisters—in short, the ladies we love in our lives: We want to celebrate you. To get into the spirit for our annual Gal Pal Val(entine’s) Day parties across all stores (which include schmoozing, snacking and crafting, btw), we asked a few members of Team Madewell to shout out their besties below. Get inspired and start dreaming up the cute card you’ll make for your own.

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“This one is for my momma—she’s deeply in love with beagle puppies and surprised my bros and me with one when we were kids. Ellie was insanely cute and dangerously crafty—she would break into our candy stash and eat chocolate by the pound with no apparent consequences (and, yes, chocolate is supposed to be toxic to dogs). I now text my mom photos of beagles all the time just to tease her. One of these days she’s going to crack and adopt another one—she just can’t help herself!” —Betony, copy connoisseur

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“Shout-out to my girl Eileen in California! You know you have a solid gal pal when regardless of where she is, it always feels like she’s right there next to you—and whenever we get to see each other it’s as if no time has even passed.”
—Joyce, head designer

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“My best friend, Uyen, and I moved to New York from California and decided to find an apartment together. Eventually she moved out to live with a boyfriend and I moved out to live with someone as well. After countless jobs, partners, apartments, fights and makeups, we now, once again, live in the same neighborhood—she with her husband and their two kids and me with my partner and our cat-baby. I don’t think either of us could have imagined what our lives would look like 15 years from then, and I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side but Uyen.” —Jen, web guru

Cue the ugly cry, friendship is beautiful (!). Now, grab a gal pal and RSVP to our all-store event. (Did we mention you can score a free bandana with every purchase?* Yessss.)

*Limit one gift per customer. Offer valid with purchase for Madewell Insiders during the above-listed event. While supplies last. Offer not valid at madewell.com or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms of offer are subject to change.