introducing fp collections!

i’m so excited to tell you about a fun new website feature we launched today! you can now go on our website and create your own collections- as you’re shopping just click the button that says “add to collections,” and then you can edit and rearrange your collections according to theme, style, whatever your heart desires! here are the collections jemma and i made featuring our favorites for fall :)

fall picks by fp julia:

for fall i am loving basic items that i will LIVE in – skinny cords, thermals, maxi skirts or dresses and a cozy scarf and beanie.  i am also longing for those shearling-lined boots and an amazing leather jacket!

bewitch my fall by fp jemma:

for fall i’m into dark colours, lightened up a little by silver jewelry. I like to be comfy when its cold so no heels… it’s all about the boots and sneakers adding a little sensual factor with peeps of lace to my outfit.

now go start creating your collections right here! have fun!

thursday poll – edition 107

good morning! let’s get right to the thursday poll… this week we’ve been telling you about some of the trends we love for fall, so i thought i’d ask which of these trends you all are most excited about!

sports utility:

70’s groupie:

or underwear as outerwear:

the winner of last week’s thermal poll was by far and away the motorcuff thermal with 50% of the vote!

Falls Hot New Looks (part 2)

Why we love it

This feels really new for FP, although we’ve always loved our comfy, easy, beachy pieces, we recognized this season that they could be worn in a cooler more edgy way.  

How we’ll be wearing it

There’s a street style feeling to this trend, so it’s really about wearing this look with your own attitude and plenty of confidence. The key item is the knit pant, but styled up so they don’t look like everyday joggers.  We love them cropped at the knee and worn with a wedged statement shoe or chunky military boot for a fashion twist.  

The fabrics are super soft and in muddy heathery colors that feel like the end of summer and have that cozy feel to take you into fall.   It’s slouchy and sexy so we are loving the oversized tops and sweaters and anything worn off the shoulder to get this look spot on.

farmers market at the yard!

today we had the extra special treat of a farmers market right outside our office doors! fresh fruit, veggies and other produce from local farms and live music in the background as you shop. this will happen again september 8th and 22nd, how exciting! here are some photos from today- not the sunniest day but still nice :)












this little boxer puppy stole my heart.





new mocs + sunflowers = happiness.

south coast plaza event!

hey socal free people girls! stop by our costa mesa store tomorrow where they will be having a grand opening event – enjoy special discounts, refreshments and an in-store fashion show!

Free People South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St. Suite #1844
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-3794

P.S. want to work at our costa mesa store? we’re looking for an assistant manager! stop by the store if interested.

music for the morning

i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day.  they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni.  the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week.  they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.

here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

interesting note- this album was picked by andrew of MGMT, and their second choice was ace of base. can you imagine how that would sound?

check out more here.

Falls Hot New Looks

From maxi length and shaggy coats,  mesh and boudoir details as outterwear, and fashion’s new sporty mood, these are Free Peoples trends to get to know this Fall. What are they? How to wear them? here’s where to find out…

We want to inspire you before Falls sneaks up upon us

Here’s details from the people behind the scenes:

Why we love it

“We’re all excited about the maxi length and believe it’s gonna be HUGE for A/W 10,  whether its dresses, skirts or trousers, It’s our bohemian girl and a very traditional free people trend that we are excited about”

How we’ll be wearing it

“We love it updated into fall with shaggy fur coats and platforms or clogs.  It totally reminded us of Penny Lane from the movie Almost Famous. We wanted to update our Boho roots with a bit of rock and roll and so we love this trend to mix in cool graphic tees, beaten up leather and worn in jeans.  Like shes been hanging out on a tour bus all summer with the band and is coming home with an eclectic trunk full of clothes she picked up on the way. Jewelry is really strong in here, especially rings on every finger and long pendant necklaces have a 70’s hippy vibe about them that’s always cool”

Stay tuned for two more trends we’re loving right now!