Vegan Leather: Blogger Picks

We were so excited about the arrival of our new vegan leather items, that we decided to each pick our favorite and show you guys how we’d style it!



Top Pick: Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Pictured with: The Destroyer Tee and the Neon Tide Layering Necklace which hits the site next week!

I’ve had my eye on this jacket for a while now. I remember when I first sent it to a shoot forever ago. I hadn’t even seen it yet, but the merchandisers suggested it for the shoot, and the instant it got delivered to my desk I knew this was a rare and awesome piece. You can never go wrong with a leather jacket, and with this one, the detailing is just amazing! It’s tough yet boho and ethnic – the perfect throw on for any outfit.



I always love the attitude that leather brings to your look, it gives that certain edge that has some kind of sex appeal about it.

Vegan leather gives you the same effect but gives you a peaceful mind too. My vegan leather pick is the smocked vegan leather dress; it’s sexy with a deep V but the smocking gives it that cute edge and that’s exactly how I like to dress. I’ve teamed it with a printed kimono and some studded loafers (look for this pair online next week!) to give it some extra jazz!





I already own a vegan leather jacket, so my current top pick is the vegan leather bustier.  It’s so edgy and cool – I love the stitching detail. I think it would look pretty rad over the cropped striped pullover with high waisted jeans in cooler weather, and in spring/summer I’d wear it all the time under loose tops like the desert dream tank.

Pictured with the chelsea beaded bracelet – necklace and tank coming next week!

Check out our vegan leather collection and let me know – which piece is your favorite?

Details: Quirky & Cool

I love quirky little details… today I kept noticing little things that made an outfit unique, like a little bit of leather on a denim shirt, pairing a vintage tee with a sequin vest, adding suspenders to the basic denim and tee, statement collar necklaces, striped denim and leopard, neon bracelets – you name it, our FP girls are rocking it.



Dress down the fitted with daisies dress with a cool denim shirt.







The casbah necklace looks awesome with collared shirts!


You can find the neon bracelets in our stores!





Ruby rocking her “You had me at woof” shirt :)

Tunesday: Getting to know Twin Sister!

Sunday the 22nd of January we went to Johnny Brenda’s – a charismatic bar, restaurant and music venue that has a strong presence mainly to do with the amount of awesome bands that sail through there, one being Twin Sister who we managed to catch up with while they sound checked and nibbled on Whiskey doughnuts. Read More

We love Paris Couture!

Whenever Paris Couture starts running I get giddy over fashion and the excitement of fashion weeks starts running through me. Paris Couture is what fashion dreams are made of, a traditional love and lure for craftsmanship and fine details, it’s fashion design at its very best and you can’t help but show true respect for it. The level of workmanship from the ateliers is especially inspiring. From Karl Lagerfeld’s tribute to shades of blue for Chanel, Valentino’s key to the eighteenth century’s Age of Enlightenment and “real” values to Elie Saab’s easy to digest rainbow of shiny, beautiful pink, peach, yellow, mint green and baby blue gowns.

Paris Couture shows true love to fashion “Fashion needs culture or it becomes empty” said Pier Paolo Piccioli and that’s so true. Now I’m looking forward to the ready to wear shows to begin 9 days and counting!



Elie Saab

Style File: Associate Buyer – Accessories

This week’s style file is our Associate Buyer for accessories, who traveled to the US from England to work at Free People. Her style is quirky and avant garde. It’s full of color and pattern – often with a theme like neon or turquoise. I love the risks she takes. There’s no fear, and nothing is too outrageous. It is, however, always inspiring.

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Get the look with our Marled Yarn Pullover, 5 Pocket Vintage Wash Skinnies, and Sugar Mountain Ankle Boots

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Color coordinated in turquoise – try it out: Cala Bead Bracelet,  Anasazi Epic Ring, London Blue Ring, Suwannee Ring, or the Hermoso Stone Ring

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Get the look with our Heavy Knit Pieced Sweater in Mayan Blue.

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The skull bracelet is available in FP stores!

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New Free People Vegan Leather has Arrived!

I have a lot of Free People in my closet, but one of the best FP purchases I’ve ever made was hands down my vegan leather jacket. It looks like real leather (in fact, most people think it is), its comfy, fits well, goes with everything and is still in great shape, despite being worn quite frequently. I was thrilled to hear that we’d be continuing with vegan leather, and some new product just arrived on our site that is to die for! We’ve got something for every girl – a new hooded vegan leather jacket, a smocked vegan leather dress, new vegan leather shorts in a washed pink color, a vegan leather bustier, and old favorites like the pleated vegan leather skirt are back. Check out some styling inspiration from our store girls below, and then play it cool and check out the new vegan leather on our website!

From left: toughen up a slip with the washed vegan leather short and fedora; throw on the double breasted vegan leather jacket over the lace stripes maxi dress; wear the cap sleeve gypsy lace dress in cold weather with tights, a cami and the same vegan leather jacket in gray; try an unexpected pairing with an airy blouse and vegan leather shorts.

Forget the l.b.d. (for now) – this spring we love little white dresses like the fitted with daisies dress, paired with vegan leather jackets!


On my wishlist: the embellished vegan leather motorcycle jacket.


Such a cute look! Pair the high waisted textured short with tights, a cute tank and vegan leather jacket.


A more summery look with the washed vegan leather short, crochet bell sleeve top, sheer maxi bed jacket and sandals.


Get this cool urban look with the fp one pacific trails pant, imagine me graphic tee, floppy hat and vegan leather jacket.


How freaking cool is the vegan leather bustier?!?


It looks awesome over a slip, like the delphine mesh skirt!


Here the  vegan leather bustier is worn over the flock dot house slip, with the ruffle legging and tomorrow today shirt. Adorable!


Super cute in the crochet short, stripe boy tee and vegan leather buttondown.


Love this boho look with the washed vegan leather short, diamond crochet tunic, tights, the caballero ankle boot and some cute flower hair accessories (coming soon!).


You can’t go wrong with the flock dot house slip, tights and embellished vegan leather motorcycle jacket!


The long sleeved embellished party dress and double breasted vegan leather jacket.


And last but not least, stop traffic in the amazing vegan-leather trimmed cage shift dress, western buttondown and embellished vegan leather motorcycle jacket.


Shop the Vegan Leather collection!

The Girl With 7 Horses


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“Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fierce-full winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn’t weigh much). The girl was devastated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes.”

I was so taken with this photography project by Ulrika Kestere, I had to share. Wonderfully creative and beautiful!

Walnut Street Wall

I took so many photos of this one wall in our Philly store, I felt like I needed to give it its own post.  There was so much to look at, it took my breath away.  Artwork, potted plants, memorabilia from around the world had my eyes darting back and forth, snapping away with my camera trying to capture it all. One of the coolest parts? Some of the artwork is actually for sale!

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