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we want to give you a closer look at home office style!  featuring our lovely assistant designer of we the free graphics! Read more »

heather -Jun 03, 2010, 9:19PM
i need that dress!
Bronwyn -Jun 03, 2010, 5:17PM
love the details on the outfit -- keep up the awesomeness, free peeps

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i’ve never been much of a heel girl but i love some of our platforms right now! such great summer shoes. which ones do you love most?

the slingback wood platform:

the distressed leather platform:

the roma knotted strap platform by cynthia vincent:
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joni’s platform:
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or the diego printed platform:
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take your pick!

the winner of last week’s swim poll was the patch printed one piece with 23%! the printed v wire bikini was a close second.

emt training -Jun 05, 2010, 12:59AM
I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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we are completely obsessed with these adorable ikat boho sacks, specially  made for free people by cleobella.  they just might be the best beach bags i’ve ever seen!

take a closer look at the fabric and colors, they’re really beautiful:

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i will definitely be purchasing one of these beauties, the only problem is deciding which one!

which color do you guys like best??

check them out online here.

Laura -Jun 04, 2010, 2:25PM
Absolutely love the bags and I agree it's so hard to choose a color they are all great. Off to Free People today to see if they have them yet, might get 2. thanks
Jane -Jun 04, 2010, 12:54PM
The purple & orange are stunning - but then again they all are! <3

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last week i told you all about the trip fp jemma and i took to NYC for the day to visit some of our stores. well we had a small window of free time before our train back to philly so we hit williamsburg in brooklyn for a quick shopping session at stella dallas. this was my first time visiting the vintage store and i could have spent all day browsing the racks and rummaging through boxes in search of antique treasures. i love the smell of vintage stores…like your grandparents attic mixed with an old library of yellowed, crackling books. you always know you’re going to find something special and what that find will be is the mystery.

here are some photos from our shopping excursion…

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what was my big find? i was absolutely smitten with the vintage rock tees hanging all over the store- so it broke my heart a little when i saw the sign saying they were part of the owner’s private collection and not for sale…. until I found a rack in the back with a sweet pink floyd t-shirt that i grabbed and would not let go of!

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here’s another tip – follow up a day of vintage shopping with food and drinks at blackbird – a charming little corner spot on bedford ave that i would love to spend hours in, reading a book and people watching.  it’s got a great atmosphere with wooden shelves lined with books and an old wooden bar full of character.

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i love brooklyn.

Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:06PM
I will definitely take these recommendations to heart when my sister and I reach NYC! We've spent a lot of time exploring Manhattan in the past, and are eager to find some Brooklyn treasures.
Kristina -Jun 05, 2010, 12:49PM
I was just at stella dallas last week! Got some great sunglasses :) It's my new favorite store in wilburg!

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first of all thank you so much to everyone who participated in our boho mom contest! we got some amazing submissions which made it extremely difficult to select a winner, but we held a vote and the grand prize and runner up have been selected!

our grand prize winner, who gets the awesome prize of having their mom’s outfit recreated by free people, was submitted by heather:

and our runner up, who gets a $100 gift card, was submitted by india:

i love them both! congrats, ladies :)

megs -Jun 02, 2010, 1:15PM
Amazing entries! YAY!
-Jun 02, 2010, 12:44PM
The second is sooooo BOHO! The first will most likely sell quite well! Can't wait to see the design Fp comes up with! ;-)

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she’s the body conscious party girl who always seems to find herself with an occasion to dress up, put on some heels and flutter her lashes. her coolness exudes confidence and she and her friends draw attention from every corner. a night on the town, dinner and drinks with girlfriends, and daytime shopping are her favorite pastimes, mixed in with a drop of boy fun. sometimes it’s a mystery where you’ll find her, but she’ll catch your eye when you do.

she is ginger and her summer getaway is the city that never sleeps – new york. she is in her element among the crowds and stops traffic wherever she goes.  a day of shopping is capped off with drinks with her girlfriends overlooking the sparkling city lights.  she only returns to her suite as the sun comes up. located in chelsea, the xx suite is stylish yet affordable, with plenty of room for her to bring back some friends for a late night dance party before tired heads hit the pillow, in need of a good beauty sleep.

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for her getaway ginger makes  sure to pack plenty of body con items to wear out on the town, with killer heels and eye catching jewelry.  the only other thing she needs are some skinny jeans and a cute top for brunch and daytime shopping excursions.

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1. rainbowed druzy ring; 2. solid dinner time dress; 3. solid poison ivy tunic; 4. golden sunburst cuff; 5. chiffon and mesh slip and siwy hannah crop skinny jeans; 6. dallas studded side sling; 7. fontana platform wedged heel; 8. easy corset slip.

shop all our temptress items here!

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there was office style…

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sam wanted to be in the photo.

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we voted for our favorite photos for the august catalog…

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there was a birthday celebration for one of our visual display artists…

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fritz looks up from his comfy bed…

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this requires some explanation. we had a sample sale today (when employees can purchase old clothing samples) and sometimes they have leftover samples that they package into “mystery boxes” that we can then buy for $5 or $10. what you’re seeing is some mystery box styling!

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…and an orange flag appeared in our lobby :) go flyers!!!

-May 29, 2010, 11:27AM
haha great pics
Geneveiev McGuigan -May 28, 2010, 6:12PM
i looooove her dead shirt (blond girl in 4th pic) so jealllllous!!!!

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memorial day weekend is almost here! it’s the first unofficial weekend of the summer, and you know what that means…time to hit the beach! which of these bathing suits would you love to wear this weekend and all summer long?

the printed v wire bikini:

the ruffle triangle bikini:

the patch printed one piece:
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the solid high waisted bikini:
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the modern haze printed bikini:
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or the patchwork triangle bikini:
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vote on!

the winner of our tribal jewelry poll was the porto santo necklace :)

Brittany -May 28, 2010, 5:40PM
I second Joss's comment. Do us a favor and design cute suits for skinny girls with boobs!!!
joss -May 28, 2010, 9:48AM
I don't think that my 32DD's are fitting into any of those unfortunately. bikini season is a trial for the busty.

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a sneak peak of what is to come from our august catalog shoot…

believe me, it will take your breath away.

-May 29, 2010, 11:21AM
unbelievable. cant wait to see more

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lou is our tomboy all american girl who loves the great outdoors – so there is no better summer getaway for her than a cross country road trip.  she is inspired by being on the road and the vast American landscape that sprawls out before her.  from lush green forest to open plains to desolate ghost towns and sand dunes she drives with the windows down and the music blasting, the wind whipping her hair across her face.  she has a bad habit of stopping at western gas stations and rest stops where they sell cowboy hats, dream catchers and native american woven blankets that she picks up as souvenirs. the white topped mountains in the distance take her breath away.

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lou doesn’t reach her destination until she can’t go any further – she has reached the pacific coast, and drives up highway one to big sur, one of the most beautiful spots in the US.  Here she hikes to a campground to meet up with others and share stories of the road. she swims in the river and takes hikes down to the beach, coming back in time to cook a campfire dinner and go to sleep, exhausted from the day’s activities, under a canopy of redwood trees.

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in her trunk…

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1. we the free sleeveless scoop tunic; 2. we the free horizon line hoodie; 3. sausalito boot; 4. graham & spencer distressed satchel; 5. straw fedora; 6. cord cargo short; 7. we the free collectors tee; 8. we the free lace bottom boy tee; 9. monrow vintage sweatpant; 10. we the free graphic wings tee and fp vintage cargos.

shop all our tomboy picks here!

click on above images for sources.  big sur campground info and images here.

Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:13PM
A lot of these images ended up on my roadtrip inspiration board! Thanks for keeping the creative fuel coming! I hope we end up with shots that are just as fun. Our trip log/photo collection is being updated from the road.
fp julia -Jun 03, 2010, 1:31PM
thanks for the suggestion, jennifer!

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she’s pretty and intrigued by intricate detail. lace, crochets and fairytale fabrics are aesthetics that make up her wardrobe. she loves vintage and anything that looks like it belongs in an old english tea house. Her destination is a city like paris, rich with culture and romance.  She’ll spend her days riding a bike through the city, admiring the delicate beauty of the architecture, and she relishes the historic museums of paris like the louvre and the musee d’orsay. She goes to the cinema that plays films during the day and has picnics in the park, where she drinks earl grey tea while nibbling on croissants and jam.

candy would stay in montmartre, a hill overlooking all of paris and overflowing with artistic culture. she walks the cobbled streets and feels the creative energy of picasso, van gogh, toulouse lautrec and other artists who lived and worked there. her rented apartment, called “the countess,” is a quiet sanctuary with old fashioned charm and shutters that open out to a courtyard full of flowers and birds who sing to her each morning.  she occasionally walks over to the nearby square jehan rictus, a tiny “secret garden” that is home to a mural covered in the words “i love you” in over 300 languages. here she revels in the peaceful quiet and loses herself in daydreams.

in her suitcase…

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1. rosetta lace halter bralette and scalloped lace hipkini; 2. splendid wood platform; 3. bandana bow headband; 4. chiffon and lace tiered slip; 5. tea cloth tube; 6. perforated bow crossbody; 7. space floral ballet tunic; 8. tiny dancer skirt; 9. siwy hannah crop skinny, shell printed inset corset tank and chadwick brogue.

shop all our romantic items here!

above images: danske, cherry blossom girl, knight cat.

-May 29, 2010, 12:11PM
beautiful.
moira -May 26, 2010, 8:29PM
never thought I identified with candy until now! i lived in paris for a few years and that is exactly what my days were like...and i pine for them! amazing reference on the square jehan rictus // something i missed while there but will definitely have to add it to my list

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bottom right photo by suzy wimbourne.

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Meadow is a girl who loves old world charm, she’s cultured and interested in the fairytale of life –  reading folklore makes her imagination run wild into a world of illusion and utopia.

Her nomadic way of thinking is projected in the way she dresses. Her wardrobe is a cluster of treasures from around the world. Each item tells a story.

Her ideal destination would be the English Country – Cornwall to be exact.

A historic Farm is where she would stay within wild flower meadows that are grazed by cattle and sheep. The place is Botelet, a few miles west of Liskeard in Cornwall. Patchwork of ancient fields and a wet woodland, capped by the Neolithic Hill Fort of Bury Down rural setting. It’s the type of place you can only imagine existing in Enid Blyton books.

She would travel solo with a heavy rucksack of books and sketch pads. She would wander the fields in the day, tell her tales to the wildlife and nestle down by the streaming rivers.

She would stay in the mirrored 70′s showman’s caravan (pictured above) which is positioned in the orchard amongst campions and bluebells with great views over rolling fields to the distant sea.

Items left to right:

Tiny Dancer Skirt, Eyelet Boot, Caravan Flared Skirt, Knotted Ditsy Floral Headband, Sleeveless Printed Cinch Waist Tunic, In Harmony Necklace, Mini Kurta, Oversized Slouchy Straw Bag, Beyond Vintage Long Sleeve Dashiki Shirt, Cleo Lace Up Sandal.

shop all our bohemian picks here!

blog.freepeople.com -Apr 22, 2011, 5:09AM
Summer getaways going up the country.. Reposted it :)
blog.freepeople.com -Apr 20, 2011, 6:16AM
Summer getaways going up the country.. Dandy :)

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