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the holiday decorations are up in building 543 and it looks lovely… the trees, garlands and twinkling lights bring a warmth to the space that is very comforting as it gets colder and colder outside…

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viv -Dec 16, 2010, 10:40AM
As do I, Dana, as do I...
Amanda -Dec 10, 2010, 2:44PM
In this case, the grass is definitely greener on the other side, I must work here, its so inspirational!

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we’re doing another giveaway – this time on twitter!

a lot of you have been asking about the amazing saddle bag on the back of the motorcycle on the cover of our december catalog.  this one of a kind piece was made in india, using the same antique quilts used in many of our store displays and embellished with studs and leather fringe.  this bag has seen some wear and tear but that just makes it look even cooler! can you imagine having this on the back of your bike?!?

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to win all you have to do is head over to our twitter page and tweet a story or memory involving a motorcycle @ us with this link: http://ow.ly/3kGYq. if you don’t already, make sure you follow us on twitter so you don’t miss out on fun stuff like this!

i thought this one was pretty cute:

“im secretly in love with my boyfriend’s motorcycle & i pretend to ride it while it’s stationed in the garage.”

the winner will be selected at random on friday. good luck!

fp julia -Dec 08, 2010, 10:19AM
i guess maybe it's a bag/case? haha...the interior is a sturdy plastic.
Cat horn -Dec 08, 2010, 8:20AM
Those are absolutely awesome! I really wish I had a motorcycle to put them on :-)

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lou would be in her element at a ski resort where she can snowboard to her heart’s content, and one of the best places for winter activities is lake tahoe. we love squaw valley – which is also where the wanderlust yoga and music festival takes place. lou could stay at the squaw valley lodge where she can ski right out onto the mountain. when she gets tired, she can relax in the outdoor hot tub and then cozy up by the fire in an armchair with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book… even lou needs to indulge herself every once in a while, and for that there’s a fireside indoor spa!

other activities that lou will love can be found at high camp.  a scenic ride up the mountain in the squaw valley cable car and she can enjoy ice skating, snow tubing and moonlit snowshoe tours, all with panoramic views of lake tahoe and the high sierra.

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for more info on squaw valley click here. the website is referring to this past month as “snowvember” because they’ve already gotten eleven feet of snow – and counting!

Keri -Dec 04, 2010, 6:19PM
squaw valley is only 3/4 hrs from me and I first went in summer when I was 17 and even then it was magical and have been dying to go back sense...I <3 tahoe!!!!
mary ann -Dec 04, 2010, 3:49PM
luve every thing

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these shots of jenny lopez for our boudoir shop are so beautiful and dreamy…she looks like a ballerina lost in thought with mystery in her eyes. in the boudoir we have some beautiful slips that i’d love to wear while floating around my apartment and daydreaming on a sunday morning. which of these is your favorite?

the fp one milicent slip:

the pieced lace slip:
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the fp one perfectly belle layering slip:
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the patchwork chemise:
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or the fp one clara in lace dress:
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time to vote:

and here are last week’s poll results!
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Danielle -Dec 04, 2010, 8:20PM
I have purchased a couple of slips and LOVE them! I also cannot wait for the December catalog. Anxiously! *Sidenote* What I really really want to see is a wardrobe mix. 10-12 items... (including slips) and different ways to wear all of the items. I used to love when FP did that, it always helped me out with new ideas. Plus you can buy all of the pieces in the wardrobe. Please consider doing that again soon. =)
fionazhou201 -Dec 03, 2010, 3:51AM
I like fp one clara in lace dress, simple and fashionable.

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i’m sure some of you remember these adorable stockings we sold a few years back.  i’ve been kicking myself ever since for not buying one – so i finally decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own free people stocking inspired by the ones above!

i went over to a.c. moore during my lunch break in search of a stocking and embellishments.  they didn’t have the plain old red stockings i had in mind, but this knit one worked just as well. i also got some fake fur trim, ribbon, feathers, sequin trim, and some tassels and pom poms i didn’t end up using.

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the only items i used from here at the office were a free people bag (which many of you may have!) and some strips of fabric from our display team.

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the only other things you need for this project are scissors and fabric glue! your stocking might come out a little bit prettier if you sew things onto it but the glue worked just fine and was quicker :)

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i started out by gluing the fur trim to the top and then worked my way down by adding different embellishments at random. it only took a little over an hour, and here’s the end result!

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i’m really happy with it and it will look lovely hanging by my desk. now i want to make more!

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if any of you are inspired to make your own stockings i would love to see photos! you can send them to blog@freepeople.com :)

debbie -Oct 20, 2014, 6:10PM
I want to buy !!! Does anyone know where to go to buy stockings like this one? I too should have purchased years ago when I saw these fabulous stockings in the FP catalog! Thanks Debbie
Alysaa -May 05, 2011, 1:00AM
hey i love this its so cool but what bag did u use for the stocking? its a bright hot pink bag and i luv it and want it but i cant find it anywhere! or mayb theyr old and not on sale anymore email me plz iv been looking for one

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it’s a gray, rainy start to december here in philly but at least i can put this pretty new calendar on my desktop! click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy december :)

Nikki -Jan 02, 2011, 1:56PM
I'm obsessed with these calendars! <3 are you going to continue releasing them for 2011?!
fp julia -Dec 03, 2010, 1:54PM
thanks! i feel very proud to work here :)

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it was only a matter of time before the christmas decorations popped up down in our customer service area! i love the lights…i’m thinking we might need some of those down here on our end of the office.

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even bob’s ticket made it onto the tree!  apparently he’s a big eagles fan, or something… ;)

fp julia -Dec 01, 2010, 8:52AM
hi mjm! which dresses were they?
mjm -Dec 01, 2010, 6:23AM
i was planning o buying my 2 favorite dresses that i have been eyeing for weeks on free people, but when i went back on the website on monday both were sold out in my size and color, will you be getting more dresses?!

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store job alert!

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our bellevue, washington fp store will be holding a sales associate open interview session this friday, 12/3 at 8:30am! the store is located at bellevue square mall.

we are also looking for assistant store managers and managers in training for our new houston store! opening at houston city centre in january 2011. for more info and to apply click here.

barefootjaime -Dec 04, 2010, 7:00PM
Please cOme tO Kansas City~ The Country Club Plaza would be perfect~
liza -Dec 01, 2010, 3:33PM
fjhreifhi SOOO EXCITED!!!! finally! about time houston got a FP store :)

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good morning! hope you all had a very happy thanksgiving! due to the holiday we missed the thursday poll so let’s do it now shall we…

how cute is this image our creative team did? they had the thermals pinned up on a wall in the office :)

in addition to our standard thermals we have some other really cute layering tops that would be so cozy on a dreary day like today in philly. which of these is your favorite?

the long sleeve sweater and lace turtleneck:

the ladder rungs sweater:
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the heart on your sleeve thermal:
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the we the free v-neck freckles sweater:
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or the we the free fairisle sweater sleeve thermal:
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time to vote!

and here are last week’s poll results – look eight was by far the winner with 35%!
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Bridget -Nov 30, 2010, 8:00PM
uhm, why can't I vote for all of them? :( they're so fabulous!
fp julia -Nov 29, 2010, 5:34PM
thanks kara i was still on the hunt! :)

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xoxo,

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fionazhou201 -Nov 27, 2010, 9:14AM
Lovely dogs! Happy Thanksgiving! Eventhrough I am a little late.
TP -Nov 26, 2010, 12:17AM
Great picture. Happy Thanksgiving!

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something a lil fun for you today… remember when you were little and you learned how to draw a turkey by tracing your hand? well i asked our graphic designers to do something for the blog for thanksgiving and this is what i got :)  ain’t he clever?

if you guys want to get creative, feel free to send in your rendition of a hand turkey to blog@freepeople.com :)

Supergirl -Nov 24, 2010, 2:46AM
Very creative idea, I did this when i was a little girl;)
-Nov 23, 2010, 7:00PM
he's cute.

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jemma’s first birthday in america is on thanksgiving, but we celebrated today at the office with a sweet little party :)

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happy birthday jem!

Georgie -Nov 25, 2010, 3:38PM
Awww looks like a very happy birthday :)
Lea -Nov 24, 2010, 6:56AM
HAppy HAppy Birthday Jemma, from Croatia! :)

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