Even though summer isn’t technically over yet, Labor Day always seems to mark the end of it. I get terribly sad this time of year…summer is my favorite, and I never want it to end. I’m holding onto our endless summer concept and trying not to let it go just yet.
Click on images for sources – last few by Dylan Forsberg, I love his photos!
This dog cracks me up! She belongs to our creative design assistant and she is probably the tiniest dog I’ve ever seen – pictures really don’t do it justice. She’s a cutie and she loves to breakdance! Check it out :)
When fashion takes over New York City, bringing in packs of fashion writers and editors, designers, models and their impeccable off-duty style, and photographers there to capture all the Fashion Week action. We’re thrilled to be a part of all the Fashion’s Night Out excitement this year – our Soho and Fifth Ave locations will be staying open late with music, drinks by Kanon Vodka and Vita Coco Coconut Water, and events that you won’t want to miss!
Here’s the rundown:
At our Soho store, enjoy live acoustic music by singer/songwriter Jeremy Current from 8-9pm!
At our 5th Avenue store, take part in a bracelet DIY with our friends from Honestly…WTF at 7pm.
Did you know that Chicago was recently rated one of the best cities to be a single lady? That got us thinking… what will our most devoted single (and coupled for that matter) ladies wear on their dates?
To celebrate our newest Free People store opening in Chicago, we decided to bring out our Art Director/Lead Stylist who is responsible for so many of the amazing Free People looks – and she will style you ladies for your next date night!
We hope you’ll join us, share some snacks provided by Southport Grocery & Cafe, and celebrate our new store opening!
The event will take place Tuesday, September 6th 6-9PM
at our new Chicago store, 3447 N Southport Ave, Chicago IL
Doors officially open on September 7th, so you will also get a first peek at the newest collection and have the chance to shop early!
And, please feel free to bring a guest, just let us know if you can attend and how many will be with you :) You can RSVP on our Facebook event page.
The day has finally come! I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the opening of an Atlanta store (I feel like every time I post about a new store opening, I get people asking for an Atlanta store!)…the doors officially open tomorrow morning, but there will be a special preview event taking place tonight at 6pm! Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area :)
Let’s meet the lovely ladies who will be managing this store!
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Vintage Shopping. I spend my weekends planning out what estate sales or vintage spots to check out!
How long have you lived in Atlanta? 2 days!
What is your favorite movie? The Rocky series.
What is your favorite item in your closet? My father’s fur coat, I have had it since he passed away.
What is your favorite thing to do in Atlanta? Walk through Piedmont Park.
Where is your favorite place to eat out? I have so many but sushi at Mijori in Oakland, Ca, chicken tacos at Tacubaya in Berkeley, Ca and grits from Flying Biscuit in Atlanta are some of my favorites!
What is your favorite vintage find? My Burberry leather clutch, I found it in a thrift bin for $2 bucks.
What is your favorite Free People purchase? I recently bought the Scoot Inn Oversized Pullover in black and love it. It is super comfy and can be worn over most things in my closet.
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Barcelona, Spain! I went there to visit my best friend and had a blast.
Who is your celebrity style inspiration? Emma Roberts, we both have a similar edgy style.
Where are you from? Chattanooga, TN
Who is your favorite band? Needtobreathe. Southern Rock & Roll!
What is your favorite thing about Atlanta? The Starlight drive-in, it is the perfect date night. And the Braves!
What is your favorite food? A chili dog from Turner Field.
Beautiful girls! Welcome to the free people family :)
One of our favorite fashion trends going into fall is the wideleg pant. We have several wideleg styles right now, including one of my personal favorites, the extreme vintage flares(and their new cousin, the extreme corduroy flare!). These jeans can be a little intimidating if you don’t now how to style them, and luckily our store girls are here to help out with just that! They always have great styling ideas, and these photos demonstrate our love for another trend as well – the crop top! In particular, one of our newest, cutest ones – the thermal love crop top. We love pairing wideleg bottoms with cropped tops, adding extra layers over top or underneath as the weather gets cooler.
Our display team continues to blow my mind… for Fall they have turned our stores into an enchanted forest of color and texture. Window screens crafted out of tree branches, sweater fragments, neon tape, yarn and other embellishments invite you into the store, where you are greeted by walls hung with embroidered canvas sacks, wooden flowers, patchwork flannel canvases embellished with sequins and cutouts, and even a magical free people deer. Take a look!
One of our fp girls cut pieces of her own sweater to use in the branch screen, making a cute crop top!
I love the colorful branches! Some are wrapped in fabric or string and some are painted. There are so many different fun combinations you can try!
Some of the canvas sacks are stuffed with sticks, while others hang flat on the walls. I love the bright colors and patterns of the embroidery!
The detail in these sequin blanket canvases is incredible.
All the tiny details make me smile.
This might be my favorite part – wooden flowers are taped in rows to the walls with neon pink duct tape! I am definitely thinking about doing this at my apartment.
how amazing do the flowers look on the wood panels?!
One store made their own little “barn” with wood and drew on it with chalk :)
pretty rad bike.
And last but certainly not least… the deer! Each store has one, and it arrived at the store as a plain statue which they then paint and embellish. So amazing! I love that each one is unique and special.
What do you guys think of the fall displays? What’s your favorite part?
I can’t believe it has already been a year since we launched our Vintage Loves line! But what a year it has been…here’s a look back at some Vintage Loves highlights from its first year at Free People, culminating in a very special birthday celebration :)
And believe me when I say… you ain’t seen nothin’ yet…we have some new vintage items coming in for holiday that will completely blow your mind – I promise!
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