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i mentioned last week that we opened two new stores – one in houston and one in pittsburgh. they both debuted our new spring displays, making them a bright and inviting space beckoning for people to step out of the cold and inside their doors. our display team blows me away every time – this spring’s combination of strips of fabric in cheerful easter-egg shades, parasols and colorfully patch-worked suitcases is like a warm burst of sunshine for the soul.

here are some images from houston:

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the scarves sewn together remind me of prayer flags!

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this suitcase “sculpture” is beyond amazing…the suitcases are covered with fabric and dripping with trinkets that the free people girl has picked up on her travels.

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beautiful work, display team! stay tuned for pittsburgh photos later this week.

Patricia -Mar 02, 2011, 12:05AM
Can you do a DIY on the fabric suitcase covers? I was in the Chicago store today and fell in LOVE with them!!!
Patricia -Mar 01, 2011, 11:29PM
I was in the Chicago store today and saw the covered suitcases. I am in LOVE!!! Can you do a DIY on how to make them? Or, can I buy them somewhere? I'm obsessed with them!!!

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hats… whether it’s sun hats or fedoras they’re without a doubt my favorite accessory. i’m actually rarely without one.  we have some seriously awesome hats right now, the only problem is deciding which one i want! which one do you guys like best?

the bleached floppy hat:

the riviera hat:
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the seine wide brim hat:
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the lorimer straw hat:
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or the fallon felt fedora:
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and here are your results from last week’s poll:
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elle -Feb 03, 2011, 5:38PM
I LOVE Free People hats....in Tahoe I'm rocking the creme knit beenie everywhere! Cant wait for warmer sunnier days ahead so I can get some new hats :) http://loveliveandwear.blogspot.com/2010/12/lucky-bullet.html xoxo, L

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i hear chicago had quite the snowstorm yesterday…one of our fp girls sent along these great photos and said she and her roommate, who also works for fp, were snowed in with drifts up past the windowsills and no shovel – the fp store was even closed!

she wrote that they have a rule with every catalog: save one to cut up, and one to keep (i do the same thing girls!). so, being stuck at home, she decided to use old catalogs to make valentines! love this idea, might have to steal it…

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thanks for sharing lauren!

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happy february! click here to go to our flickr page and download the calendar in either the regular or widescreen version :)

Noelle -Feb 02, 2011, 4:50PM
February is goegeous! I love it!!!!
kristen -Feb 02, 2011, 11:54AM
love it love it love it! sweetly romantic!

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one of our fp girls out on the west coast sent me these adorable photos that i had to share…

our so-cal DVM had a day at her daughter’s school called “occupation celebration” where she talked to the kids about her awesome job at FP  – she dressed up the girls like mannequins and chatted all about being a district visual manager – how cute?!

and this is claude, a new pup belonging to our visual manager on the west coast! above is claude as an itty bitty pup, and here is is on his first fp store visit, in santa monica:

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this is just too much…i need a puppy!!!

margaux -Feb 09, 2011, 1:10AM
oh my god, i just died
kim @ fptorrance -Jan 29, 2011, 5:50PM
this post melts my heart! i love the mini fp models- so cute!!! claude just makes me swoon!

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our new pittsburgh store also opens today as well! i don’t have any photos of the store yet but i will post them when i do! find them on facebook here.

-Feb 14, 2011, 10:19PM
I am so excited that you guys have a store here in pittsburgh!! I was casually looking around on the internet and your blog site popped up! I've been looking for a unique store that fits much of what I like!
Audrey -Jan 30, 2011, 6:42PM
KANSAS CITY PLEASE!

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our houston store opens today! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :) here’s a little peek at the store…

they have gorgeous carved wooden doors like the ones we had in our old building!

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the lovely ladies of fp houston

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check them out on facebook here. i’ll post more pics of the store soon!

heatherzhy -Feb 03, 2011, 3:30PM
When's St. Louis's turn? St. Louis is totally qualified!
-Jan 28, 2011, 8:08PM
open a free people in center city philadelphia!!!

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we have another new lookbook up online! “la boheme” is a gorgeous mix of airy fabrics, soft colors, crochet, animal and floral prints. it’s romantic and sweet and i could easily see these outfits floating down the streets of paris. which one is your favorite?

look one:

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look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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look seven:
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(click on each image to go to our website and see all items in the outfit)


here are you results from last week’s poll!
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apparel/ clothing/ T-shirts or jerseys -Jan 28, 2011, 4:33AM
They all look fabulous, what type of cloth are they made of?
Molly -Jan 27, 2011, 8:28PM
Definitely 3. Love the hat and the little bit of lace on the dress.

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one of our designers celebrated a birthday yesterday and how lovely is this spread some of our fp grils put together for her? fresh fruit, yogurt with honey, oats, cute cookies, cake and flowers…perfect! (raspberries…mmmmmm…my fave).

Eva -Jan 27, 2011, 8:37PM
Yummy! And what an awesome birthday! It looks as though working for FP is an absolute blast!
Tiffany -Jan 27, 2011, 2:14PM
everything looks so yummy XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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winter strikes again… a little over a foot fell in the city and i went for a little walk this morning and took some photos before beginning the trek down to the navy yard.  i actually love the brief period of time after a large snowfall when everything is blanketed in white and the snow muffles the usual sounds of the city, creating a peaceful lull.  people even seem to say hi on the street more often, offering a warm smile of commiseration for others out shoveling or trudging through snow up to their knees.

but don’t get me wrong, i am more than ready for spring! enough of this nonsense :)

Monica -Jan 29, 2011, 4:34PM
Beautiful photos and a beautifully worded discription of the bliss that snow can bring to a city. Makes me miss my days in New York City! ...but you can't beat the California sun... try and stay warm!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Jan 27, 2011, 8:38PM
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. That snow covered Vespa made me happy and sad all in one.

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have you guys checked out our january lookbook, featuring french blogger miss pandora? i love it – it doesn’t hurt to have the beautiful city of paris as the backdrop :) which look do you guys love most?

look one:

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look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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(click on the images to see details on each outfit)

now vote!


Izzy -Jan 24, 2011, 10:45PM
I absolutely love free people. Your clothes are amazing, I love the vintage style. Sadly, It is so darn expensive. But I go into your store and get great ideas about clothing, and splurge on one product, and go buy cheaper versions of your products at others stores!
Gianna -Jan 20, 2011, 1:37PM
ah! one of the hardest polls yet!

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i’m heading to new york tomorrow for our april catalog shoot and i am beyond excited – the photographer will again be the amazing guy aroch and the model is sasha pivovarova! we may have a few other tricks up our sleeves as well…;)

i will check in from time to time and maybe give you a little sneak peek so stay tuned…

see you next week!

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fp julia -Jan 24, 2011, 10:23AM
the feb book was shot in cali! its beautiful, we'll have a sneak peek coming soon!
sammy -Jan 21, 2011, 1:54PM
i love sasha! and i'm going to be in nyc next week!!! can't wait to see it :)

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