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a heart-warming story from one of our free people girls…

“this morning i was walking back from the jharoka (the cafe down at the navy yard where we work) with my coffee and i spotted frank in the grass by our building.

he couldn’t fly, and i started to feel sad cuz all the dogs that come to work with their parents run around in that grass…
and i wasn’t sure how frank could avoid all those paws.

so my friends helped get a box and some gloves and we scooped up frank and put him inside with some grass so he felt cozy.

i called the schuylkill wildlife rescue center and they were so nice and said bring him in!

so i drove him up to the rescue and they said it was nice that frank was there because he still had his bloodfeathers and probably wouldn’t be able to fly for another week or so…

i’m glad such a place exists and i’m glad frank is going to be okay. :)”

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isn’t he the cutest?!? check out the schuylkill center’s website for more info on the awesome work that they do.

Erich Speicher -Mar 26, 2011, 6:02PM
I too conceive so , perfectly composed post! .
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all of us should act your way! congrats for being that nice!

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you probably remember these beautiful butterflies and dragonflies that flew into our stores for our spring display – well now that our new summer displays are up, they have gone into hibernation…and we want to give some away!

this giveaway will stay open until friday at midnight – and all you have to do to win is leave a comment below, and make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win.

we will select a winner for each day (tuesday,wednesday, thursday, friday) to receive one of these amazing display pieces!

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i am so jealous…i loved these displays and they’re even prettier in person because you can see all the details and craftsmanship that went into creating each one :) plus this is the first time we’re giving away some display items so it’s pretty exciting!

good luck!!!

**UPDATE Monday June 21 – the four winners have been selected and contacted. Once we hear back from them, we will announce on the blog.**

nathalie -May 11, 2012, 11:34PM
so tite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keianna Maxwell -May 25, 2011, 9:36PM
Oh, Oh....these are to die for. I absolutely love them. I would love to have them for my daughter's bedroom. I have ordered from the Free People web-site and by store searches for years now. Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to step foot into a Free People Boutique Store. So, I have never had the chance to see these beautiful beings. Pick me Free People....I want them "SO BAD" for my daughter's bedroom. I am a loyal customer :) Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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kick off your summer at our free people portland store this thursday june 17! they’ll be having a party all day long with special discounts, raffles and more! the store looks so lovely, i’ve always wanted to go to portland…

check out their facebook page for more event details.

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g! -Jun 16, 2010, 1:36PM
Hey FP! Just wondering if there are any plans to open a Portland, Maine location in the near future...? Free People would be perfect in Portland's Old Port district! :)

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another one of our favorite artists has a show opening this weekend!  go see drawings by our amazing lizzy janssen at B2, located at 1500 east passyunk ave in philly – the opening reception will take place saturday june 12th from 6-8pm. i’m so sad i can’t go to the opening! she’s incredibly talented and adorable, we love her!

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check out her website for lots more!

pharmacy tech -Jun 21, 2010, 3:45AM
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it
kathryn -Jun 12, 2010, 10:56AM
love your work, lizzy. hope the show goes well!

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the days are heating up and summer is just around the corner…time for long days of lounging in the sun followed by wild summer nights.  our current summer nights trend is all about the items you can rock all day long and then dress up with accessories to wear straight out at night.  i love our selection of body con dresses that are perfect for this trend. which one do you like best??

the solid short sleeve tunic:

the dinner time tieback dress:
dinner time tie back dress

the sleeveless fringe lace tunic:
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the solid poison ivy tunic:
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or the downtown date dress:
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and the winner of our platform poll last week was the roma knotted strap platform by cynthia vincent!

lindsey -Jun 11, 2010, 5:00PM
there should be a tutorial on how to braid your hair like the model's in the downtown date dress!
Anna -Jun 10, 2010, 4:27PM
Definitely agree with kat! These are a bit plain. However, I do like the downtown date dress a lot.

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bonnaroo is here! the festival officially starts today and i can barely sit still i’m so excited.  the four of us will get there tomorrow so if you’re going to bonnaroo look for us with our free people carrier bags! if you spot us we’ll take your photo and add it to our bonnaroo album on facebook and you also could be featured right here on the blog :)

see you on the farm!!!

lovebug -Jun 11, 2010, 2:13PM
love love love the bernese mountain dog!! so beautiful look at those huuuuuge paws! :)
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some pics from kris chau’s art opening last night in 543…it was awesome – if i had the money i’d buy every single thing on display!

pharmacy technician -Jun 11, 2010, 5:19AM
What a great resource!
Wrecked Stellar -Jun 10, 2010, 12:02AM
Looks like a great time! The paintings look adorable and personal!

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our visual manager for the west coast just visited our seattle and portland stores and sent along some great photos i wanted to share with you!

seattle being seattle… :)

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outfit of the day: geo shapeless dress

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rainy and chilly seattle weather = perfect for the centered pullover!

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cute pup in seattle… look at that face!

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seattle to portland from above.

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outfit of the day: irina slip dress

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vintage cowboy boots and the entrance to our portland store!

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our pretty portland store :)

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hello from the portland ladies!

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she takes great photos :)

physician assistant -Jun 17, 2010, 4:27AM
What a great resource!
lina -Jun 11, 2010, 12:05PM
lana!!! hi!!

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our very own kris chau has an art show opening over in gallery 543 at  the navy yard today! the show, titled “work to work” will be up until july 9th and you definitely don’t want to miss it, her work is awesome. here’s a little peek :)

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chau, i think YOU’RE pretty far out :)

check out her website here.

worknclassbunny -Jul 08, 2010, 6:20AM
I'm completely obsessed with every piece. I'm dying for the painting of the bunny-hooded-girls in leotards. Where can I purchase this???
fpcarrie -Jun 09, 2010, 12:24PM
ich liebe frau chau.

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bonnaroo is almost here! three days…it is time to start thinking about packing and luckily i’ve been a couple of times so i know exactly what to expect. here’s a look at what will be in my suitcase!

bonnaroo takes place on a farm in manchester tennessee, and at this time of year it gets brutally HOT – you are in a wide open space with very few trees, and people actually fight over the shade. but even if the forecast is for sunshine all weekend, there is still a very good chance that at some point it will rain. i would not go to bonnaroo without a good pair of waterproof boots and a raincoat!

during the hot days i tend to wear a bathing suit under cutoff shorts and a lightweight top. the chiffon slip would be perfect. throughout festival grounds there are mist tents set up for people too cool off, and believe me they are the BEST. i would bring a reusable water bottle too, because they have water stations throughout the grounds and buying bottled water is pricey (not to mention bad for the environment). sunglasses and sunblock are a must, and i’ll probably wear my straw fedora the whole weekend – i’m obsessed. a blanket is good to have for shows, especially the mellow shows where you just want to lie down, close your eyes, listen to the music and drift away…

free people items pictured above: 1. vlatava convertible skirt; 2. chiffon and mesh slip; 3. indian toile tube; 4. rugged & ripped cut-off short; 5. nicholas k larmont jacket; 6. fp skinny military cargo; 7. straw fedora; 8. classic aviator; 9. suede medicine bag; 10. printed v wire bikini; 11. folklore sandal.

other items: hunter boots, pendleton blanket, burt’s bees sunblock, sigg water bottle, sony digital camera.

May -Jun 16, 2010, 3:52PM
I really, really enjoyed this! I'm spontaneously quitting my job this fall for backpacking trip across South America. I'm a huge fan and customer of free people (and your wonderful blog <3) and was wondering if you ever put together a list like this for backpacking? I love your clothing because of how well the pieces overall can coordinate and are convertible (and beautiful!) - it's perfect since I obviously can't bring that much.. Anyway, just wondering! Thanks!
mukai -Jun 09, 2010, 1:20PM
i'm wearing my ends in sequins dress (with rainboots...) to bonnaroo! yes!

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wake up to the sun rising over the mountaintops, shedding light over the nature and beauty of squaw valley, california.  breathe in the crisp, refreshing air and stretch your limbs with an energizing yoga class. take a cable car with astonishing views to the mountaintop to explore meadows and streams and lose yourself in nature. come back down to the village where music, bongo drums and laughter fill the air.  wander among the booths and shops and indulge in delicious locally grown food as the sun goes down.  the stars twinkle above and the village heats up with fire dancers, acrobats and late night music sets by renowned djs like moby, bassnectar and pretty lights.

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this is wanderlust, and free people wants to take you there.

we have teamed up with wanderlust festival to bring you the ultimate yoga and music festival experience! now through july 2nd you can enter to win 2 seeker tickets to wanderlust (3 days access to a carefully curated schedule of yoga classes, 3 days and nights of music, 2 nights of lodging, and travel stipend) AND a $200 free people gift card!

two runners up will receive pilgrim and daytripper passes, and a $100 gift card. the pilgrim passes are good for one day of music and yoga and the daytripper passes are good for one day of music only.

to enter the contest click here!

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for more information on wanderlust, check out the website.

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GayRoulette -Sep 14, 2010, 7:44PM
Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something exactly the same in the past? Keep up the great work!

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free people highland park is turning one! they’ll be celebrating all weekend long with refreshments and live music from their very own janelle kroll on saturday from 12 – 5pm. plus all weekend customers can enter a raffle to win a personal styling session at the store to be featured right here on the blog!

Free People Highland Park -Jun 05, 2010, 5:31PM
Thanks to all who came out today! We had a blast! Dont forget you still have sunday to stop in and enter the raffle as well as enjoy tasty treats while you shop!
kendal croix -Jun 05, 2010, 1:19AM
i had no idea there was a store so close to me. crazy.

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