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good morning! it’s a dreary tuesday in philly but we want to brighten your day with a little giveaway :)  all you have to do is tell us your favorite hobby and your favorite summertime activity – leave your response in the comments and we’ll pick someone at random to receive this adorable little pouch! i love this, i think it would be perfect tied to a belt loop at concerts or festivals.

we’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow morning!

*make sure you leave your email address so we can contact you if you’re selected.

UPDATE: we have a winner! congrats to heather from massachusetts, who said:

“my favorite hobby is taking pictures of EVERYTHING i see, and my favorite summertime activity is going to festivals with my friends.”

thanks so much everyone for your comments!!!

natalya -May 20, 2010, 11:03AM
My favorite hobby is photography and plying with photophop, in the summer i love to sit on our deck, reading and listening to the creek that runs in the back of the house. It's so peaceful! Favorite activity: I love swimming!
lewlew -May 19, 2010, 11:38AM
my favorite hobby is people watching in union square or central park (manhattan). my favorite summer activity is hitting up the golden inn beach bar in avalon,nj on sundays to catch the reggae band with my peeps.

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a couple of weeks ago, our  regional visual manager for the west coast and our director of stores met up with the northwest district manager to take a little tour of the free people stores in washington, oregon and northern california.  lucky for us, they sent over some great photos from their trip!

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i love the shots from the airplane, so cool!

Rocio -May 14, 2010, 8:49PM
I really love seeing photos from the others stores around the country!!

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and if you missed it, check out our interview with marit larsen right here!

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sun is shining, the weather is sweet… makes you want to put on a pair of sunglasses! probably the most important accessory for the summer months… so which ones do you love most?

the solid stendhal vintage with stones:

the lovely lady sunglasses:

the vintage persol cateye:
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the circles sunglasses:
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or the portman top rimmed wayfarer:
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the winner of last week’s hat poll was – by almost 50%! – the medina sun hat :)

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our new summer store displays are up and i am in awe!

for the garlands, our visual team drew inspiration from holiday decorations they saw in india:

here are some pics of the displays going up in our king of prussia, pa store!

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the plexi art was done by hand by our display team members…stay tuned because we have a video of that for you!

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the bikes are by far my favorite…they were designed by one of our visual display team members while she was in india.

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aren’t they beautiful? i want one to ride around at the beach this summer!

Robin -Nov 06, 2010, 4:00PM
I love the bikes how can I get one
beryl -Jul 22, 2010, 6:56PM
we are in love with the visual art displays always,(i'm an old interior designer)... my daughter is begging for the flower garlands,she wants to live under them... where can i find them in the states?

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show your mom some love and upload a picture of her best boho vintage look for our mom’s boho style contest! the winner will receive a very special recreation of your mom’s look, with love from free people :)

happy mother’s day to all you fp moms out there!

xoxo

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i have a love/hate relationship with first fridays in philly.  i live in old city…so when i leave my place to go out on the first friday of the month i have to wade through the sea of people blocking the sidewalks, and every place i go is packed.  but once it gets nice out, i find myself warming up- literally – to the idea.  the streets of old city come alive with all types of creative folk who line the sidewalks with their art, craft and music.  i’ll wander around perusing the treasures, stopping every once in a while to talk with sellers, all the while soaking in the energy that is first friday in philadelphia.

here are some photos from yesterday evening…

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and i ran into some fp girls!

jules -May 10, 2010, 1:11PM
i read about first fridays in a letter from a friend. i'm going to school in philly next year and i can't wait to get out and see all the excitement!
sheila -May 10, 2010, 9:25AM
Everithing look great,the art,the people,i wish to have thats store in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!!

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fridays are always a little tough at work this time of year, with it being so nice out and so close to the weekend, so what better way to help pass the day than a lunchtime concert? we snuck out today at noon, hopped in the car and made the quick drive over to WXPN for the local natives free at noon show – something the station does every friday at world café live.  we were instantly transported from work mode to music mode as we took our seats up in the mezzanine level (thanks xpn!) and let the tunes take over.  this band blows me away- they sound better live than on the album and the songs “airplanes” and “who knows who cares” gave me chills. i knew “sun hands” would be amazing live as well and it sure was- they put everything into that song no matter how many times they have played it. this was my first time seeing them live and it definitely will not be the last- i have already got tickets to see them at first unitarian church in philly this august!

TP -May 08, 2010, 11:21AM
I love these pictures. i cant wait to see local natives this summer!
cna training -May 08, 2010, 1:30AM
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when it comes to bohemian style one of the first things that come to my mind are the sixties and seventies and photos of my mom in bell bottom jeans, long skirts and peasant tops – looking through photos of her in her twenties is so inspirational. was your mom a total free people girl when she was young?

send us a photo of your mom in a boho, vintage outfit  and we will pick a winner and recreate the clothing depicted in the photo! the runner up will receive a $100 gift card.

to enter the contest, click here.

*you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the US to enter.


i can’t wait to see your photos!

Gregorydamian -May 08, 2010, 2:42PM
This promotion is inspired. So cool on mothers day
Mattie -May 07, 2010, 6:29PM
I don't know if it's relevant ... but we could do the same for fathers day? My dad was a pretty foxy boho babe too!

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hey everyone, don’t forget marit larsen will be performing in our brooklyn store’s backyard next friday – and stay tuned because next week we’ll have an interview with marit on the blog!

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happy thursday! for today’s poll let’s take a look at our hat collection – when our girls were down at coachella they saw hats everywhere, and we have some great ones for festival wear.  they also just happen to be one of my favorite accessories… which one do you like best??

the medina sun hat:

the chloe straw fedora:
chloe straw fedora

the boardwalk straw fedora:
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the rider hat:
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or the safari hat:
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celebrate mother’s day this saturday at free people upper east side! they will be taking personal mother/daughter shopping appointments all day long, so just call or show up with your mom – and you might be photographed for the blog!

plus, there will be a special surprise at checkout for your mom, and of course, refreshments!

1319 3rd ave, nyc
(212) 744-0379

sounds like so much fun! the same store had a girls night out event a couple of weeks ago, where they styled customers in head-to-toe night out looks – perfect for a night out on the town or a special date! their sales manager melissa gave the girls makeup tips to help them complete their look, and of course no free people event would be complete without lemonade and cupcakes :)

check out some of the cute pics from the event, and if you’re in the area take your mom out for a day of free people fun on saturday!

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