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last thursday jemma and i took a trip to NYC for the day to visit a couple of our free people stores! it could not have been a more beautiful day to walk around the city and we had a blast meeting the girls who work in our stores – they are so sweet. it has been quite a while since i’ve been in new york and i forgot how much i love it.

here’s a little run down of what we saw!

the 5th avenue store manager gave us a run thru of their store which was really exciting and interesting.  the theme for the front area is capetown, currently featuring cooler colors and lots of blues.  we asked about their customers and learned they see a lot of gingers mixed with lou! the geo shapeless dress is the perfect city girl’s dress that she can wear on its own or cover up with the centered pullover and a fedora for a cool night.

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we loved this inspiration wall in the back room!

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the adorable girls of our fifth ave and soho stores… our fp girls always have the best style :)

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she also loves the arrowhead wedges – she told us taylor swift came in and tried them on too. also it’s a little hard to see but she’s got on the sequin slip under the chiffon one – such a cute idea!

and of course we couldn’t resist trying on a few things…jemma snapped some pics in the dressing room of her favorite items:

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she loved the chiffon slip, the horse waist belt and the trench. i loved the centered pullover, straw fedora and the super tank mini dress! all in all it was a great day and i can’t wait to go back again :)

-Jun 10, 2010, 7:26PM
WHAT ABOUT 3RD AVENUE!!!!!!!!
kat -May 28, 2010, 9:20AM
ah finally! glad to see you guys visited what i consider my personal fp store haha. the 5th displays are always so pretty and i'm there all the time. i'm happy you loved it as much as i do<3

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memorial day weekend is almost here! it’s the first unofficial weekend of the summer, and you know what that means…time to hit the beach! which of these bathing suits would you love to wear this weekend and all summer long?

the printed v wire bikini:

the ruffle triangle bikini:

the patch printed one piece:
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the solid high waisted bikini:
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the modern haze printed bikini:
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or the patchwork triangle bikini:
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vote on!

the winner of our tribal jewelry poll was the porto santo necklace :)

Brittany -May 28, 2010, 5:40PM
I second Joss's comment. Do us a favor and design cute suits for skinny girls with boobs!!!
joss -May 28, 2010, 9:48AM
I don't think that my 32DD's are fitting into any of those unfortunately. bikini season is a trial for the busty.

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as you may know, our home offices are located in philadelphia’s navy yard, an old navy ship yard that is home to some really cool, old warehouse buildings that urban outfitters renovated to house our offices. building 15 has been our home for the last few years but next month we will be moving to the neighboring building 25, which is bigger – and has two floors as opposed to one!

on friday we were treated to a special tour of the new building (it is still under construction) and i snapped some photos to share with you all! i think we are all very excited for the move, especially after seeing the amazing new space- and the fact that it is right on the water makes me very happy :)

read on for more photos of our new home and to see the special treat waiting for us at the end…

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Valerie usui -May 30, 2010, 1:12AM
Wow, what an amazing office! I applied for a few photography/design related jobs at the urbn home office and I must say i'm a little jealous of the current employees! :) such a beautiful space - and I love the big windows, great for photos. Nice space, you guys!
-May 29, 2010, 12:11PM
wow looks amazing, great photos.

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sasquatch is this weekend! the festival takes place outside seattle in a scenic gorge that looks stunningly beautiful, and this year’s lineup is stellar. here’s a look at some of the bands playing this weekend…

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that is quite a lineup… and i just realized the local natives somehow got left out of the image for day 2, but they will be there as well.

are any of you going to sasquatch? who are you looking forward to seeing?

here’s a playlist of songs by the artists playing at sasquatch this year!


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Rachel -Jun 02, 2010, 4:43PM
Sasquatch this year was incredible! It was my second year going. All the bands I saw were amazing and the Gorge, of course, was beautiful!
Mariel -May 26, 2010, 9:18AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk&feature=related woops, here's the link!

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wanna work for free people? our store in greenwich, CT is looking for a store manager! this is a great opportunity to join the fp community – for more information and to apply, please click here.

Morgan -May 24, 2010, 2:40PM
Aww, I wish the NYC locations were hiring too.

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our boho mom contest ends tomorrow! this is your last chance to submit photos of your mom in her best vintage boho style – with the very cool grand prize of winning a a look just like mom’s created by free people! runner up gets a $100 gift card, so that’s not too shabby either…

i LOVE the photos that have been submitted so far, it’s going to be really tough to pick a winner. view all the entries, and submit your own, right here!

the above picture is the lovely mom of one of our fp girls :)

Casino Online -Dec 01, 2010, 5:47AM
Me English no well, but had to say me like what you say. Thank you from Panama.
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This is impressive. I've been searching for tutorials like this for almost a week and i tend to not understand all of them except your post. It's a good thing you made it in a step by step process. Thanks.

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mr. softee is back after a long, cold winter…

hmmm… what is he up to?

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there is no such thing as too much ice cream :)

happy friday!

mbt shoes -May 23, 2010, 1:22AM
I like eating ice cream,so delicious!-Hellen Xia
jon -May 22, 2010, 1:55AM
there's always room for ice cream! yum!

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tomorrow is super adoption day at the piazza at schmidts! this will be the largest adoption event in philadelphia history, plus there will be live music, food and drinks, special guests, shopping, vendors, crafters and more.  the event is organized by philly no kill, an amazing organization with the goal of making philadelphia a city where all healthy and treatable animals are saved.  there are so many animals in need of homes so stop by tomorrow between 10 and 4 and you may walk away with a new best friend :)

more info here.

kathryn -May 21, 2010, 11:32AM
i want to go to this event and bring home a pet. boo on my building for not allowing me to have one. :(
rebecca -May 21, 2010, 10:42AM
thanks for posting this! It sounds like a great organization... I just checked out their site and made a donation, thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

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one of our favorite trends right now is tribal jewelry (which you can read all about right here) – so for today’s poll i want to know which of the following tribal-influenced items is your favorite?

the handmade woven pattern cuff:

the cape horn charm necklace:
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the golden sunburst cuff:
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the congo disc necklace:
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the nala cracked bangles:
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or the porto santo necklace:
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the winner of last week’s sunglasses poll was the portman top rimmed wayfarer with 42% of the vote!

Symbol Jewelry -Feb 15, 2011, 7:39PM
That sunburst cuff is out of this world! I love these pieces. They're amazing!

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this is such an awesome idea – one of our designers is heading to the sled island music and film festival in calgary, which takes place june 30 – july 3. to prepare for her trip she is compiling all sorts of information in a little composition book that she brought over to show us the other day -  it’s amazing! she cut out and pasted images and hand wrote information about the festival lineup, bars, restaurants and shopping in calgary – even interviews with calgary designers that she has printed out!

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i think it’s such a creative way to prepare for and then document a trip – in fact it has inspired us to do something similar for bonnaroo :) we’ll take a closer look at the contents of her journal when the festival approaches, but for now i wanted to share the idea because i thought it was so cool. and all you need is a journal, scissors and glue sticks!

courtney -May 22, 2010, 6:56PM
Thanks for the suggestion! Definitely will try check them out! :)
Hali -May 21, 2010, 3:11PM
Calgary is a very cool town, with the best shopping in Alberta! While you are there make sure you check out Kensington area! It has some really neat stores and you must make a stop at "Crave" cupcakes bakery located in the Kengsington area! Also, 17th Ave. has some really neat clothing stores and the best shoe store called "Gravity Pope!" Enjoy your stay!

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did any of you attend marit larsen’s performance at our brooklyn store on friday? from what i hear it was a great event, and our music coordinator sent along these awesome photos!

the storefront and the cute little backyard, decorated to the nines!

the lovely marit…
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the above photo is my favorite.

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pretty garlands! thanks for stopping by, marit :)

Amanda -May 18, 2010, 6:10PM
I wish I could have gone, I don't live on the east coast but if i did I would have definitely gone.
Jane -May 18, 2010, 5:15PM
I absolutely adore Marit Larsen! I think I'm going to listen to her now, it's been a while :) <3

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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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