Happy first day of September! Go to our flickr page to download the large size of the calendar in regular or widescreen.
From what I hear the opening event for our Atlanta store was a ton of fun! And from the looks of it, quite stylish as well :) I love seeing all these ladies rocking Free People!
The vivaldi voile and lace slip is such a great layering piece.
A favorite from May – the cantina wrap maxi skirt.
Love the extreme vintage flares! I’m wearing mine today :)
Pretty maxi dress from our February catalog.
The lovely gypsy lace dress.
Looks like a great event! Thanks so much to everyone who came out :)
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 :)
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?
Attention: Boston, MA and Aspen, CO Free People girls!
Boston: We will be conducting open management interviews Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th. If you are interested in interviewing, please email email@example.com for details!
Aspen: We will be conducting open interviews for our upcoming Aspen store Tuesday August 23rd and Wednesday August 24th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
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!
visit our vintage loves shop.
Check out these amazing photos from our Glendale, California store! They were taken by the store’s MIT Jessica of her sister wearing some of our latest pieces. Lovely!
Visit our flickr page to get the August calendar download in the regular or widescreen version!
Can you believe it’s August already? Slow down, summer.
There are a lot of things I love about Austin, but near the top of the list are the swimming holes. When we were down there for our July catalog release party, it was sweltering – over 100 degrees. So the Saturday after our party, with a day off to explore, we went straight to Barton Springs.
Barton springs consists of four natural water springs, around one of which is a man-made pool that is one of the most popular places to hang out in Austin. The water is COLD – and the best way to deal with that is to gather your courage and dive in. When you do, the rush you experience is refreshing and rejuvenating. Some Austinites believe that not only is it good for your mental being, it’s also good for your health. I can definitely see how that may be true.
On the near side of the barrier in the pool above is a smaller pool where you can take your pup swimming! Barton springs costs just $3 for a full day, and is open until 11pm (night swimming!)
We didn’t have time to visit this next one, but if I ever find myself back in austin (and I hope I do) this is on my list of things I MUST do.
Yes, this is in Texas. Hamilton pool, located 30 miles outside of downtown Austin, is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed from erosion thousands of years ago. The result is secluded pool surrounded by cliffs and huge slabs of limestone, into which a waterfall runs. Getting to the pool requires a steep quarter-mile downhill hike – but it’s more than worth it.
After seeing the amazing swimming holes that Austin has to offer, I thought, surely there are swimming holes near Philadelphia? Indeed there are, and while it might not be on the same level as the ones above, Devil’s Pool is a swimming hole right here in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Creek.
Chances are, where you live you have a swimming hole nearby as well – and with the crazy heat coming this weekend, this might be a necessary thing to do!
Check out swimmingholes.org, where you can view maps of all the swimming hole locations near you! The site was started by a man from Philadelphia named Tom, who runs the site purely as a hobby with the help of his friend Dave. Why? “Tom and Dave like to explore, find and enjoy these hidden pools in natural settings they find a natural swimming hole in a beautiful setting to be very nurturing and soothing to the body and soul.”
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