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in case you couldn’t tell, we here at free people love music festivals.  we saw a ton of free people girls at coachella and it definitely got us thinking about ways we can be more involved with festivals in the future. up next is sasquatch, set in a stunningly beautiful gorge in washington state that might have the prettiest stage backdrop i’ve seen yet.

there are always a few select bands making the festival rounds too.  this year the XX, the national, phoenix, local natives and black keys seem to be hitting up quite a few.  read more for a brief look at what’s coming up this summer and some of the top acts you’ll catch at each festival (although there are really too many to list)!

also make sure you check out our picks for festival fashion right here!

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Amy -May 23, 2010, 4:10PM
Hey what about The Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores?!
wholesale korean clothing -May 04, 2010, 10:21PM
Well, so many party, I like summer!

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check out the fp girls who work at our austin store at the domain!

left: the one and only diana! right: resident rockstar haley rose, who you’ll often catch performing on weekends!

spunky kat- she’s got a knack for putting together outfits you’d never think of!

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left: jennifer, their youngest sales associate, who will be attending NYU for journalism in the fall! right: katlyn, who is one half of a twin :)

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left: kristina, who one day hopes to own a fabulous restaurant; right: newest MIT, marisa, who knows fashion like it’s nobody’s business!

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MIT katie strikes a pose – she makes everyone smile all day every day!

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left: brooke, resident caffeine addict :) right:  candice, a skilled seamstress who used to work at the chicago free people!

aren’t they adorable?

Heather -May 06, 2010, 12:07AM
Miss Candi-Land! We miss her so! Austin is so lucky to have her! xoxo
Hayley -May 05, 2010, 4:04PM
i love posts like this! and the ones where girls from the stores show different ways to wear things. :)

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marit larsen is a norwegian singer/songwriter about to embark on her initial solo US tour, but first she will be stopping by free people’s backyard in brooklyn to play a little show on friday may 14!  back in norway she’s a big star, having been one half of the late 90’s duo M2M, and now having a rather solid solo career over there.  she’s adorable and we’re stoked to have her come play for us – stay tuned, we’ll have an interview with marit and more info on the show coming up!

for now, check out her myspace page here.

fp julia -May 05, 2010, 6:00PM
yes anyone can come!
-May 05, 2010, 5:56PM
can anyone come who's in the area? or is it invite only?

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april showers bring…may flowers to your desktop! a day early because it’s friday, and we love you.

click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy friday!

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one of our favorite trends for spring and summer are crossbody bags! they’re the perfect size and definitely a music festival necessity. which of these crossbodies is your bag?

croft crossbody:

leather basket weave bag:
leather basket weave bag

lexi crossbody:
lexi crossbody

perforated bow crossbody:
perforated bow crossbody

screwed chain clutch:
screwed chain clutch

suede medecine bag:
suede medecine bag

the winner of last week’s short poll was the denim carpenter short with 27% of the vote!

here is part two of our new store playlist! enjoy :)


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Christina -May 05, 2010, 9:06PM
That's a great playlist!! The Daredevil Christopher Wright is an awesome band.. from Wisconsin too so all the better! Another band from Wisconsin: Trapper Schoepp and The Shades. They're from Milwaukee and they're one of the best bands around. Check 'em out and maybe feature them in a playlist?.. P.s. This blog is beautiful. :)

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the free people store in dedham, MA is looking for local talent to showcase their artwork this summer!  if you are interested, please friend them on facebook (Freepeople Dedham) and send a message with your name, contact info, and a picture of your work.

sounds like such a cool opportunity!

-Apr 30, 2010, 11:44PM
What a great idea! Hope other stores follow with this idea!
Call Free -Apr 28, 2010, 2:23AM
I am quite interesting in this topic hope you will elaborate more on it in future posts.thanks for sharing

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yes, some of you are probably still recovering from the madness of coachella but this weekend another huge music festival begins  – the new orleans jazz festival!  this isn’t your typical festival though — it spans 9 days and is all about celebrating the incredibly rich musical heritage and culture of new orleans. there are some pretty impressive musicians playing this year- including dr. john, the black crowes, the funky meters, simon & garfunkel, my morning jacket, the allman brothers, widespread panic, aretha franklin, pearl jam, jeff beck, van morrison, b.b. king and richie havens…just to name a few :) in addition, there will be arts and crafts galore, and all of this is on top of the mysterious, voodoo tinged atmosphere that already exists in one of the most fascinating cities of the united states.

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Bailey -Apr 24, 2014, 11:26PM
Im Headed there this weekend! wooohoo gettin' jazzy
Cathy -Apr 24, 2010, 10:34AM
IS THAT THE CHATEAU MOTOR HOTEL COURT YARD ? SURE LOOKS LIKE IT. I'M JEALOUS NEW ORLEANS IS A GREAT CITY & JAZZ FESTIVAL IS A BLAST

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hey everyone! hope you’re all enjoying your earth day. the weather is warming up and i am loving all of our cute shorts – which do you like best?

easy linen short:

denim carpenter short:


cord cargo short
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cordcargoshort

ever brookland short:
everbrooklandshort

paint splatter cut offs
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paint splatter cut offs

we the free madras short
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wtfmadrasshort

last week’s poll turnout was amazing! 1,525 votes and only 9 votes separated the winner (girl number 5) from second place (girl number one) – and in case you didn’t figure it out, the winner was sandy and second place was candy :)

Zara -Apr 25, 2010, 9:00PM
Wow.. they look Great
Keeley -Apr 23, 2010, 9:58AM
Really I love them all!

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building 543, which holds our cafeteria, had a ton of great stuff going on today for earth day – starting with this beautiful display of flowers that greeted everyone who walked in the door! i thought it was a really nice touch that the flowers were arranged in water bottles :)  there were plant potting and vertical garden workshops hosted by terrain, reusable water bottles and bags for sale, stations for recycling batteries and cell phones, and lots of yummy organic treats!

more below…

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our topanga, california store had a tea party over the weekend to celebrate their second birthday – check out these great pics from the event! in addition to tea and treats they had a model in store to give styling ideas, and fp girl karla hand painted frames and wrapped them in green tissue paper as adorable little gifts for anyone who made a purchase :)

check out all the girls who came out for the event in their cute outfits below!

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Ashley -Aug 20, 2010, 2:34PM
@megan - THANK YOU!!
Kay -Apr 25, 2010, 9:49PM
Lovely. What kind of bike is that? An Electra?

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to celebrate earth day i wanted to post some nature photography by anna verlet. her photos capture the mysticism and magical aura of nature in a way that draws you into the landscapes…the fog in the forest is tangible and the reflection of the sun dancing across the lake glows with warmth.  get outside today and appreciate the magic and wonder that is planet earth!

a couple of cool events are going on to celebrate earth day, check them out below.

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Tayler Shewmaker -Apr 29, 2010, 10:48PM
This is one awesome blog article.Really thank you! Will read on...
em -Apr 22, 2010, 1:52PM
Love the pictures! Do you know where the second and third ones from the top were taken?

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