no, it isn’t thursday. but did you really think we’d miss the weekly poll?
last week i asked which holiday outfit you loved the most and the winner was pretty clear…the vast majority of the votes went to the cabin fever look (which was also my favorite – i just ordered the faux fur earflap hat…i can’t wait to get it)!
this week i was looking at all of the cute, colorful coin purses and pouches we have…they’d be such a great gift for friends and family! which one do you like best?
the lace applique coin purse:

the gretel embroidered pouch:

the pretty in beads coin purse:
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the morocco embroidered pouch:
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the casablanca embroidered pouch:
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or the denim and chain pouch:
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fpjulia -Dec 01, 2009, 3:07PM
hi lara- i am looking into it, i'll let you know!
Lara -Nov 27, 2009, 5:05PM
i would definetly want the pretty in beads coin purse. Im just curious FreePeople, where do you make, manufacture or buy these beauties? on the details section says imported, peru maybe?.. best wishes xoxo

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sooooo…i’m well aware of the holiday rush. it’s pretty hard to ignore. i’ve already started scanning the web in hopes of sparking a creative idea for gifts to family and friends… which is why i wanted to make myself and the free people home office at your disposal this year for all sorts of tips, suggestions, and advice during the holidays. i’ll be using twitter to post cool holiday gift ideas, recipes, fashion advice, and general inspiration to make this holiday unique.
come find me here…and get started by downloading our 2009 holiday card! click on the image above to go to our flickr page where you can download the card.
happy holidays!

gi -Nov 29, 2009, 9:23PM
i love kris chau!! thanks for reminding me to gift some artist prints this season

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Post image for happy thanksgiving!

this is from a few years ago but it’s pretty funny/interesting…
apparently, the person responsible for photocopying for a penn psychology 101 class took the liberty of adding the instructions “draw a turkey” to the last page, and the results were scanned and posted on flickr.
here are some of my favorites:

and here are some numbers from the results:
9 hungry folks drew a cooked butterball turkey
5 had their turkey saying “eat me!” … but 6 had the turkey protest “don’t eat me!”
17 turkeys were gobble, gobble-ing
21 wished a happy thanksgiving
8 wore a hat
6 found themselves with a few more legs than you might expect
108 were “left handed” … 72 were “right handed” … although I counted freehand-drawn hands too, and wasn’t very exact about how I chose some of the blobbier ones.
click here to see them all.
hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday :)

one of our visual display artists shared these photos from india that are inspiring our spring and summer store displays (which they are already working on!) …aren’t they cool? and if you’re wondering what that car is all about, stay tuned for another post momentarily that will explain :)

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fpjulia -Dec 01, 2009, 3:50PM
hi tina- yes, it is the fp one chiffon dress that we had in stores over the summer. wholesale actually did a new version that is available in stores and online now :)
tina Thorndycraft -Nov 29, 2009, 2:05AM
I love the blue shawl wrap she is wearing. Is this piece from the FP line?

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small world

you might recall not too long ago we posted about photographer amelia merrick and her awesome trainhopping photos (click here to see the post).
well she saw the post, and in a crazy coincidence, she actually works at urban! she’s a very talented photographer…check out these photos taken here at the navy yard.

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some of her work will be on display at the himalaya teahouse in astoria, new york through december. it just so happens she’ll be there today, so if you’re in the area, stop by and say hi to her and check out her work :)

r4i kort -Nov 23, 2009, 12:31AM
Your work is awesome. I liked it, its interesting and appreciable. You have got a good talent in yourself. Keep it up. Great job. Even i have interest in this type but lack of time with my schedule doesn't really allows me to do it, But you should never stop your self to do where you are interested.

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score!

if you’re in new york this weekend you should check out score! at 3rd ward- it’s a massive free exchange where you can bring your old clothing, records, books, housewares, etc and swap them for other people’s old stuff.
not to mention you get one of these free tote bags:

AND, bread & butter collective will be there doing live screenprinting.
you really can’t beat it…all items are free, and all remaining goods go to charity…plus all proceeds from the event go to city harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding new york city’s hungry men, women, and children.
so gather up your junk and head over to 3rd ward tomorrow between 1pm and 7pm…entry is just $3, and you can rsvp here.
because you know the saying…one man’s trash is another man’s treasure… :)

hope everyone is enjoying their day so far…how about some thursday poll action?
last week i asked about sweaters, and the most votes (28%) went to the voluminous fairisle sweater!
this week i wanted to ask you all about the outfits in our holiday boutique…we have looks for any holiday occasion, and you can check them all out here. so which look do you love the most?
fight off cabin fever with fuzzy hats, feminine tops, distressed denim and tall strappy boots:

sparkle, shine and be the life of the party in these sequin skirts, tops and accessories:

throw on a leather jacket with some lace layers and stylish shoes to go window shopping in the city:
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add some sparkle to a simple dress with standout accessories that are the icing on the cake:
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get dressed up and deck the halls in these romantic shift dresses:
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be the epitome of fashionably late in these trend-right dresses and jumpers, fur accessories and shoes:
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get noticed by that special someone under the mistletoe with these eye-catching items:
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warm up in these coats, tights and boots for a winter evening sleigh ride:
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change it up

we have a new changing room video up on our website! it’s adorable…check it out for some great holiday outfit ideas…

**the song in the video is “the boy with the arab strap” by belle & sebastian.

fp julia -Feb 12, 2010, 10:44AM
hi fiona! we will actually have a new one very soon!!
fiona -Feb 12, 2010, 3:13AM
are there no changing room videos for 2010?

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take a hike

did you know today is take a hike day? It’s a great day in philly to get outdoors… if you can’t actually take a hike, just go do something outside!

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images: summer teeth, summer teeth, amalia chimera

cardy ugg boots -Nov 30, 2009, 7:40PM
Thanks for your sharing,It's wonderful
Jennifer -Nov 18, 2009, 10:39PM
free people, i love this blog so much, which is why i just don't feel right until you feature the artist nick cave and his amazingly inventive, colorful and insane costumes from the "meet me at the center of the earth" exhibit. if you google images him you will not be disappointed

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Post image for free people portland’s 1st birthday!

i’m not the only one celebrating a birthday this weekend…so is our portland store!

to celebrate they’re having a party tomorrow, november 14, with refreshments, raffles, and more! they even made adorable gift bags, pictured above, that include handmade hair clips with peacock feathers and satchels made out of free people shopping bags! so cute.
happy 1st birthday portland free people!

Pauline -Nov 19, 2009, 6:26AM
I am completely crazy about your clothes. When free poeple settle down in France? I can't wait any more! and I love your blog....
fpjulia -Nov 18, 2009, 2:28PM
g- not right now, unfortunately :)

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magnetic

anyone have exciting plans for the weekend? my birthday is on sunday and i get to celebrate by seeing edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros at first unitarian church in philly!
i love, love, love these photos of the band taken by autumn de wilde

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this video for the song “home” is so cute too…

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if i’m not at work on monday, it’s because i ran off and joined the band… :)

Dwayne Lauer -Apr 29, 2010, 6:51PM
wow, awesome blog.Thanks Again. Much obliged.
Ellie -Nov 15, 2009, 3:00PM
this song just makes me so happy!! i wanna dance and sing, and go hug someone!!

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it’s thursday…you know what that means…tomorrow is friday!!!
…and, it’s time for another thursday poll :)
last week we asked about party dresses and got a whopping 741 votes! the winner is the on the fringe lace dress with 28%! the moonlight tiers dress was a close second with 23%.
this week…it is cold and rainy in philly so i thought it would be appropriate to ask which sweater you all want to cozy up in…
the cut out cape hoodie:

the v neck fairisle sweater:

the pieced cardigan:
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the voluminous fairisle sweater:
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the fringe sweater cardigan:
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or the peacoat sweater:
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flylikemusic -Nov 12, 2009, 2:33PM
I wish fp had more fairisle styles this year like they did in the Nov 08 catalogue. The styles this year seem more city/clubby and less pretty/fantasy/comfy for my taste.

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