happy father’s day to all the free people dads out there!
anyone heading to the telluride bluegrass festival this weekend? i wish i was…there are a couple of bands playing that i really like, and it looks so beautiful and relaxing there – it definitely seems to draw a really laid back, hippie crowd. colorado is one of the few states in the US i’ve never been to, and i really want to change that very soon…
among the bands playing are alison krauss, yonder mountain string band, bela fleck, edward sharpe and mumford and sons!
there are some really cool old school photos on the website too.
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.
Free People Upper East is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Move Into Greatness Yoga Studio to help fight Breast Cancer!
*Come donate the weekend of the 19th and have your name entered to win a gift certificate to Free People and a complimentary One on One Training session with Colleen Wahl, owner of Move Into Greatness Yoga Studio on the Upper East Side (value $100).
*Every dollar you donate equals how many times you will be entered to win!!
*Buy something pink and have your name entered an extra 2x!
* Winner will be announced Sunday, June 20th.
Come get involved in your community and enter to win! Our stylists will be on hand to help you pick out your perfect weekend outfit!
All proceeds will go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We will have brochures and pink ribbons available for you at checkout!
Can’t wait to see you there!
♥ Free People Upper East
Start Time: Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 7:00pm
1319 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
now that we’ve told you all about the stripes trend we’re loving right now, i want to know which striped item is your favorite!
do you like bold and bright, like the WTF lace and stripe short sleeve top:
barely there stripes like the crinkle tunic:
textured stripes like the downtown date dress:
partial stripes like the super tank mini dress:
bold, all-over stripes like the dinner time tieback dress:
or multicolored stripes like the super stripe tank:
the winner of last week’s dress poll was, by far and away, the downtown date dress with 60% of the vote!
if you’re in the area, stop by our portland store today for a summer kickoff party and enjoy special discounts, raffles and fun!
a heart-warming story from one of our free people girls…
“this morning i was walking back from the jharoka (the cafe down at the navy yard where we work) with my coffee and i spotted frank in the grass by our building.
he couldn’t fly, and i started to feel sad cuz all the dogs that come to work with their parents run around in that grass…
and i wasn’t sure how frank could avoid all those paws.
so my friends helped get a box and some gloves and we scooped up frank and put him inside with some grass so he felt cozy.
i called the schuylkill wildlife rescue center and they were so nice and said bring him in!
so i drove him up to the rescue and they said it was nice that frank was there because he still had his bloodfeathers and probably wouldn’t be able to fly for another week or so…
i’m glad such a place exists and i’m glad frank is going to be okay. :)”
isn’t he the cutest?!? check out the schuylkill center’s website for more info on the awesome work that they do.
you probably remember these beautiful butterflies and dragonflies that flew into our stores for our spring display – well now that our new summer displays are up, they have gone into hibernation…and we want to give some away!
this giveaway will stay open until friday at midnight – and all you have to do to win is leave a comment below, and make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win.
we will select a winner for each day (tuesday,wednesday, thursday, friday) to receive one of these amazing display pieces!
i am so jealous…i loved these displays and they’re even prettier in person because you can see all the details and craftsmanship that went into creating each one :) plus this is the first time we’re giving away some display items so it’s pretty exciting!
**UPDATE Monday June 21 – the four winners have been selected and contacted. Once we hear back from them, we will announce on the blog.**
kick off your summer at our free people portland store this thursday june 17! they’ll be having a party all day long with special discounts, raffles and more! the store looks so lovely, i’ve always wanted to go to portland…
check out their facebook page for more event details.
another one of our favorite artists has a show opening this weekend! go see drawings by our amazing lizzy janssen at B2, located at 1500 east passyunk ave in philly – the opening reception will take place saturday june 12th from 6-8pm. i’m so sad i can’t go to the opening! she’s incredibly talented and adorable, we love her!
check out her website for lots more!
the days are heating up and summer is just around the corner…time for long days of lounging in the sun followed by wild summer nights. our current summer nights trend is all about the items you can rock all day long and then dress up with accessories to wear straight out at night. i love our selection of body con dresses that are perfect for this trend. which one do you like best??
or the downtown date dress:
and the winner of our platform poll last week was the roma knotted strap platform by cynthia vincent!