mr. softee is back after a long, cold winter…
hmmm… what is he up to?
there is no such thing as too much ice cream :)
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.
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 golden sunburst cuff:
the congo disc necklace:
the nala cracked bangles:
or the porto santo necklace:
the winner of last week’s sunglasses poll was the portman top rimmed wayfarer with 42% of the vote!
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!
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!
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…
the above photo is my favorite.
pretty garlands! thanks for stopping by, marit :)
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!!!
a couple of weeks ago, our regional visual manager for the west coast and our director of stores met up with the northwest district manager to take a little tour of the free people stores in washington, oregon and northern california. lucky for us, they sent over some great photos from their trip!
i love the shots from the airplane, so cool!
and if you missed it, check out our interview with marit larsen right here!
sun is shining, the weather is sweet… makes you want to put on a pair of sunglasses! probably the most important accessory for the summer months… so which ones do you love most?
the circles sunglasses:
or the portman top rimmed wayfarer:
the winner of last week’s hat poll was – by almost 50%! – the medina sun hat :)
our new summer store displays are up and i am in awe!
for the garlands, our visual team drew inspiration from holiday decorations they saw in india:
here are some pics of the displays going up in our king of prussia, pa store!
the plexi art was done by hand by our display team members…stay tuned because we have a video of that for you!
the bikes are by far my favorite…they were designed by one of our visual display team members while she was in india.
aren’t they beautiful? i want one to ride around at the beach this summer!
show your mom some love and upload a picture of her best boho vintage look for our mom’s boho style contest! the winner will receive a very special recreation of your mom’s look, with love from free people :)
happy mother’s day to all you fp moms out there!
i have a love/hate relationship with first fridays in philly. i live in old city…so when i leave my place to go out on the first friday of the month i have to wade through the sea of people blocking the sidewalks, and every place i go is packed. but once it gets nice out, i find myself warming up- literally – to the idea. the streets of old city come alive with all types of creative folk who line the sidewalks with their art, craft and music. i’ll wander around perusing the treasures, stopping every once in a while to talk with sellers, all the while soaking in the energy that is first friday in philadelphia.
here are some photos from yesterday evening…
and i ran into some fp girls!