Here’s the latest from our display team. The stores are decorated to complement our “I Want Candy” concept and the February catalog shot in India.
Spring Display is sparkly and colorful, with sequin canvases, neon lotus lanterns floating along the walls and above the tables, and hand-printed gauze fabric yardage draped on the walls. The front window’s mannequins are surrounded by a swirl of floating bright blossoms. The stores feel bright and magical and each sequin canvas catches your eye with a unique floral print appliquéd on a bed of shimmering sequins. What do you think???
One more Valentine gift from our graphic designers, Free People Valentines! Download them here and mail them to your friends.
Our graphic designers have put together some wallpapers you can download for your desktop. This is the first one, vintage papers, and I’ll post a new one about every other week. They will all be saved in a flickr group so you can access older ones as well. (right now there is just this one)
Enjoy! Download from flickr here.
It’s the anniversary of our first ever Free People craft swap! Valentine craft swap 2008 starts now.
For those of you who have not swapped before, here’s how it works…
You sign up to swap and are sure to give me you correct mailing address and email. I hook you up with another swapper anywhere in the world (or just in the US if you prefer). I email you all of your partner’s information. You have a few weeks to make your partner absolutely anything you want based on the theme of Valentine’s Day. Then you mail your gift to your partner, and they mail you one in return. And everyone has a happy Valentine’s Day!
Sign up for the swap here. It will be fuuun. Sign up deadline is Wednesday January 30th.
Check out last year’s photos here. You can view all of the photos if you sign in to flickr. Only a handful of them appear if you are not signed in…
Wondering what the display looks like after the new year? Trans is the term we use for the short periods between major seasons, like a transition. So right now we are in between holiday and spring. You have to catch this display in the stores quick! It’s only up for a few weeks. Don’t you love the hammock??
Our creative director for the display team saw these plastic hanging cane baskets at an airport gift shop in Hong Kong and loved them. So she placed a large order to have shipped to the US. Each basket came with a little cookie inside. Free People had no use for the cookies, and it would have been a nightmare to get them through customs, so we had it arranged that the cookies be donated to an elderly folks home in Hong Kong.
I know we never posted the photos from our newest, largest store in New York City, so here you go!
Today the Free People design team received the sales samples for the end of summer and fall. This is the first time the designers see their creations as they will look when you see them at the store. This is after a long process of hand made samples, drawings, fittings and revisions. Still ahead there will be meetings with even more revisions and changes to get down to the most amazing pieces for the final line. Hope you like them just as much as our designers do when they hit the stores!
Our graphic designers made these pretty gift tags as a gift for you. Download here and print out for your own gifts!