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we have a new store opening next month at the grove shopping center in shrewsbury NJ! we’re hiring for all positions  – for more info and to apply click here!

irene -Apr 06, 2014, 1:48PM
Would love, love a Free People in Jax fl!!!
Katie -Aug 13, 2011, 11:15PM
we NEED a free people in Savannah, GA on Broughton St!!!

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i always loved that scene from the breakfast club where ally sheedy dumps out her giant bag, revealing all the clutter she carried around.  maybe because i’m the same way… my friends make fun of me because i always have so much pointless stuff in my bag and it takes me forever to find my keys in it.

it’s fascinating to see what’s inside peoples’ bags, it gives you a little peek into their personality. here our some of ours!

our office coordinator:

graphic designer:

creative design assistant:

graphic designer:


creative director:


and me:

p.s. thanks A. for the awesome idea!

Lin -Jul 07, 2012, 8:36AM
I love that!! I have been obsessed with "whats' in your purse" for a long time ! And I love free people. I get inspiration from them. When I want to be inspired I go to the website and poke around. I have some items from the vintage loves, which is an amazing part of free people. I have those tea tree toothpicks in my bag too.I have a teeny tiny crossbody! Thanks for sharing! <3
Danie -Mar 09, 2011, 3:06PM
LOVE this blog! too cute!

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for all you ladies out there… boy style! happy friday :)

Marina -Mar 02, 2011, 5:38AM
well, finally, some boys there... and all smokin' hot... we want more :-))
-Feb 26, 2011, 4:44PM
love the beach house shirt! just bought the same one in white at the concert thursday!

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our senior stylist and creative director both looked awesome today…getting them to take a photo, however, not so easy! ;)









i think i’ve worn this scarf every day since i got it…



love this shirt!


lo -Feb 28, 2011, 8:08PM
i neeeed those lace up boots!
tracy -Feb 26, 2011, 11:31AM
I liked seeing all the different age groups and the clothes that were paired for them. I want to see more of this.

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i could spend hours wandering around our building checking out peoples’ desks… each one is like a window into who that person is – what they love and choose to surround themselves with and the things that inspire them when they’re creating.  here are just a few of the amazing desk spaces from around the office…













Jacqui -Mar 05, 2011, 12:51PM
A few points in response to Anonymous: 1) Not all hippies are concerned about the environment, and not all environmentalists are hippies. 2) Free People doesn't market itself as an environmentally friendly brand. It sells upscale hippie-inspired clothing. 3) There are more ways to be environmentally friendly than just using a Klean Kanteen. Like by buying used items, and limiting your purchases to what's really necessary. Hop off that treadmill of consumption!
dani -Feb 26, 2011, 3:22PM
i love the desk with the james franco pictures <3

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our vintage buyer brought an article over to jemma about how to feng shui your desk at work, and i immediately decided my desk needed a makeover. my feng shui was all wrong… and with the beautiful weather we’re having today it felt like a good time to do some spring cleaning!

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(the article is from whole living magazine)

here’s what my workspace looked like before – a cluttered mess!


to feng shui my desk i followed the instructions above as well as i could with what i have here at work.  i put my plant, dreamcatcher and buddha figurine in the back left (or top left) area, with a photo of the sunset over the pacific in the background to make it feel as zen as possible. the bottom left area has a collage of photos from my latest trip, just kids, “music we like” from amoeba (a great music reference), my little journal and peaceful accents of blue. at the top right i have photos of loved ones and notes and cards from friends at work, and at the bottom right i hung some scraps of fabric to inspire creativity.


here’s the end result:


it may not look much different but it sure feels better! now i just need to feng shui my apartment…

Erika -Sep 17, 2014, 10:09AM
This article was super helpful also for me! Thank you! Erika
Isabel -Feb 06, 2013, 8:35PM
This article was super helpful! I'm moving into an apartment and this is the perfect time to de-clutter and give my space a fresh new look!

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everyone looks so lovely in the office today! i noticed a theme of pretty vintage and flowy dresses over leggings with socks and sandals or ankle boots.










i also really loved this tshirt with the pink bra peeking out!


and this jewelry…


and toby’s new spring tie :) -Mar 12, 2014, 6:56PM
Wow, fantastic blog structure! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The entire look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content.
Victoria -Mar 03, 2011, 8:53PM
Still no answer on where the boots are from? Dying to knowww !

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valentine’s day isn’t just about your significant other…it’s a celebration of all the things we love in life- even the simplest things.  here are some of the things we’re in love with right now!

“i’m in love with my new ring!” – graphic designer

“i’m in love with lipstick! especially my new orange one…and i cant wait till spring to wear the pink one.” – office coordinator


“i love japanese masking tape….it comes in such pretty colors and patterns.” – graphic designer


“girl scout cookies!!!!!” – everyone


“i’m in love with these flowers my friend sent me.” – director of design and image


“i love my cat!” – designer


“i love america…i just moved here from london!” – designer


“i love these sweet cards a co-worker sent me…the bunny on the left below is wearing a little piece of one of my knits!” – designer



“i love shrunken denim jackets like this one on our creative director! i’m going to buy this one.” – creative design assistant


“i love really old vintage valentines! the free library (in philly) has some that you can look at but they’re so old you’re not allowed to touch them.” – creative director


“my dog monster is my valentine :)” – designer


tell me, what are you in love with right now?

calla -Feb 15, 2011, 1:57PM
those greeting cards are adorable!
Sarah -Feb 15, 2011, 1:31PM
I love your graphic designer! I've always been an admirer of her work on FP's website. What is her name??

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there’s another toby in the office! i met this little ragamuffin the other day when i found him in the hall playing with his ball and squirrel…



toby is quite stylish in his bandana and puffer jacket:


kisses for mom :)

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-Feb 14, 2011, 7:33PM
I love her nails, is there a design on them?

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rare rabbits

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this month when walking into our cafeteria you must pass by a brigade of jackrabbits, perched alertly on their haunches with their ears straight up in the air, like they’re about to take off running.  i looked up the artist who makes them, and the story behind them is pretty cool.

artist beau buck uses recycled materials, including hunting vests, denim, mexican blankets, and even remnants of a betsy ross american flag.  he also collects coats, bags and other fashion items that are made with fur, leather, teeth and feathers, and repurposes them as sculptures of the animals they originate from. very neat idea!









his other work is pretty interesting too, check out his website here.

plus size dresses -Oct 17, 2013, 1:43PM
I want to to thanmk youu foor this wohderful read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite too check out new stuff you post…
thommy -Feb 11, 2011, 7:09AM

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free people is looking for a wholesale merchandising intern! this is a full time, paid internship and a bachelor’s degree is expected. for more info on the job and to apply, click here. don’t forget you can follow our recruiters and ask them questions here.

Tonya -Feb 11, 2011, 2:36AM
I hope to have this opportunity someday!
Tina -Feb 10, 2011, 8:35PM
Awesome! Do you consider out of state interns?

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the flag poles outside building 543 down here at the navy yard got a little makeover today! this “yarn bomb” is the work of artist jessie hemmons of ishknits. i’ve posted about yarn bombing before – i think its such an interesting phenomenon that has been growing in recent years, with various crocheted objects popping up all over the world – a lot of it done anonymously.


if you live in the philadelphia area, chances are you’ve seen some of jessie’s work (pictured above).  however, she told me that in some areas (like old city, where i live), city officials will have the artwork removed when they spot it. why would anyone want to do that? i think it’s beautiful, and i’m thrilled that we now have bright pink flag poles at the navy yard as it feels very appropriate for free people :)

check out the ishknits website here.

Macys -Jun 06, 2014, 11:14PM
Wow ! This's an amazing post, i love final picture
Olivia -Feb 10, 2011, 2:01PM

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