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We are looking for a full time merchandising intern to work here at our home office in Philadelphia!

For more info on the position and requirements, and to apply, please visit our job site.

fp julia -Dec 02, 2011, 9:26AM
hi faye! what problem are you having? send an email to and i'll see what i can do!
faye -Dec 02, 2011, 2:52AM
i have been trying to apply since it says deadline is tomorrow. please help i worked really hard on my board :(

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Post image for Style File: Merchandise Assistant – Knits

I first met this week’s style file girl when she was still an intern. We had one of those classic intern moments with a broken copy machine, ten different types of toner, and too many blinking arrows. We ended up figuring it out while chatting back and forth a bit.

She has now been promoted from intern, to merchandise assistant for knits. She loves her job, but admits that she didn’t always know that she wanted to work in fashion. Her career began as an international business major in college from where she went to teach English in Japan for three years. She traveled all around Southeast Asia and fell in love with Japan and fashion while she was there.

In talking with her, she gave me interesting perspective on what it is about the fashion there that interested her so much – no matter how funny or different it is, the people really dress however they want. They stick out as an individual, which is an interesting thing to see expressed in a society that is so strongly community based. To further explain, she shared two of her favorite Japanese street fashion blogs with me: style-arena and Japanese streets. I’ve added the blogs to the list of blogs that I follow I found them so interesting. The style is far out, but totally cool and inspirational.

As is her own fashion! She’s a bohemian queen, but mixes in quirky vintage pieces that at times give her outfits a sense of humor. Check out her personal style and what she wore this week ;)







This week at work she was scrambling a bit because her buyer was out on vacation which left her to cover duties she’d never dealt with before. Her department (buying) serves as a central coordinator for planning, design, wholesale, and production, which means there can be a lot to do. On the day that I caught up with her to hear about it she was entering in orders with an archaic looking system (although it’s not) to be sent to our producers. This is a highly detailed process involving lots of codes. When placing an order everything is considered from cost, color, and fabric to delivery method, ship date, and unit count. It’s amazing how fast she can do it at this point. Any one of the components can get messed up at anytime, anywhere in the supply chain, and a lot of her job also involves cleaning up the mistakes to make sure that the customer gets what she wants when she wants it.

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I know you’re already intrigued by how interesting this girl is, but to further interest you – here is her survey. (How cute are her doodles? They made me smile (= )


HippieChick -Aug 16, 2011, 12:04AM
Her outfits are so adorable! I love them!
celeste -Aug 13, 2011, 7:58AM
girlfriend, you have always been too kawaii!! shigoto de ganbatte ne!

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Tons of good fashion inspiration around the office today! From killer gladiator-style shorts to kooky sweaters and pretty prairie dresses I was deeply impressed. What’s your favorite look from the Free People team was wearing today?






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Audrey -Aug 12, 2011, 11:30PM
That Skirt (the one with the studs) is amazing!
Nerd Girl -Aug 12, 2011, 1:35PM
Ooh, I love all these looks! What a fun staff you guys are :-)

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Post image for Office Style: Perfect Prints

Wearing prints can take a certain amount of confidence and skill. Knowing what to pair them with and how to place them on your body takes a good eye. I love getting inspiration from the other ladies around the office who have gotten the trick down. So whether it’s floral, plaid, paisley, or cheetah and whether it’s all over or a strategic print pop, these ladies can show you how it’s done.








Emily -Aug 05, 2011, 2:28PM
LOVE Victoria's black leather shorts. Get it girl! Interns can be fabulously dressed too :)
shea -Aug 04, 2011, 11:01PM
I love #1 and #5.. that white dress is simplys tunning!

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So much good stuff at the Farmer’s Market in Building 543 at the home office today. Beautiful flowers, fresh veggies and dairy from Doe Run Farm and some pretty rad terrariums… check it out!

















Amanda -Aug 04, 2011, 3:40PM
My mouth just watered for that cherry pie, yumm!
Bailey -Aug 04, 2011, 1:22AM
Where can I get a hanging terrarium like that? I want to order one NOW! k thanks dolls! xx

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I’m a little late posting these but we had an awesome summer party at the home office a couple of weeks ago! Here are a few photos :)










two happy dalmations :)

What’s everyone doing this weekend? I think I might have to hit up the beach!

Sanne -Jul 30, 2011, 5:03PM
That looks like a lot of fun! I went shopping today :) xx
-Jul 30, 2011, 11:45AM
How fun! c:

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We are looking for a Fall Visual Merchandising Intern!

We are looking for an intern who can work a few days a week, is local to Philly and able to receive school credit.  Any interested applicants can send their resumes to and reference the Fall FP Visual Merchandising Internship in the subject.

-Dec 01, 2011, 3:44PM
your domain doesnt work
alma -Jul 29, 2011, 3:06PM
ooo.. I wanna have one of this alerts plis.. but downtown in Mexico plis..:)

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Post image for Office Style: I like what you got in the behind..

I love when somebody’s outfit is okay from the front, and then they turn around and all of a sudden its ace. They have that element of surprise in the back – a cool detail or bold statement. It’s like that old saying, business in the front, party in the back… or is that just about mullets….??? Either way, I love the trend, and these ladies have nailed it.


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Tory -Jul 29, 2011, 8:48PM
What is the name of the top in the first picture? I love it?
sara alana -Jul 29, 2011, 3:29PM
Love all of these shots. I just started following you guys on and I am getting so much inspiration from all of you "around the office" shots. Looks like an amazing place to work.

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that’s right, her name is Scrapple… and don’t you dare confuse her with breakfast meats.

listen -Feb 24, 2014, 10:20AM
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fp Jemma -Jul 25, 2011, 12:25PM
Hey Sarah, Yes Urban Outfitters. They are not actually on the website, try instores.

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Post image for Office Style: It’s HOT

It is hot as hell here in Philadelphia today – advisory warning and all. It’s the kind of heat that makes you not even want to get dressed, but, of course, that’s not socially acceptable. One has to put something on to go to work, and these ladies (and gentleman) did quite a good job of it today. Today’s office style is all about how we’re battling the heat – crop tops, billowy fabrics, light colors, and shade. How are you staying cool?

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And Toby just wanted his picture taken… :)

-Aug 11, 2011, 1:46AM
The harem pants in the seventh photo down are aaaadorable! Where are they from?
fp julia -Jul 25, 2011, 2:45PM
hi! the red cropped bralette is on our website here -

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Today’s been a busy day! The first half of the day I got to travel out to the owner of Urban Inc.’s personal farm. I shot some photos of the stylish interns on the outing.


Although I enjoyed the trip, it was fun getting back to the office and noticing lots of new Free People buys around. These two ladies are actually wearing two of my favorite items right now – both just happen to have been sitting in my shopping basket for about the past week now.


The Free People Printed Kimono


The Mohawk Embroidered Dress

I love the flirty sheerness these two coworkers were rocking today.


How cool is this shirt? I love the combo of it with the braids.


I caught this stylish woman sauntering up the stairs in her carefree printed summer dress. Her tattoo juxtaposes against the girly-ness of her outfit for an intriguing look.


Denim and lace…one of my favorite combos for summer


Taylor -Jul 21, 2011, 1:34PM
The denim and lace look kills me its so cute!
Stargirl -Jul 15, 2011, 1:29PM
Oh my gosh, where is that bag from? I've been looking for a new bag and that would be perfect!!

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Post image for DIY shirt turned skirt!

so inspired by this look today! our office coordinator took an old oversized button-down shirt and turned it into a skirt! she just buttoned it up halfway from the bottom, stepped into it and tied the sleeves around her waist – add a cropped tee and boots and you’ve got 90s grunge perfection.

just another reason to nab your boyfriend/dad/brother’s button-downs! vintage printed ones are a plus :)

bob -Jul 03, 2012, 2:42PM
Kati -Nov 08, 2011, 10:53PM
I love this! This is total inspiration!

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