Post image for On The Road: Diary of a Catalog Team

Our catalog team is always busy – when they’re not traveling around the world shooting the books you see each month, they’re planning the next ones, months in advance.  They are departing soon to shoot our March book and we’ll be posting their journal entries for you here on the blog! Stay tuned…

In two days we’re off on another FP adventure- this month’s journey takes us all the way across the world to photograph breathtaking Vietnam, top to toe- a land of dramatic landscapes, coastlines, colors.  We’ve got 32 hours of travel in store- a flight from JFK –> Seoul, Korea, Seoul –> Hanoi, Vietnam. We’re so excited to have the opportunity to share this experience with you – we’ll check in over the next two weeks and keep you abreast of all of our discoveries.

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shavelle -Dec 13, 2011, 10:15PM
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Kate -Dec 10, 2011, 4:13PM
That would be soooo fun! www.sweet-louise.blogspot.com

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Post image for Office Style: The Family Jewels

Velvet and rich details are having their moment. Velvet is showing up in crushed jewel tones, and there’s no such thing as overload. We’re piling it on – shoes, skirts, dresses – you name it. The look is regal and rich especially when it’s paired back to metallics and reflective embelishment. We’re buying it (pun intended,) these rich colors, precious metals, and lush fabric are everywhere. I have the office style photos to prove it.

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Her feet are FP-ed out in the Petty Leopard Ankle Boot and Mesh Dot Ankle Sock.

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It’s the Slouchy Velvet Blazer! Love the touch of something special it gives this outfit.

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Ashley -Dec 09, 2011, 8:32AM
ahh! where is that LOVELY leopard collared blouse from? IN LOVE.
Kate -Dec 08, 2011, 6:50PM
Love it! www.sweet-louise.blogspot.com

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Lots of fun store events are going down tonight and this weekend! First up, Scottsdale!

Pictured: Crochet Cardigan, Ruffle Legging, Sgt Pepper Ankle Boot

Holiday Dress Fest at Free People Scottsdale Fashion Square

TONIGHT – 12/8 5pm-9pm

Are you in need of the perfect party dress for your holiday festivities? Stop by our Scottsdale Fashion Square store for a special shopping experience tonight with complimentary treats & bubbly, the fresh vibes of DJ Charlie Meyer, local photography to capture the fun and of course the most fabulous and festive dresses around!

For more info check out their facebook page.

Pictured: Fairisle Babydoll Top, Viscose Voile Slip, Tall Boots,

Holiday Glam Party at Free People Stanford

Saturday 12/10 4pm-8pm

Enjoy sparkling cider and snacks while shopping for your holiday party outfits! Stylists will be on the floor for to help you perfect your holiday look, and for each party dress bought you will be entered in a raffle to win a very special gift basket!

For more info visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Viscose Voile Slip, Tall Boots, Fluted Cable Pullover, Faux Fur Hat

Holiday Concert and Food Drive at Free People Clarendon

Saturday 12/10 2pm-6pm

Ready to kick off the Holiday Party season and give back at the same time?! FP Clarendon is hosting an amazing bash this Saturday from 2pm-6pm. They’ll be showcasing two amazing bands while collecting food for DC Central Kitchen. Please bring healthy snacks to donate (granola bars, fruit cups, etc) all day and stay from 2-6pm to watch The Silver Liners and The Dance Party rock out!

For more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Skinny Cord, Tall Boots, Floral Baby Tee, Sequin Cami

DIY for the Holidays at Free People King of Prussia

Saturday 12/10 12pm-3pm

Stop by our King of Prussia, PA store on Saturday to make DIY gift toppers! Bring in a gift or pick up a gift at the store and decorate it FP-style!

They will also be collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House.

Fore more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Sequin Button Down, High Waisted Textured Short, Lenape Tall Sock and Tall Boots.

Dallas Maynard Holiday Trunk Show at Free People Wicker Park

Saturday 12/10 10am – 8pm & Sunday 12/11 10am – 3pm

Local Chicago jewelry designer Dallas Maynard will be at our Wicker Park, Chicago store this weekend selling her beautiful jewelry!

They will have appetizers, refreshments, and great music to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit! Plus, with any $150 Free People purchase AND the purchase of a Dallas Maynard piece, Free People Wicker Park will be raffling off a gift set that includes a FP Gift Card and a special Dallas Maynard piece!!

Fore more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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As for us Philly home office peeps, our holiday party is tonight!! The theme is masquerade :) We’ll have pix tomorrow! xx

-Dec 08, 2011, 9:03PM
Have agreat time at party looking forward to pictures!!!
-Dec 08, 2011, 9:01PM
cant wait to see pictures, I am sure they wil be outstanding!

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Post image for Thursday Poll: December Catalog

The December Catalog dropped on Monday, and I have to say – it’s a personal favorite. I love the strong photography paired back to the refreshing setting and cool western-inspired styling. It’s such a breath of cool air in all of this holiday chaos. Which is your favorite shot?

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fp julia -Dec 09, 2011, 9:05AM
hey guys! you're in luck we have some tutorials coming soon for ya :)
irene -Dec 09, 2011, 1:12AM
Look 3 is to die for. That hair style ROCKS!

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Post image for Hair Tip: The Neon Trend Continues

I kinda flipped over this hairdo when I saw it on our website! It’s super easy to get the look too – just tie some neon twine or ribbon into your hair and braid away! When you get to the end of the braid, use the twine to wrap around your hair as a tie. Read more »

monica -Dec 08, 2011, 2:31PM
Ooooh! this is very summery and bohemian I like it! Have a look at my recent post on Holiday hair on my new blog:)

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Post image for December Catalog Behind the Scenes

Our December catalog seems to have everything I’m craving right now… breezy dresses, textured knits and denim, soft colors and the beautiful setting of Santorini, Greece.  I can’t get over how beautiful this place looks – more on that tomorrow, but for now here’s a peek behind the scenes of our December catalog, featuring model Mona Johannesson and shot by photographer Enric Galceran.

Behind the scenes photos by Thomas Northcut.

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I love these rose crowns!

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The adorable washed floral baby tee is also on my wishlist…

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I love this look! The rocker vegan leather pants, joe lace up boot, o-town muscle tank and joplin necklace.

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The awesome ray of light dress.

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Another fave – the we the free lunar maxi dress, speckle ribbed pullover and hayden stitch boot.

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Shop the December Catalog.

Deidre -Dec 09, 2011, 4:47PM
What does it take to be a fp model, they are so beautiful and the clothes are superb! Combination of beauty and style! Love!
karen -Dec 08, 2011, 8:53PM
so amazing!

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colored denim + leopard booties = love

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Noot Seear in our studio for a special shoot.

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The amazing Avila wedge ankle boot.

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Little snippets of inspiration from our instagram :)

Are you following? xx

James -Dec 14, 2011, 1:17AM
What kind of bike is that up on the right?
Christina -Dec 08, 2011, 11:25AM
I have to say, I'd fit it quite well. :) You all look fabulous! http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/ Christina

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Post image for A Dreamy Night at FP Portland

Remember how I told you our Portland store was having an awesome event with artist Rachael Rice? Well she was kind enough to send me a little write up and some photos from the event! I’m so sad I wasn’t there, it looks like it was a magical night :) Read more »

Holly Martin -Nov 09, 2013, 8:03PM
My goodness. Coming from a 'real live native' myself, I'd like to say that the comments provided by the other 'real live natives' are very angry and rude! We have no idea what others have been throug, regardless of skin colour, so saying 'priveledged white girls' is extremely uneducated and a little hateful. I think you ladies are absolutely adorable! Keep up the good work!
eris -Dec 16, 2011, 9:09PM
My best friend's uncle used to make these back when we were kids. He admitted dream catchers were not a tradition of his particular people. But he said none of his customers questioned the authenticity of his art since he was an old "indian" guy. Don't think that this cultural appropriation is something that only privileged whites do. Very little in this world is ever authentic.

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Our office coordinator never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and style (you can see some past examples here and here). Last week I passed her in the hallway and my jaw dropped – she had on the most amazing and beautiful blazer! Read more »

Morgan -Feb 24, 2012, 4:30PM
Such a fun DIY project! and an easy way to recycle an old blazer into something new.

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Post image for A Day at Free People Upper East

This past Sunday was a beautiful day in New York City, and I got to spend it at our 3rd Avenue store crafting with the lovely fp upper east girls and all the awesome ladies (and gents!) who came in! Read more »

marel -Dec 07, 2011, 6:18PM
Thanks Julia! Dan, Sabrina and I had an amazing time and can't wait for the next event in NYC! We've been making ornaments like crazy-we feel super inspired! Thanks again, we had a great time!
andy skye -Dec 07, 2011, 5:06PM
free people is SO inspiring! what an awesome environment it must be to work in :) i am an interior designer/photographer and i would love for you to check out my work! when i stumbled upon free people this summer i was INLOVE and felt so inspired to be me :) i come from the far far north and nature has always been part of my life. i hope you + free people lovers can find inspiration from me too! thank you for taking your time to read this, peace + love xX ~andy skye

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Post image for Photo Diary: New York City in the Fall

This weekend I was in New York City for our crafting event at Free People Upper East.  I love New York this time of year – the weather was still mild enough to walk around outside all day comfortably, but a cheerful holiday spirit fills the air.  I spent Saturday wandering around in Brooklyn and stayed the night at the Bowery House in downtown Manhattan before heading to the Upper East Side on Sunday.

My first stop was Brooklyn Flea – a thrifter and vintage lover’s heaven!

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I loved the vintage holiday decorations and ornaments :)

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I was drooling over the turquoise jewelry!!!

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After spending a little too much time sifting through all the treasures, I walked down to Prospect Park where there was a little farmer’s market – and hot apple cider!

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I would so love to live in a Brooklyn brownstone one day…

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I stopped for a quick cider at a pub in Brooklyn -  I loved the little jar they served it in! Then I hopped on the subway back to Manhattan to head to the Bowery House, where I was staying. This place is perfect for anyone traveling to NYC on a budget, if you’re literally just looking for a place to crash.  It has a cool history – in the 1940s it was a temporary home to soldiers returning from World War II.  The location is convenient and the price is great, plus it has a cool rooftop garden – but if you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs :)

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Spotted this post-it note in Prospect Park :) Stay tuned for part two, with photos from our event on Sunday at Free People Upper East!

sassyj -Dec 07, 2011, 3:07PM
LOVE these photos!! Can't wait for my next trip to ny!
-Dec 07, 2011, 11:28AM
Off topic but, will there be anymore items added to rack sale in the december? I want to get my christmas shopping dome without missing anything. :)

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Post image for Trend Spotting: coloured jeans

Fashion has gone vibrant when it comes to bottoms particulary skinny jeans, we love the rainbow selection and teaming them with simple tees. They brighten up our day.  A trend that grew from the fall 2011 runway shows and got everyone hooked.

It adds a new kind of fun to that Rock N’ Roll skinny jeans vibe. Are you the type of girl who would wear bright coloured jeans?

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Jenny -Jan 22, 2012, 4:45PM
i just bought the red skinny crop jeans and am having a great time styling them with everything in my closet! My favorite is my brown lace up bikers and a cut out Lacey cream top with a suede vest!! I could wear these jeans every day with something new mixed in. Also so cute with the striped hooked sweater colored red and tan and my bass lace up oxfords. These jeans fit like a glove on my petite 5'2" 115lb frame(27's as they run small)
Christina -Dec 07, 2011, 11:33AM
I really need to get a pair of colored denim. I'm just afraid I won't wear it as much as regular jeans and I want it to be worth the money!

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