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i have a really wierd obsession with woodstock.  i wasn’t even alive back then but it pains me to think i wasn’t able to be a part of that experience.  our vintage buyer took a trip to bethel, new york,  and brought back some photos of the festival site and her friend’s place – i nearly died when i saw them. one day i will get there.

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this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.

and here’s her friend’s amazing home…

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yeah, i would never leave either.

supergirl -Nov 25, 2010, 4:12AM
The old man in the picture looks like Santa Claus, really.
joe -Nov 09, 2010, 4:33AM
The hippy times were so grovy and the pot so good and the people so cool but all good things have to make way for the bad. Evil invaded all that love and poof it was gone. Yeah I was a part of that happening and now I'm 66 years old and looking back it was the best part of my life.

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a peak into part of our buyers’ area…

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how cool is this laptop case?? i want to make one!

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teece -Aug 24, 2010, 11:34AM
how do you make that laptop case? there should most definitely be a tutorial!
Kendall -Aug 20, 2010, 1:14AM
could you put up a tutorial on how to make the laptop sleeve?

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like it or not, fall is just around the corner… which of course means new store displays! here are some shots of the new displays at our king of prussia, PA store. the rich colors and the added texture of the yarn is perfect for fall, bringing to mind a cozy knit sweater you just want to wrap yourself up in.

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i love how the fabric seems to be dripping from the ceiling, like the store is oozing creativity.

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you may recognize the fabric covered vases that have been pictured around our home office and at our costa mesa store.

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i think my favorite part of the display is the yarn.  it is also used as decoration here at the home office – i love it, the colors make me happy :)

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amazing work again, guys!

Val -Jun 09, 2013, 11:57AM
Anthropologie sells these quilts as found objects in their stores. The prices range from $200-$300 which may be why Free People won't sell or give their sources for the quilts. There are many vendors on Etsy who sell kantha quilts and many who will see you a bundle of, say 10 for the price of one at Anthro. check it out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/127455855/10-wholesale-vintage-kantha-quilt-kantha?ref=shop_home_active If you can sew or are resourceful in finding someone who can make your curtain panels, Voila!
Lilwy -Apr 25, 2012, 10:57PM
I also love the curtains you use in your dressing rooms. Where can I buy them? Are they for sale? Hope so. Love 'em.

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i saw this DIY and it immediately reminded me of free people- fabric covered hangers!  i have a bunch of plain old wire hangers in my closet and i think they are in need of a makeover.  all you need is fabric – this would be a great way to reuse old free people bags! – and glue.

start by taping the starting point of the fabric to the hanger, and then proceed to wrap the fabric around the hanger.  when you have covered the hanger, put a dab of glue on the end of the fabric and you’re done!

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jade -Sep 30, 2011, 10:57PM
awesome! totes gonna try it <3
Lisa Napier -May 16, 2011, 8:20PM
What a great idea!

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it’s one of those gray, rainy days in philly where you just want to curl up under the covers and sleep all day.

if only i was here…

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…at the w retreat and spa in vieques, puerto rico.  the rest of the decor doesn’t look too shabby, but it’s those rainbow chairs that got me.

Lauren -Aug 05, 2012, 3:36PM
I went here on my previous spring break and it is even better than it looks! Take a week off and go there!!! You will not regret it
tgp -Aug 18, 2010, 1:27PM
wow! they look like the best chairs ever.

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last week i was passing by the area where our graphic designers and office coordinator sit…and something was different. their office chairs had been replaced by large exercise balls! hmmm…what’s this all about guys?

“we got them to strengthen our cores! exercise balls are the new thing.”

so have you noticed a change? do they work?

“yes! when you wake up you feel like you did crunches the day before.”

“it keeps you moving throughout the day so you get a little workout. and we have a mid afternoon workout session.”

“plus they keep you from getting sleepy sitting at your desk!”

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what do other people think about your balls?

“they’re jealous! everyone wants them now.”

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“the bouncing is good for your mental state too…you feel like a little kid!”

Mallie -Aug 19, 2010, 6:43PM
hahaha I giggled when I saw this. I miss you guys!
Kristen -Aug 19, 2010, 3:22PM
Love the black high heeled shoes!

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Isabel Lucas rocked out in LA in this adorable little number, there’s something very Annie Hall going on here. I love that she’s added quirky little stripey socks into the mix and that her hair and make up is undone.Cute as a button. I think I might be wearing this look going into Fall.

zoe:) -Aug 20, 2010, 3:22AM
i LOVE this! its so... dreamy! everything is imperfect in a totally perfect way. <3 the dress must be vintage?

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i feel within me
a peace above all earthly dignities,
a still and quiet conscience.

- william shakespeare

collage by our concept intern stacey.

tae -Aug 26, 2010, 9:49PM
i loved the quote. ive been thinking i needed some peace all day.
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is that really a cat and a deer?

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taking place at beauty bar in las vegas tomorrow night is the first ever matt bernson band bash! hosted by women’s shoe designer matt bernson, who’s helena boot and cecelia espadrille wedge are currently available at freepeople.

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the party will be “the complete antithesis of the vegas industry event. no ropes, no VIPs…just incredible music and raucous celebration taking place at the famous beauty bar’s outdoor, fifties-era inspired courtyard and performance space.” here are the bands who will be performing!

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eastern conference champions

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if you’re in the area stop by and check it out!

Valentina -Aug 17, 2010, 11:09AM
Very nice shoes and bands!! good combination, have a nice time!

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i’m not sure what’s better, their performance of “airplanes” or the guy who chases down a robber to get a girl’s purse back.

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Ray -Aug 17, 2010, 2:08PM
This is the first ive heard of them! and a great way too, they make wonderful music AND fight crime! :) they remind me of Bon Iver, who i love also! thanks for introducing me to them!

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more inspiration from succulent wild woman, by sark, our latest book club selection.

three things to try: travel alone, write in a journal, and paint.

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fp julia -Aug 18, 2010, 8:53AM
C+R- thanks so much! and thanks for the sweet post on your blog :)
Corks + Caftans -Aug 17, 2010, 9:02PM
You guys' blog is pretty much fantastic. keep up all the awesome work! your fans at C+C, C+R :)

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i just noticed that lately i’ve been really drawn to face and bodypaint.  i keep saving photos of it. i love how it makes such a bold, colorful statement… but i’m not sure when or if i’d ever be able to pull this off…  if i was going to burning man i would definitely be rocking some paint.  what do you guys think?

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Liza -Nov 07, 2012, 9:29PM
I think body pair is amazing. Anyone know if any festivals near Boston I could wear this to?
Emi;y -Aug 03, 2012, 2:27PM
I want those booty shorts with the fishnet on top! the second picture. where can i get some immediately????

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