thank you!

thank you so much for all of your feedback on starting a book club! we’re so glad you all like the idea, and you’ve given us so many suggestions to think about.
stay tuned for an announcement about the fp book club later this week!

George -Nov 16, 2009, 1:36AM
The book club is a great idea. If you are looking for a terrific book, I can recommend one that I recently bought and read. It was written by Dr. Clark who provides tremendous wisdom that is designed to help people rise higher than they ever thought possible. He has advice on just about every interaction with others including how to dress, how to approach people and how to build favorable relationships, as well as ways to avoid tricky office situations with the opposite gender and unreasonable individuals. His book is available at ABCPhD.com and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone I meet. It is well worth the price!

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here’s another batch of lovely photos sent in by our facebook fans!

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thanks for sharing :)

Meg Watson -Nov 09, 2009, 6:38PM
Great pics; Very creative & elegant-- just like Free People!
Beth -Nov 09, 2009, 12:32PM
gorgeous pictures everyone! :)

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freedom

the fall of the berlin wall…20 years ago today.

Fashionable Earth -Nov 09, 2009, 9:14PM
After 20 years the East is back in vogue :) http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/11/09/20-jahre/
-Nov 09, 2009, 4:14PM
ok honestly i heard about this lady that fell in love with the berlin wall, and then married it! she must be having a hard time

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monday quote

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did you know yesterday was book lover’s day? what better day to announce that we would like to start a free people book club! first, we want to know straight from our readers if that is something you guys would like to participate in, and we also want suggestions! have you read a great book lately? let us know…it might be the first book in the free people book club!

Annette -Nov 13, 2009, 9:57AM
great idea. I love to read.
Karly -Nov 11, 2009, 1:25PM
i LOOVE this idea! i really want to start getting into reading again and am looking for great books to read! everyone's reccomendations already have been awesome! im excited!

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the fourth and final post from our guest blogger, dana of summer teeth

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thank you, thank you, thank you…these images are stunning.

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siren nation

if you’re in the portland area this weekend, the 3rd annual siren nation women’s music and art festival is taking place through sunday. this year’s festival includes an art and craft sale showcasing women artisans from the northwest, an art show featuring local portland artists (female of course), a film festival featuring documentaries about four female pioneers in politics, performance, poetry and partisanship, and a music festival featuring an all female lineup.

siren nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. the organization showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year, and it is the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women in music, film, performance and visual art.
for more info check out their website.

one of my co-workers sent me this really cool video from the chanel spring/summer 2010 show during paris fashion week…they put a spy camera in the model’s hair before her runway walk! it’s really interesting to see from her perspective…

i love the one-of-a-kind patched bf jeans we just got in, but i love ‘em even more now that i know the story behind them. read on for merrie’s story about the inspiration behind these unique, one-of-a-kind jeans.

“we recently met a young woman from kutch, a desert area in the state of gujarat in india. she had a huge collection of tribal embroideries, which we bought to piece with delicate embroidered net from a market in Delhi and patch onto vintage denim.
we have always loved making clothes out of vintage pieces, cutting them up and adding bits of trims from another era, some tribal embroidery or some old denim. we had already created a small workshop in india where we make most of our store fixtures…embroidered hangers, cane stools, dressing room curtains, beaded chandeliers…etc. adding a few sewing machines to that set-up seemed the next step.
now we are able to find assorted fabrics in the markets, collect trims we love, and put them in the newest silhouettes for the stores within a month or so of the initial inspiration. the assorted fabrics keep that one-of-a-kind feel, while making several of the same silhouette allows us to keep the prices reasonable.
we’ll send a photo of our happy workshop soon. on any given day, there might be: men sitting under the mango trees, hand weaving cane stools for the showroom in new york…tailors sewing prototypes for our next fp one season…wood carvers making doors for our newest fp store…pinwheel makers sitting in the grass making hundreds of paper pinwheels for our next display…anshu the gardener’s son studying his abc’s…it is quite a group effort!”
thanks merrie! can’t wait to see some photos!

Rashmi Guruprasad -Nov 06, 2009, 7:24PM
I have walked the markets of Delhi and Gujrat and always felt that these artisans deserve more attention. These patches on jeans is just ingenious. Trust FP to come up with unique stuff like this. Every FP store feels like a home away from home for me. Truly inspiring.
Myra Manning -Nov 06, 2009, 4:07PM
I really think that clothing patches in general are going to be an emerging trend over the next couple of years, and there are very few limits to how many/how large they can be. It's definitely an inspiring story.

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papercuts

2 of our knits designers recently traveled to tokyo. while they were there, they met up with their friend ryohei, a very talented artist.
he offered to do paper cuts of them during dinner, and they captured this awesome video of it.

the artist’s name is ryohei tanaka. he has some really amazing work on his website. check it out by clicking on the image below.

by the way, the song in the video is “happy endings” by pizzicato five.

LinewireGuy -Nov 18, 2009, 1:29PM
Hy Do you use standard theme on this site or something special? Let me know

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applique your way

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kayte terry, the crafty author behind the blog this is love forever, will be holding an appliqué workshop and book signing tomorrow at jimmystyle in philadelphia. the workshop takes place from noon to 1pm and participants get a hands-on demo with kayte and a kit with materials for three woodland animal-inspired felt ornaments like that cute owl above…then have her sign her new book appliqué your way!
for more info on the event and how to register for the workshop, click here.

betsy -Dec 27, 2009, 3:03PM
What a fabulous sight!!!! I love it!
orcyn -Nov 06, 2009, 1:08PM
Wished i lived in Philly, this sounds like so much fun. Living in a rural area you miss so many of this fun things. But, at least UPS will deliver FP

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check out kate hudson wearing our gianna jacket out to dinner in nyc…

she looks great, i love that coat.

maya -Nov 05, 2009, 7:42PM
i love that coat so much! looks great

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