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we had a little surprise show over in building 543 today! the swedish indie-folk band first aid kit stopped by our headquarters for a free set at noon today, giving us a nice little treat for the ears during our lunch break. i wasn’t too familiar with this band before but they sounded great – both girls have really lovely voices.  here are some photos from the show that just took place – they’re also playing at johnny brenda’s tonight if you’re in philly :)

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i really like this song “hard believer” off the album the big black & the blue, out now.


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Zoe -Oct 26, 2010, 3:09AM
They do a great cover of Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrqBldlqzA :)
Magnolia -Oct 19, 2010, 4:39PM
I hope, for your sake, they played "In the Morning."

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display dye bins!

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pretty dyed fabric.

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hang time :)

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amazing tree branches wrapped in fabric and tape.

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i love the organic feel the branches add to the store.

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hand-sewing curtain hems for the fitting room… now that’s teamwork!

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employees arrive for opening day!

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another amazing addition to the fp store family!

ana -Jul 09, 2011, 1:20AM
i've been to this store a ton, this specific one in u village. there is a really cool crochet/knitted (?) pattern on the wall that the cashier said had the instructions to make on this blog. i haavent found it yet... would anyone mind helping me out here? it's absolutely stunning.
mel -Oct 20, 2010, 7:24PM
thanks for the ideas, kate! that sounds really cute! :) and i look forward to what FP julia finds!

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we have an exciting contest for you guys to enter starting today! all you have to do to enter is go to our collections page and create a collection consisting of your favorite layering pieces for fall.  the collection that gets the most “i want it” votes will be the winner, and will receive a $200 gift card to enhance your fall wardrobe!

for more info about the contest and to get started on your collection click here!

contest closes on november 1st.

here are some of my favorites to get your creative juices flowing…

click on image to go to our collections page and view item details.

mxx -Oct 18, 2010, 6:10PM
grr it's acting up again :\
-Oct 18, 2010, 5:50PM
seems to be working again now!

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But I still want to be sensual! When it gets cold out I usually live in the same outfit every single day… it consist of Skinny jeans, hoody, pea coat and warm boots.

 This time around however I want to get a little creative with our lingerie, though – adding a little bit of cuteness to the everyday denims and sweaters. Here’re some looks that our stylist in the studio hellped us create in our studio the other day, we were in awe of all the delicate items so we decided to make them come to life by creating little outfit ideas!

 Silky slips and velvet bralettes add a touchy/feely vibe to your winter wardrobe.

 Not all items are online yet but will be pretty soon, I can’t wait!

hb -Oct 19, 2010, 9:23PM
LOVEEE xo
al -Oct 19, 2010, 9:49AM
when is that brown fair isle sweater coming in??

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guys, you have to check out our homepage right now.  i can’t get enough of it- i love everything about it, the model, the setting, and that cat (remember lily?). the model is sofija milosevic, who was photographed at an amazing home our team found in west philadelphia.  these photographs exude the perfect softness and ethereal atmosphere to lull me into a daydream… longing to curl up in a ball amongst blankets and pillows, just like a kitten.

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our photographer also got some shots of the house to share on the blog, because it really is breathtaking.  the home is located on spring garden street in an area of west philadelphia known as powelton village, a historic district with victorian style estates that were home to some of philly’s wealthiest residents back in the 19th century.

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the current owners, andrew and brian, purchased the house 6 years ago and nearly gutted it to transform it into what you see in these images.  the decoration shows their love of 19th century design and antiques, with most pieces being inherited family castoffs and antique store finds. our team knew that the elegant, dreamy mood of the house would suit our kitten story perfectly.

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shop the kitten collection here!

FP Emily -Oct 18, 2010, 9:52PM
Hi Natasha! The little cat is a red Persian named Lily. (I think the big one is a Maine Coon). She's actually 4 years old, but she was the runt of her litter, so she has stayed quite tiny. In the winter, she has an even puffier fur coat, but because of the extreme heat over the summer, we gave her the "lion" cut. She's actually only at about 75% of her usual fluff!
-Oct 18, 2010, 9:09PM
and this is why i LOVE the company i work for! i love all the unique, vintage feel of everything, AND!! you guys put a special on a kitty?!! I'm in love. I am a crazy cat lady, and this just made my day!!

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“how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”
- satchel paige

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Amanda -Oct 18, 2010, 6:33PM
Ha- I'm so putting that on my Facebook!
Lucy -Oct 18, 2010, 11:54AM
8 years old. happiest i ever was

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sara rahbar makes these amazing flags using mixed media and found textiles… if free people had a flag, i imagine it would look like these.

smo -Oct 21, 2010, 2:07AM
i think these are what i have been dreaming of since i was six. i had dreams of making my own american flag, but being a southern girl i was always worried about insulting the traditionals. these are amazing, they are the flags of the citizens of the world.. viva america, viva el mundo!
Sarah -Oct 17, 2010, 11:40PM
These are so beautiful. What a clever and unique idea! If these aren't already displayed in a Free People store, they should be! I LOVED the recent umbrella installations I saw in the San Antonio store.

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i feel like i appreciate weekends more in the fall… maybe its ingrained in my mind from when i was younger. when fall meant going back to school… in turn making weekends more special.

have a good one!

Jessica -Oct 21, 2010, 10:08AM
I have often loved the constellation "connect the dots" idea for a tattoo, as I have many "dots". Loved the photos.
Chelsea -Oct 16, 2010, 8:35PM
love stefany alves <3

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i wanted to tell you guys a little bit more about these awesome herno puffer jackets we have right now!

herno was founded in italy in 1948 and originally specialized in men’s raincoats. over the years the company evolved to offer a women’s collection and in the last decade has conducted advanced research on performance – in their new range they are introducing high tech fabrics like polyamide to create high quality jackets that are a fusion of tradition and modernity. these are the ultimate winter jackets – not only will tthey keep  you dry and warm, they will last you for years and years.

we have two styles of herno jackets- the reversible down hoodie and the down blazer.  i especially love the reversible one because you can change it up with different looks! i hate winter but these jackets are almost making me look forward to snowy days and weekend ski trips… hanging at the lodge by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate.

i love how the jackets look paired with a body con skirt, over the knee socks and tall boots, or with skinny jeans and a flannel! here are some fp items i’d style them with:

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items pictured: long sleeve reversible down hoodie; long sleeve down blazer; we the free plaid button down; rich & skinny moto crop; webs we weave topsonia bracelet; fairisle reversible beanie; textured body con skirt; plaid and flower tall sock; rogan tall hiker.

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if you’re in the area stop by and say hello! photos of our newest store to come… :)

Ainslely -Oct 15, 2010, 2:27PM
Welcome to the village!
stratford realtor -Oct 15, 2010, 11:37AM
rockin info, thanks. we read your blog a lot at funny t-shirts

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our team is off to paris to shoot an upcoming catalog! can you fit me in one of those cute polka dot suitcases? s’il vous plait?

i can’t wait to see the photos when they get back, i’m sure they’ll be beautiful.

-Oct 14, 2010, 11:18PM
I LOVEEEEE her boots!! Where are they from??

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lots of ladies sporting some of our new items in the office this week!

she’s wearing our daisy outfield baseball tee and slouchy sweater tall sock.

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almost famous fur jackets :)

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not free people, but i liked the back of her jacket :)

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our senior stylist looking lovely.

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the cocoon pullover looks perfect for a gray rainy day like today in philly…

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…so does the super stripe tee!

Kate -Oct 17, 2010, 11:03AM
what dress is the fith picture? that your senior stylest is wearing. its super cute!
-Oct 16, 2010, 11:33AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Freepeople! Just waiting to actually be able to afford more of it! I think you guys should do this EVERYDAY!! I love looking at your clothes!

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