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i think this card is so cute:









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toby, are your ears cold?


oh hey it’s the new philadelphia belle parked outside our building!

Cate -Aug 27, 2010, 9:19AM
Where, oh where, can I find that rabbit ring? It's so brilliant!
Sarah -Aug 26, 2010, 4:25PM
how funny, that same comic was in a class textbook i had last year and i cut it out and saved it i loved it so much! also random, but i am an artist and have loved free people/dreamed of working there for so long - you all should check out my stuff!

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good morning! let’s get right to the thursday poll… this week we’ve been telling you about some of the trends we love for fall, so i thought i’d ask which of these trends you all are most excited about!

sports utility:

70’s groupie:

or underwear as outerwear:

the winner of last week’s thermal poll was by far and away the motorcuff thermal with 50% of the vote!

fp julia -Aug 26, 2010, 1:26PM
hi! it's the cable sweater pullover:
Amanda -Aug 26, 2010, 1:08PM
What is the sweater in the Sports Utility photo?

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if i had to picture the home of kim krans, the artist behind the wild unknown, this is probably pretty close to what i’d imagine.  i can definitely imagine her creating her simple, beautiful works of art in this peaceful and rustic atmosphere.









source – design sponge. and check out the wild unknown website.

Kim -Oct 07, 2010, 9:02AM
The first picture of the moons and the waterfall looks similiar to the one I have and a guy in Ann Arbor painted it on the street. His name is Fernando and we used to see him for many Art fairs but he has left and we have not seen him back for quite some a time now. That is cool.
camille -Aug 29, 2010, 11:10AM
dream home! so peaceful! (check out my recycled fabric dresses @ )

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i just saw this on our santa barbara store’s facebook page and i had to post it- it kinda reminds me of the yarn bombing i posted about earlier! they wrapped pens and pencils in yarn for a store event, don’t they look pretty? such a free people touch :)

Zombie Darling -Sep 20, 2010, 3:07PM
Cute! I did this few years ago! I wrapped some old pencil in pink yarn..I still keep that one!
kathryn -Aug 27, 2010, 5:19PM
awww "mini diy" that's really cute!

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Why we love it

This feels really new for FP, although we’ve always loved our comfy, easy, beachy pieces, we recognized this season that they could be worn in a cooler more edgy way.  

How we’ll be wearing it

There’s a street style feeling to this trend, so it’s really about wearing this look with your own attitude and plenty of confidence. The key item is the knit pant, but styled up so they don’t look like everyday joggers.  We love them cropped at the knee and worn with a wedged statement shoe or chunky military boot for a fashion twist.  

The fabrics are super soft and in muddy heathery colors that feel like the end of summer and have that cozy feel to take you into fall.   It’s slouchy and sexy so we are loving the oversized tops and sweaters and anything worn off the shoulder to get this look spot on.

leighane -Aug 26, 2010, 7:40AM
ahh i love this jogger look and i think how free people are styling it up, wang with a little feminine twist. Im going to buy these today, so comfy for fall
Lizzy -Aug 26, 2010, 7:40AM
I love these updates, good advice for my Fall wardrobe thank you

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today we had the extra special treat of a farmers market right outside our office doors! fresh fruit, veggies and other produce from local farms and live music in the background as you shop. this will happen again september 8th and 22nd, how exciting! here are some photos from today- not the sunniest day but still nice :)












this little boxer puppy stole my heart.





new mocs + sunflowers = happiness.

Heather -Aug 26, 2010, 12:55PM
Love this idea! I used to work as a designer for Lands' End Catalog and every friday during the summer they would hold a huge Farmers Market at the Home Office! It was a great touch and perk for employees!
Lilianna -Aug 25, 2010, 7:28PM
I love love LOVE the mocs, but how are the soles? Do you think they'd stand up to some wear and tear? They're so adorable, but I want to make sure they'll last!

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yarn bombing

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the folks behind all the yarn bombing do some crazy awesome stuff.

where were these crutches 5 months ago when i had a broken ankle???







the scooter is my favorite. i want one of those.

via knitta please and knit the city.

Smarti -Nov 06, 2012, 12:33PM
Need a pattern for my BUICK! lol I LOVE THIS STUFF! Keep em coming.
Nastia -Jun 10, 2012, 5:26PM
The bike!! I want it so badly!

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hey socal free people girls! stop by our costa mesa store tomorrow where they will be having a grand opening event – enjoy special discounts, refreshments and an in-store fashion show!

Free People South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St. Suite #1844
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-3794

P.S. want to work at our costa mesa store? we’re looking for an assistant manager! stop by the store if interested.

marelle -Aug 27, 2010, 8:23PM
when does the event end?!
Kendall -Aug 26, 2010, 3:04PM
You guys need to come to Minneapolis!!

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some DIY inspiration… i saw this on cosmic dust and was just totally blown away by how beautiful it looks. a couple of weeks back i showed you how to make your own dreamcatcher…and here’s a great way to put one to use! use it to hang your earrings :)

by the way that’s a pretty sick earring collection.

Chelsea -Aug 25, 2010, 1:23PM
I almost can't get past the EARRINGS to see the dreamcatcher. They are seriously AMAZING...
-Aug 25, 2010, 11:04AM
how did i not think of that... ;)

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it feels like fall today.

click on images for sources – a couple unknown.

em -Aug 25, 2010, 4:08PM
I love the reference to Crosby Still and Nash (the pix are great too)
fp julia -Aug 25, 2010, 8:36AM
meeeee- yup :) sara- yeah i'm not sure where the photo is originally from, but i think its an old vintage piece.

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another fp girl recommended here we go magic to me – i had heard of them before but never actually listened to their music. i’m so happy to have discovered them – i listened to their latest album, pigeons, on repeat for an entire day after i discovered it. it’s really mellow and kinda psychedelic… great for a day like today.

check out a couple of their songs:

Create a MySpace Playlist at


they’re touring with dr. dog this fall so if they’re coming to your area check them out – i know i will! check out more songs and tour dates here.

i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day.  they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni.  the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week.  they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.

here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

interesting note- this album was picked by andrew of MGMT, and their second choice was ace of base. can you imagine how that would sound?

check out more here.

Tiffany -Aug 24, 2010, 2:33PM
love the song! XOXO,
Tom -Aug 24, 2010, 11:36AM
This is really cool. I can't wait to hear more.

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