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doodles on the whiteboard in our conference room make me smile :)





they have chewbacca…


…we have elvis.




the vintage loves set.




pumpkin and apple pies in our kitchens this morning!


the office is quiet today… lots of people took off for the holiday and everyone else is wrapping things up.  we’re out at noon today and off tomorrow but i’ll be back on friday! happy thanksgiving :)

fp julia -Nov 29, 2010, 4:36PM
hey rachael! it's by teagan white- just discovered her work after searching for the poster and its lovely :)
rachael -Nov 27, 2010, 11:21AM
That 'the person you love is 72.8% water' poster is so good - where can I buy one?

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some of you asked for a tutorial on how to make the sequin hangers in our holiday displays… well ask and you shall receive! one of our lovely visual display gals was kind enough to put this together for the blog. the hangers are actually quite easy to make!

a hanger, scissors, needle & thread, marker, pins and fabric! we obviously used sequin fabric, but any kind of fabric works and would look great. i’m already thinking about all the other fun fabrics i want to try :) and if you can’t find sequin fabric, try looking for a sequin top at thrift stores!


steps (pictured above):
1. trace outline onto fabric 1/2” around outside edge of hanger – do this twice for front and back pieces.
2. cut out both pattern pieces on marker outline.
3. place the two patterns on top of each other, with insides of fabric facing out. pin together. sew tops together only, 1/4” in from edge of fabric, along pink dotted line.  if you are using sequin fabric, we suggest sewing by hand – the sequins might break your sewing machine needle!
4. turn cover right side out.
5. cut small hole in top center of hanger cover.  poke metal hanger through hole.
6. cover hanger with fabric.  sew bottom shut by hand.

all done!

fp julia -Nov 26, 2010, 10:02AM
bari- i think you could probably do that :)
Keri -Nov 24, 2010, 8:01PM
omg I was wondering how these were made...Omg I'm so I need to find sequin fabric!!! :) <3

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We caught up with our crafty knits designer to find out what she is inspired by.

In the outside world, what inspires me?…

I’m really loving all the costumes on Boardwalk Empire. The girls are dreamy, milky white skin with burgundy lips, and then all of the amazing 20s styling, oooh! So inspiring. Also loving the outdoorsy/early 90s styling on the classic TV series Twin Peaks for Fall. There were at least 3 awesome boxy tops I wanted in my closet from season one alone.

Sheer sheer sheer legs! Sheer stockings, maxis, skirts, pants & leggings. I know after the fall silhouette meeting the girls were feeling this way, but personally I think it might have more to do with my relatively new leg tattoo?!

I’m always listening to New Order, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, etc. but lately I can’t stop listening to oldies and lady gaga! Go figure! I can’t get enough of the color red. Red lips, and accessories. And ginger boys and girls too. Hehe ;)

Design-wise I’m going crazy over doing really fashion forward bodies with embellishment/ fp trim details. Finding the perfect combination of cool body with cool artwork/trims details is the best – It feels so fresh and makes me really happy!

Sari -Dec 28, 2010, 11:56PM
I absolutely loveeee fp!!!!(: it has pretty much made my life...i'd loveeee to be a fp model. god i can't even imagine.. <3
Claire Anne -Nov 29, 2010, 8:19PM
I also get inspired by the women and styling on boardwalk empire, many times the costumes have reminded me of the fp style :)

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something a lil fun for you today… remember when you were little and you learned how to draw a turkey by tracing your hand? well i asked our graphic designers to do something for the blog for thanksgiving and this is what i got :)  ain’t he clever?

if you guys want to get creative, feel free to send in your rendition of a hand turkey to :)

Supergirl -Nov 24, 2010, 2:46AM
Very creative idea, I did this when i was a little girl;)
-Nov 23, 2010, 7:00PM
he's cute.

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jemma’s first birthday in america is on thanksgiving, but we celebrated today at the office with a sweet little party :)





happy birthday jem!

Georgie -Nov 25, 2010, 3:38PM
Awww looks like a very happy birthday :)
Lea -Nov 24, 2010, 6:56AM
HAppy HAppy Birthday Jemma, from Croatia! :)

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alexander alekseenko






i can’t believe thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow… not quite sure where this year went. this time last year, i asked people around the office what they were thankful for. i was thinking about it today and this year i am definitely most thankful for the people in my life – the new ones who have made their way into my heart and the old ones that will never leave.

what are you most thankful for this year?

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Leo -Jan 28, 2011, 11:49PM
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Leslie Crow -Dec 06, 2010, 11:20AM
The 2nd image from the top is actually an ad for Heyoka Leather!, please share the love and credit the small companies who work so very hard to create these magical images which inspire you!!!! Love, Heyoka Leather

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today’s tunesday post is from fp jemma!

A blend of hazily new wave-tinged pop, Twin Shadow has become a constant play on my ipod.

Swooning tunes with a sweetened distortion, it’s hard not to groove along to this band.

Honey coated lyrics and soft space-like light made my night last Wednesday, when I went to see this band at Johnny Brenda’s.

(a local philly pub where many up and coming artists pass through)

Definitely a band to get in your playlist.

check out some tunes below!



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i dig it! thanks jem :)

NPK -Nov 23, 2010, 3:03PM
looove twin shadow
Stephanie -Nov 23, 2010, 1:22PM
Some great pictures. It feels like I am at the concert while looking at them.

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We love this Fp one Bralette here at the office. Our lingerie buyer is wearing hers with a leather skirts.

It’s such a beautiful little item that can make such a big difference to a simple outfit whether you choose to wear it under a basic tee or laying it over your tops and dresses. It’s a little festive gem that will put a smile on anyone’s face whether you’re looking at it or wearing it!

We Love It!

Heff -Nov 25, 2010, 3:41PM
Lucy -Nov 22, 2010, 9:51PM
I bought this item this weekend it's perfect!!

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some photos from our newest store, free people nashville! looks like another beauty :)

the space is about to be transformed…








LOVE the dresses hanging from the branches!








the “wild streak” display wall – our visual display girls made this from different yarns, fabric strips, trims, and tinsel that they fingerbraided (crochet) miscellaneous pieces of to make long braids. they also bought some plastic animals, spray painted them silver, hot glued some glitter and yarn on them and hung them into the mix. there are about 100 braids in this display stapled into the ceiling. amazing!




congrats guys, it looks incredible!

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emily -Nov 30, 2010, 4:35PM
Minnesota loves free people. Can't wait till the day we get a store in the mall of america or really anywhere else here!

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jemma and i were in new york on thursday night and friday last week for a couple of meetings, and to work on a free people guide to nyc! the guide will be posted on the blog as soon as its finished so keep an eye out ;) – in the meantime, here’s a photo diary from our trip – of course we wore free people the whole time!































all photos by jemma and me.

jemma wore: sleeveless wonder wong dress, rails crinkle plaid shirt.

julia wore: fp lace inset flare, furry capelet, tribe printed scarf, always easy maxi, we the free solid v neck tee, accent on sherpa jacket.

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Katelyn -Dec 14, 2010, 7:13PM
Beautiful photos :) Where are her boots from in the fourth and fifth from the last photos (black and slouchy with buckles)? They look awesome and like what I've been trying to find forever!!!

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“the most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”

– robert louis stevenson

fionazhou201 -Nov 23, 2010, 4:35AM
Wow, :) DREAMING IS A BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE AS WELL! I make this adventure every day!

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Jen -Oct 09, 2012, 5:14AM
I agree we cameragirl. For these reasons, I love Free People.
cameragirl -Nov 28, 2010, 5:10PM
woah... after all that ...I just wanted to state i have been a longtime FP lover. I STILL OWN AND WEAR my first FP dress from 13- 15 years ago! (Someday i'll photo it and send it) .It's timeless, as i have found most FP clothing to be, or at least the pieces i have chosen. An example:the WTF Lace up Henley is like a favorite top i wore in high school.I do not think i have thrown out or given away any of my FP sweaters, tops, dresses, etc. that i have, and i can think of only once or twice having to mend anything, and it was because my daughter who is bigger than me was wearing my clothing. Yes, she became a FP lover also at an early age, with tanks, sweaters, tights, jackets too. 15 years wear is definite quality, not flimsy. I certainly cannot come near buying everything i want, but i also don't have time to actually sew everything unique that i would like. FP is as close as i can get to actual handmade without the work, cost, search time. Thank you FP for the discount, it comes in handy. P.S. love Urban and Anthro too, there is no age on clothing- i exposed my daughter and her friend to them as well at least 10 years ago...

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