Step Inside Free People Aspen

We opened a new store in Aspen, CO on Friday and it is beautiful! The store is decorated with our new holiday displays, so it fits right in with its wintery setting! It’s like a snow globe on the inside and out :) Here are some photos of the magical new store…

Our beautiful new store front! And check this out, here it is back in the day:

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Before and after :)

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“Sequining” the display bike! And how cute are the sweater pedals?!?

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Stay tuned for a tutorial on the awesome wrapping paper!

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The FP Spun Sequin Knit Shorts are so beautiful – and I love how they look on the right paired with the red opaque tights, plaid shirt and cropped fairisle pullover!

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More great outfitting ideas! On the left, the Sequin Bodycon and Fairisle Triangle Scarf; On the right, the Miles of Lace Dress with the Plaid Buttondown with Gingham over top.

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Beautiful accessory display! One of our FP girls made the little tags for higher price-point bags and accessories using Aspen postcards! I love this idea for holiday gifts – check out a tutorial here ;)

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So pretty :) Welcome to the family, Aspen!

Blogger Meetup: Elsa of Styleabaad

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On Friday I met up with Elsa of the blog Styleabaad for coffee. She chose the spot – Last Drop café on 13th and Pine. I live in Old City and rarely come over this way, but I was completely charmed by this coffee shop! I love cafés that feel homey and unique, the kind that makes you want to bring a book and get cozy and stay a while.

I first met Elsa when I posted a photo of her on our blog, not realizing she was currently living right here in philly! It just so happened that same day she was at the Free People home office visiting her friend, our Art Director. Small world, huh? We decided to meet up and talk about blogging, fashion, philly and more.

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Elsa is fascinating – she is from Sweden, and has been living in Philly for three years now with her husband. She loves to write and travels often – the last 12 years she has been traveling to India, where she has spent time in an Ashram and also worked various jobs including backup dancer in Bollywood films. In addition to her blog, she is working on a novel about her travels – I for one would love to read it! She also had some really interesting perspectives on fashion in Philly vs. fashion in Sweden, and what it was like to move here as a foreigner. Stay tuned because she agreed to write a guest post about it for our blog :)

I also couldn’t get over how cute she looked with her blue hat, backpack and kate spade bike!

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I had to get a closeup of her awesome nail polish too – what a cool idea!

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Get the look: Ankle Crop Jean, Floral Buttondown, Pierre Slip On, Ski & Hike Backpack, Knitted Ranger Hat.