Happy Friday!

What’s everyone doing this weekend? I wanted to tell you about an amazing art show taking place in Philadelphia so if you live in the area listen up!

Two of our fp girls have teamed up to put on a show at Reward in Old City, Philadelphia, called “A Distant Land to Roam.” The opening is tonight and several of us fp girls will be there. I can’t wait – to say these girls are talented is an understatement! Here’s a little sneak peek:

So amazing – I’m going to take some photos at the show to share with you guys!

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On Saturday morning I’m heading to New York City! On Saturday I plan on spending some time in my favorite part of the city, Brooklyn, and doing some vintage shopping and maybe hitting up an art show. I’m staying at the Bowery House – I’m excited to check this place out, it’s a great option for anyone on a budget, and looks super cool.

Then on Sunday I’m heading to the Upper East Side for the event at Free People 3rd Ave, where I’ll be running a DIY ornament station from 12-5pm! If you’re in the area come hang out!!

For more info on the event and to RSVP click here.

Upcoming Store Events

We have some great events going on at some of our stores this weekend and next week! Here’s the lowdown…

Coat Drive Kick Off Party at Free People Upper East!

Sunday December 4th 12PM-5PM

Free People Upper East (1319 3rd Ave, NYC) is hosting a Winter Coat Drive in collaboration with New York Cares that will take place this Sunday through Saturday December 10th.  During this time, every time a customer donates a coat they will receive 20% off their purchase for that day!

The store is having a KICK OFF PARTY this Sunday Dec. 4th 12-5 pm with a DIY ornament station hosted by yours truly!

There will be holiday inspired food and beverages provided by Aly Debbas from the blog From Graduate to Gourmet for customers to enjoy, and of course don’t forget to bring any old coats you may have to donate to the cause!

For more info and to RSVP visit the Facebook Page.

Hope to see you there :)

In addition to the coat drive, our New York stores are taking toy donations for Toys For Tots!

Customers can bring in a brand new toy to our 5th Ave, Upper East, SoHo or Brooklyn stores and be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards, now through December 21st!

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Free People Buffalo Grand Opening!

Friday December 2nd, 5pm – 9pm

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Free People in Buffalo NY!  Shop our new product while you enjoy wine and cupcakes by Sassy Sweets!

Check out a special art presentation and auction from 5-9 pm featuring work from the Buffalo Arts Studio.

AND – there will be a special gift with purchase for the FIRST 20 customers!

For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook Page.

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Holidate at Free People Paramus!

Tuesday December 6th 6pm-9pm

FP Paramus is holding a fashion show event showcasing our newest styles! A stylist will be available to help perfect your holiday look, and there will be a DJ and refreshments to enjoy! Don’t be late, because the first 50 guests will receive special gifts at the door. And, a raffle winner will receive an amazing gift basket that the store has put together, and 2 special runner ups will get little presents! Customers who spend $500 or more will get special gifts with purchase.

For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook Page.

Two New Stores Opening Tomorrow!

First up, Free People is coming to Michigan! Troy, MI, to be exact, and we’re celebrating with a grand opening party all day long tomorrow (10AM – 9PM)!

They will have cookies and coffee and a beautiful new store to shop! For more info and to RSVP check out their facebook event.

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Also opening tomorrow, Free People Water Tower Place! They will be celebrating with a holiday party and treats from 6pm-9pm!

Plus, with the purchase of any holiday sweater or dress, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a $50 FP gift card!
Fore more info and to RSVP click here.

Awesome Event in SoHo This Weekend!

Remember a little while back, we shared a guest post from one of our stores associates in Brooklyn who makes really amazing crochet vests? Well our SoHo store is having a cool event this weekend and she will be raffling off four of her beautiful creations!

Stop by the store this weekend (November 19th & 20th) and purchase a “Cozy” Product: Sweaters, Scarves, Cold, Weather, Socks, etc – and we will enter your name in the raffle to win one of the four vests! Enjoy some hot cocoa and apple cider while you shop as well :)

For more info visit their facebook page.

This Weekend’s Store Events!

Warm up your winter at Free People Short Hills, NJ!

Friday 11/18 at 9:00am until Sunday 11/20 at 6:00pm

With every purchase of a sweater or outwear piece, you will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to Prana Yoga in Denville!

RSVP for the event here.

Sharing Warmth at Free People Suburban Square!

Saturday 11/19 at 8:00am until Sunday 11/20 at 5:00pm

FP suburban square is partnering with the region’s largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance to provide food to families in need this Thanksgiving. Bring by any non-perishable food item, and with your purchase receive a hand made FP Infinity Scarf to keep you cozy this Holiday Season.

RSVP for the event here.

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Holiday Kickoff Party at Free People Glendale!

Tonight, Thursday 11/17 5:00pm until 9:00pm

Kick off the Holiday season at FP Glendale! Enjoy the cookie buffet and hot cocoa bar while shopping to DJ Takara, live in the store! They will be having raffles and giving handmade gifts with purchase. Then at 7:30, take a break to watch the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the lawn at The Americana. The ceremony includes Cirque de Santa, flying reindeer, flipping elves, and an amazing firework finale!! Did we mention, there will be snow in the air as well! Come be with us for this magical event!

RSVP for the event here.

Be the Stylist!

For all of you in the Philadelphia area – you’ll want to head to our KOP store this Saturday from 11am-1pm! A professional photographer will be in the store snapping photos of your best holiday styling creations in his “Winter Wonderland Photo Booth.” The store will then pick their four favorites which will go up on Facebook to be voted on. The look with the most votes will get featured on the BLDG 25 blog, right here!

More details on the store’s Facebook page.

Get out to the store and show us what you got. Can’t wait to see all of the amazing styling ;)

Vegas Opening

Our brand-new and very first Las Vegas boutique opens today! We threw an opening bash last night with live music by Avalon Landing and styling by Lauren, Free People’s Art Director and Head Stylist. There was an amazing turnout flooding the store with fashionable women from far and wide. Fashion addicts that we are, we couldn’t help but snap some shots of our favorite looks…

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These ladies drove all the way from Utah! #dedication

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Not only is she an awesome fan for having driven all the way from Utah, but she also tried out the fishtail diy from last month’s guest post – so awesome!

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Lastly, a look styled by Lauren using the Gini Top, amazingly detailed Fleur Godet Maxi Skirt, and Jenoah Floppy Brim Hat.

Free People Aspen Opens Today!

Free People has entered winter wonderland! Our new Aspen store opens today – if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :)

Free People Aspen – 406 East Hopkins Ave
Visit them on Facebook!

And don’t forget, Free People Las Vegas opens today as well! Located at Fashion Show Mall.

Once… Pop-Up Shops

Our limited edition dresses have launched online and in our special pop-up shops! The Pop-Up shops are at our Brentwood, CA and 5th Ave, NYC stores through Sunday and we held special preview parties at both stores last night. Here are some photos of the beautiful pop-up shops that our visual display team designed, the lovely ladies who attended the events, and of course the magical gowns!

Once… in New York City

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Our friend Natalie Suarez stopped by, and Christina Caradona!

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Two of our beautiful designers posing with their limited edition dresses :)

Photo Credit: Nathan Kula

Once…in Los Angeles

In LA we had a photo booth set up so attendees could try on the dresses and have their photos taken. They all looked amazing!

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Photo Credit: Taylor Dunfee

The dresses are now available online or you can see them in person at the two pop-up shops through Sunday 11/13!

Finally, we had a very special performance at our Brentwood store last night – Jade Castrinos performed solo for the very first time and she was amazing. Here’s one of the songs from her intimate set.

What a magical night, from coast to coast!

FP Limited Edition Dresses: Coming Tomorrow

Here it is, a sneak peek at the last of the six limited edition dresses we will be launching online and in our pop-up shops (in Brentwood and 5th ave, NYC) tomorrow!

Or, if you’re in LA tonight stop by our Brentwood store at 8pm and see the dresses in person AND a live performance from Jade Castrinos!

Viva Las Vegas!

Free People Las Vegas is opening this Friday!!!  To celebrate, we’re having a special preview party tomorrow, November 10, from 4-7pm!  Come check out our new digs at Fashion Show Mall and enjoy live music by Avalon Landing, while checking out the new merch and getting styling tips from our Art Director and lead stylist. There will be sweet treats provided by Retro Bakery and awesome goodie bags stuffed with jewelry by Wild & Free, too :)

For more info and to RSVP go here.