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    Free People Fall Display Giveaway!

    Sep 13, 2011

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    I have one of the awesome flannel lanterns from our Fall store displays and I want to give it to one of YOU! To enter, click here and fill out the brief form. I will choose a winner at random one week from today! Good luck :) P.S. learn how we made them here. (…) Read more

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    Wednes-DIY: Making Natural Dyes

    Aug 31, 2011

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    I have been wanting to experiment with natural dyes for a while now, and with all the great new fall colors that have been popping up on our website (and featured in our monochromatic trend) I decided that it was time. This is such a fun, environmentally friendly project that takes a little time, but (…) Read more

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    Wednes-DIY: Instagram Photo Wall

    Jul 13, 2011

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    Today’s DIY project was inspired by this post on apartment therapy. Free People has an instagram account and I love so many of the photos that our home office girls post there – it’s like our little visual diary. I LOVE the idea of printing out our photo memories and making them into wall art! (…) Read more

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    r.o.c.k. in the u.s.a.

    Jul 05, 2011

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    remember liz, our brooklyn fp girl who makes rad vests? well she’s at it again…my jaw dropped when i opened my email this morning and saw her latest project!  not only are her patriotic vests to die for, but these photos are so inspiring. thank you liz! you can check out her etsy shop here. (…) Read more

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    happy 4th of july!

    Jul 04, 2011

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    our creative director’s story about the flag: “I have had this flag pinned up and ready to sew for months now but it never got sewn. But recently my dear, sweet mother came to visit and she took this flag home with her and she sewed for me so I would have it for the (…) Read more

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    rope swirl tapestry – giveaway!!

    Jun 28, 2011

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    UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. i have another gorgeous piece from our summer store displays to give away! this amazing rope swirl tapestry was hand-made by our talented display team using rope, various brightly colored strings and pom poms and tassels inspired by india.  hang it on your wall, use it as a carpet (…) Read more

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    wednes-diy: friendship bracelets

    Jun 22, 2011

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    a couple of weeks ago, inspired by a tutorial on honestly…wtf, one of my coworkers was inspired to bring back her love for making friendship bracelets, and created this masterpiece :) personally, i’ve only ever been able to do the straight line across or the V pattern, so i had to know how to do (…) Read more

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    guest post from NYC: jack is in his corset, jane is in her vest…

    Jun 08, 2011

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    …and me i’m in a rock and roll band. Actually, my name is Liz. I am a young designer, a recent graduate from Parsons The New School for Design, and a current associate at Free People in Soho, NY. I started crocheting these vests this past year and asked some of the Free People girls (…) Read more

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    May 25, 2011

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    i’ve got lots of great diy inspiration for you all today so lets get right to it! one of our readers made this bike lock inspired by our dog leash DIY! i love the fabrics she used…this is a great way to jazz up your bike lock, just wrap different scraps of fabric around it! (…) Read more

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    wednes-diy: rope swirl tapestries

    May 18, 2011

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    a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard,  black marker, (…) Read more

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    summer store displays!

    May 16, 2011

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    i’m so excited to show you our new summer store displays now that they’ve been installed in all of our stores! these photos are from the opening of our new houston galleria store. here at the navy yard our display team gets to work painting straw baskets! these photos make you realize just how much (…) Read more

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    dreamcatcher wednes-diy

    May 04, 2011

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    if you love dreamcatchers as much as i do, you must check out the work of rachael rice. she’s a very talented artist who makes dream catchers that are beyond anything i’ve ever seen. and that’s just one thing she makes – she is extremely creative and was kind enough to share some of her (…) Read more

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