Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

For us, 2012 was a year of inspiration, exploration, and creativity. We are hoping for much more of the same, as well as exciting new adventures in 2013. What are your hopes for the year ahead? Share your thoughts in our comments section. We hope you’ll join us our blog for an exciting new year of creative expression, thought-provoking posts, and communication with you, our readers!

2011: A Look Back

Our catalog team traveled around the world…

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…and us bloggers got to go to our shoot with Sasha Pivovarova in NYC – definitely a highlight of the year!

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We worked with so many beautiful models…

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We debuted FP Spun and Vegan Leather, and launched a special line of Limited Edition Dresses! We celebrated with pop-up shops in NY and LA, where Jade Castrinos performed at our store.

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We fell hard for extreme flares, monochromatic dressing, birkenstocks, turbans, sweater dressing, fancy collars, western boots, friendship bracelets and bright nails, flatforms, mixed prints, color pops, polka dots and more…

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We were influenced by decades past…

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…and by trends like mod and grunge.

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We brought you festival coverage from Pitchfork and Outside Lands

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We shot our July catalog with Alexandra Valenti and the Happen-Ins, and we had such a great time we went back and threw a party to celebrate the catalog release! We also threw a party at our 5th ave store for Fashion’s Night Out and had a blast.

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We made so many lovely blogger friends!

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Many crafts were made, and we held our first crafting events in Cambridge and NYC!

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And, some new furry faces popped up in the office :)

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2011 was a good year :) Here’s to making the next one even better!

Happy New Year!

xoxo

Free People