ACL event at our Austin Downtown Store!

Who is going to Austin City Limits this weekend?!

Well before you go, swing by our Austin store on Lamar on Wednesday or Thursday to pick up your festival outfit and get a little something special!

Shop on Wednesday or Thursday and spend $100 or more you will get a one of a kind, tie dye Free People bag! They have been dyed by our wonderful Free People girls and will be the perfect accessory for any ACL outfit!

But that’s not all! If you stop by between 12 and 5 on Wednesday or Thursday and spend $200 or more you will get a free hair wrap!! How awesome will that look at ACL?!

Visit their Facebook page for more info.

A Free People Rendezvous in Chicago!

Did you know that Chicago was recently rated one of the best cities to be a single lady? That got us thinking… what will our most devoted single (and coupled for that matter) ladies wear on their dates?

To celebrate our newest Free People store opening in Chicago, we decided to bring out our Art Director/Lead Stylist who is responsible for so many of the amazing Free People looks – and she will style you ladies for your next date night!

We hope you’ll join us, share some snacks provided by Southport Grocery & Cafe, and celebrate our new store opening!

The event will take place Tuesday, September 6th 6-9PM

at our new Chicago store, 3447 N Southport Ave, Chicago IL

Doors officially open on September 7th, so you will also get a first peek at the newest collection and have the chance to shop early!

And, please feel free to bring a guest, just let us know if you can attend and how many will be with you :) You can RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

xo Free People


Atlanta Opening Event Style!

From what I hear the opening event for our Atlanta store was a ton of fun! And from the looks of it, quite stylish as well  :) I love seeing all these ladies rocking Free People!

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The vivaldi voile and lace slip is such a great layering piece.

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A favorite from May – the cantina wrap maxi skirt.

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Love the extreme vintage flares! I’m wearing mine today :)

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Pretty maxi dress from our February catalog.

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The lovely gypsy lace dress.

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Another vivaldi voile and lace slip, worn under the adorable reversible faux fur vest!

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Looks like a great event! Thanks so much to everyone who came out :)

Free People Atlanta Opening!

The day has finally come! I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the opening of an Atlanta store (I feel like every time I post about a new store opening, I get people asking for an Atlanta store!)…the doors officially open tomorrow morning, but there will be a special preview event taking place tonight at 6pm! Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area :)

Let’s meet the lovely ladies who will be managing this store!

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What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Vintage Shopping. I spend my weekends planning out what estate sales or vintage spots to check out!

How long have you lived in Atlanta? 2 days!

What is your favorite movie? The Rocky series.

What is your favorite item in your closet? My father’s fur coat, I have had it since he passed away.

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What is your favorite thing to do in Atlanta? Walk through Piedmont Park.

Where is your favorite place to eat out? I have so many but sushi at Mijori in Oakland, Ca, chicken tacos at Tacubaya in Berkeley, Ca and grits from Flying Biscuit in Atlanta are some of my favorites!

What is your favorite vintage find? My Burberry leather clutch, I found it in a thrift bin for $2 bucks.

What is your favorite Free People purchase? I recently bought the Scoot Inn Oversized Pullover in black and love it. It is super comfy and can be worn over most things in my closet.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Barcelona, Spain! I went there to visit my best friend and had a blast.

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Who is your celebrity style inspiration? Emma Roberts, we both have a similar edgy style.

Where are you from? Chattanooga, TN

Who is your favorite band? Needtobreathe. Southern Rock & Roll!

What is your favorite thing about Atlanta? The Starlight drive-in, it is the perfect date night. And the Braves!

What is your favorite food? A chili dog from Turner Field.

Beautiful girls! Welcome to the free people family :)

Store Style: The Extreme Vintage Flares

One of our favorite fashion trends going into fall is the wideleg pant. We have several wideleg styles right now, including one of my personal favorites, the extreme vintage flares (and their new cousin, the extreme corduroy flare!). These jeans can be a little intimidating if you don’t now how to style them, and luckily our store girls are here to help out with just that! They always have great styling ideas, and these photos demonstrate our love for another trend as well – the crop top! In particular, one of our newest, cutest ones – the thermal love crop top. We love pairing wideleg bottoms with cropped tops, adding extra layers over top or underneath as the weather gets cooler.

From San Jose: The extreme vintage flares worn with the thermal love crop top, arizona blanket wrap and jenoah floppy brim hat.

From Burlington, MA: the extreme vintage flares worn with the stripe cowl neck sweater.

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From Pittsburgh: the extreme vintage flares worn with the cannaregio mesh top and tribal triangle collar.

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From Costa Mesa, CA: the extreme vintage flares worn with the vivaldi voile and lace slip and thermal love crop top.

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From Bucktown, IL: the extreme vintage flares worn with the shrunken stripe pullover, ancient stone pendant and eagle gem bib necklace.

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From San Vincente, CA: the extreme vintage flares worn with the crochet fringe tunic, the we the free lou flannel cuff thermal and ancient stone pendant.

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From Natick, MA: the extreme vintage flares worn with the rialto bridge crop top and colorblock cardigan.

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From Studio City, CA: left; the extreme vintage flares worn with the open stitch pullover, right; the extreme vintage flares worn with the thermal love crop top and dursoduro maxi cardigan.

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From Towson, MD: again, the extreme vintage flares worn with the vivaldi voile and lace slip and thermal love crop top!

shop all wideleg denim and wideleg bottoms.

Fall Displays are up in Free People Stores!

Our display team continues to blow my mind… for Fall they have turned our stores into an enchanted forest of color and texture.  Window screens crafted out of tree branches, sweater fragments, neon tape, yarn and other embellishments invite you into the store, where you are greeted by walls hung with embroidered canvas sacks, wooden flowers,  patchwork flannel canvases embellished with sequins and cutouts, and even a magical free people deer. Take a look!

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One of our fp girls cut pieces of her own sweater to use in the branch screen, making a cute crop top!

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I love the colorful branches! Some are wrapped in fabric or string and some are painted. There are so many different fun combinations you can try!

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Some of the canvas sacks are stuffed with sticks, while others hang flat on the walls. I love the bright colors and patterns of the embroidery!

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The detail in these sequin blanket canvases is incredible.

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All the tiny details make me smile.

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This might be my favorite part – wooden flowers are taped in rows to the walls with neon pink duct tape! I am definitely thinking about doing this at my apartment.

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how amazing do the flowers look on the wood panels?!

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One store made their own little “barn” with wood and drew on it with chalk :)

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pretty rad bike.

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And last but certainly not least… the deer! Each store has one, and it arrived at the store as a plain statue which they then paint and embellish.  So amazing! I love that each one is unique and special.

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What do you guys think of the fall displays? What’s your favorite part?

Open Interviews in Boston and Aspen!

Attention: Boston, MA and Aspen, CO Free People girls!

Boston: We will be conducting open management interviews Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th. If you are interested in interviewing, please email storecareers@freepeople.com for details!

Aspen: We will be conducting open interviews for our upcoming Aspen store Tuesday August 23rd and Wednesday August 24th.  Please email storecareers@freepeople.com for details!

Festival Fashion for Outside Lands from our Norcal Stores

Yesterday I showed you some festival styling ideas that I’m thinking about rocking at Outside Lands 2011, and today it’s time for the ladies who work for our Norcal stores who I’m attending the festival with! Read More

Store Style from Free People Glendale

Check out these amazing photos from our Glendale, California store! They were taken by the store’s MIT Jessica of her sister wearing some of our latest pieces. Lovely!

In this look: we the free graphic tank, vegan leather shorts, dreamtime leopard maxi dress, jenoah floppy brim hat, spilling chain necklace, thunderbird over feather pendant.

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In this look: sheer dots tunic, serrano feather earring.

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In this look: valhala dress, tribal stone bib necklace, southwest mesa duffle bag, vines of stone ring.

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In this look: seams pretty cropped cami, fp spun fishtail maxi skirt, jenoah floppy brim hat, twin lace bib necklace, madame c clutch.

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In this look: lace curtain top, fp spun rusty spurs pull on flares, ripper crossbody bag.

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In this look: marrakesh maxi dress, fp one black floral crop top, falling feathers necklace, lani mixed chain necklace, ancient stone pendant, chevron leather bracelet.

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In this look: fp spun dreams of crochet dress, oversized tribal ring, irregular quartz ring.

from brooklyn: prospect park love

Brooklyn is such a perfect little hub of culture and beauty. Most people come to New York to see Manhattan, but we think that Brooklyn is where NY’s true beauty is. All of the Free People Brooklyn girls live and work in Brooklyn! We want to take you on a little tour of one of our neighborhood’s prized possessions, Prospect Park!

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Prospect Park is 585 acres of gorgeous grass, pond, trees, and sights that touches a handful of neighborhoods that surround it. Summer is when Prospect Park shines; Brooklynites all around the borough come to relax and plant their toes in the grass and enjoy all the events the park hosts.

The Green Market is one of my favorite parts of spring/summer in Prospect Park. It’s a beautiful farmers market that brings produce, dairy, meats and treats from upstate to Grand Army Plaza

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The Green market offers vast varieties of vendors! Anything you can imagine you’ll find at the Green Market; fruits, fish, product, meats, herbs, plants, and delicious treats!

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Zucchini

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If you are in New York and are looking for a way to treat yourself to amazing foods, stop by the Green Market!

And, I took a different path on my way to the Brooklyn Free People after leaving the Green Market  and I came across the most beautiful mosaic house around the corner from our store. It pays off taking a different route every once and awhile :)

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<3 Free People Brooklyn