from brooklyn: free pups!

It’s always such a treat to see the pups of Home Office that the girls of Free People Brooklyn thought we’d introduce some of our local customers! All dogs are welcomed with shakes, treats, water, and love :)

Carlo!

Lalo! (He’s recovering quite nicely)

Oscar!
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Sprout!
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Marley!
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Waffle!
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Waffle loved our mannequin outfit so much he collapsed in front of it :)

Huahua (as in Chihuahua)  and mom!
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Lemon (with Huahua in background  – they’re best friends!)
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Last but not least, Chewy!
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so cute! i love all their names…especially waffle :) thanks for sharing ladies!

store style featuring the nightcap lace bell bottoms!

it’s no secret: we love the nightcap lace bell bottoms! there are so many ways to style them, and our store girls are pros- check out these lovely pics of them rocking our fave pants!

katie, mit at fp san jose, wears them with a strappy cami, ruffle hem cami and denim jacket and hat for a cute casual look.

here’s one of our denver sales associates, wearing them with the tape yarn beach sweater! love.

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one of our customers, who dressed them up with a button-down crop top and hat!

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i love this outfit! one of our nyc girls styled the pants with the textured bottom trapeze tank and archipelago fringe tank.

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from boston: sales associate stephanie is rocking the american flag scarf– she’s a hippie child and a dreamer! she looks super cute and casual, showing you don’t have to be over the top, and can totally pull them off everyday. and becka, the soon to be natick ASM, is wearing the grey in an adorable beach style with the pintuck lace square neck top!

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and from houston galleria – simple and stunning with a tank top and aztec seed bead necklace.

thank you so much ladies! find the nightcap lace bell bottoms here.

summer swing giveaway!!!

summer is right around the corner and to celebrate, we have a giveaway that you will want to use every day until the cold creeps back in – our display team has donated one of the incredible swings from our new summer install and one lucky reader will get to call it their own!

these swings are completely sturdy and usable, with wooden slats as a base and colorful netting to cover it with. as with many of our displays, our team drew inspiration from india, where our senior store designer spends half of each year. the netting, trimmed with beads, pompoms and tassels, is the same kind that is draped over the backs of camels in india.  the rope used to hang the chair is also the same kind as camel reins in india, and consists of colorful string carefully wrapped around thick rope. we used similar pieces on the camel in our august 2010 catalog shoot and the same netting was used on the horse in our march catalog shoot!

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camel in jodhpur, india

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left- august 2010 catalog; right – march 2010 catalog

i can just imagine this swing on the front porch of a house or hanging from the limbs of a tree in the backyard of one of our devoted readers… dreaming the summer days away, reading, listening to music and swinging gently in the summer air.

and not only are you getting one of the coolest store display pieces EVER, you also get something that is quite symbolic of the free people aesthetic. this swing is truly special!

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TO ENTER:

1. fill out the brief form located on our facebook page here.

2. at the bottom of the form, make sure you “like” us on facebook

3. come back to the blog and leave a comment on this post letting us know you’ve completed the steps!*

*the winner will be selected at random from the comments on this post – make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you!

the giveaway will remain open for one week- a winner will be selected wednesday june 1st.

the swing will come with all the pieces you need to hang it, as well as instructions.

good luck!

wednes-diy: rope swirl tapestries

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, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms.

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use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others!

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once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this!

Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

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houston galleria lookbook

our new houston galleria store shot a lookbook with texas photographer shanna ingram and when i first opened these photos i was completely floored! these girls are gorgeous and the photos are lovely.

in this look: we the free concert raglan, mesh maxi half slip, lacey layering skort.

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in this look: fp-1 mesh maxi skirt, floral seamless bodycon slip, austin festival bag.

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in this look: boxy sheer stripe pullover, pearl eagle pendantfiona sunglasses, scarf coming soon.

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in this look: polynesian princess romper, even dots bandeau.

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in this look: skinny stripe bodysuit, fp-1 mesh ombre skirt.

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in this look: lovely lace halter tunic, honey textured tube, miranda sun hat.

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in this look: honey textured tube, scalloped eyelet short, raggy desert scarf, ombre seed bead collar.

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in this look: hinted florals maxi dress.

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in this look: wideleg sheer gauchos, fp-1 plaid crop top, embroidered mesh crop top, eastwood crossbody.

so beautiful, ladies! nice work :)

summer store displays!

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 hard work and crafting they do…

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ombre rope dying for what will be a very cool part of the display!

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the new store space is like a blank canvas about to be brought to life.

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the display team works their magic with the ombre rope to create an amazing macrame wall installation!

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the opposite wall is adorned with this incredible rope tapestry pieced together with yarn, pom-poms and trims from india.

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the delicate “sari dori” display that drapes from the ceiling is made of strips of fabric from indian saris strung together.

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i love all the beautiful dark wood.

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the bottoms of the baskets have been painted with neon colors and hung on the walls and above the cash-wrap as lights! so awesome.

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they’re also great for holding plants :) which leads me to my favorite part of the new displays…

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the window display, where these incredible swings live! i would kill to have one of these at my beach house. i mean really…

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so beautiful.  and stay tuned, because i have not one but two amazing pieces of the summer displays to give away on the blog… trust me, you don’t want to miss this one ;)