free alberta cross concert in brooklyn tonite!

If you’re in NYC and looking for something fun and free to do tonight, check out the Alberta Cross show in Brooklyn! It’s taking place at Brooklyn Bowl at 8pm, and they are playing with another cool band, Phonograph, so it should be a great show! And free! You can’t beat that!

Alberta Cross and Phonograph
Tonight, August 5th, 8pm
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn NY

wanna design for We The Free?

Hey designers! We The Free is looking for new designs! Come to our Los Angeles We The Free store on August 20th, 2009, between 11am and 2pm, and bring your designs with you! You never know what could happen!
Email Lindsay at lraden@urbanout.com with any questions you may have!
Thursday August 20th, 2009
11am-2pm
We The Free
1520 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

P.S. Hey East Coasters! Look for a chance to show your designs in September in Brooklyn! Stay tuned!

video mini-giveaway: results!

First, I want to thank all of you so so much for your input! Your opinions are what we are interested in, and all of your thoughts are going to be so helpful as we create more videos! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer!
And now, for the 10 commenters, chosen at random, who will receive a gift card!
Please note I have already emailed the winners, so if you have the same name as one of the winners, check your email to be sure!
Rachel
Tessa
Kait
Jill B
J
Courtney
Eva
Toya
Fiona
Katie
Normally I would post the comments along with them, but since they are nice and long, (he he!) I figured I’d leave them out just this time!
If you didn’t happen to have your comment chosen this time, stay tuned! We have some really cool giveaways on the horizon!
Thank you again for all your participation! We appreciate it so very much!

video mini-giveaway!

Hey everyone – we need your opinions! We would love your input on our videos, and if you help us out, you could win a $5 Free People gift card!
All you have to do is head over to our YouTube channel and look around, and then leave a comment on this post answering two questions:
1 – Which of our videos do you like the best?
2- What sorts of videos would you like to see us make?
Many of our videos were created as a result of suggestions from our customers – we want to know what you like!
Tomorrow, at about this time, we will close up the comments and choose 10 comments at random. If your comment is one of those chosen, we’ll send you a $5 FP gift card! It’s that easy!
Thank you so much for your help!
Free People YouTube Channel

wicker park fest in chicago this weekend!

If you are in the Chicago area this weekend, you should check out the Wicker Park Festival going on this Saturday and Sunday! This a cool music and arts festival that the Wicker Park & Bucktown area put on every year, with this year’s festival including something like 40 musicians! It starts tomorrow at 12pm, and runs through Sunday evening! Located at the intersection of Milwaukee & North Streets, it’ll be right across the street from our Free People store and our We The Free store! The word is that those stores will be having a big sale this weekend as well! Check out this site or this site for all the details!
Saturday July 25th & Sunday July 26th, 12pm-10pm
Milwaukee at North Street
Chicago IL
Special thanks to commenter Caroline for the heads-up!

fun show at joe’s pub in nyc tonight

If you’re looking for something to do in New York City tonight, check out the The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Joe’s Pub! They’re the first band I’ve been tempted to call “funky” or “groovy” in a long time! They’ve got a fun mellow sound with dance-y beats!

9:30pm tonight
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, New York

Result: Cuddly Giveaway!

Congratulations to our winner, chosen at random: Mamatank!
i have an ancient pillow that belonged to my mother. i named it Cuddle Pillow because it was made for cuddling and comforting me. for the longest time i thought it’s pillowcase was a strange shade of gray… but yesterday i poured some oxi clean into the washer with it and later discovered that its actually YELLOW! i love it even more now :)
Yay! This was such a fun giveaway – thank you all for participating! A few of you mentioned in your comments how nice it was to sit and think about comfort toys and childhood. I completely agree! It was so pleasant to read all your stories – thank you for sharing them! It made for very sweet and cheery reading!
And for everyone who didn’t happen to win the bear – don’t worry! There are more giveaways on the horizon!

super-fun beach volley tourney this weekend in cali!

The ladies at our Manhattan Beach store in California gave me a heads-up that there is going to be a really big volleyball tournament right down the street from the store, on the beach! The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament is reportedly one of the biggest AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) tournaments of the year, and the girls at the store are really looking forward to it! If you’re in the Manhattan Beach area this weekend and looking for something to entertain you while you catch some rays, this is it! Check out all the information here!
Photo here.

cuddly giveaway!

Isn’t this FP teddy bear as cute as can be? He’s very soft and huggable, and he’s looking for a nice cozy home, maybe yours! All you have to do for a chance to have him come live at your house is leave a comment on this post telling about your first or favorite stuffed animal or comfort blanket, etc… You know, the one that is all grimey because you loved it so much and couldn’t be without it! Tomorrow at this time, we’ll pick one comment at random, and if it’s yours, we’ll send you the cute bear! As you can see from the picture above, Trixie really wishes she was eligible to win this giveaway…
P.S. Don’t forget to leave your email address with your comment so that we can contact you if your comment is the one picked!