Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Grab a buddy or two, get in gear and get to Governor’s Island for a day of working out, working together, all in the name of a good cause!

Tickets are $25 for yourself or discounted to $20 if you sign up with a friend!

Speaking of which, go sign up HERE!

THAT TICKET INCLUDES:

10/8 EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 10 AM: Catch the ferry to Governor’s Island Sunday Morning – the ferry leaves right at 10 so be sure to arrive early. (Ferries depart every ½ hour beginning at 10AM until 11:30AM — return trips are on the hour, all day until 7pm.) Once you arrive, follow the arrows and walk about 15 minutes until you reach “The Oval!”
  • 11 AM – 2 PM: Grab a friend and head to a yoga class with Chloe + Kumi of SKY TING or Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga. Then, when you’re ready to dance, join a ballet class with Alison Stroming of Dance Theatre of Harlem or shake a tail feather with the NW Method master class! While you’re in-between classes…
  • Snag your FP x Girls Inc. custom hoodie at our shoppable product tent. 100% of profits from this purchase will directly benefit Girls Inc. Shop the FP Movement collection and 25% of profits from all purchases will directly benefit Girls Inc.
  • Make time to relax (at least a little!)  in our FP Escapes tent. While you’re there, take in a one-on-one crystal mapping consultation with Maha Rose.
  • Take some time to explore the glory of Urban Farm at Governor’s Island.
  • Enjoy complimentary avocado toast from the delectable Avocaderia, as well as other food and drinks!

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR DAY:

  • Arrive at the Battery Maritime Building ferry station before 10am! The ferry takes off every half hour on the dot. 😉
  • Wear workout clothing and comfy shoes – after all, you’ll be moving!
  • Bring water for the ride!
  • Bring a yoga mat!
  • Wear layers — it’s October in NYC and we’ll be outside!
  • Bring your best friend, because everything’s better Together.
  • Money (plastic works here, by the way) — we’ll be selling our custom Free People x Girls Inc. Move Together Tee at the event — 100% of whose profits will go to Girls Inc.!
  • Go to our Rock Center location on 10/7 and shop Movement gear to wear the day of the event! 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases during this time will benefit Girls Inc.

+ For more info on our partnership with Girls Inc., and our other Moving Together events happening on 10/7, go here!

Free People Blog

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Moving Together: Governor’s Island Edition

Grab a buddy or two, get in gear and get to Governor’s Island for a day of working out, working together, all in the name of a good cause!

Tickets are $25 for yourself or discounted to $20 if you sign up with a friend!

Speaking of which, go sign up HERE!

THAT TICKET INCLUDES:

10/8 EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 10 AM: Catch the ferry to Governor’s Island Sunday Morning – the ferry leaves right at 10 so be sure to arrive early. (Ferries depart every ½ hour beginning at 10AM until 11:30AM — return trips are on the hour, all day until 7pm.) Once you arrive, follow the arrows and walk about 15 minutes until you reach “The Oval!”
  • 11 AM – 2 PM: Grab a friend and head to a yoga class with Chloe + Kumi of SKY TING or Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga. Then, when you’re ready to dance, join a ballet class with Alison Stroming of Dance Theatre of Harlem or shake a tail feather with the NW Method master class! While you’re in-between classes…
  • Snag your FP x Girls Inc. custom hoodie at our shoppable product tent. 100% of profits from this purchase will directly benefit Girls Inc. Shop the FP Movement collection and 25% of profits from all purchases will directly benefit Girls Inc.
  • Make time to relax (at least a little!)  in our FP Escapes tent. While you’re there, take in a one-on-one crystal mapping consultation with Maha Rose.
  • Take some time to explore the glory of Urban Farm at Governor’s Island.
  • Enjoy complimentary avocado toast from the delectable Avocaderia, as well as other food and drinks!

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR DAY:

  • Arrive at the Battery Maritime Building ferry station before 10am! The ferry takes off every half hour on the dot. 😉
  • Wear workout clothing and comfy shoes – after all, you’ll be moving!
  • Bring water for the ride!
  • Bring a yoga mat!
  • Wear layers — it’s October in NYC and we’ll be outside!
  • Bring your best friend, because everything’s better Together.
  • Money (plastic works here, by the way) — we’ll be selling our custom Free People x Girls Inc. Move Together Tee at the event — 100% of whose profits will go to Girls Inc.!
  • Go to our Rock Center location on 10/7 and shop Movement gear to wear the day of the event! 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases during this time will benefit Girls Inc.

+ For more info on our partnership with Girls Inc., and our other Moving Together events happening on 10/7, go here!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

FP x Girls Inc. Talk Careers

FP x Girls Inc. Talk Careers

As part of our year-long partnership with the incredibly impactful Girls Inc., 16 young women visited home office in hopes of learning more about our industry, and setting their sights on a gratifying future…

The second of our collaborative career exploration workshops presented an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many career paths within our industry, and highlight what many of us know to be true: sometimes it’s the hard roads that take you to the very place where you’re meant to be. Below, some thoughts from a few of our guests.

Thank you for coming by — we support you every step of the way to your beautiful and confident future selves!

Safiyyah: They taught me that it doesn’t always matter where you start your journey, it’s where you end, and that all those experiences and skills picked up along the way will help in some way, someday. You never know who you might meet or what you might learn.

I do think going to this workshop helped me realize that I may think I know what I want to do in the future now, but it might not be what I think later. Also, that in some point in time, I will have a lot of obstacles taking me off course, but I just need to be ready to deal with the changes and make the best out of them.

Kayla: What Free People taught me about making my dreams come true is that I must go through all the different steps as far as getting to where I have to be and there will be tough times where you think you can’t do something and free people encouraged me to still go forward to make it to the position I want to be in.

And they encouraged me that I can get through anything if I try harder.

Jayda: I always wanted to be either a fashion designer or a model and they proved to me that you can do and be anything in life — you just have to put your head in it and strive harder. They really inspired me, and now I know that the 3 careers I want to work in are fashion, nursing, and journalism.

Destiny: Free People taught me that when you work hard, you can achieve anything. After the workshop, it made me want to try new things.

Nyla: This trip taught me that you can have fun when working towards your dreams.

Chloe: At first, I wanted to be a music producer. But I was thinking how it would be cool to work there. As a stylist.

+ Take some time to get to know Girls Inc. and the incredible work they do. XO

Free People Blog

Reveal the Love Inc.

3 businesses will be benefited by 100% of arises from our& nbsp Store within their initiatives to safeguard creatures in need the surroundings, and women everywhere.

Women Inc. — motivates all-girls to become wise powerful, and daring, supplying existence to over 140,000 women over the -changing methods and encounters to the problems women encounter that is initial. Girls Experience includes a breeding ground people, and programming that enable women to achieve success. Volunteers and educated team develop sustained, mentoring interactions in women-only areas which are actually and psychologically secure and wherever girls look for a sisterhood of assistance with shared regard distributed push, and targets. Hands on, study-centered applications supply women using understanding and the abilities to create objectives, conquer hurdles, and enhance educational performance.  Advised by their households as well as girls, Girls works together with policymakers to advocate for projects and regulation that boost possibilities for females. At Ladies Inc., wholesome, informed, and impartial grows up.

Nowadays, meant for Women Inc.’s objective, we’re talking with Violet Gaynor, co founder and content representative of The Shine, a website focused on showcasing the power, push and love of doit-oneself ladies as well as their kids.

You are described by 5 phrases that best.
Innovative, type, self deprecating, caring, exhausted, wine.

Your remarkable second like a mom.
You will find fresh occasions every single day that I consider psychological notice of and tell myself, “Okay, this really is my new favorite second ever.” but when I need to choose one, it’s to become your day my child was created. In these 15 hours of planet-shattering, work that was unmedicated, I had been reborn like the planet was joined by a mom in the very second Plum.

What 3 issues would you like many for Plum?
I’d like comfy in her own skin to be felt by Plum. It has nothing related to sensation effective in her body and experience fairly or ideal, but instead possessing her inner-self. I wish to train her to appear out than her for those. In my opinion among our excellent reasons in existence is by using assets and our power to assist others. She s 3 years old today, and I’ll be&nbsp as she gets only a little older;integrating her.

The Shine. Inform our visitors only a little . How achieved it become? 
I invested the very first 15 decades of my profession residing out my desire like s publications and author at numerous women a style publisher: Form, Lucky InStyle. Although at InStyle, I produced conceptualized and released The Shine Kelly Stuart, with my Elle coworker and buddy. The Shine is just a location for connectedness and motivation for contemporary mothers. Through our in as well as personal -level editorials offering truthful, hardworking, mothers that are entrepreneurial, we’re in a position to expose motherhood’s uncooked however stunning aspect.

How is achievement defined by you?
I believe success’ definition has been in a position to relate solely to people on nbsp & a; degree that is significant. For That Shine, which means making information our market discovers excellent indicating in and they benefit within their daily lifestyles as ladies and mothers. What I’ve discovered in the last five decades since creating The Shine, and particularly in the last year of concentrating onto it full time because I quit my journal work, is the fact that achievement indicates continuously continue. There’s no relaxation. There’s no second wherever you state, “this is exactly what achievement means.” The essence of success is striving to complete better every day, while additionally recognizing how far you’ve come.

Greatest guidance you had been actually provided…
I ve been fortunate enough to possess incredible teachers in my own existence within my 15-year career’s span. Several bits of guidance which have caught with me which I frequently replicate to myself: Initial, I’ll remember my grandpa showing me, at age 25, “Never hesitate to create a large change inside your career.” He was a WWII heir, along with a guy who’d produced an effective silk screening company in the ground-up, therefore his phrases were like platinum to me. At that time, I’d been for nearly 5 decades at my work, and his phrases offered me the assurance have and to depart a new work in a start-up that was electronic. It had been a dangerous and daring transfer, but one which fundamentally provided the way in which like a digital publisher for my long term profession. Subsequently, rsquo I&;ll remember coach and my chef informing me that quite a distance is gone by good. Himself was performed by her with expert poise and kindness. Every collection I had been on together with her was a, enjoyable atmosphere that is positive, and her phrases trained me the significance of linking with each individual you come right into connection with inside your lifestyle that is professional. Those encounters each shape your potential associations in your selected business. She trained me handle every individual similarly and to interact with everybody. Even today, at how s-shaped my profession I consider this guidance, and am astonished. The style planet is little, and all of the distinction is made by making powerful bonds.

Nowadays your number 1 want women.
Our want women is the fact that they’re in a position to develop powerful internal power (partially through the assistance of the academics and teachers) that radiates out on the planet and enables them to-go after their desires regardless of their history. I’ve a perception that is deeply-held that women and ladies would be certainly will and the most effective creatures   accomplish something they set their thoughts to if given assistance and correct assistance.

Exactly what does the term free mean for you?
Among the many disorderly and thrilling occasions in my own existence was after I was 6 months pregnant — composing a book (The Shine: A Manual to Contemporary Parenthood), touring all over the world firing for that guide, operating full-time at InStyle, and remodeling my condo. It had been also among the many effective occasions in my own existence, and an ideal surprise of occasions. The knowledge created me understand that I perform best when balancing several balls within the atmosphere although I wouldn’t desire to undergo that madness again. Having said that, since I lately quit my fulltime job to concentrate About The Shine 100% of times, I’m gradually understanding how to handle my routine that is more flexible. Working at home is just a main problem along with a main luxury. I’m a listing-producer naturally, but I m recognizing that I have to differentiate the list. Which means selecting the most effective 2 products onto it that definitely should have completed on the given evening and taking a look at my limitless checklist. It has assisted get my evening results in my supreme objective of really examining issues off my listing, and began about the correct monitor. For me personally, being free means having the ability to do what I really like; operating every day to construct a brandname that I co-produced, that we certainly think talks to ladies and indicates anything unique within their evening-today lifestyles because they understand the roller coaster trip of parenthood.
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X Women Inc.

Building confidence, objectives and companionship… the wonder of Free People x Ladies Inc.

To express that   at individuals is humbled;from the ladies in our neighborhood is just an exaggeration that is fairly substantial. For all those of you who turn to us for development, power, confidence -building, we thanks. At the conclusion of your day; in the base of our hearts.&nbsp that concerns is you.

We recently forged an extremely unique connection with Ladies Inc., hoping of further distributing our like to these ladies/ladies in require of pursuit, in addition to creating and getting their desires. Ladies Inc. allows them to achieve success without restrictions, rsquo & and a week ago;s and 15 people of its Philly visit -centered internet plan demonstrated to create some of these women to achieving their objectives nearer.

The collaborative job pursuit course offered an chance to discover directly concerning the several profession pathways inside our business, located by 7 of office at home’s greatest, and spotlight what many people understand to become accurate: occasionally it’s the difficult streets that consider you towards the very location wherever you’re designed to be.

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Carly: The girls’ feedback about our item really was informative, as well as their excitement truly refreshing!”

Sunny: “One of girls explained that she’d found out about the university I joined, and desired to proceed there, also, for style style. I informed her she is going for this! How incredible to work well with a lady toward attaining her long term goals.”

Amy: “There were 2 remarks created throughout the occasion that designated its achievement for me personally. One was from the woman who said throughout the visit that she was impressed to begin sewing. Another was from the woman who stated she didn’t understand she desired to follow style until today!”

Anne: I experienced really fortunate for getting been area of the women’ first encounter with this manufacturer and FP culture.”

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Take a moment and obtain to understand Women Inc. and also the amazing work they are doing. XO

 

 

#FPGirls – Girls for GirlsInc.

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Today we’re launching #FPGirls in part with GirlsInc., in celebration of girls around the world…

We’re very excited to announce that, in partnership with Girls Inc., FP has developed a charity-based campaign in celebration of the spirit of GIRLS, featuring inspiring women who want to support the global female community on their path to cultivating a strong sense of self, creativity and intellectual pride.

Each week, we’ll feature inspiring women’s photograph via our Instagram who best encapsulate the Girls Inc. mission, and make a donation to Girls Inc. in those contributors’ names.

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Carlotta Kohl

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold, providing girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges they face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.

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Magdalena Wosinska

+ Be sure to follow along on Instagram, and see our #FPGirls each week! <3

Lead image: Andreea Diaconu

#FPGirls – Girls for GirlsInc.

Post image for #FPGirls – Girls for GirlsInc.

Today we’re launching #FPGirls in part with GirlsInc., in celebration of girls around the world…

We’re very excited to announce that, in partnership with Girls Inc., FP has developed a charity-based campaign in celebration of the spirit of GIRLS, featuring inspiring women who want to support the global female community on their path to cultivating a strong sense of self, creativity and intellectual pride.

Each week, we’ll feature inspiring women’s photograph via our Instagram who best encapsulate the Girls Inc. mission, and make a donation to Girls Inc. in those contributors’ names.

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Zippora Seven

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Carlotta Kohl

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold, providing girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges they face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.

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Magdalena Wosinska

+ Be sure to follow along on Instagram, and see our #FPGirls each week! <3

Lead image: Andreea Diaconu