Free People’s Black Friday sale is coming early…like, TODAY!

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One of the community’s favorite Black Friday sales is coming tonight! Free People, for 4 hours only, will be offering up to 25% off your in-store or online purchase. Hallelujah, praise the shopping gods! Add a little boho to your look or just pick up cute items like the Embroidered Austin Dress ($148, above) which comes in several pretty colors. I took my true size M when I tried this dress on, and it hits me above the knees but isn’t too short, especially with tights. It’s shown with the Tambourine Roundy Bag ($48).

Here are the details:

Please note that the online sale is ONLY happening from 6-10 PM EASTERN TIME, while the in-store promo is 6-10 PM your local time. And also please note that this special limited promotion is TONIGHT ONLY. Not all weekend long. No code required — the discount will apply at checkout. I recommend loading up your cart now so that you’re ready to check out once the promo starts.

We love this promotion because Free People has been knocking it out of the park for over a year now. They’re killing it! I know how much the community loves this promo so I wanted to share some of my picks and hear yours too.

Right now I’m on the train home writing this post — I want to get it live as quickly as possible, so this post is in progress and will be updated! I’m going to start by putting up section by section of my picks and then come back and add some depth, such as mini reviews of dresses I’ve tried on.

Let’s begin in the dress section, where there Emerald City Dress ($168) heads up my very long wish list. Like many of Free People’s dresses, it’s oversized with snug arms and hits above the knees. I am typically either a small or a medium in FP’s flowy dresses, strictly depending on how tight the arms are. This dress is especially snug in the arms, so I tried on the medium with more success. It will look great with tights and a large cardigan! (As will many, many of my picks in this post.)

Another dress in that same flowy but awesome category is the Pavlo Dress ($128), which also has pretty tight arms and comes in three colors. I love the way this dress looks with a big belt. If you like this embroidered floral idea but want something longer, the Paradise Mini Dress ($148) is similar and very flattering on!

On the more figure-hugging side, the Gidget Sweater Mini Dress ($148) is a new item I haven’t seen or tried yet, but looks so cute I may very well order it and take the chance of guessing my fit. Isn’t this such a cute fit-and-flare? It comes in two colors. This dress has a pretty retro vibe, though not as retro as the gorgeous Printed Retro Midi Dress ($148), which defines elegance.

Even more body-skimming but also flattering are FP’s many lace dresses, like the Peekaboo Lace Slip ($98). These dresses I typically take a large in and wear shapewear underneath as needed. They’re great for a hot date night or concerts or special events, depending on your needs.

Another favorite trick of mine is to wear Free People’s slips as dresses, and layer under or over them as needed. I absolutely adore the Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic ($128, above in black which is one of several colors it comes in), which I take a medium in, and its sleeveless cousin the Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic ($108), which I also take a medium in. With a simple slip underneath (this one is also great), both of these work well as dresses!

Then there are the slips that I like to throw a chunky cardigan over, like the lace-trimmed Any Party Trapeze Slip ($88), the Baby Be Simple Slip ($88),  and my personal fave the Marsha Printed Slip ($88). I take a medium in all of these, and they also all look great under a leather or knit moto.

Here are my favorite FP dresses of the moment:


The next section I usually head towards is the jewelry. I can’t say my pup would sit still long enough to pose with such a decadent piece as the Apollo Statement Crystal Collar ($68, above) but it certainly is the kind of necklace that goes very well over simple solid outfits — be it dog fur for the fanciest collar ever, or over a sweatshirt for a high-low luxe look or a simple sweater. Perhaps this dog would also like to wear the Twisted Raw Stones Ring ($68) in labradorite? Ok, I’ll stop now.

Most of my favorite Free People necklaces are multistrand necklaces. Some are single strands twisted to look multistrand, like the Pretty Lover Delicate Bolo ($28, particularly pretty in blue opal) and others are mixes of tiers and pendants, like the Delicate Tiered Stone Necklace ($28).

Here are more of my FP necklace picks:


There are also tons and tons of pretty earrings. I love all the fringey, tassley, oversized options like the Super Fan Flare Hoops ($58), above. Other pairs softly floating into this category on my wishlist include the Diamond Canyon Tassel Earring ($48), the very large Boulder Falls Tassel Hoop ($78) and the sparkly Lunar Rays Tassel Earrings ($78), which I bought at Anthropologie a couple of years ago under a different name. Some of the sparkle has rubbed off, but they’ve mostly remained beautifully intact. There are also the Valerie Tassel Earrings ($38) which intrigue me but look possibly heavy.

Below, my FP earrings and ring picks:


Another thing I love about Free People’s jewelry? It looks amazing with their intimates! Shown here is the Secret Gardens Metallic Bolo ($38) with the Crimson Clover Underwire Bra ($48) and a top I’ve yet to identify. More intimates below in this post.

Another can’t-miss section for me is bags. To be sure, there are some pricey options here like the Imperiali Distressed Tote ($598, drool), but there are plenty of sub-$100 options like the Gramercy Washed Hobo ($88), shown in red above and available in many more colors, and many sub-$80 options like the beautiful Triple Pocket Slouchy Tote ($68), a personal fave of mine which comes with a removable wallet.

I think FP’s bags make great gift ideas, and I also include them on my holiday wishlists circulated among family because they are affordable yet something I’ll love for years. This year I’ve included the Billie Vegan Mini Tote ($48, shown above in snake and also wishlisted in blue velvet!), the Laurie Vegan Crossbody ($48) in mint, the Rosie Washed Clutch ($40) in gold, the Ray Mini Box Bag ($68) and the Twiggy Clutch ($40) in beautiful shiny plum.

Looking for a trendy bag? Try the perfectly round and on-trend Amber Round Crossbody ($40). Want a great functional boho bag? The Canyonland Tote ($148) has you covered. Free People knows how to design so many great bags!

These are my picks:


Before we leave accessories we need to talk about shoes, where so many delights await! Although Free People seems to have been infected by the same furry disease as Anthro, it’s much less so here. From going out shoes like the Minimal Lace Up Heel ($178, above in nude), Vegan Going West Boot ($88) and Downtown Clog ($130) to comfy everyday choices like the Hunt The Plains Boot ($198) and the beautiful Peyton Ankle Boot ($168) live, it’s hard to leave FP’s shoe section without a new pair to call my own.

They can even convince me to try shoes I normally wouldn’t, including the backless Valencia Flat ($100, above in pink) or the equally backless but velvet Vegan Parties Flat ($98 and adorable!).

There are everyday wearable options like the Peaks Point Wedge ($138, above in rust and also very cute in khaki) and the Krillan Clog ($239) that make my heart swoon and do backflips.

There are cute booties like the Understated Biker Boot ($295, above) which make me wonder, if these are understated what are the overstated pair like? Another cute pair is the Wild Fields Western Boots ($198).

The only thing Free People seems to be short on right now is tall boots, curiously. The only pair really jumping out at me are the York Tall Boot ($395, above in taupe and also delightful in teak).

Shoes, shoes, wonderful shoes:


And since my train ride is rapidly approaching its conclusion, below are the rest of my Free People picks! Much, much more to come in this post! It will be updated but feel free to start sharing your wishlist in the comments now!! Please forgive any spelling or grammar errors — I’ll clean up the post once it’s complete.


  1. Anthropolitan
    November 17, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I posted in another thread because someone asked what I was getting, but I will repost it here:

    I still haven't narrowed it down, as the two things I most wanted have been sold out for weeks. The Embroidered Fable dress popped back in the green, so I got it full price, paying partially with a gift card. It was my top item and I didn't want to chance it. I don't see it in stock in any size right now, sadly. I also wanted the retro love suede dress in black, – hopefully that pops up during the sale.

    My list isn't very exciting. I do plan on getting:
    Moonage lurex fishnet tights, probably both colors:….

    Rudi Maxi slip (can't decide which color)….

    Du Jour Beret – flame red:….

    These earrings – Anthropologie sells them for $10 more. They are also offered in 3 colors here. I have tried them and they are very heavy but spectacular:….

    I'm hoping this leotard works – haven't tried it yet:….

    Here are some other things I'm considering. I really have to narrow it down, as I have carts loaded for BF all over the place. There is so much yummy out this year!

    Juliette's dream dress is really cute, TTS and on sale!….

    Love the colors in this tunic:….

    I want this velvet suit soooo badly, but I can't justify the price, even with the 25%, as I have nowhere to wear it. Sigh.. .

    This jacket is a wonder – soft, swishy and beautifully made. The lining is so pretty – wish it were reversible. I sized down:….

    I have and love these boots. I went up half a size because I always do with Jeffrey Campbell. I'm 5'4" and they hit right on the knee, which is a little awkward, but I just don't lace them tight at the top and that seems to work. :….

    I also have this bag and it's great. They keep adding colors:….

    Love your choices too, Roxy – and can't wait to see what everyone else is getting! Happy Sale, everyone!

    • November 17, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Great list Anthropolitan! I'm so excited to start shopping!!

      • Anthropolitan
        November 17, 2017 / 6:57 pm

        Me too – already in my jammies with a glass of wine waiting for it to start. 🙂

        • evb
          November 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

          Hahahahha I ordered first THEN I got into my jammies with a glass of wine 🙂

          Got the For Love and Lemons San Marco Midi
          the Mountain Peak Chelsea Boot and some socks.

          God I wish I had a couple grand to spend at Free People. Is there any cheaper place to get this stuff?

          Plus I haven't gotten a catalog in a couple years but I stopped by the store to see what was there and they have a catalog! Can't believe I've been missing them all this time. I'm going to try to find some old ones on eBay, does anyone have any listed?

          • November 19, 2017 / 12:06 pm

            I have pretty good luck grabbing older Free People stuff via Nordstrom Rack, Gilt, RueLaLa, etc. The only thing is you never really know what's going to make it to those sites so if I am deeply craving something FP, I usually end up getting it full price. I ask for gift cards to FP for every holiday as a result.

            …and sigh, I remember when I used to say the same thing about Anthro!!

    • Christina
      November 17, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Thanks for sharing your picks, Roxy! I love the York Tall Boots, but I can't justify getting another pair of tall lace-up boots, unfortunately. And, wow–Anthropolitan; I love your picks as well! You inevitably inspire me to add things to my cart (which is why I asked you to share your picks in the other post–he he!). I added the Rudy Slip dress (in both colors because I can't decide either) as well as the Lovely Dreams Print tunic to my cart thanks to you! I'm obsessed with faux fur, so I love both the Furry Bomber ( and the Classic Fur Coat ( but after reading reviews, they both seem to run big and boxy, so I may be out-sized. ugh. I also like the North Star Mini Dress ( but am trying to decide if I can wait for it to go on sale. Thanks again for sharing, Roxy and Anthropolitan!

      Have a nice weekend, ladies!

      • November 17, 2017 / 5:51 pm

        That furry bomber is too cute! I totally missed it when I was looking through the pages Christina.

      • Anthropolitan
        November 17, 2017 / 6:05 pm

        Egads – how did I miss the North Star mini dress – that's gorgeous!

        Hahahaha – let's both get both colors of the Rudy and then try to decide which to keep. I've still got both in my cart and the sale starts in an hour! 🙂

  2. Denise_S
    November 17, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I just ordered the FP Cocoon Pullover . . . . from Costco! Costco has been carrying it in assorted colors for a number of weeks now. They sell out quickly but so far have been repeated restocked with a rotating selection of colors. At the moment, they have tan and charcoal, but I have seen blue and pink. Price is $29.99 and ships for free, but it is a Member Only item so you need to have a Costco membership to purchase.

    • November 19, 2017 / 11:03 am

      No way!! Costco sometimes has weird, wonderful stuff.

  3. lulu
    November 17, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    So exciting. I bought the Dhalia velvet duster in blue and the the Sacred Heart jacket in emerald! Love them both.

    • November 19, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Love your picks lulu!!

      • November 19, 2017 / 11:06 am

        No worries Guest! Just so you know when you put parentheses around a link it breaks the link. A lot of times Free People uses product images for a looooong time, so that shirt may be old. I will take a look now and see if I can find it.

        • Guest
          November 19, 2017 / 11:16 am

          Thank you! I do think that the shirt is old. 🙁

          • November 19, 2017 / 11:39 am

            I am not finding anything yet, I've checked Free People's database as well as all the stores that currently stock FP, and another site that keeps track of items going back about a year. I'll hunt again later — headed out for the day for now.

          • November 19, 2017 / 11:57 am

            Just kidding! Couldn't give up — found it!!! It's full price, $148, and still available in all sizes as of now.

          • Guest
            November 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

            Thank you so much, this is fantastic, I appreciate you looking!!! 🙂

  4. Anthropolitan
    November 19, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Mine shipped already – anyone else!

    • November 19, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Part of mine did too! Yay! Impressive.

    • evb
      November 19, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      mine shipped too! Now I wonder what they'll do for Black Friday 🙂

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