Founded in 1875 by Arthur Lasenby Liberty, Liberty is a luxury department store located in London’s West End. The fashionable store carries its own line of products as well as a wide range of luxury goods, from cosmetics to furniture, by designer brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Lanvin, and Kate Spade.
During its early days, the store was mostly selling objets d’art, fabric and ornaments brought in from the East. With exotic clientele that includes renowned Pre-Raphaelite artists, it wasn’t unusual when the founder had 42 Indian villagers at his store and staged a living village of Indian artisans to generate sales and publicity.
Liberty later built relationships with English designers, particularly the ones practicing the artistic styles like Art Nouveau or Arts & Crafts. Through these relationships where Liberty encouraged the designers in their artistic pursuits, he helped them develop the style to perfection.
Fast forward to our time, the store’s signature Art Nouveau-style finish is featured on its many bags, purses, scarfs and other small accessories produced in-house. We found 10 exclusively hand pick items and designed by Liberty London products for you to indulge in this Christmas:
1. Carnaby Saddle Bags
The compact cross body bag is inspired by the Ianthe design with a chic Art Nouveau-style finish.
2. Monica Vinader Gold-Plated Signature Bangle
The Monica Vinader Signature bangle blends directional design with effortless style. The handcrafted design is a bold new statement from the British jewellery brand mixing strong, clean lines with flowing curves, making it both modern and feminine. A modernist inspired piece which can be stacked and styled.
3. Vintage Radio – Roberts Revival Radio
Fresh sounds meet vintage styling; the Liberty Flowers design have given the iconic Roberts ‘Revival’ radio a heritage makeover in the quinessential floral prints. The retro design takes full advantage of the latest technology with full DAB functionality, excellent sound quality and 120 hours of battery life: truly portable and a must for life on the go.
4. Santal 33 by LE LABO
New York-based French perfumiers Le Labo create sensual unisex scents that evoke wild open plains, rugged landscapes and open fires. Under the delicate top notes of iris and violet in Santal 33 lies a heart of spice, sandalwood and smouldering musk – buy a hand-blended bottle from our counter and adorn with a personalised message.
5. Wristlets | The Alphabet Collection
The Alphabet Collection by Liberty features decorative initials (from A-Z) and various prints emblazoned on tote bags and wristlets.
6. Nike x Liberty Air Max
A classic silhouette with a modern twis, a distinct update in your fitness gear Nike x Liberty Air Max 1 Ultra trainers – featuring tan leather and a springtime-ready floral Liberty print, these trainers are bound to stand out amongst the crowd.
7. Iphis Notebooks and 2017 Diaries
Made of leather, the Iphis notebook features the elegant Iphis print, while the luxurious 2017 diary features the Ianthe design embossed on its covers with lined ivory pages inside.
8. Liberty Scarf Styling Cards
Nicely packaged in their iconic purple box, the scarf styling cards features a set of 13 cards with info on how to wear and tie each style.
9. Imran Silk Pocket Square
The soft silk pocket square features the iconic Imran design emblazoned on it.
10. Luxury Soap
Bathroom essential, individually wrapped in art deco style Liberty Print soaps are the perfect gift or bathroom accessory.
Happy Shopping at Liberty London!