Lowdown on Liberty of London

When I get a bit of free time in the big smoke I love to head down to Liberty of London, hopping off at Oxford Circus into the buzz of the shopping streets is a total treat and on my most recent visit I took some snaps so that my lovely blog readers could see what the fuss is all about!

“Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper.” Oscar Wilde

Since 1875, Liberty has been synonymous with luxury and great design. This wonderful emporium was designed by Edwin T. Hall and his son Edwin S. Hall who designed the Tudor building at the height of the 1920s fashion for Tudor revival. It’s said that founder Arthur Liberty wanted to create the feeling that you were walking around your own home when you came to his store, so each of the three main light wells was surrounded by smaller rooms to create a homely feel. Many of the rooms had fireplaces and some still exist today. It’s a sight to behold with it’s grand front entrance!

liberty of london front

The famous florist entrance is one of my favourite ever sights!

Image courtesy of Liberty of London Facebook

Image courtesy of Liberty of London Facebook

Liberty is a good old-fashioned department store with beauty and homewares aplenty but my heart lies in its haberdashery!

Liberty of London Haberdashery

Image courtesy of Liberty of London

The displays are enough to keep any crafty blogger interested, I never want to leave as there’s so much to look at, the fabric, the buttons, the displays, did I mention the fabric?

Liberty of London Haberdashery 2

Image courtesy of Liberty of London

Liberty of London Haberdashery 1

Image courtesy of Liberty of London

This time I came away with Betsy Tana Lawn fabrics and gorgeous old school hankies in vibrant prints, more on what I’m going to make with them over the coming weeks!

liberty collage

In the meantime check out this gorgeous Liberty print watches to get a feel for their classic style with a twist!

Image courtesy of Liberty of London Facebook

Image courtesy of Liberty of London Facebook

And these Liberty washi tapes found on Etsy, amazing!

liberty washi tape

Liberty washi tape as found on Etsy.com

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