In 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty – £2000 loan in pocket – leased half a shop at 218a Regent Street, and hired three members of staff. Tapping into the public demand for ornaments, fabric and objets d’art from Japan and the East, his little emporium was soon famous for its Eastern Bazaar, fabrics and fashions to rival Paris, and the loan was repaid within 18 months.
Over 100 years later, his 1920s-built Tudor-revival building is the leading destination store in London, with its homely, light-filled atriums and charming, winding staircases. Constructed from the timbers of two ships – HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan – the Great Marlborough street shop continues in Arthur Liberty’s tradition, housing up and coming fashion alongside established brands and one-off finds in a truly unique setting.
Champions of British and artisan design, Liberty offers personal, individually tailored service and a range of carefully edited products. An in-house collection of scarves, fabrics, gifts and homeware provides an exclusive shopping experience, while the beauty, fashion and interiors floors are filled with covetable classics, collectables and must-have innovation.