Thursday, 10 November 2011

Shopping London

One of my favourite shops in London is  Liberty situated just off  Regent Street in Great Marlborough Street. Established in  1875 by Arthur Liberty, the current building dates from 1924 and was built at the height of the 1920's Tudor revival. It is full of  beautiful and unusual items from all over the world, from the latest fashions to design classics.  The stationery department is paper heaven and packed with wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts.  I always head straight  to the third floor  - the fabric and haberdashery department,  where I  buy the Liberty Art Fabric tana lawn  that I use to line some of my bags.

Black Stripe Rebecca Bag

Liberty Art Fabric  'Edenham E' has been used to line this bag
The flower stall at the entrance is always inspiring and smells wonderful.

There are lots of great places to shop in this area, Liberty backs onto Carnaby Street and the little streets around here host a wide selection of small shops. Kingly Court an open air courtyard at the bottom of Carnaby Street houses 30 independent fashion and lifestyle boutiques:  shop for vintage fashion at 'Fur Coat No Knickers', sewing and knitting supplies and quirky hand made accessories at 'All the Fun of the Fair', hats and millinery supplies at 'Atelier'.

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Do you have any favourite shops in this area or a Liberty equivalent in your home town/country?

A bientôt, Rebecca.


  1. Not far from Liberty, I also enjoy going to COS for their simple fashion garments which go with everything,
    and in Beak street, a rummage at the bead shop can be quite fun. I like their feather boas :)
    and to finish, a little stop at an italian coffee in Regents street for their wonderful fresh fruits and chocolate cakes.
    Also, in another part of town, a destination of choice is Craft Central in Clerkenwell, which showcases independent designers and beautiful jewellery every week in their 2 galleries
    Enjoy your trip in London
    Greetings from London
    Catherine Marche

  2. The Liberty sale is now on, so if like me you love their fabrics, go and have a rummage in the remnant bin - lots of patterns available and reduced to £11.95/metre.