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Liberty London

Liberty London

     

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Arthur Lasenby Liberty was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1843. He was employed by Messrs Farmer and Rogers in Regent Street in 1862, the year of the International Exhibition at Kensington in London. By 1874, inspired by his 10 years of service, Arthur decided to start a business of his own, which he did the next year.

With a £2,000 loan from his future father-in-law, Arthur Liberty accepted the lease of half a shop at 218a Regent Street with only three staff members.

The shop opened during 1875 selling ornaments, fabric and objets d'art from Japan and the East. Within eighteen months Arthur Liberty had repaid the loan and acquired the second half of 218 Regent Street. As the business grew, neighbouring properties were bought and added.

In 1885, 142–144 Regent Street was acquired and housed the ever-increasing demand for carpets and furniture. The basement was named the Eastern Bazaar, and was the vending place for what was described as "decorative furnishing objects". He named the property Chesham House after the place in which he grew up. The store became the most fashionable place to shop in London and Liberty fabrics were used for both clothing and furnishings.

In 1885, 142–144 Regent Street was acquired and housed the ever-increasing demand for carpets and furniture. The basement was named the Eastern Bazaar, and was the vending place for what was described as "decorative furnishing objects". He named the property Chesham House after the place in which he grew up. The store became the most fashionable place to shop in London and Liberty fabrics were used for both clothing and furnishings.

Liberty London since has become a staple store of London, Stocking some the most sought after luxury apparel from around the world. After a visit to Florence we met with the Liberty team and loved their shirt collection so much, we felt it was very much needed to be stocked at Stuarts London. 

Stuarts London is one of the only select London stockist to be stocking the shirts outside of the Liberty London Store. Liberty Art Fabrics are world famous for their creativity and flamboyance. Liberty have collaborated with the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Nike and the list just goes on.

Stock is limited to this season, and with pattern shirts being on trend why not treat yourself to something different and add a bit of colour to your wardrobe.