While I love Liberty, I’m not seeing anything that I *have* to have. I love the dishware but a whole set is out of range for me (and I have no space for it!). I might treat myself to an apron since it comes in my favorite print (Wiltshire) and is relatively affordable (for Liberty!).
When we went to London last year on our family vacation, I met up with a friend who introduced me to the Liberty department store and Liberty Art Fabrics. I completely fell in love and since then, I’ve been noticing Liberty of London prints everywhere! Funny how that happens! It is definitely a very specific look and not for everyone, as it is kind of old fashioned, but I love it in small doses.
The Liberty department store was really cool–shaped like a ship and had a whole floor devoted to haberdashery–mostly fabrics and notions. The neat thing about Liberty prints is that they are used by many different companies. Hello Kitty, Peek Clothing and even Target have all done collaborations with Liberty.
Liberty of London sold bolts of fabric in various Hello Kitty prints and Sanrio made special Hello Kitty items with the prints. They were so cute! I wish I had the talent to sew something special with the fabric for my daughter but alas, my sewing skills leave much to be desired!
I’ve seen that Peek has used Liberty of London art fabrics for the past few years that I have known about them. I don’t know if its a permanent thing or not, but I’m glad they are an option! Peek clothing looks really well made and has cute designs. It is a little more expensive than what I normally buy for my toddler but I would definitely splurge on a special outfit.
The Liberty for Target collaboration happened a few years ago before I had ever heard of Liberty (and was not paying too much attention to Target designer collabs!) so its a bummer I missed out because there are some really cute items in apparel and home. Fingers crossed they might do a return collection someday?
Have you seen Liberty of London prints around? Do you love it or is it not really your style?