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27/11/2016

A VISIT TO LIBERTY LONDON


Did you watch the programme about Liberty London? I have watched the last two series, and have been glued to every minute of them. Such an intriguing, enchanting place, I knew I would have to pay a visit. So  I hopped on a couple of buses and got off at Oxford Street.
 Well actually before I got off the bus I knew I had done the wrong thing!, of course, the January sales are in full swing, I knew it would be busy, but I wasn't quite expecting what greeted me when I got there. So, So many people it was hard to move either side of the pavement,


I fully intended to take my time and take some pictures of the beautiful lights, but it was very difficult with it being busy. I must say those lights are beautiful though


                                                Nearly every shop is adorned with sparkle


                                                         It was like manic meets magical!

                                               
                                              Every store looked beautiful and choca-block


So after getting through the crowds to Regent Street I finally got to my destination. Liberty's really is a remarkable building, so old it stands out proud. Apparently, the timber parts of the building are made from two ancient ships, Built in 1875 is steeped in history. I walked through the doors and couldn't believe how busy it was, it was way too busy to take pictures, there just wasn't any room. But I did manage to get a couple of shots




The mast's that have been erected straight through the middle of the shop floors and the sails are made from the beautiful Liberty print, change colour through lighting- stunning



                                        And beautiful lighting everywhere, this is when you wished you                             were a very famous person that could look around a store privately so you didn't miss a thing !


                                                       I loved this Liberty print Deer


The part of the store that really grabbed my attention was the vintage accessories counter. Full of gorgeous items from years gone by, I fell in love with this beaded Chanel handbag




Someone is going to be a very proud, lucky owner of this one day, and unless I win the lottery it's not going to be me!

I would recommend anyone to take a look at this remarkable store, mainly because one, of its beauty and two, it's so different. Famed by its beautiful floral prints, you will find so many things here you will never find anywhere else. take a look at their website libertylondon.co.uk or click on my Liberty badge on the top right-hand side.   They have an on-line magazine too, So take a peep. 
Xo Laurie

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  1. I've seen some of these programmes too Laurie and find it so enticing. I couldn't think of a better place to work if I lived in London - well you can dream, eh? We visit London most years, but still haven't entered the store even though we've looked in the windows. Now that you've shown me the interior I know I really have to go in next time. I love to see all of the Christmas lights - London must look wonderful at this time of year!
    Thanks for a lovely post x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Anna, this would be right up your street.! You would love it x

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  2. I've never seen this program---but what a wonderful light display!!
    The question is, did you buy anything?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Jodie, all I bought was a notebook! I was so busy thinking about where to take the next photo, and how to share this, I had had enough by then! I wil be going back x

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  3. Wow, I'll catch up on the program you mentioned! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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    1. Please do Coco. You will love it x

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    2. Please do Coco! You will love it x

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  4. I don t know the programma but the lights are fabulous! How wonderfull, wish I was there! So, tell us, what did you buy?

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    1. Ha ha Nancy, I only bought a notebook x

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  5. Enchanting, the store and your blog post - well done Laurie. It must of been a bit of a push to get through all those visitors. I've not been for about 6 years when I was looking for my Mother of the Bride outfit! Hope you're well. Jacqui

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  6. I bought my wedding going away outfit there back in my London days when I would just pop in and think nothing of it. 25 years later I still wear it for special occasions, the silk lining is wearing thin but I've certainly got my money's worth! #BestWorst

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    1. That's brilliant ! Would love to see a photo x

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  7. Oh wow what a beautiful store and all those lights! Stunning. I would love to visit one day, maybe when it's not so busy. Thank you for linking up #sharethejoy

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  8. Ahhh I've never seen the program but might try and see if I can get it catch up! I've never been in to Liberty but have been to the cocktail bar next to it haha! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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    1. I found the series really interesting. You must watch it x

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  9. I love all those lights! It's so pretty.

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  10. Wow Laurie, thank you for taking us on a trip to Liberty in London. Looking at your pictures reminded me of Manhattan at this time of the year. Lights everywhere and stores dressed in their finest. The masts inside the store are spectacular.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I woould love to go to Manhatten! x

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  11. What an amazing store, the lights are stunning. I would love to visit :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  12. You really must go sometime Claire xx

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  13. What an awesome light display great photos #bestandworst

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