Liberty of London was started in 1875 when Arthur Lasenby Liberty borrowed 2,000 pounds from his father-in-law to open a store selling ornaments, fabric, and works of art on Regent Street.  He quickly repaid the loan and bought neighboring properties to meet the demand for carpets and furniture and began collaborating with many British designers, "determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones."  Housed in a 1924 mock-tutor building on Great Marlborough Street, Liberty designs and manufacturers fabrics, accessories, fashion, and homegoods and has continued to collaborate with designers over the years including Yves Saint Laurent, Nike, Dr. Martens, Manola Blank, Uniqlo, and Superga.  There are a few exciting new collaborations this month from Anthropologie, JCrew, Topshop, and Nike.  Here are my top picks!

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