Liberty update the saddle bag for 2015

The Saddle bag was undoubtedly the bag of the 1970s. Nothing looked better than it when teamed with flared jeans and a cheesecloth blouse, but it also totally fitted the bill with the more slinky printed wrap dresses a la Diane Von Furstenberg. Worn cross body, or swinging from the shoulder, this grown up version of a satchel had plenty of room for all those essentials, and yet still managed to be compact and elegant.

In recent times, the saddle bag has been revitalised by the likes of Zatchels and Ralph Lauren, and has gained a new army of celebrity fans. Taylor Swift seems to have a whole variety of colours, whilst the likes of Rachel Bilson, Olivia Wilde, Beyonce, Jessica Alba and current Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence have all embraced the style and practicality of the saddle bag in a range of soft leathers and shades. And now, for 2015, Liberty London are putting their stamp on the iconic bag by introducing a range in their famous prints.

Taylor saddle bag

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Rachel Bilson saddle bag

Olivia Wilde saddle bagLiberty have taken one of the most famous of their iconic, Art Nouveau inspired prints, the Ianthe design, and have updated it for the 21st century, creating Iphis, and have then recreated this in a range of colours. The Ianthe design was named for the Greek girl who married Iphis in mythology, with the updated design named in tribute to her lover. The current design is hand-printed in Italy and is trimmed with leather, with the traditional Liberty London purple logo stamped lining and internal pockets.

Liberty London Oxblood Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag £395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Oxblood Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag
£395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Black Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag £395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Black Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag
£395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Red Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag £395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Red Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag
£395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Purple Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag £395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Purple Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag
£395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Blue Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag £395.00 click to visit Liberty London

Blue Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag
£395.00 click to visit Liberty London

This is not a cheap bag, but is most definitely a gorgeous investment buy that you could happily use for years and years. I love the vibrant range of colours that the bag comes in, bringing that beautiful pattern to life in such a warm and bright way. I think this could be the first ‘it’ bag of 2015 and I personally love it – definitely on a lust list for this year.

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The Liberty London Doc is back!

The wonderful Liberty London documentary is back, and once again it is a total treat for anyone with even a passing interest in department stores, shopping and the history of retail. That iconic, mock Tudor style building is always a place I love to visit when I’m in London, it always has amazing window displays and sells items that range from the iconic Liberty print scarves, to the weird and wonderful.

My favourite star of the show (so far) has to be the truly lovely Judy Rose, the warm and funny front of house lady who gives the Liberty reception such a welcoming feel. Judy has put together her festive edit for Liberty, and, as you might expect, it is full of red, items relating to cakes (Judy loves a bake sale), and, of course, a telephone!

Judy-Rose

Judy’s edit

Red Series 302 Telephone £55 click to visit Liberty London

Red Series 302 Telephone £55 click to visit Liberty London

Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L25 £34 click to visit Liberty London

Sisley
Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L25 £34 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Red Liberty London Marlborough Tote Bag £395 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London
Red Liberty London Marlborough Tote Bag £395 click to visit Liberty London

Charlotte Olympia Black Fantastic Dolly Tassel Suede Pumps  £695 click to visit Liberty London

Charlotte Olympia
Black Fantastic Dolly Tassel Suede Pumps £695 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty Betsy Liberty Print Cake Stand £69.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty
Betsy Liberty Print Cake Stand £69.95 click to visit Liberty London

To view all of Judy’s edit, click here.

And then we have the fashion-mommy edit. Here’s what I’m loving from Liberty London this Christmas.

Liberty London Red Liberty London Oversized Clutch Bag £150 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London
Red Liberty London Oversized Clutch Bag £150 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Blue Liberty London Little Marlborough Small Tote Bag £295 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London
Blue Liberty London Little Marlborough Small Tote Bag £295 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty Betsy Liberty Print Disc Charm Bracelet £14.95

Flowers of Liberty
Betsy Liberty Print Disc Charm Bracelet £14.95

Flowers of Liberty Theodora Liberty Print Mini Suitcase £65.00 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty
Theodora Liberty Print Mini Suitcase
£65.00 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty Green Theodora Liberty Print Friendship Bracelet £14.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty
Green Theodora Liberty Print Friendship Bracelet £14.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty Wiltshire Liberty Print Tote Bag £24.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty
Wiltshire Liberty Print Tote Bag
£24.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty Wiltshire Liberty Print Knot Watch £59.95 click to visit Liberty London

Flowers of Liberty
Wiltshire Liberty Print Knot Watch
£59.95 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Purple Liberty London Coin Purse £65.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London
Purple Liberty London Coin Purse
£65.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque Hiver Candle 2014 190g £45.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque
Hiver Candle 2014 190g
£45.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque Blue Scales A5 Notebook £15.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque
Blue Scales A5 Notebook
£15.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque Essences Insensees Solid Perfume 3.6g £38.00 click to visit Liberty London

Diptyque
Essences Insensees Solid Perfume 3.6g
£38.00 click to visit Liberty London

This season, for the first time, Liberty has launched a very special advent calendar. Containing a range of luxury products totaling £420, this is selling at the amazing price of £149, and is literally flying off the shelves. The perfect gift for beauty lovers.

Liberty Print Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar £149.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty Print
Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar
£149.00 click to visit Liberty London

contlibe499000098-nocolour_1So many gorgeous picks, Liberty is certainly a place to visit if you are looking for unusual gifts.

 

 

Friday shopping focus

This Friday I’m bringing a mixed bag of fashion. The sales really are on their last legs, but this is often the best time to shop since the savings to be made are at their highest levels. You can pick up things that will slot straight into your winter wardrobe, and also buy investment pieces that you will be able to keep for a special occasion (or even for next year’s Christmas parties if you really like planning ahead).

You can also enjoy some of the newest drops in fashion land with the latest collections. It may be the grotty weather, with its cold and dark days, but I’m enjoying my fashion all things bright and beautiful at the moment. It somehow makes me think that spring is around the corner – which of course it isn’t, but it doesn’t hurt to think to brighter days. New Look and Liberty London seem to feel the same way, promoting a range of gorgeous glossy accessories and candy coloured clothing in their new ranges.

Time to shop until you drop.

Happy weekend.

New Look – New Collection

Mint Green Double Pocket Mohair Textured Coat  £54.99 click to visit New Look

Mint Green Double Pocket Mohair Textured Coat
£54.99 click to visit New Look

Pink Check Notch Mini Skirt  £17.99 click to visit New Look

Pink Check Notch Mini Skirt
£17.99 click to visit New Look

Tote Bag - Black Leather-Look Zip Trim Tote Bag  £24.99 click to visit New Look

Tote Bag – Black Leather-Look Zip Trim Tote Bag
£24.99 click to visit New Look

Print Jeans - Blue Floral Print Supersoft Skinny Jeans  £22.99 click to visit New Look

Print Jeans – Blue Floral Print Supersoft Skinny Jeans
£22.99 click to visit New Look

Monochrome Stripe Boxy T-Shirt  £17.99 click to visit New Look

Monochrome Stripe Boxy T-Shirt
£17.99 click to visit New Look

M&Co – Up to 60% off

Black Lace and Mesh Prom Dress Was £55.00 now £20.00 click to visit M&Co

Black Lace and Mesh Prom Dress
Was £55.00 now £20.00 click to visit M&Co

Velour Maxi Dress Was £69.00 now £29.00 click to visit M&Co

Velour Maxi Dress
Was £69.00 now £29.00 click to visit M&Co

Red Skater Dress Was £35.00 now £25.00 click to visit M&Co

Red Skater Dress
Was £35.00 now £25.00
click to visit M&Co

M&Co Promotion

Promotion: 20% off first-time orders.
Code: FIRST20
T&C’s: For use in first-time orders only. Full price items only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Click here to visit website.

Kaliko – up to 70% off sale items

Floral Silk Devore Tunic was £139 now £49 click to visit Kaliko

Floral Silk Devore Tunic
was £139
now £49 click to visit Kaliko

Purple Lace Insert Wrap Maxi was £119 now £39 click to visit Kaliko

Purple Lace Insert Wrap Maxi
was £119
now £39 click to visit Kaliko

Lace Sleeve Jumper was £69 now £25 click to visit Kaliko

Lace Sleeve Jumper
was £69
now £25 click to visit Kaliko

Rose Floral Jacquard Dress was £89 now £29 click to visit Kaliko

Rose Floral Jacquard Dress
was £89
now £29 click to visit Kaliko

Liberty – new season accessories

Marc by Marc Jacobs Green Isa Print Umbrella £50.00 click to visit Liberty

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Green Isa Print Umbrella
£50.00 click to visit Liberty

Isabel Marant White Hoshi Star Resin Bracelet £50.00 click to visit Liberty London

Isabel Marant
White Hoshi Star Resin Bracelet
£50.00 click to visit Liberty London

Kenzo White Printed Leather Pouch £135.00 click to visit Liberty London

Kenzo
White Printed Leather Pouch
£135.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London Pink Iphis Leather Card Holder £45.00 click to visit Liberty London

Liberty London
Pink Iphis Leather Card Holder
£45.00 click to visit Liberty London

Jacques Vert – Up to 60% off sales products

Lace Detail Shift Dress was £169 now £79 click to visit Jacques Vert

Lace Detail Shift Dress
was £169
now £79 click to visit Jacques Vert

Bow Detail Clutch Bag was £65 now £19 click to visit Jacques Vert

Bow Detail Clutch Bag
was £65
now £19 click to visit Jacques Vert

Twilight Bead Detail Dress was £159 now £59 click to visit Jacques Vert

Twilight Bead Detail Dress
was £159
now £59 click to visit Jacques Vert