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Liberty reveals Manolo Blahnik showcase Monday, 13th February 2012
Liberty has revealed a space dedicated to luxury footwear retailer Manolo Blahnik.
The devoted area on the iconic department store’s first floor will carry bags, scarves, sketches and stationary all inscribed with the designer’s signature handwriting.
Liberty claims to be the designer footwear brand’s only UK stockist, alongside a Manolo Blahnik store in Chelsea, London. The brand does have a very strong retail presence in Japan, however.
Ahead of today’s opening, Blahnik said: “I love the store; it has so much character and history. The products sold there are very unique and cannot be found anywhere else. I adore the Liberty fabrics and I use some in every collection of mine.”
The store’s managing director Ed Burstell said: “What makes Manolo Blahnik so relevant is his consistent design aesthetic over time – chic, feminine, often playful and always appropriate. So refreshing after years of heavy-handed over design in shoe making. He is the true genius and we are proud to be his partner on this historic venture.”