Liberty is a luxury department store in London, England. It is located on Great Marlborough Street. The origins of the store date back to 1875 when it was opened by Arthur Lasenby Liberty.
The true realisation of Liberty's original vision, the magnificent Great Marlborough Street shop, followed in 1924. The building was designed by Edwin T. Hall and his son Edwin S. Hall. In 1922.
The builders Messrs Higgs & Hill constructed the building by using the timbers of two ancient 'three-decker' battle ships. Records show more than 24,000 cubic feet of ships timbers were used including their decks now being the shop flooring: The HMS Impregnable - built from 3040 100-year-old oaks from the New Forest - and the HMS Hindustan, which measured the length and height of our Liberty building.
In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.