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Liberty & Co.
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Founded by Athur Lasenby Liberty(b.Chesham, England 1843, d.1917) in London, 1875. Liberty spent ten years with Farmers & Rogers before opening his own establishment selling ornaments, fabric and Asian objets d'art. The expanded business became the most fashionable shopping destination in London during the Arts and Crafts era from the late 1880s. Clothing was introduced in 1884, under the guidance of Edward Godwin, a founder of the Costume Society. The store's popularity continued to grow throughout the Art Nouveau period and Liberty forged relationships with many of the primary designers of the era. The iconic Tudor-styled building dates from the 1920s and was designed by Edwin Hall and his son.