The wonderful black-and-white mock-Tudor facade, created from the timber of two Royal Navy ships, reflects this store's origins in the late-19th-century Arts and Crafts movement. Leading designers were recruited to create the classic art nouveau Liberty prints that are still a centerpiece of the brand, gracing everything from cushions and silk kimonos to embossed leather bags and photo albums. Inside, Liberty is a labyrinth of nooks and crannies stuffed with thoughfully chosen merchandise. Clothes for both men and women focus on high quality and high fashion with labels like Helmut Lang and Marc by Marc Jacobs. The store regularly commissions new prints from contemporary designers, and sells both these and its archival patterns by the yard. If you're not so handy with a needle, an interior design service will create soft furnishings for you.