Even if you're not a Brit, you've probably encountered Liberty London goods at some point in your fashion journey, probably by way of brand's signature prints that have turned up in collaborations everywhere from Nike to Target. Liberty is a department store that's been around since 1857 that currently sells everything from its own textiles to designer fashion from outside brands, and in 2013, the company launched its first-ever line of handbags. For spring, the bags have made their way across the pond, and a selection is now available online at Neiman Marcus.
The bags currently available are all simple shapes in one of Liberty's bold prints on coated canvas. (The brand does make all-leather bags, but they've yet to surface stateside.) Most of the bags are totes, and like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull and Goyard St. Louis before them, their appeal is clear: pattern-printed coated canvas is lightweight, durable and unlikely to show wear as quickly as a flat color, which makes for a perfect haul-everything tote. There are also small leather goods like wallets and a couple small shoulder bags, all of which look like solid wardrobe workhorses.
The totes start at $450 for the small version in a solid-color print and range up to $745 for the large version with a different color on both the front and back of the bag. That positions Liberty as significantly less expensive than Louis Vuitton or Goyard, which could fill a notable hole in the market if American consumers take to the brands.
Check out a representative sample of the bags below, or shop the full selection via Neiman Marcus. (Of course, don't forget to tell us what you think in the comments.)