Yes, usually we’d be snarky as fuck about Christmas in September (there’s so much to enjoy before December even begins!), but given the fact we’re mourning the end of the summr months, I really think we can let this one slide in favour of some much-needed Christmas cheer. Venerable department store Liberty London has become the first of the big London shops to unveil their Christmas store, meaning you can now shop for baubles to your heart’s content (do wear a mask though!).
Premature Christmas cheer? Put it straight into my veins, which have been clogged by too many days of going a bit too crazy with all the bank-holiday-weekend-and-return-of-carnival celebrations. If you’re the kind of person whose thoughts are automatically filled with stocking fillers, mince pies and everything smelling of clementines or pine trees come September, then this will be like heaven for you. If you’re the kind of person who believes Christmas begins on December 1 and no sooner… well, the world kind of needs a win right now.
Liberty London is the place to go for decorations with a touch of luxury, with everything from glass glitter baubles to grand old wooden advent calendars (other options are available, including a much sought-after Liberty beauty advent calendar that goes on sale in October) on offer. They range from your charming, traditional fare in red, green, and gold, to more out-there offerings that certainly catch the eye.
Unless you’ve got serious cash to throw around, you won’t be revamping your whole attic full of decorations with Liberty products, but the shop is excellent for statement pieces that’ll form the centrepiece of your Christmas tree. Speaking of which, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the reveal of Liberty’s jaw-dropping Christmas tree – check out the pink and blue floating tree from a few years ago here – but if you’re in need of a festive lift, a meander around there in September is just the tonic!
Also published on Medium.