Thursday, May 13, 2010
Merci Liberty collaboration
When Parisian boutique Merci opened a pop-up shop in Liberty back in March, I had intended to blog about this pretty Liberty-fabric suitcase it had designed for the store. However, the 'petite valise' sold out in less than two days. Available in five different prints, it was an affordable treat at £45 and the star buy from the limited-edition collection of Liberty-print products - from fashion and stationery to homewares and soft furnishings - designed by Merci's creative director, Marie France Cohen. (I also liked the £6 Merci medallion friendship bracelets made from slivers of Liberty-print fabric.)
So, why am I mentioning the suitcase now? Well, thanks to its instant popularity, more have been made - in five new prints - and they're in Liberty now. You'll have to be quick though as they've already sold out online, despite a sneaky price hike to £48. Compact and chic, it's the most stylish piece of hand luggage I've seen in a while. Just travel light - or use it as a vanity case instead.
Btw, the Emma Hope shoes were my wedding shoes!