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The Liberty’s Summer Guide to Swimwear

July 19, 2017

Swimwear season is finally here and at The Liberty we’re as excited as anyone to jet off somewhere exotic to soak up the sun. But before the bliss of your getaway, the stress of packing and finding the perfect poolside outfit can be overwhelming. Thankfully our 100+ stores can help you nail that beach babe look.

We know that finding the perfect poolside companion can be daunting (unless we’re talking about a piña colada!) as there is just so much choice to suit your individual shape and style.

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Summer summer summertime (Time to sit back and unwind)

June 19, 2017

Summer is finally here and we’re helping you get holiday ready from head to toe!

With picnics, BBQs, festivals and trips to the beach coming up, we know it can be difficult to be bare-leg ready all the time. Not to mention the unreliable British weather we have to contend with. How do you glide effortlessly from a summer downpour to 30°c heat? Or look glamorous on day three of a festival? Summer brings with it a whole new level of worry when putting an outfit together.

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Bloggers bring the best to The Liberty’s catwalk

June 15, 2017

Another weekend crammed full of style, fashion and beauty The Liberty’s Fashion Show Weekend has come to a close, but worry not. To celebrate Charnelle winning your vote for the best summer look in our recent Blogger Challenge, we’re delving deeper into the outfits each blogger chose so you can rock their trends. Well, with more than 100 stores in The Liberty, it’s never been easier to bag your ideal summer wardrobe under one roof.

Three Essex-based bloggers; Charnelle, Georgia Ruby and Kristy took part in our Blogger challenge and were all given £100 to spend in The Liberty on creating their ultimate summer look, here’s a round up of the three unique looks.

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Blogger Challenge – Kristy

May 25, 2017

Essex based blogger Kristy Barber is one of three bloggers who were invited to take part in The Liberty’s Blogger Challenge. Her task was simple; find a whole new summer look for £100 from our 100+ stores. This is how she got on…

What is your ultimate summer piece? Is it a flowing floral skirt or a striped off-the-shoulder top? The reason I ask is because a few weeks ago I got asked what my ultimate summer outfit would contain. After many days of thought, it suddenly came to me.

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Blogger Challenge – Georgia Ruby

Essex based blogger Georgia Ruby is one of three fashion fans who were invited to take part in The Liberty’s Blogger Challenge. Her goal was simple; find a whole new summer look for £100 from our 100+ stylish stores. Let’s see how she got on…

It’s the time of year when the sun is starting to shine and the British summer begins to make an appearance and when the sun comes out so too does the summer wardrobe.

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Blogger Challenge – Charnelle

Essex based blogger; Charnelle Geraldine is one of three bloggers who were invited to take part in The Liberty’s Blogger Challenge. Her goal was simple; find a whole new summer look for £100 from our 100+ stores (easier said than done when there are so many stores to choose from!) let’s see how she got on…

So I spent the day shopping at The Liberty and it was super fun. I took my little sister, aka blog photographer, with me and we had a great time hunting through some of my favourite high street shops for the perfect summer outfit.

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Garden Party Glamour

May 4, 2017

The much-anticipated summer evenings are finally here at The Liberty and we are looking forward to long summer evenings catching the last of the sun’s rays in the garden (providing the great British summer is kind…here’s hoping!).

An al-fresco party is the perfect way to while away a sunny afternoon with your nearest and dearest and thanks to the fantastic stores here at The Liberty, you can find everything you need for a Instagram-worthy garden party.

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Spring Into Action!

March 24, 2017

We’re shaking off the shadows of winter and leaping straight into the joys of spring here at The Liberty with a celebratory spring spruce-up!

Our 100+ stores have all the essentials for an effective spring clean, while we have some handy hints and tips to make your chores, well…less of a chore.

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The Perfect Wedding Guest Outfit

February 23, 2017

With the evenings becoming lighter and the frosty mornings becoming warmer, it’s clear spring is on the way, especially as save the dates for summer weddings start to flood in. Here at The Liberty Shopping Centre we are so ready to start preparing for bridal season!

As a wedding guest, there are so many outfit options out there that putting together the perfect look can be difficult – do you opt for traditional? Floral? High heels? (We know they can be a killer after a long day of dancing).

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Love Your Layers

February 8, 2017

It’s that time of year again, when you bring out the woolly jumpers, beanie hats and of course, think about purchasing that very important wardrobe staple – the winter coat.

With so many styles, shapes and colours to choose from, picking a flawless coat can be stressful. Here at The Liberty we have everything from pretty puffers to tailored trench coats to ensure you are looking stylish and feeling cosy throughout winter.

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Beat The January Blues

January 17, 2017

January, the month when cold weather, dark mornings and failing in our new year’s resolutions collide to create those notorious ‘January Blues’. But fear not, The Liberty is here to lift your spirits and boost motivation with our top tips for a happy and healthy start to 2017.

Looking to get organised in 2017? This Filofax Pocket Organiser (£15) from Ryman could help. With its magnetic closure and brilliant blue colour, this diary is ideal for your handbag and will help to make sure you don’t miss a date!

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Perfect Party Hair With Paul Falltrick Hairdressing

December 15, 2016

Here at The Liberty we have everything from dazzling dresses to flawless accessories to ensure you are hitting the festive period in style. Now, let the experts at Paul Falltrick Hairdressing add the finishing touch to your look – the perfect party hair!

Christmas is fast approaching, which means the next festive party is just around the corner! A chance to doll yourself up and let your hair down, (metaphorically speaking of course!) a killer hairstyle is essential to nail that finished look! But what style do you go for?

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Perfect Your Party Outfit

December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year when your wardrobe needs a touch of glitz and glamour, ready for the busy party period ahead.

Whether you’re heading out to a work Christmas party, or just hitting the town with friends, here at The Liberty we have everything from velvet dresses to jazzy jackets to ensure you sparkle throughout the festive season.

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Cosy Up Your Bedroom From £9

November 1, 2016

Autumn has arrived and here at The Liberty we’re thinking about preparing our homes for the chillier months ahead. When it comes to getting cosy, what better room in the home to start with than the bedroom?

The Liberty has everything you need to create a space that’s tranquil, calm and cosy. From bedding to accessories, we can help you make sure your boudoir is a warm, blissful haven for when the cold nights set in.

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Create Your Horrible Halloween

October 18, 2016

Spooky season is back and here at The Liberty we’re planning our frightful festivities. Are you preparing a Halloween party that’s frightening and fun? Whether you need accessories to enhance your costume or sweets for trick-or-treaters, The Liberty has it covered. Why not try these wickedly good Halloween ideas?

Fang-Tastic Costumes

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Stylishly Spooky Halloween Hairstyle Guide

October 16, 2016

With Halloween around the corner, here at The Liberty we are getting prepared for fright night, when all things ghoulish, grisly & downright terrifying take over, so when it comes to getting our Halloween look on point, who better to turn to for a haunting Halloween hairstyle than Paul Falltrick Hair & Beauty in The Liberty?

Check out their team’s tips below…

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Beat 5 Summer Beauty Mistakes

August 8, 2016

Whether you’re holidaying at home or abroad this year, there is no better time than now to consider what will happen to your hair and skin as you prepare to bare.

Thoughts here at The Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford have turned to summer skin care. While we’re sure you’re fully stocked up on sun lotions to protect your skin, we’ve also identified the five big mistakes we’re all making – and come up with clever solutions from some of our many health and beauty stores.

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Last Minute Festival Essentials

July 22, 2016

Summer festival season is in full swing and whether you’re heading to an event locally, such as V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford on 20th and 21st August, or further afield, such as Creamfields in Cheshire (25th – 28th August) or Bestival on the Isle of Wight (8th – 11th September), it’s easy to forget those last minute festival essentials in all the excitement.

You may have your tickets, tents, wellies and a fabulous capsule wardrobe ready to go, but make sure you refer to The Liberty’s definitive ‘last minute must-haves’ checklist before you hit the road!

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Top Tips To Break In To Fashion

May 20, 2016

With our annual Fashion Design Competition Catwalk Show taking place on Friday 27th May, The Liberty catches up with last year’s Fashion Design Competition winner, Alice Oluyitan, and gets her top tips for aspiring fashion designers. Now one of this year’s judges, Alice shares knowledge and experience that will ensure fashion hopefuls step into the fashion industry in style.

Alice, 27, from Edmonton in North London says:

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Get Spring Clean Savvy

April 29, 2016

Spring, the season of refreshment, new beginnings and of course that renowned annual spruce up of your home. If you’re keen to find new ways to keep your home looking spick and span and clutter free then look no further!

Here at The Liberty in Romford we’ve explored the world of home organisation and cleaning to bring you a guide to the most innovative products available in centre, to ensure you’re making the most of your space and to help you refresh your home for the new season.

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Mum’s the Word

February 22, 2016

If you have a mother like no other don’t forget to treat her on her special day – Mother’s Day – which falls on 6th March this year.

Whether you’re spoiling her rotten with a really indulgent gift or looking for something small that says a lot, The Liberty Shopping Centre has a whole range of gift ideas from more than 100 stores, to suit all budgets and be guaranteed to make her day.

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Valentine’s Day Fashion Dilemmas

February 10, 2016

THE date night of the year is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get your V-Day look locked down!

Here at The Liberty we’ve got you covered with the perfect pieces for the most romantic day of the year, whether you’re single and planning a chilled day with friends or your loved one is whisking you off somewhere special.

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New Year – New You

January 7, 2016

It’s 2016 and time to start the year off right by embracing small, manageable changes to your lifestyle, with a little help from The Liberty in Romford and our 100+ fantastic shops.

Take a look at some of our top picks and useful tips to help support you in achieving your goals and resolutions. We’ve got everything you need to stay focused, organised and most importantly healthy…here’s to your best year yet!

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Get Your Coat

January 3, 2016

Winter coats are the staple in any winter wardrobe, and this season we’ve been overwhelmed by choice. From fab faux fur to modern checks, The Liberty Shopping Centre has all the trends for you to ‘fall’ in love with…and with the temperature set to drop in the coming few weeks, there’s never been a better excuse to update your coat collection!

 

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Festive Final Touches

December 18, 2015

You’ve dressed the tree and Christmas day is fast approaching, so now is the time to add those final festive touches to your home. Take some inspiration from stores at The Liberty in Romford. We’ve got everything from new tree decorations to add to your collection to seasonal bedding to ensure your house is the perfect place for Christmas guests!

This lit glitter house from Next (£8) would make a glamorous, glowing addition to your mantelpiece. Perfect for tea lights, it will light up the room and its simple white exterior gives the decoration a modern twist.

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Top 5 Christmas Shopping Tips

December 7, 2015

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun – are you prepared? Don’t worry if not, because here at The Liberty there’s still plenty of time to get it all done and we’re making it as easy as possible with our extended opening hours and top tips from Essex based fashion & lifestyle blogger, Georgina Goodman of www.georginadoes.co.uk, who gives you her top 5 tips on surviving the festive shopping season.

Click here for our Christmas opening hours.

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Wrap up in style this Bonfire Night

November 3, 2015

This Bonfire Night (Friday 5th November) and the days following it there are plenty of displays across the county to keep the family entertained, a few of which we have picked out below (of course there are even more listed online at The Essex Chronicle).

Once you have decided which of the fantastic displays you’ll be attending, it’s time to answer the next big question – what to wear? Fortunately The Liberty Shopping Centre is on hand to help!

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Frightful fun with The Liberty

October 20, 2015

Horrified at the idea of half term AND throwing a Halloween bash for your little terrors? Don’t be afraid – from gruesome grub and creepy costumes, to devilish decorations and attention-grabbing activities, The Liberty Shopping Centre, boasting more than 100 of your favourite shops, has you covered.

During the half term break (Monday 26th – 30th October, 10am – 4pm) there will be fun for all the family, with Halloween arts & crafts, a trick or treat treasure hunt, spooky face painting and wizard storytelling.

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Wrap Up in Autumnal Shirts

October 9, 2015

Autumn has arrived, so it’s time to wrap up warm and roll down those sleeves!

The humble shirt is a great way to add layers and interest to a smart or relaxed outfit and with so many colours, fabrics, patterns, styles and cuts to choose from at The Liberty, you can have a lot of fun mixing and matching this season.

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Trend of the month – Workwear

September 15, 2015

9 to 5 dressing has come a long way. Stuffy suits have given way to ankle-grazing trousers, crisp white shirts, smart patent flats, sleeveless jackets and leather totes, which are now pretty and polished rather than basic and functional.

This Autumn look the business with the very best Workwear picks from The Liberty… so chic you’ll want to wear them from desk ‘til dawn.

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Family Fitness with The Liberty

We’re sure you’ve spent the summer holidays encouraging the kids to get out and about and keep active – well this doesn’t have to stop when they return to school.

There are plenty of activities that you can get involved in together, whether it’s at home or outdoors. Make sure you make the most of your weekends and the last of the lighter evenings to get your daily dose of exercise in!

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Trend of the month – Sports Luxe

August 21, 2015

Sportswear isn’t just for the gym anymore; it’s time to give your lounging style a lift with the Sports Luxe trend.

Think quilting, metallics, soft jersey separates like maxi skirts and Harem trousers and a neutral palette of grey, nude and navy with splashes of varsity jacket burgundy and racing stripe brights.

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Poolside Perfection

August 13, 2015

Make a splash this summer by taking a dip into our pool of the season’s coolest swimwear at The Liberty.

From statement bikinis, swimsuits and separates that flatter all shapes, to kaftans, cover-ups and accessories to complete the look, you’ll find everything you need to get holiday ready at our 100+ stores.

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Eastern Promise

July 21, 2015

Take a trip East this Summer and embrace the hottest new trend with a little help from The Liberty.

Team cherry-blossom florals, decadent silks and maxi dresses with obi belts, tasselled accessories and platform sandals for full on Orient glamour or, for an understated look, invest in a kimono jacket, which will look stylish dressed down with denim or up with your favourite LBD!

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Summer of Sport – Men’s Fashion Edit

July 14, 2015

There’s a whole host of big summer sporting events this month, so whether you’ll be watching from home or are planning on attending, here’s our round-up of key pieces to keep the gents winning and looking cool in the heat.

 

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Down the Rabbit Hole…

June 17, 2015

This year marks 150 years since Lewis Carol’s magical Alice in Wonderland was published, but did you know that Alice was a style setter?

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has dedicated a whole exhibition, The Alice Look (2nd May – 1st November), to show how our heroine has inspired many of the world’s most talented designers, stylists and photographers.

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Father’s Day 2015 Gift Guide

June 10, 2015

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the special man in your life?

With over 100 shops at The Liberty, we’re bursting with ideas so you need look no further!

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Here Comes The Guest…

May 21, 2015

Wedding season has arrived so we’ve combined a few fail-safe tips and style suggestions to take the stress out of selecting an outfit for the big day…

…the only thing you’ll need to worry about now is upstaging the bride!

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One’s Royal Baby Gift Guide

May 19, 2015

Royal baby fever is ramping up as we wait with baited breath for the imminent arrival of the newest member of the Royal family.

But as we all know, finding the perfect gift for the mother-to-be and the cherished little Prince or Princess who has everything can be a right royal pain!

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Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

April 9, 2015


Spring is synonymous with fresh starts, so once you’re done spring cleaning the home, why not make a start on your wardrobe? If you’re dying to update your style with the season’s latest trends and are fast running out of room, make the most of the space you do have by condensing and consolidating.

After dividing and conquering your haul, invest in organisation with a little help from The Liberty in Romford.

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Check It Out!

April 7, 2015

Say hello to Spring/Summer 2015’s prettiest new trend: Gingham.

This romantic, warm-weather loving print comes in an array of wearable brights and pastel shades so make sure you ‘check’ out what stores at The Liberty have to offer!

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Hop ‘till you drop at The Liberty

March 26, 2015

Spring has officially sprung and with Easter just round the corner, The Liberty is bursting with cracking Easter treats for the whole family.

We’ve compiled a selection of our favorite gift ideas, from traditional seasonal flowers to a number of egg alternatives to suit all budgets.

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7 Perfect Gifts for Mums

February 28, 2015

All mums should to be spoiled on Mother’s Day. Whether she’s your best friend, your shoulder to cry on or the one person that can keep you in line and out of trouble, she deserves a treat for always being there.

Here at The Liberty in Romford, there’s a gift for every type of mum, from party animal to practical and for every budget. So whether you’re strapped for cash or looking to splurge, you’ll find all you need in one of our 100 shops.

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Liberate Your Kindness!

February 6, 2015

Here at The Liberty, we know that Romford is home to some of the kindest and most caring people you can imagine, and there is nothing more stylish than kindness.

You’ve given generously to our chosen charities, donated unwanted clothes to those in need and we see people doing good deeds in and around the shopping centre every day.

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Feel the love at The Liberty!

January 29, 2015

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve selected our favourite Valentine’s gift ideas especially for YOU. Here at The Liberty Shopping Centre we’re all beginning to feel the romance so, if you’re looking for ways to say “I Love You” or even “I Like You” then you’ve come to the right place.

Treat the feet of the man you love to these ‘You’re Alright You Are’ socks from River Island (£3). He’s sure to love their tongue-in-cheek design!

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