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We introduce the team members featured in the Channel 4 documentary, and offer you the chance to shop their unique edits
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Meet the Team: Christmas at Liberty

We introduce the team members featured in the Channel 4 documentary, and offer you the chance to shop their unique edits
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By: Jessica Stanley

Christmas at Liberty
Meet the Team

Christmas at Liberty

We introduce the team featured in the Channel 4 documentary, and offer you the chance to shop their unique edits

By: Jessica Stanley

There’s nothing more magical than Christmas at Liberty, and for 2021, every moment was captured by Channel 4 in their festive documentary, airing on Monday 20th December at 9pm. As you tune in – meet some of the team here, and shop their personality-packed edits.

Bryony Sheridan

“What do you buy the woman whose job it is to buy the most beautiful things in the world? Diamonds, an obvious choice… however I do love the more thoughtful gifts. If you know me, you know I am always pleased with a piece of Astier de Villatte - but I would really be a very good friend to you in 2022 if you were to spoil me with a Loewe handbag. Hint, hint…”

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Buying Manager – Home & Interiors

Life at Liberty |

11 years post-university, 15 years in total on and off

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

Astier de Villatte - life for me wouldn't be complete without my beloved milky white ceramics. It's a cult brand that, over the years, we have grown from a small table in Dining to the space it is today, with world recognition and kudos to match. Is it even a dinner party without it?

Your one Christmas wish |

I wish that everyone gets to enjoy a special meal on Christmas Day, wherever they may be or whoever they may be with.

Alison Lewis

“The items listed below are what I have heard clients say they would like to be given as presents. Liberty is a store has that wonderment and excitement, particularly when one enters the building and various departments. The Fabrics Department plays an integral role in this shopping experience, especially at this time of year.”

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Sales Consultant

Life at Liberty |

Over 30 years

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

It would feel wrong to say anything other than Liberty Fabrics – specifically, Tana Lawn Cotton Fabric, of course!

Hannah Perse-Cottle

“I have a silly philosophy that a gift shouldn’t just be something they want but something that could only be given by you to them. With gifting candles, I like to pick something that not only smells beautiful but comes in a special vessel so that the gift will have a longer life than just how long it takes to burn. Personally, I am all about accessories, whether it be accessories for your home, a handbag or jewellery.”

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Lead Creative

Life at Liberty |

5 years

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

LOEWE because of my long-term love for all Jonathan Anderson does, it is also the most creative luxury brand and a constant source of inspiration to me.

What is a Christmas tradition you keep every year? |

I make pancakes for breakfast every Christmas, while my family go for a morning run. Every year without fail. Also, a Christmas Day walk.

Lisa Clemenger

“I’ve worked for liberty throughout my career, and been surrounded by the classic brands we stock. I’m a tomboy at heart who loves being at home surrounded by family and beautiful things. I have always gravitated to original objects that tell a story and want buy things to evoke memories and feel beautiful to touch. I hope I get at least one of these on Christmas morning! Fingers crossed.”

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Visual Creative Concept Manager

Life at Liberty |

Altogether, 17 years in my career – my current stint is 4 years, 4 months

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

Astier De Villatte. I’ve always loved the tones of black white and gold. Everyone has a subconscious colour pallet they use as a default, Astier is a brand that uses the form of an object so beautifully that white is all it needs to make it shine. Having a degree in 3-dimensional design, I love their unique moulds and glazing techniques. It’s just classic and timeless and I love it!

Favourite Christmas Song |

The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Madeleine Macey

"I think giving the perfect gift is a gift of recognition; recognising what someone would never buy for themselves but is an ultimate treat, or something that you heard and remembered them talking about, or that you understand their style and choose something uniquely them. Basically, it's a reflection of your understanding of the individual you are handing the gift to and how important they are to you."

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Chief Marketing Officer

Life at Liberty |

I have worked at Liberty for almost 5 years. Its pace is ‘always on’ in the most demanding and ever-changing role I have been lucky enough to hold.

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

My favourite category is our art offer. It is symbolic of what really sets us apart – a broad price range, contemporary and classical, and celebrating the artisan.

How do you deck the halls? |

This year I am having two trees!!! A little excessive, I admit, but one is completely eclectic and chaotic, the other serene and minimal… The two sides of my brain perhaps??

Roy Clark

"Liberty is home to some of the best products brought to us by incredible creative minds. Whether it's leather goods, beauty or something for the home, this year I hope my wish list helps you or those you love indulge."

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Beauty Sales Manager

Life at Liberty |

2 years, 4 months

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

That’s a tough one as I work in a very diverse division of the business but, right now I’m really loving working with the UOMA Beauty team. Their commitment to inclusivity and, incredible formulations are what makes this brand such an amazing newcomer to our Beauty offering. Even Lisa Potter-Dixon had their Tina lipstick in her curated kit.

What’s your favourite memory of Liberty? |

Honestly, I think it was the day I got the call, telling me I got the job. I remember it vividly – I was stood in a supermarket car park holding my shopping when a London number appeared on my screen. The talent partner opened the call with, “I wanted to tell you some good news before our weekends”, and that was it, I became a blubbering mess. Within 10 days I’d packed up my life and moved to London. I don’t think I’d have done it for another retailer but, there’s something so special about Liberty.

Sebastian Masih

“Christmas is the most magical time of the year. With the change of the winds comes a change of wardrobe, with a generous douse of festivities, from homeware to skincare.”

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Art Director

Life at Liberty |

4.5 Years

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

Fornasetti. Surrealist, whimsical home accessories – reimagined as precious objets. Every piece tells a story, as though plucked from the scene of a fable.

Favourite Christmas Song |

Nat King Cole's 'The Christmas Song'. If Norman Rockwell's Holiday paintings were a song, they would be this song. Pure cinematic festive magic.

Sophie Beresiner

“According to those closest to me, I’m notoriously hard to buy for. I don’t agree, because I have a ‘gift uniform’. Knitwear - the more statement the better, anything Anissa Kermiche for my dining table – actually, anything for my dining table full stop. Delicate gold jewellery (the most sentimental option) and stationery. And candles. And sneakers, and incredible baby stuff. Ok basically anything from Liberty. You see? I’m easy!”

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Global Head of Content

Life at Liberty |

I joined in August 2021, technically I'm the new girl.

Favourite Brand at Liberty |

It changes weekly, but currently Ginori 1735.

What is a Christmas tradition you keep every year? |

For the last six years, my friend and I have gone to the Liberty Christmas shop and chosen each other a bauble, followed by a Prosecco at Arthur’s Cafe.

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