LONDON — In a first for the U.K. market, Manolo Blahnik has inked a deal with Liberty to sell his collection. Liberty has created a dedicated space on its second floor for the designer’s footwear, as well as totes, scarves and stationery featuring Blahnik’s watercolor drawings.
Although the designer has wholesale partners worldwide, he currently sells his collection exclusively in the U.K. through his shop on Old Church Street in London’s Chelsea. In 2010, he opened a pop-up shop at Liberty called “World of Manolo,” which stocked his footwear and accessories.
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