Since 1875, Liberty has been synonymous with luxury and innovative design. Arthur Lasenby Liberty founded Liberty on London's Regent Street in 1874, selling ornaments, fabric and objets d'art imported from Japan and the Far East. With a long history of collaborative projects from William Morris in the 19th-century to Yves Saint Laurent in the 20th, Liberty Art Fabrics have embodied great design and been an integral part of the brand and retail story. At Liberty, a rich heritage combines with the avant-garde in fashion, accessories, textiles, and the home to create one of the world's unique and best-loved stores. In the words of Oscar Wilde, "Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper."