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Sale Rack: Now at A.P.C., flower power blossoms

May 8, 2009 | 10:17 am

List-400 Liberty's floral and paisley prints are blooming everywhere this season.

Kate Moss featured the London department store's fabric in her Topshop collection (at, and Nike did a limited-edition women's Dunk that sold out quickly in March at its Hollywood pop-up shop.

On Monday, the art nouveau designs, which were huge back when flower children roamed the Earth, land in A.P.C., which is introducing a capsule collection of dresses, tunics and bags.

The A.P.C.-Liberty collaboration is ready for summer in Los Angeles, with crochet ($280) or spaghetti-strap dresses and comfy tunics (both $220). The accessories are sweet, with prices that aren't sky-high -- $70 pouches (remember those?), $200 duffels and totes for $220.

Jean Touitou, founder of the Paris-based A.P.C., label, says he first saw Liberty's fabrics in the late 1960s and acknowledges that the "beautiful" prints are a departure for A.P.C.'s denim-rooted basics. But, he adds, "I'm not sure there's such a thing called A.P.C. aesthetic; if there was, life would be boring."

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Photo: The A.P.C. dress, with crochet detail, is $280. Credit: A.P.C.