Ed Burstell Liberty

Starting his career as a humble perfume spritzer at Macy’s in New York, Ed Burstell worked at almost every layer of the retail industry before rising to the role of Managing Director of Liberty. Burstell joined the company in 2008 as Buying Director, breathing new life into the department store with an injection of young British designers such as Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou, as well as a spearheading a number of collaborations with brands such as Levi’s, Barbour and Nike. Having celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2015, Liberty continues to champion dynamic contemporary designers and set a benchmark for retail in the city.