I come to lay flower dresses on the grave of Biba

The wondrous Affendaddy, over at Flickr, has uploaded lots and lots of amazing street photos from his visit to London in 1976. Inadvertently, he has also captured the immediate aftermath of the death of Big Biba on Kensington High Street. These photos make me want to weep a little…

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6 Comments on “I come to lay flower dresses on the grave of Biba”

  1. Miss Rayne says:

    have just spent about an hour going through all those photos, no work done at all. Desperately want to go to Anitquarius 20s 30s Clothing store on the Kings road – just think how cheap they would have been 'sob'.

  2. Seeing the BIBA signage still on the outside is almost chilling.Personally, I could never bring myself to go in the D&T building. A GAP where 'the most beautiful store in the world' used to be is, frankly, an abomination. Sad.

  3. "have just spent about an hour going through all those photos, no work done at all"That was me. Sunday night. Whoops!

  4. "A GAP where 'the most beautiful store in the world' used to be is, frankly, an abomination. Sad."I find it amazing how there are THREE shops where ONE Biba once occupied. And none of them use as much space upwards. It really must have been something to behold.

  5. I’ve been in the M&S section of the D&T building once or twice, several years ago. This was before I read up on Biba. Let’s just say Biba and M&S couldn’t be more different and it is hard to imagine the buildings wonderful past when you see it as an M&S.


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