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BIG BIBA OPENS, SEPTEMBER 10TH 1973. Handbags, suitcases and wallets counter

Big Biba opens, September 10th 1973.

Biba (1960s London rediscovers 1920s-30s) Original Kensington boutique started by Barbara Hulanicki (w/ copies of B. Bardot dress) Popular mid 60s-70s.Biba'selongated vintage-inspr'd "look"-cloches turbans trailing scarves fitted puffcap + bell slv's dk berry colors-Kensington store was its own world - "must" for bright young things of late 60s London... (Label recently revived by new company...)

Biba London rediscovers Original Kensington boutique started by Barbara Hulanicki

Biba was an iconic London boutique, open from 1964 to 1975. It was the brainchild of designer Barbara Hulanicki and run by she and her husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon

Biba shoes and boots counter. Biba was an iconic London boutique, open from 1964 to It was the brainchild of designer Barbara Hulanicki and run by she and her husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon

My last weekend in London, my boyfriend A. needed to pop round to a friend’s house. His ...

My last weekend in London, my boyfriend A. needed to pop round to a friend’s house.

BIBA Foodhall

Big Biba opens, September 10th 1973.

BIBA Foodhall

Biba scan

(Biba poster, photo by James Wedge) No, not clothes, interiors! I have just finished devouring two books on the iconic shop Biba.

Biba window waiting area

Biba window waiting area

The central counter on the third floor, a series of black marble plinths, walnut-veneered display units and bronze fittings were retained from the original Derry & Toms shop fit.

BIBA central counter on the third floor, a series of black marble plinths, walnut-veneered display units and bronze fittings were retained from the original Derry & Toms shop fit.

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