Monday, December 26, 2011


Biba was a fashion store in London during the 1960s and 70s.  It was owned by Barbara Hulanicki.  The first store was on Abingdon road in Kensington and opened in September of 1964.  When Biba started out most of the outfits were cheap and were sold by mail order.  The gingham dress made Biba very successful.  4,000 of the dresses were sold right away.  As the years passed Biba became more and more popular and a Biba department store was opened in 1974.  It had mens, womens and childrens clothes and many different floors.  A year later Biba closed