Carnaby Street – Embodiment of the Swinging Sixties

Before the 60’s changed the fashion scene in London, Carnaby Street was a run-down area with cheap properties at the quieter end of Soho. Carnaby Street’s fate was changed by a fire, that forced John Stephen to move his flamboyant fashionwear store from Beak Street to Carnaby. By popular demand he opened up more shops on the street, called ‘His Clothes’ and ‘Male West One’. More fashion outlets followed suit, with distinctive names such as…

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