Item #5541 Biba Prototype Shopping Bag

Biba Prototype Shopping Bag

[London]: Biba, [ca. 1970]. 17 ½ x 41 in. Offset printed on plastic. Near fine. Item #5541

Prototype for a never-produced bag from the boutique, featuring the iconic logo.

Biba, started by Barbara Hulanicki, was a London boutique known for mod designs which were especially popular with women in their twenties and teens, mixing art nouveau with rock and roll influences. Biba was not only fashion forward, but affordable to the average young woman, which set it apart from most other high fashion London boutiques. An exceptionally rare artifact of fashion history.


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