When The Angry Brigade bombed Biba


Two years after the most recent flop, Biba’s back again, and owners House Of Fraser have attracted some flak for positioning the label as a High Street brand fronted by Daisy Lowe.

On May 1 1971 Barbara Hulanicki’s third Biba incarnation was subjected to a serious attack, as confirmed by this, Communique 8 of 12 sent by urban guerillas The Angry Brigade and published in underground magazine IT.

The stock room was damaged and 500 people were evacuated though no-one was seriously hurt.

According to Jonathon Green’s mandatory All Dressed Up, The Angry Brigade were responsible for 25 “infernal devices” exploded in this country from 1968 to 1971. This period witnessed 100 more bombings of political targets on the British mainland, the majority of which are still unattributed.

[…] in contact with. It all came to a head when she threatened to (and did) contact the police about a plan to bomb the retail store Biba. This chain of events led to her leaving/being forced out of the movement, and then starting the […]

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