Thursday, 13 September 2018
While there are without doubt some impressive stores in the area, the impression they leave is not particularly lasting, as they all seem interchangeable. Everyone is playing with the same building blocks.
And I thought back, more decades than I care to remember, to my ultimate retail experience from my teens.
As the ad said, "a fairyland of treasures and fashions."
Kensington Market didn't really live to see the 21st century, so I had to content myself with T K Maxx, across the road, in a building which may have been Hyper Hyper in the 1980s, and possibly Biba before that.
I longed for a whiff of patchouli oil.