Friday, November 26, 2010

RD Franks RIP

Founded in 1877, RD Franks, the best Fashion bookshop & one the best independent magazine stockists in London has closed it's doors. They're keeping an on-line presence. Before everything was online, and because Uni Libraries generally suck for Fashion sources, I used to spend hours scouring RD Franks. I guess with the emergence of et al that offer all the shows for free and Amazon stocking all the old pattern-making publications (although RD Franks had a lot of great, rare traditional tailoring technical makers guides), it became obsolete. RIP.

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