Nominated by: Lorraine Joyce
Where: Police Street, Manchester
Fiorucci was founded in 1969 by Elio Fiorucci. It mixed Italian with American and British styles to produce a unique look, including designer jeans, which was picked up by Andy Warhol and Madonna amongst others. The Manchester shop was on Police Street in premises now occupied by Boodles.
A friend of ours managed the shop. It was probably the first designer shop in Manchester and sold limited quantity of clothes. It was exspensive, but exclusive. I still have a boxed bag we bought there and a fiorucci carrier bag.