Ram raiding is the latest 80s revival on London's fashion scene!

London’s fearless fashion burglars have been at it yet again as just after midnight on Wednesday night, Sonia Rykiel’s store on Brook Street was the latest target of London’s smash and grab, moped gang.

The store is doors away from Luella Bartley’s shop which was also raided earlier this month, and was no doubt packed full of goodies ready for the pre Christmas shopping rush. The list of stores to be hit in a matter of months is growing and now reads like a roll call from the international fashion week shows. Christopher Kane, Frost French, Anya Hindmarch and Marc Jacobs have all been hit, and as Hindmarch herself said last week “you’re no one in London till you’ve been ram raided!”


The gang are clearly after easily saleable and highly sought after designer bags and accessories, so we can’t help wonder who might be next on Brook Street, which is also home to Moschino, and just a stone's throw from Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson. Although, the gang do seem to have become a little careless and this time clumsily dropped a bag in their haste to get away, hopefully leaving the British police with some fingerprints that could soon put an end to their ram raiding plans.

By Melissa Dick

Posted 25th October 2007

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