It's hard to forget such an eclectic, buzzing and fashion inspiring market like Portobello Road. Once you've visited or traded on this historical road, its hard to put behind you. It's been 150 years since Portobello and Golborne Road was established as one of the most renowned markets in the world.
It dates back to the early 1860's when the nuns who used lived on Portobello Farm used to sell fresh milk and produce, where the name Portobello Road derived from. With time and changes to the transport system and the opening of Ladbroke Grove station other traders from all over the country used to come to sell their bric-a-bracs, salvaged junk from bombed houses of World War 2 and antiques. They took up stalls selling the antiques at the top end of Portobello Road from Notting Hill Gate.
Then it all developed from produce, antiques and then later to vintage clothing.
The Lamis Khamis brand started trading in 2001 under the canopy of Portobello Rd which is known as Portobello Green which is part of the West Way development.
Over the years we had some of the most recognised names in fashion visit our stall to buy pieces from our collection for editorials in magazines, photo shoots, music videos, films and stage performances. With over 8 years at the market its very hard to forget a place which is part of our history and the growth of the brand.
We might no longer trade at the market but our heart is still there.
This picture was taken today at the junction of Portobello Road and Golborne Road.
We are so happy to be part of this market and hope it maintains the reputation it has as the leading destination for fashion.