Thursday, 19 April 2012

Acne

Christopher Howse in the Telegraph wonders how long a new shop in Dover Street named 'Acne' will last, following the demise of a Westminster cafe named 'Mange' after even Londoners became familiar with the skin condition of urban foxes. Regular visitors to Calais will also no doubt recall the trainer shop on the Bd Jacquard named 'Athlete's Foot'. 

Apols for light blogging - it's work, innit.

10 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Damon Runyon often referred to his various haunts on Broadway as 'Spots', so why not?

Anonymous said...

Acne street is just a pimple on the asshole of Britain.

Marshmallow said...

Mayhap they meant 'ackney ?

Sebastian Weetabix said...

Hyper cool Swedish fashion label... It's always puzzled me how they got away with it, especially when you consider Swedes do speak English very well, unlike the Italians, who own "Smeg". Long before Red Dwarf this had teenagers fit to be tied as any fuel kno it's short for smegma.

Anonymous said...

Innit?


Please Radders...

outsider said...

The most incompetent piece of marketing I have ever encountered is trying to sell housewives a particularly healthy, useful and abundant oil under the name "Rape".

G. Tingey said...

And coming soon, as near as possible to the lie-factory, a shop called:
PUSTULE.

Um

mikebravo said...

I used to buy boots from a shop in the Kings Road named R Soles.
I hope they weren't refering to their customers.

Rush-is-Right said...

The "Athlete's Foot" franchise is pretty big in Australia.

I have to say I think the name is pretty funny, and the business model seems to work fine. I know because I have a family member who owns one.

Perhaps it's an Ozzie thing though...

Anthony Harrison said...

"Athlete's Foot" is a sizeable chain in France, and always brings a smile. And in a small town in Languedoc I came across a dog-pampering business called "Dog Toilet"...