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Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is a street in London, England (near Oxford Circus) that acquired a reputation in the 1960s for being an area full of hip shops (mostly independent clothing stores and a place to get music). It was typically a hangout for the rock and roll youth group, the Mods, but soon became too commercial for their liking and was abandoned by them. The name was specifically associated with fashion, and linked with designers such as Mary Quant.

Now it's just another London street, full of cheesy shops, tourist attractions, and restraunts of all kinds. It should be noted that, for some, the reputation Carnaby Street acquired in the early 1960s pervades today.