If you have ever passed a low-level store on Savile Row before the corner of Conduit Street, then you would have passed b Store, one of the most influential boutiques in London. With collaborations with Liberty of London this season, as well as being involved with various projects since their beginnings. The b Magazine, published next Monday – December 12th – the fifth issue also coincides with the tenth anniversary of the b Store. 
In this special issue, entitled ‘Push It Real Good, the store is feeling a little nostalgic as the store moves out of Savile Row and sets up its new home on Kingly Street, W1, not too far from its current location. The journalist Ben Perdue went to speak to some of b Store’s associates including the PR legend Mandi Lennard (former PR to Gareth Pugh, Henry Holland) the designer Roksanda Ilincic and the gallerist Maureen Paley, and reflects on a decade under the influence of the b Store
Also in this issue, the Observer’s Eleanor Morgan meets the restaurateurs and chefs behind some of London’s most exciting – and bizarre – eating experiences from noodles made by foot in Soho to pigs heads in Shoreditch. The writer Michael Nottingham introduces a photographic portfolio by James Pearson-Howes, which takes a unique look at British life. The graphic-design historian and author of The Typographic Experiment, Teal Triggs profiles four fanzine creators keeping the DIY ethos of print, paper and staples alive.
b Magazine’s editor, Dal Chodha, talks to the affable furniture designer Martino Gamper in his Hackney studio about his crusade for good mass-market design, while also stealing a look at Nancy Rohde’s chamomile lawn and Ally Capellino’s grape vines.
Fashion is courtesy of Sam Ranger who shoots with Aitken Jolly; b’s editorial & creative director Jason Hughes shoots with Willem Jaspert and Laurence Ellis; and Steven Westgarth shoots a spring/summer 2012 preview with Tom Allen.
So not a quiet Autumn Winter for the publication then…

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