Saturday, February 17, 2007

Bus Stop

Bus Stop is one of the more famous British Boutiques.


Owner, Lee Bender along with her husband Cecil opened the store originally as a manufacturing business in 1968. In 1969 they relocated beside Biba on Kensington Church St. as "Bus Stop."



Lee Bender stated - "We chose the name 'Bus Stop' because it was so identifiably British; and red because it was the colour of telephone kiosks, pillar boxes, and London buses."


Early 70's Satin Dress, £95

(http://www.vintage-a-peel.co.uk/)


The boutique gained a lot of popularity and eventually opened 12 different stores throughout Britain.

70's Velvet Dress

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In 1979 it was bought out by "French Connection." Lee and Cecil went on to open another boutique called "Arcade" in 1982.


70's Crepe Trouser Suit, £175

(http://www.vintage-a-peel.co.uk/)

Bus Stop had more of a 40's look compared to the 30's look that a lot of the other boutiques of the time were carrying.

70's Crepe Blouse

(http://myworld.ebay.ca/peacock_mink/)

70's Velvet Dress
My next post will be on the boutique Annacat.

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3 Comments:

Blogger molly said...

im very excited i love you having a blog! great post.

i love especially that black dress!

February 17, 2007 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger maya said...

i love the 70's dress and the black one and the coat.
ok i love all of it

February 18, 2007 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Tru said...

that blouse is awesome

February 18, 2007 at 8:57 AM  

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