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


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

70's Velvet Dress


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


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


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

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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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