Bus Stop was one of the London boutiques that sprang up in the late 60s. It was started by Lee Bender (along with husband Cecil) in 1968 as a retail outlet for her manufacturing business. According to Bender, “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.” In 1969 they located next to Biba.
Bus Stop eventually became a chain of twelve stores, located throughout Great Britain. This chain was bought by “French Connection” in 1979. Lee and Cecil Bender started a new boutique in London called Arcade in 1982.
See also: Lee Bender
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