Lodekka‘s owner, Erin Sutherland, originally found Ginny in Springfield, Oregon, but explains that there is no record of how exactly she got there. The Bristol Lodekka double decker bus was originally manufactured in July of 1965 and spent most of her past life providing public transportation to the people of Liverpool, England. In 1982, Decathlon Athletic Club in Burnsville, Minnesota bought Ginny and she was transported to the States. According to the Lodekka website, no one really knows how long she stayed there, or how she got from Minnesota to Oregon.
But that’s all in the past. Now, the double decker has a fresh white coat, crisp red lettering and an interior bursting with a bubblegum hue. It’s pretty clear that taking an old bus, fixing it up and transforming it into something new is eco-friendly, but don’t forget, the wares inside the shop are green too. They’ve got everything from shoes to shirts to skirts and stuff for the gents as well. If you’re in Portland, definitely stop by and tell them we sent ya!
Photos courtesy of Leela Cyd Ross