Elena holding one of her designs a silver and white pointed boot


Best Business Woman of the Year Gold Award




BUS STOP Shoe Boutique

My Story...

“I'm Elena Brennan and I was born in London but I now call Philadelphia my home. In 2007, I left corporate America to become a female entrepreneur, and that is when BUS STOP shoe boutique was born. I became a shoe designer in 2015. My first shoe collection – 12 BUS STOP X women's oxfords – were designed in collaboration with All Black Footwear, a designer I’ve had a relationship with from day one. Since then I have launched over a dozen collections, all classics with a twist, timeless and season-less which means they won’t be out of fashion when the next trend hits, and they can be worn throughout the year. I’m always adding new styles to the ever growing #BusStopX silhouettes. Women feel good, different, unique, edgy, and above all comfortable when they rock a pair of my designs.

The TIE DYE collection was to die for, it featured women's oxfords as well as booties. The athleisure mini-capsule collection launched Winter 2020, who doesn’t love sneakers? The ANEW 2021 snakeskin collection was all about starting afresh post-pandemic.

LOUD was my strongest, boldest and most colorful collection to date, hence the name! The inspiration for this collection of exclusive women’s oxfords, sneakers and for the very first time sandals, tied-in with the boutique's 15th Anniversary theme — Crystal. Each shoe named after a gemstone or quartz crystal — such as Rose Quartz, Emerald etc. to shine positive energy into our lives. Bold shades, each style in limited quantities...making them as rare as the gemstones they were named after.

Autumn 2022, I launched a limited-edition BUS STOP X gender-neutral Collaborative Accessories Line "I'd Rather Be X” created for every human who loves travel and seeks adventure. Designed to accommodate city life and traveling to the faraway places “we wish we were." Designed in tandem with Montreal-based, woman-owned brand HOTELMOTEL.
My Sweet Sixteen collection launched Spring 2023. BUS STOP X GROUND in calming natural hues of deep rich earth tones, shades of cream, warm rouge and the bluest skies to connect us to the mystique and wonder of nature.
My newest collection BUS STOP X EDIBLES freshly made delectable women's oxfords, inspired by the sacred happiness felt when indulging in our utmost favorite treats & pastries launches Spring 2024.

All my shoe collections are limited edition (each color is 1 of 16) and available exclusively at BUS STOP shoe boutique and online.

I'm elated to have won a Gold Award for Best International Business Woman of the Year in October 2021. The Best Business Women Awards, a prestigious UK organisation recognises the achievement of women across a wide range of business categories in the UK and globally.

For a full shopping experience, visit our Flagship boutique in Philly to shop a curated selection of international designer shoes for women, and our eponymous In-House Line BUS STOP X brand or shop online 24/7."

Located in historic Fabric Row, the boutique is a gem of a find. Voted “Best Shoes” by Philadelphia Magazine, featured in The New York Times “36 Hours in Philadelphia” & voted “Best Shoe Boutique in the Country” by Footwear Plus Magazine.