Published on July 11th, 2008 | by Sara Lodi1
Topshop to Hit the U.S. in October
Every day in the UK, Topshop sells 6,000 pairs of jeans, 30 pairs of underwear per minute, and makes over $200 million in revenue per year from stores in 30 countries. Those are statistics that even some continents can fail to beat.
Everybody’s favourite anorexic supermodel Kate Moss designed her own exclusive line for the chain, and the company’s flagship store in Oxford Circus, London boasts 4 floors of high-street candy and free personal shoppers. The store’s appeal lies mostly in bringing high-fashion trends to high street prices. Walking into any Topshop branch feels like stepping into a designer boutique.
So where are the US stores in the store’s website’s store finder?
Well, they’re on their way. After much speculation and well-deserved hype, Topshop US is arriving in New York on October 10th, 2008. And, in true transatlantic style, the first US store will be opening on 478 Broadway, complete with Kate Moss to celebrate the launch. The store will also feature the company’s men’s clothing line, Topman. According to parent company Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green, Topshop’s range will also be featured in Barney’s New York, following a recent partnership deal.
There’s no news yet on what trends will be included in the fashion-forward store’s range for the US, but current hot UK trends include marjorette-cut jackets, superhero-print tees, and edgy, monochrome embellishments. Here’s hoping, that, like rival global company H&M, Topshop’s unique style will transcend international borders to offer similar lines on this side of the pond.