Since it launched in 1964, Topshop has become a major style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. Capturing the zeitgeist every season, its brave and irreverent approach to style has captured the imaginations of fashion-conscious shoppers and industry insiders alike.
Topshop began in the basement of Peter Robinson department store in 1964 and less than a decade later became a stand-alone retailer. In 1994, the iconic Topshop flagship was born, as the brand took over the entire 90,000 sq ft space at London Oxford Circus. It remains there today, and is considered the world’s largest fashion store on the high street, attracting over 200,000 shoppers each week.
Part of the long-standing retail force the Arcadia Group, it is Topshop’s individuality that has earned it worldwide respect. A staunch supporter of young British design talent, it has sponsored the globally recognised New Gen scheme since 2002, which has bolstered the careers of fashion heavy-weights such as Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab and Louise Goldin.
As an early pioneer of high street and designer collaborations, Topshop’s partnerships with some of history’s most iconic fashion names such as Celia Birtwell and Kate Moss, have further cemented the brand’s reputation as a fashion leader.
In 2005, Topshop showed its own in-house designed collection, Unique, as part of the official London Fashion Week schedule. The only high street brand to show on schedule, Unique’s fun and irreverent approach to style has made it a first choice for those who like to stay ahead.
Since 2000, Topshop’s covetable collections have also been available beyond the high street thanks to the award winning topshop.com, which now ships to over 30 international destinations and offers customers in the United States the opportunity to shop in US currency and sizes on the dedicated site, us.topshop.com.
With around 300 stores in the UK, and over 100 in international territories - including our US flagship in New York - Topshop’s triumph has been all the more remarkable considering its humble beginnings.
Several branches of Topshop can be found outside the United Kingdom, most notably in Israel, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. The chain also includes stores in Poland, Cyprus, Iceland, Sweden, Serbia, Spain, Canada, Croatia, Slovenia, Jordan, Russia, Austria, Thailand, Turkey, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its male-clothing counterpart, Topman, is a standalone business.
On 1 May 2010, Topshop opened its first New Zealand store. Located on Auckland's North Shore, the shop sold out of some of its ranges before it had even opened.
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