TOPSHOP and TOPMAN are pleased to announce the opening of their 30,000 square ft flagship store, housing both brands across two floors, in a prestigious corner site on First Street and Gilmore Lane at The Grove, Los Angeles on February 14th 2013.

With more than 300 new copy_of_Content_Image_TSTM_LVOpening.jpgpieces delivered every week, TOPSHOP and TOPMAN stores are unique and unrivalled shopping destinations all over the world, and will bring the coolest British styles and trends to the West Coast, under one roof, for the first time.

Sir Philip Green comments '' Los Angeles is a particularly exciting opening for TOPSHOP and TOPMAN. I am confident that we will deliver unique and authoritative British fashion to the many customers who are already fans of the brands, whilst giving many others the chance to try us out for the first time. Rick Caruso, and his team at The Grove, have been more than welcoming and we are very proud of our store, our collections and the Personal Shopping experiences that we offer.''

Rick J. Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated, states “The global phenomena TOPSHOP and TOPMAN attract a stylish, devoted fan base from all over the world and the West Coast flagship store will bring a unique fashion-forward energy to The Grove. With their endless mission to bring style to the consumer coupled with their premier onsite services, our guests will fall in love with what the brands bring to Los Angeles.

From 3pm on the afternoon of February 14th, there was a take-over of The Grove, one of the most Iconic shopping destinations in LA. TOPSHOP and TOPMAN completely transformed the area outside the store, capturing the attitude and energy of a true British street party. The afternoon was full of surprises including free treats, live music and special guests. The celebrations will continue over the opening weekend in store.

The TOPSHOP area will house the brand's key ranges - Unique, the seasonal London Fashion Week collection, the second TOPSHOP x J.W Anderson, one of many designer  collaborations, and Boutique- the brand's premium limited edition line which will all sit alongside the trend-led mainline.  Other must-have pieces include TOPSHOP's famous Leigh Jeans which will be available in all colour-ways in the Denim area and the Jersey section will feature neon bright vest tops, perfect for the LA girl.  TOPSHOP launches with a collection exclusive to LA and hand-picked by Actress Kate Bosworth.

LA will see all the best collections that TOPMAN has to offer anywhere across the globe including all the designer collaborations, TOPMAN DESIGN - straight from the catwalks of London Collections: Men, TOPMAN Ltd and TOPMAN’s Premium and Super Premium tailoring.  The hotly anticipated ‘LUX’ collection will hit the LA store before anywhere else in the world. The collection features elegant intricately detailed pieces across formal and casual wear. Also exclusive to LA will be a capsule of 30 specially created luxury sportswear pieces designed by the London in-house design team.

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Notes to Editors:

ABOUT TOPSHOP
Since it launched in 1964, TOPSHOP has become a major British style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. In 1994, a TOPSHOP flagship store was born, as the brand took over a 90,000 sq ft space at London Oxford Circus in the heart of the West End. It remains there today, and is considered the world’s largest fashion store on the high street, attracting over 200,000 shoppers each week. In the USA there are flagship stores in New York and Chicago, and  Las Vegas  which opened in March 2012 within Fashion Show Mall.

TOPSHOP is the only high street brand to show on schedule at London Fashion Week, and has recently   celebrated ten years of sponsoring New Gen – supporting young British designers and giving them a platform to show within LFW and promote their collections to the international press. It was announced at LFW in February of this year, that TOPSHOP will extend its sponsorship of this scheme for a further ten years.

A pioneer of design collaborations, TOPSHOP is also well know for nurturing of young talent, including Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll and Mary Kantranzou. In addition, the Boutique collection offers reworked future classics in luxurious fabrics with a focus on style rather than seasonal trends. All this sits alongside TOPSHOP’s trend-driven mainline, which includes glamorous going out pieces, footwear, accessories and an extensive selection of denim and jewellery.

A recently launched line is TOPSHOP Make-up. Tapping into a wealth of existing knowledge of the hottest trends, the TOPSHOP design team has developed a directional and fashion led way of approaching colour in cosmetics.

TOPSHOP has 319 stores in the UK, with a further 137 international franchises operating in 37 countries. The USA sites are fully owned flagship stores, rather than franchise partners.

ABOUT TOPMAN
TOPMAN has earned its sartorial stripes with an unswerving, energetic approach to producing truly exciting high-street men's fashion.  Driving trends forward while shifting the way men approach shopping, the brand's attitude to creating brilliant, affordable and authoritative menswear is second to none.

Born in 1978, with over 230 stores in Britain; almost every high street in the country boasts its very own slice of TOPMAN.  London's mega Oxford Circus flagship - one of several chief stores in the major cities throughout the UK - sees over 75,000 pairs of feet storm its two floors every week. The brands transactional website TOPMAN.COM sees over 550,00 visits per week and currently shipping to over 100 countries across the globe.

TOPSHOP/ TOPMAN AND LGP
On December 5th 2012 Leonard Green & Partners, who have extensive investments in the US retail sector including J Crew and Neiman Marcus, became a strategic partner with TOPSHOP/TOPMAN.  LGP took a 25% stake in the business further enabling the brands to accelerate their global expansion.

PERSONAL SHOPPING
TOPSHOP and TOPMAN have always pioneered first class service, and were the first to introduce Personal Shopping on the British high street. The complimentary service offers customers a premium shopping experience without any hassle. In the privacy of their own suite, customers have their own personal shopper to help find exactly what they need, from the perfect pair of jeans to the ultimate capsule wardrobe. The Personal Shopping service, with super cool VIP fitting rooms will be available for both brands in the LA store, as well as Concierge services, keeping customers informed of collections before they hit store, and ensuring they are in the know when it comes to the latest designer, trends and how to style them.

ONLINE
For customers who can’t make it to New York, Chicago, Las Vegas or LA TOPSHOP.COM / TOPMAN.COM sites are continually updated with all the latest styles. With 300 new products hitting the site each week, TOPSHOP.COM attracts one million unique users who purchase an average of 3000 pairs of shoes and 2000 pairs of jeans every week. Whilst TOPMAN.COM attracts on average 900,000 unique users per week and on both brands respective blogs you can read about all the latest news and events. In addition, TOPSHOP’s blog Inside-Out covers all the things the TOPSHOP in-house teams find inspiring – street style looks, fashion news, music, art, film and of course any exciting brand news. Offering unparalleled access to the London Fashion Week family of designers and industry players, the blog features behind-the-scenes videos, interviews and more.

ABOUT ARCADIA GROUP LIMITED
Owned by Sir Philip Green and his family and with eight of the United Kingdom’s best-known fashion and high street brands, each with its own distinctive identity and market segment, Arcadia Group is the UK's largest privately owned clothing retailer with more than 2,500 outlets, and an international business that trades in 37 countries and delivers on line to more than 100 countries worldwide. In January 2011 Sir Philip was honoured with the International Retailer Award at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York.

ABOUT THE GROVE
The Grove, developed by Caruso Affiliated, is the country’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and entertainment destination, attracting more than 18 million visitors each year from throughout Southern California and around the world. It blends an array of exciting, high-end retail with a community feel, becoming a gathering place where people can spend a whole day shopping, dining and enjoying with family and friends. The Grove pulses with style, warmth and energy, which is why the world’s leading brands and personalities come to The Grove to launch their latest creations, and why many of its stores achieve among the highest sales volumes of any in their respective chains. Connect with the latest news and events at The Grove at thegrovela.com; on Twitter at twitter.com/TheGroveLA; on Facebook at facebook.com/thegrovela; or download the new Grove App available in the App Store.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Sir Philip Green:
Tania Foster-Brown – Arcadia Group Communications Director
tania.foster-brown@arcadiagroup.co.uk

+44 207 927 1720

Caruso Affiliated:
Liz Jaeger -  Vice President of Public Relations
LJaeger@carusoaffiliated.com

+1 323 900 8100

Media and accreditation requests:
Andy Gelb – Slate PR
andy@slate-pr.com
+1 310 461 0111

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