TOPSHOP is pleased to announce the opening of its third American flagship store. The 20,000 sq ft store which is situated within the Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall, hosts all the key signature departments including Personal Shopping suites, and will also be selling lines exclusive to Vegas. TOPSHOP shares the unit with its brother brand TOPMAN.

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TOPSHOP

Since it launched in 1964, TOPSHOP has become a leading style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. With a rich heritage in street culture and individual style, TOPSHOP is a cultural icon and has become synonymous with British fashion. TOPSHOP began life as Peter Robinson's Top Shop, a young fashion brand in the basement of the former department chain, Peter Robinson Ltd. The first stand-alone TOPSHOP store was opened in 1974.

In 1994, the TOPSHOP flagship store was born as the brand took over a 90,000 sq ft space at London’s Oxford Circus. It remains there today, and is widely considered to be the world’s largest fashion store on the high street, attracting over 200,000 shoppers each week. 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, TOPSHOP Unique’s witty and irreverent approach to design and style has caught the attention of fashion industry insiders and consumers alike. 2012 will see the tenth anniversary of TOPSHOP’s sponsorship of the NEWGEN scheme, which has nurtured an impressive roster of young designers over many seasons of London Fashion Week. A pioneer of designer collaborations, TOPSHOP is well known for its partnerships with London fashion talent, including Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchhoff, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll and David Koma. In addition, the Boutique collection offers reworked future classics in luxurious fabrics with a focus on classic style rather than seasonal trends. All this sits alongside TOPSHOP's trend-driven mainline, which includes footwear, accessories, an extensive selection of denim and jewellery.

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, TOPMAN is the male equivalent of successful stable-mate, TOPSHOP. With 215 stores in its native 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 visit every week. The rest of the globe is catching up too. There are TOPMAN stores in over 70 cities worldwide (including of course NY and soon to be opened Chicago), stretching across 20 countries while further boutiques in America, China, Germany, Belgium and Japan stock the Brand.

Impressively, TOPMAN sees these benefits of forward thinking continue into cyberspace with its transactional website topman.com seeing over 450,000 unique visits per week and current shipping to over 100 countries across the globe.

IN-STORE SERVICES

TOPSHOP/TOPMAN has always pioneered first class service. The brand was first to launch a new calibre of personal shopping on the British High Street. A super luxurious private suite and fitting rooms will allow customers to take advantage of refreshments, the latest fashion magazines and expert styling advice.

ONLINE

For customers who can’t make it to New York, Chicago or Vegas, 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 450,000 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.

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Editors Notes:

TOPSHOP /TOPMAN is located in Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas.

TOPSHOP has 315 stores in the UK, with a further 137 international franchise operations, operating in 37 countries. TOPMAN has 215 stores in the UK, with a further 86 international franchises.

New York launched on April 2nd 2009 at 478 Broadway at Broome, with Chicago scheduled to open in early September 2011 on Michigan Avenue at Pearson. Personal shopping service is complimentary and available to all customers. TOPSHOP.COM & TOPMAN.COM sites have been transactional in dollars since 2008 & deliver across the U.S.

TOPSHOP & TOPMAN are the only high street brand to show on schedule at London Fashion Week with in-house designed Unique, TOPMAN design and MAN. Unique was founded in 2001 and went on-schedule in 2005, and is now in its twenty-first season.

TOPSHOP & TOPMAN are the single biggest supporter of emerging fashion design talent in London, having sponsored NEWGEN and NEWGEN MAN since 2002, Fashion East since 2003 and Man. TOPSHOP & TOPMAN also offer selected designers the use of its show space each season during London Fashion Week.

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.

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