Topshop Going Global: NYC First Step in Chain’s Aggressive U.S. Rollout

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America, make way for a nationwide Topshop rollout. When the fast-fashion British retailer unveils the first Topshop/Topman unit in Manhattan in September, it will sound the opening shot in an ambitious plan to build an America-wide — and global — brand.

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Topshop Going Global: NYC First Step in Chain’s Aggressive U.S. Rollout

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