Heading Over the Pond: U.K.’s Topshop Revs Up For Launch in New York

No cover image


Topshop has a clear strategy for it's upcoming assault on the U.S. market — transplant the high-octane, trendy experience of its London flagship.

From This Issue

Dorothy Lee melds the trends for romance and bright colors.


Retailers Seek Value, Standout Items in L.A.

Novel items, edgy designs and eco-friendly looks topped the shopping lists of retailers at the Los Angeles contemporary fashion market who are trying to…

clock June 11, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Fashionology is an interactive retail concept.


New Store Combines Tweens and Tech

Hollywood social fixtures Jamie Tisch and Elizabeth Wiatt each have two tween daughters, so the time was right for a leap into apparel retailing.

clock June 11, 2008Marcy Medina

The 3.1 Phillip Lim store features curved interior walls.

Real Estate

Phillip Lim Homecoming on Robertson

Philip Lim is back on familiar turf. The Southern California native is launching his first Los Angeles-area store June 20 on Robertson Boulevard.

clock June 11, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo

Beauty Features

Lauders Fete Hilfiger Engagement

“If I’d known it was going to be this great, I would have been engaged a lot earlier,” said Tommy Hilfiger.

clock June 11, 2008Brid Costello and Michelle Edgar and Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

Industry Imports Slide in April

The U.S. economic slowdown continues to effect apparel and textile imports.

clock June 11, 2008Liza Casabona


Goody’s Financing Scrutinized

The high cost of money has raised concerns over the ability of Goody’s Family Clothing Inc. to return to profitability after it filed for Chapter 11…

clock June 11, 2008Vicki M. Young

Constance White, Kevan Hall, Ruby Dee and Andr?? Leon Talley at Melba's Monday night.


Memo Pad: The T-Shirt’s Great, But Do I Have To Read?… Dee-Lightful Glamour…

Wenner Media’s latest marketing effort may exhibit how difficult times truly are in this Internet age.

clock June 11, 2008Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Ron Frasch


Cautious Note Struck at Altagamma

Retailers may be by their very nature optimistic, but most of those speaking at the Altagamma fashion and luxury goods conference here Tuesday had a somber…

clock June 11, 2008Andrew Roberts

Marketing and Promotion

Target Inks Two More Designer Deals

Target is building street cred for its accessories and footwear businesses one designer at a time. Now, Anya Hindmarch has made a deal to create a handbag…

clock June 11, 2008Sharon Edelson

Online retailers have dropped thousands of affiliates, such as SheFinds.


New York Law Threatens Online Tax Exemption

A New York state law that went into effect June 1 could signal the beginning of the end for the online retail tax exemption.

clock June 11, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Shoppers Envision Store of the Future

U.S. shoppers are partial to smart shopping carts, whereas the Chinese prefer biometric fingerprint payment. Chinese shoppers would love a holographic sales…

clock June 11, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Myvu Crystal


Bits & Bytes: Big Screen… Small Is Beautiful… Organic Charge…

Connect Myvu Crystal to an iPod, Zune or portable DVD player and see the show inside the glass lenses.

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff


Apparel Purchasing Is Getting Pinched

Don’t expect most consumers to start coughing up cash or credit for fashion goods anytime soon.

clock June 11, 2008Valerie Seckler

A model of a Barclays Center luxury suite with basketball court and suite display panels projected beyond.

Marketing and Promotion

Izod Aims to Shoot Out the Lights

Imagine a world in which sports fans eye an LED-lit brand logo on an arena’s marquee as they arrive at an athletic contest, continue to see the brand’s…

clock June 11, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Garment District might be less bustling soon.


Credit Crunch Hits Seventh Avenue

Seventh Avenue is feeling the effects of the macroeconomic credit crunch.

clock June 11, 2008Whitney Beckett

Rebecca Taylor


The Day-Trippers

Designers have plenty of polished, easy day looks on tap for resort.

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff

Miuccia Prada


Crown Jewel

Miuccia Prada turned out a jewel of a collection with an intimate fashion show in her New York office. Taking the spirit of casual elegance to a new level,…

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff

Cindy McCain leaving Oscar de la Renta's showroom.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Oscar’s New Fave… Early Ordering… The Butler Did It…

Despite the heat, Cindy McCain made time to peruse the wares in Oscar de la Renta’s showroom.

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff

Badgley Mischka


From Safari To Sunset

Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s resort collection for Badgley Mischka was inspired by Grace Kelly in “To Catch a Thief” and Ava Gardner in “Mogambo.”

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff

People watch water flood the low-lying Qushanzhen area of the devastated Beichuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday.


Economists Weigh China Quake’s Toll

While the Chinese government still hasn’t put a definitive price tag on damage caused by last month’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan, economists and…

clock June 11, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

Strategic Dialogue Seeks to Improve U.S.-China Relations

Getting the U.S.-China economic relationship “right” in the 21st century will be a key focus of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic…

clock June 11, 2008Liza Casabona

There was frenzied trading in Chinese stocks on Tuesday.


China’s Stock Index Falls 7.7%

China’s benchmark stock index tumbled 7.7 percent on Tuesday ??? the steepest decline in a year ??? underscoring a growing unease among investors…

clock June 11, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Human Resources

McQueen Heading to India

Alexander McQueen is set to expand his label into India. The brand will open six stores in the region over the next five years after signing a retail and…

clock June 11, 2008Nina Jones

A rendering of Topshop's first U.S. store.

Designer and Luxury

Heading Over the Pond: U.K.’s Topshop Revs Up For Launch in New York

Topshop has a clear strategy for its upcoming assault on the U.S. market — transplant the high-octane, trendy experience of its London flagship.

clock June 11, 2008David Moin

Looks from Topshop's fall collection.

Fashion Show Reviews

Top Of The Town

Topshop’s New York debut is still four months off, but Sir Philip Green is in town to whet Stateside appetites with a taste of the affordable fashion to come.

clock June 11, 2008Jessica Iredale

A Nicole Miller Chartreuse Label sketch.

Marketing and Promotion

Miller Enters Bridge With Chartreuse

Nicole Miller is adding a new layer to her growing wardrobe, and she is using her favorite color, chartreuse, to do so.

clock June 11, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


Gap to Bring Subbrands Into Full-line Stores

Gap Inc.’s efforts to streamline its real estate holdings will result in the incorporation of its Gap subbrands — GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and…

clock June 11, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Business Features

In Brief: S&P’s BCBG Concerns… Saks, Tiffany to Expand… Wal-Mart Selling Unit…

Standard & Poor’s lowered its corporate credit rating on BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. to “CCC” from “B-minus” last week. The outlook remained negative.

clock June 11, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Justine Bateman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alysia ReinerChanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's Filmmaker luncheon, Odeon Restaurant, New York, USA - 20 Apr 2018


Chanel, Jane Rosenthal Celebrate Female Filmmakers at TFF 2018

clock April 20, 2018Kristen Tauer

Social Studies