Forget H&M, Paris is getting a Topshop!
The British retailing group, Topshop, has announced plans to set up shop in Paris with a new flagship store. Owner Phillip Green is said to be scouting property, with the intention of opening a store in only a few short months! (Also look for 3 new stores in NYC within the year).
Are we thrilled or what?!
All this amidst the buzz created by Kate Moss‘ collection for the store that debuted this May, generating 3 million pounds in its first week and exceeding retailers forecasts. The 50 piece collection made it into Colette, where lines of customers wrapped around the corner of the building hours before the store’s opening. By lunchtime only a few pairs of red skinny jeans were left!
Kate was reportedly paid 3 million pounds for the collection, which seems to have been well worth it for Topshop.
PetiteBrigitte surveyed the collection at the flagship store on Oxford Street in London. Nothing too inventive, but apparently just what buyers were looking for: a piece of Kate’s closet. Some reviews were less than flattering, including a one-word note from the New York Times: “Snore.”
PetiteBrigitte, however, snapped up a few items, including a trademark Kate waistcoat, studded suede belt, long bias skirt, and halter jacquard mini dress.