Topshop / Topman
New York, NY 10013
While we were all eagerly waiting for the opening of Topshop‘s first US store debut, WWD announced that Topshop is running into delays and is now eyeing a November opening instead of mid-October. The delay is due to high complexity of the Soho store design, “the 40,000-square-foot site will have four selling floors; glossy shelving; futuristic lighting tubes and a DJ booth, both suspended from the ceiling; an army of mannequins; a shoe lounge; 32 changing rooms, and a VIP suite for celebrity clientele”.
SADNESS! But to make up for it, Topshop will be launching a US dollar version of its e-commerce site on September 9th, the same day of the release of the Kate Moss Topshop fall collection. “Topshop is offering a free Kate Moss charity T-shirt to the first U.S. customers spending more than $50 on the site. For each T-shirt given, a $5 donation will be made to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Topshop has 2,000 T-shirts available to give away.” We’ll just have to settle with the e-commerce site till the Soho store opens, at least we don’t have to pay for international shipping charges!