Wednesday, November 28, 2007

America's Next Top Shop

Thanksgiving may already be a dim memory (except to your hips) but word in from WWD adds another big reason to be thankful: Topshop is indeed hitting U.S. shores, beginning with a SoHo flagship in September, and following with 2 more NYC locations, West Coast outposts and Las Vegas, Miami and Boston stores.

Long a London favorite among the fashion set, the store sells fash-forward wares at accessible price points. Additionally, it has boosted the careers of young up and coming talents like Preen, Christopher Kane and Emma Cook by sponsoring capsule collections (not to mention the the blockbuster Kate Moss line) - a program it hopes to continue by tapping America's designsters.

According to WWD, "The Broadway flagship [rendering shown above right] will cover 40,000 sq. ft. over three floors — basement, ground floor and first floor — and Green said he's hoping to preserve the 'spirit' of the brand's iconic Oxford Circus flagship."

Til September though, it's