Topshop is a British multinational and international fashion retailer of clothing, shoes, make-up, and accessories. It has over 500 shops worldwide of which some 300 are in the UK including online operations in a number of its markets. Its current CEO is Lan Grabiner, and it is part of the  Arcadia Group, which is controlled by Sir Philip Green.


History Of Topshop

It all started as a brand extension of the department store Peter Robinson in the 1960s and originally sells fashion by vibrant British designers. Such as Mary Quant and Stirling Cooper Peter Robinson which was a women’s fashion chain that had been achieved by Burton in 1946.

Topshop was founded in 1964 as Peter Robinson’s Top Shop, a youth brand within the branch and also had a huge department in the Oxford Street store. This was known as high fashion for the “young and different generation”. And the department stocked cloths by names such as Mary Quant and Gerald McCann. By 1966, it had a branch in the Peter Robinson store in Norwich.

Peter Robinson’s Top Shop buyer Diane Wadey had an eye for young talent and implemented Royal College of Art graduate. Jane Whiteside to Jeff Cooper and Ronnie Stirling – the Stirling Cooper brand they created suddenly had its own sections in Top Shop stores in London and Sheffield, as well as being stocked in Peter Robinson stores in Norwich and Bristol. Other brands stocked at Top Shop included Jeff Banks, Radley Cooper and French connection.

Topshop Designer Collection

Topshop has been included in the UK line stores to work with huge fashion brands on capsule collections. In 1994, it launched a collection with Red or Dead. It continuously worked with designer talent, such as former Clements Ribeiro assistant Markus Lupfer described in 1999 as “so hot he’s practically steaming” – also working with, among others, Hussein Chalayan and Tracey Boyd. Practically, such ranges sold out quickly and attracted column inches in the fashion press.

In May 2007, British supermodel Kate Moss designed her first collection for the brand. The appointment of Moss was made known just before of Shepherdson left for Whistles. In that same year, artist Stella Vine designed a limited edition range inspired by her artworks. These included T-shirts, vest tops, and T-shirt dresses, with the labels designed in pink sequence The Guardian stated that “the fact that the range of T-shirts she has recently designed for TopShop – coupled with slogans like Breaking Up With Her Boyfriend – are flying out, speaks volumes for her public support.

In the year 2014, the American singer Beyonce signed a deal to launch an activewear brand with Topshop. The 50-50 venture was initially called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd and was scheduled to launch its first dance, fitness and sports ranges in autumn 2015. In November 2015, it was made known that the brand would launch in April 2016.  The brand was later revealed to be called Ivy Park. Topshop is a part of the Arcadia group called fashion footprint

Fashion footprints are Arcadias group programme which organizes, plans, manages and monitors the social impact of our business.

Topshop is a reliable shopping outlet. When customers buy goods, Topshop wants them to be confident that the goods have been produced under reliable conditions which mean that the goods produced:

  • Through fair and honest dealing, lawfully.
  • Without duping those who made them.
  • In a very decent working condition.
  • Without damaging the product or the environment.

Topshop is here to produce fashionable products in an ethical way and portrays a responsible attitude towards their customers. So visit a Topshop today and get all your fashion products.


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