Topshop Plans to Open 12 to 15 Stores in North America

Posted on February 17, 2009

TopShopTopshop founder Sir Philip Green has revealed details for his North America expansion plans. He plans 12 to 15 stores including a store in Canada. Green also said that Kate Moss will be attend the Manhattan flagship opening on April 2nd.
He said: "I don't think we are going to be overly aggressive. 12 to 15 flagships - tha's my sort of thinking. We are not thinking several hundred outlets...I like Miami. Los Angeles is ok. Las Vegas would be good. I think we will go to Boston. Maybe we need another store in New York."

He added that Canada was also on his radar for Topshop openings.

Green said that Kate Moss would attend the launch of the 40,000sq ft New York Topshop store at 478 Broadway, when it opens on April 2.

Topshop New York will receive around 50 new lines every seven to 10 days. That compares with around 300 new lines at its London Oxford Circus flagship every week.
Green also said he will launch two collections by U.S. designers for the U.S. Topshop stores. The Kate Moss collection has been very successful for Topshop in the UK. It's a pretty agressive expansion move in a recession for the British billionaire. You can read more about the plans at the New York Daily News and The Telegraph. When asked what Topshop will offer that Target doesn't Green answered simply, "fashion." Take a look: