Pete Nordstrom and Philip Green pictured at the Topshop location in Las-Vegas
Fast-fashion from the U.K.’s Topshop/Topman will be available in select Nordstrom stores and online this September, it was announced yesterday. Dedicated spaces or shop-within-a-shop will house the exclusive products. The locations/stores below are the first to carry the British line. Unfortunately, no D.C.-area store is on the list.
- Ala Moana (Honolulu, HI)
- Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook, IL)
- Barton Creek Square (Austin, TX)
- Phipps Plaza (Atlanta, GA)
- Burlington (Burlington, MA)
- The Plaza at King of Prussia (King of Prussia, PA)
- Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler, AZ)
- San Francisco Centre (San Francisco, CA)*
- Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL)
- South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA)*
- Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ)
- Southcenter (Tukwila, WA)
- Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine, CA)
- Valley Fair (San Jose, CA)
The move is a bold step for both sides. Nordstrom wants to add exciting merchandise and woo back weary female shoppers. Topshop, owned by Britain’s Sir Philip Green, is aiming to accelerate its expansion into the U.S. Although the British retailer is slowly opening flagship stores across the country (one is rumored for D.C.’s CityCenter), this deal marks the retailer’s arrival in an American department store.
We caught with up Nordstrom PR folks who assured us that D.C. stores may receive the product if it is well received in the select 14 markets that Topshop/Topman is being launched in.