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Subsidiary business
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Number of locations
Over 400 Stores
Area served
South Africa
United Kingdom
New Zealand
United States
United Arab Emirates
Czech Republic
Saudi Arabia
Key people
Sir Philip Green
Paul Brand
ProductsMen's fashion
RevenueIncrease £1.8 billion
Decrease £357.5 million
OwnerSir Philip Green and family
ParentArcadia Group

Topman is a British multinational men's fashion retailer. Along with its women's clothing counterpart Topshop, Topman is a subsidiary of the Arcadia Group, which also owns Burton, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, Evans and Dorothy Perkins. Topman has a chain of high-street men's clothing stores located throughout the United Kingdom and has a presence on just almost every UK High Street, and in Ireland main street outlets in six cities and towns. Topman stores almost always share their premises with Topshop. Topman was created in the UK towards the end of the 1970s to provide a new approach to menswear retailing. Since its creation, Topman has also built an international presence, as it continues to expand throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. The chain occupies two entire floors at the ‘world’s largest fashion shop’[citation needed], in Oxford Circus, London.

In the past, Topman has collaborated with other well known companies such as Hypebeast and Vouchercloud. Topman sales through the distribution channel range, including their own stores, either individually or with Topshop. Topman also uses franchising stores in department stores, such as Debenhams and Selfridges & Co. Topman, which can also be passed through the international website on the Internet. Some of the products in the stock range of this website are exclusive websites. The Arcadia group has expanded to other parts of the world and is now available in many international countries, including the United States, Australia and the whole of Europe.[2]


A flagship Topshop and Topman in Leeds seen shortly after opening in December 2012.

Topman's main product offerings are fashionable men's clothing, covering everything from men's formal suits to informal indie-rock-influenced casual-styling ranges, along with footwear and fashion accessories. Topman also sells a specially-designed range of clothing at their flagship London store in an area nicknamed 'Lens'.

Topman has collaborated with designers such as Kim Jones, Markus Lupfer, and Peter Jensen, as well as launching its own premium label ‘Topman Design’. After showing seasonally to the menswear press arena, Topman joined forces with Fashion East to produce 'MAN', a menswear event that takes place on schedule at the London Fashion Week, showcasing new menswear design as well as the Topman Design collection.

In 2008, Topman collaborated with new label The Look Presents, the creation of rock-fashion author Paul Gorman and Soho boutique owner, Max Karie, to launch 'the Look Presents'.[3]

This comprised four collections:

Topman was nominated for the ‘Menswear Design of the Year’ award by the British Fashion Council, winner of ‘Best Fashion Retailer’ at the Maxim Style Awards for 2005 and winner of ‘Best High Street Retailer’ at the 2007 FHM Fashion and Grooming awards.[4]

In 2011, Topman worked closely with Teenage Cancer Trust. The company worked in collaboration with children from the charity to produce a range of sunglasses designed by them whilst supporting the 'Rock your Shades' campaign in May 2011.[3]

In late 2011, Topman also debuted its line of male grooming products, featuring two men's fragrances, hair and body wash, anti-perspirant, hair putty and body spray.

Towards the end of 2011, Topman began to release issues of its online magazine Topman Generation centering art, music and fashion. Its collections are often influenced by film or music, Northern soul being one of the themes presented at London Fashion Week Men.


Number Topman stores on 10 August 2019







Sponsor Date Event
Leeds United 1989 - 1990 & 1990 - 1991 1989–90 season & 1990–91 season
NME 2005–2007 NME Student Guide
Shockwaves NME Awards 2005–2007 Best Dressed Category
Bestival with Dazed 2005–2006 'Ones to Watch' Campaign
XFM Manchester April 2006 Access All April
Carling Weekend Leeds Festival 2006–2007 Unsigned Stage
TDK Cross Central 2006–2007 London Live
ICA October 2006 ICA Presents C86 : Still Doing it For Fun
Q! October 2006 Q! Idols presented by TOPMAN
MTV2 Gonzo 2006–2007 'On Tour'
NME 2007 NME New Music Tour
The Great Escape Festival 2007 New Talent Stage
Louis Harris Ltd. 2009 Down The Rec


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  4. ^ "Topman".

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