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Topshop is known for its clothing. Within Topshop it has its 'Trends' which [[Topman]] also have. Currently Topshops 'Trends' are 'Boho tech', 'Iris', 'Maggie' and The [[Kate Moss]] Collection.
 
Topshop is known for its clothing. Within Topshop it has its 'Trends' which [[Topman]] also have. Currently Topshops 'Trends' are 'Boho tech', 'Iris', 'Maggie' and The [[Kate Moss]] Collection.
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The 'Freedom' accessory range from Topshop is crap and break relly easily. Don't buy it.
   
 
==Criticism==
 
==Criticism==

Revision as of 12:47, 26 March 2008

TOPSHOP
Limited company
Industry Fashion
Clothing
Textiles
Founded 1964 (formed within a department store)
Headquarters United Kingdom London, England, UK,under Arcadia Group LTD
Area served
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland Ireland
United States United States of America
Australia Australia
Products Women's retail fashion
Website Official Website

Topshop is a chain of clothing stores situated throughout the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and over 30 other countries.

Its primary sales come from a range of products including clothing and fashion accessories. Although in the 1980s Topshop was considered to be deeply unfashionable, the chain has reinvented itself as a fashionable brand[1]. This reinvention has included the introduction of a 'Unique' line of clothes, a more upmarket selection of fashion, and a regular show at London Fashion Week, the only high street brand to do so.

The store has offered a number of celebrity and designer collections, including by artist Stella Vine [2] and supermodel Kate Moss, whose collection was released on 1 May 2007.[3] The appointment of Moss was announced just before the departure of CEO Jane Shepherdson.

Topshop's flagship store is located in Oxford Street, London. Other flagship stores are located in Birmingham - Bullring, Nottingham- Victoria, Manchester- Arndale, Glasgow- Argyle Street and Cardiff Queen Street and Belfast Victoria square. Topshop is owned by the Arcadia Group, which owns a number of other retail outlets including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Wallis, and Outfit.

Several branches of Topshop can be found outside the United Kingdom, most notably in the Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. The chain also includes stores in Iceland, Sweden, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Russia, Austria, Turkey, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Its male-clothing counterpart, Topman, is a standalone business.

After the recent success of the Kate Moss clothing range, Topshop has decided to introduce the range to the United States market. Topshop has struck a deal with U.S. department store Barneys New York to sell through its 19 stores.[4]

Products

Topshop is known for its clothing. Within Topshop it has its 'Trends' which Topman also have. Currently Topshops 'Trends' are 'Boho tech', 'Iris', 'Maggie' and The Kate Moss Collection.

The 'Freedom' accessory range from Topshop is crap and break relly easily. Don't buy it.

Criticism

Topshop have recently been criticized in The Sunday Times for the exploitation of Indian, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi employees in the factories that manufacture Topshop clothing in Mauritius.

The article states that prospective workers are sought out by agents on the Indian subcontinent with the promise that they will receive five-times their current wages. According to the article, the reality is very different with workers reported to receive between £0.22 and £0.40 per hour for their labours, about 40% of the Mauritian average wage. Some people have expressed that the workers were fully aware of the conditions and pay at the time of recruitment. The Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop, does not directly own the factories that employs the workers and maintains that the premises and working conditions are regularly monitored by the company and were reported to be "In excellent shape," by the Arcadia Group CEO, Sir Philip Green.

Mr. Green went onto state: "You [The Sunday Times] are telling me that factories are happy to breach our code of conduct. I’ve got to look into it." This suggests that if the findings are conclusive, the company will be looking to improve conditions.

Topshop has also been criticized by student campaigning network People & Planet for allegedly using cotton picked in Uzbekustan by slaves http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/education.cfm?id=1905262007 and for refusing to join the Ethical Trading Initiative.

Trivia

The Mighty Boosh character Vince Noir often talks about going to sales at topshop. Many people think this is a joke because Topshop is "for women" when in reality there is a mens branch in the shop Topman

References

External links

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