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Today In Crappy Retailers: TopShop Still Won’t Sign The Bangladesh Safety Accord

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topshop will not sign bangladesh accord

Back in April, hundreds of workers died after a building collapse at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh. In the wake of this tragedy, the Bangladesh Safety Accord was created, with the aim of ensuring safety for clothing manufacturer employers. It’s overseen by the United Nation’s International Labor Organization, and signees to the accord agree to regular factory inspections and improved safety measures and standards at factories that produce their garments.

But guess who’s not down to protect the lives of their factory workers? TopShop, that’s who. Since April, more than 80 companies have signed the accord, including H&M, Mango and even Abercrombie & Fitch. (You can check out the full list here.) TopShop agreed to sign in May, but has yet to actually take pen to paper — even after they were urged by the British government to do so in June. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Topshop’s $65 “Mom Jeans”

Do Not Want: Jean Sandal Boots
Yes, they exist, and yes, they're horrifying. Read More »
Do Not Want: Picnic Pants
Now you can eat potato salad off your crotch! Read More »
Hipster Hunger Games
They're happening. Read More »
Do Not Want: Chest Hair Sweater
Complete with glistening nipples! Read More »

Dear Topshop, I’m not sure why anyone would willingly purchase a pair of mom jeans, but I think everyone knows that an authentic pair can be procured at any Kohl’s or Kmart for much, much less than the $65 price you’ve slapped on these acid-washed, tapered, high-waisted monstrosities. Seriously. Make it stop. [Bleach Acid Mom Jeans, $65, Topshop]

Love It Or Leave It: Topshop’s Motel Skirt

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Do Not Want: Chest Hair Sweater
Complete with glistening nipples! Read More »
Must Haves: Rose Print
Everything's coming up rose print! Read More »

I adore graphic prints and vintage photography, so my first inclination is to love this Topshop pencil skirt. I mean, talk about a statement piece! My only hesitation is that I’m not sure about having a “motel” sign plastered across my crotch. What do you guys think? And if you are on team “love it” but aren’t sure how to wear it, I was really impressed with these three funky outfits Catwalk Queen put together. Retro photo skirt plus heart-shaped glasses? Yes, please! [$56, Topshop]

LFW Days 1-3: Temperley London, Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood & More!

New York Fashion Week is just the beginning … after the tents in New York shuttered, the fashion industry quickly hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week, where designers like Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood began showing their spring/summer 2013 collections. Williamson was his usual bright and boho, Westwood put prim models on the walkway with improper green makeup, and Topshop Unique kept things black, white and sheer. Check out those collections and more, after the jump! Keep reading »

Topshop Will Soon Be Available At Nordstroms

Rihanna For Topshop?
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Well, some of them, anyway. Topshops will plant themselves in 14 Nordstrom locations, says the department store giant. There’ll be TopShop and TopMan offerings available, and even limited edition only-available-at-Topshops-inside-Nordstrom items. You can never have enough on-trend floral rompers and ear cuffs, we suppose.

The Nordstrom encampments are only part of Topshop’s plan for U.S. domination. Expect to see 15 to 20 more store locations in the coming year. In the meantime, Nordstrom is stoked on its new tenants — they’re hoping the collaboration will bring more fresh young 15- to 30-year-olds through its doors. [CNBC]

TopShop’s Newest TopMan Collection Ensures Wearers Will Never See A Vagina

Rarely does TopShop do anything egregiously wrong — on the women’s side of its operation, at least. But on the men’s side? Well, there’s a reason why TopMan is lagging far behind its female counterpart in sales and hype. You can see what I mean by taking a look at TopMan’s latest offerings — a smattering of ’80s-inspired jam shorts and football tops styled in the most incomprehensible ways. It’s not simply that the clothes themselves are unfortunate — it’s that TopMan seems to think that its clients want to model themselves after nerdy gradeschoolers. As far as I can tell, that’s not a recipe for success. But go ahead, take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.

Topshop Rips Off Independent Jewelry Designer

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Urban Outfitters Knockoff
This necklace design was ripped off. Read More »
Urban Outfitters Strikes Again
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Forever 21's Stolen Fabric
The chain copied an indie designer's print. Read More »

In yet another example of a big fashion chain “borrowing” ideas from an independent designer, Topshop recently rolled out a set of “punctuation rings” that look a hell of a lot like the awesome swear ring set by jewelry designer and fashion blogger Wendy Brandes. Wendy posted a response on her blog yesterday that addressed the cyclical nature of fashion and Topshop’s choice to manufacture a product so similar to her own. Check out her thoughtful reaction after the jump … Keep reading »

Topshop Unveils New Line Of Designer T-Shirts

In Love: Mary Katrantzou
Photos from the queen of prints' collaboration with Topshop. Read More »
Best Looks: Florence Welch
Florence Welch for Topshop? We hope so! Read More »
Rihanna For Topshop?
Will the singer be collaborating with the retailer too? Read More »

Topshop has been making waves in mass market American fashion since its stateside debut in 2009. The corporation is recognized not only for its middle-price, high-fashion appeal but also its association with Kate Moss and, more recently, It girl print-goddess designer Mary Katrantzou. Next up for the brand will be a special line of designer T-shirts in honor of London Fashion Week and the tenth anniversary of the NEWGEN partnership Topshop shares with the British Fashion Council. Keep reading »

The Perfect Evening Cover-Up

One of the more difficult voids to fill in our closet is the role of “fancy-ish evening cover-up.” Something you can thrown on over a pretty dress or flirty top that isn’t business-like (like a structured blazer) or casual (like a knit cardigan). That’s where the silky shirt-jacket comes in. We saw a number of celebs — like Molly Sims and Rachel Bilson — rocking this style a few months ago, but couldn’t find an affordable version for ourselves … until now. Topshop’s Crepe Unstructured Jacket comes in three colors and would look perfect over a glam dress or a pair of jeans. Your shoulders will be warm without the rest your look suffering.

[$110.00 Topshop]

Ask The Man Panel: Topshop’s Fringed Skirt

This Topshop tasseled maxi skirt takes the fringe trend to, well, the max. With its tie-dye top section, I wouldn’t be surprised to find it in our Coachella style roundup, but that’s about the only situation I can imagine wearing it. We asked the Man Panel what they thought of this uber-bohemian look, and here’s what they had to say… Keep reading »

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