Quite simply put, cool London girls think Neurotica is absolutely rad. Actually, the blog Not Just A Label sums the line up perfectly:
“The clothes are essentially feminine yet strong and assertive and most importantly highly wearable. The name of the label is indicative of the mood and aesthetic of the line and the fact that [designer] Victoria is a self confessed neurotic… designed with the kind of girl in mind who is a bit dark and weird but unashamedly cute.”
Sound like anyone you know? Thought you might be interested. So, of course, all-up-on-it Topshop buyers were snapping up the pieces last year, which led to this new capsule collection, to debut in the UK on the 21st and here in the States on September 6th. Seeing as how American girls love super soft jersey, cool illustrations and v. hot right now embellishments just as much as our British counterparts do, we’re gonna try to get in line early. Check out more tough-sweet looks after the jump! Keep reading »
Topshop is joining forces with German-born designer Markus Lupfer once again, hot on the heels of the success of his previous eight collections with the retailer. This time around, Lupfer is offering his iconic sweaters in a lightweight fabric, emblazoned with oversized sequin images. There’s a pineapple, parrot, heart, bow, and lips to make pop-art lovers smitten, including the Rolling Stones fan. These sweaters will definitely help transition your wardrobe from summer into fall. And don’t be shy about wearing sequins in the day because sparkling is totally appropriate during the daylight hours now. But looking like Vanna White isn’t, so I’d pair these with simple leggings or skinny or straight leg jeans. The Markus Lupfer sweaters are currently available online for £85 (about $145), but will be in stores Aug. 25. Keep reading »
It’s Halloween in July, apparently. “Horror Girl” is a new, mostly black, mostly lacy collection at Topshop, the U.K. (and now U.S.) clothing store. They’ve got a white vest with “Be Afraid” across the front, a blazer with the words “Vampire Kiss” written in blood-red on the inside lining, and burgundy, five-inch studded platform heels fit for a hooker’s rise from the dead. If only their quasi-goth looks were apropos of the “Twilight: New Moon” release, like at Nordstrom, but the flick’s not out until November. Maybe Topshop’s simply trying to steal customers from Hot Topic? [Topshop Horror Girl Collection] Keep reading »
Swirling, unsubstantiated rumor has it that British mega-brand and recent New York immigrant Topshop–yes, the place to whence our collective wages go–will be setting up shop in Brooklyn next year. While we’re all excited for the Brooklynites who’d no longer have to cross the bridge for Topshop’s particular brand of decently-priced designer
knockoffs inspired pieces, there are a few other places we’d rather see the chain open. Like, in lots of other cities across the nation. And right next door to our offices. Or, you know, in the same building. Who do we talk to about setting that up? [Papier Blog] Keep reading »
Topshop is known for selling clothes that hit all the current trends, but the retailer will take a trip to the past at its flagship store in London this summer by selling vintage clothes and fabrics. Designed by young up-and-comers, the first reworked vintage collection is Sport Nouveau and includes ’70s sports shirts that have been transformed into tennis skirts and old dresses that have been made into jumpsuits. Yum!
The British retailer isn’t the first company to sell old clothes alongside new ones. Urban Outfitters has carried out a similar strategy with its Urban Renewal line since the ’80s, selling both vintage pieces and styles that have been created using vintage fabrics or by reworking items. Where to get the goods, after the jump… Keep reading »
Everyone’s favorite new shopping mecca (well, for us Americans anyhow), Topshop, has released images from its Autumn/Winter ’09 lookbook. So far, we’re loving the collection that’s pulling some brave styling moves (combining animal and flower prints; pairing bra-tops with blazers for an evening look), as well as bold structures and forms (baggy harem-meets-equestrian pants; multicolored fringe dresses). Overall, the line communicates different style adventures–depending on how you wear them–ranging from updated 80s to Euro-chic. In other words, it’s eclectic. And ya know what, we love it!
We also got a look at designer Emma Cook’s Topshop capsule collection, set to hit U.K stores near the end of the month (…and we hope online for us! Please?).
After the jump, check out more looks and please weigh in: Do you adore or is it too crazy cuckoo? Keep reading »
Apparently Topshop, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Forever 21 aren’t doing too badly in the recession, even as their peers are experiencing millions of dollars in losses. A WWD survey of a 100 luxury industry experts came up with those four brands as the most likely to succeed in this economy and, as you can see, there’s quite a disparity in price points. We understand why Topshop and Forever 21 will do well—they’re on trend, fun and dirt cheap—but Chanel and Louis Vuitton need a little further explanation. Why Chanel and LV, not Prada and Dior? What is it about these particular $3,000 bags that makes them relatively recession-proof?
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Topshop’s New York City opening was a popular event, but it wasn’t as popular as the long queue of impatient fashionistas would suggest. Topshop hired nightclub bouncer-esque security to limit the number of people who could enter the store at any given time, making the line grow longer and longer. In fact, sometimes it appeared that no one was in the shop, but people were still kept waiting in line. According to “Page Six,” it was all a publicity stunt. A few of us went to Topshop last Friday, nine days after the store opened on April 2, and we had to wait in line to enter the store. They were only admitting people in groups, and when we entered the shop we saw that it was crowded, not by people but by too many clothing racks filled with overrated, overpriced crap, not includinng Amelia’s sweet blue high-heels. [NY Post via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
With our very own Topshop store (finally!) upon us when the New York City location on April 2, a few tidbits on the UK retailer to beef up your High Street IQ… Keep reading »