The new Topshop/Topman opening in the Houston Galleria
Shoes on display at the opening
The women's accessories section at Topshop
A little music to set the mood at the Topshop/Topman opening
Can’t top this! British mega-retailers Topshop and Topman have opened their first joint location — and the first Topshop in Texas— at the Galleria in Houston.The name of a 1960s-era British store was revived in the late 1990s by British billionaire Sir Phillip Green, who turned it into Britain’s largest retailer with a cult following and buzzy collaborations with Brit designers Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, JW Anderson and the face of Topshop, Kate Moss. While the UK houses more than 300 locations, the U.S. became home to its first storefront in New York in 2007. The U.S. now proudly hosts seven boutiques (Chicago, two in New York, Las Vegas, San Diego and Springfield, Virginia).
Houston fans of the franchise now have a Topshop of their own. Located in Galleria II near Kona Grill, the 17,000-square-foot store spans two floors: Topshop for women on the first floor, while floor two is Topman. The brand even stocks its own label, Unique, which shows at London Fashion Week, along with edgy names such as Sister Jane, Carhart, Adidas Original, Nixon, Katherine Hamnett, Illustrated People, Raggedy Priest, Pretty Polly and Project Social T.
The stores officially opened to the public March 26, but we got a #behindthescenes sneak peek last night. Here, some of our favorites from retail’s über-couple: