Last year, Jozi fashionistas were in a frenzy over Zara opening, and I’ve just received a press release stating that Topshop and Topman will be opening in Sandton City this November! Now we really are spoilt for choice and have no need to blow the budget when travelling overseas.
The House of Busby (who are behind stores like Guess and Forever New), together with Edcon, has been granted the exclusive SA franchise rights for the British High Street style champions. Topshop and Topman will be housed in a flagship 950 square metre store in Sandton City, and a second store is planned to open in Gateway, Durban in December 2012. There are plans for future store roll outs including Cape Town and selected Edgars stores.
Significantly, the South African stores will be directly aligned with their UK counterpart in terms of merchandise and trend offering. Customers will be able to purchase from the same collection as available in the brand’s UK stores, with the focus being on season-suitable merchandise.
Here are a couple of looks that you can expect to see in store.
|I’m not sure how I feel about this dude. He needs a haircut.|
Prospects for end of year December shopping just got a whole lot better 🙂