Topshop, the famed British high street store which opened its New York flagship less than two years ago, is expanding to Chicago, according to WWD. Retailer Sir Philip Green is said to be putting down an estimated $10 to $15 million to the launch a Michigan Avenue outpost. Stores in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco aren't too far down the line, says Green. And each will be tailored to the city's consumer. So in Chicago, the selection will be determined by the cold winters, hot summers, and a more conservative clientele. But will Topshop succeed anywhere in the US other than tourist-ridden New York? We're not so sure. Here's why:
More exciting Nordstrom news! Even more exciting if you live in a city that doesn't have a Topshop. The department store has just announced plans to install Topshop departments in 14 of its locations in the U.S. Each one will get a 2,500-square-foot Topshop women’s and 1,500-square-foot Topman.