Topshop was my go-to store when I lived in London, as the flagship location was less than two blocks from my flat. They have a great selection, halfway decent prices (though Forever 21 is still much cheaper) and some great styles, even though some of their designs were a bit much for my taste. One point I do have to make - American shoppers should beware and watch your labels - Topshop has a habit of importing cheaper American brands and charging insane amounts of money for them. I made the mistake of plunking down 50GBP (or roughly $100) for a pair of jeans in a rush. When I returned home and pulled the tag off, I noticed they were Wranglers -- I had just paid $100 for a pair of jeans I could buy for $20 at Kmart. Needless to say, I was kicking myself. My room mate also had a similar experience. All-in-all, Topshop features some unique styles for a fairly decent price... but as long as I'm in the U.S., I'll be hitting up Forever 21 instead.
Distractions from homework are inevitable when a computer is nearby, because online shopping is so accessable and a must when stores like Topshop aren't just a quick walk down the street or to the nearest mall. You New Yorkers really do have it all. But whether a subway ride or a shipping charge is standing in your way, go for it because a closet with Topshop clothes, shoes or bags in it is worth it! Whether your style is straight out of the Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Dane's Romeo and Juliet, … more
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Topshop is a chain of clothing stores that operates in more than 20 countries. It is part of the Arcadia Group, which also owns a number of other well-known retail outlets including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and Wallis.
Its primary sales come from a range of products including clothing and fashion accessories, and is mainly known for its women's clothing, with Topman having been created in the late 1970s to cater for male customers. The business has also expanded into the online fashion retail arena.