Get excited for the British invasion San Diego fashion connoisseurs! TOPSHOP and TOPMAN, the men’s version of the British fashion retailer, will be calling Simon Property Group’s (NYSE: SPG) Fashion Valley home this fall, with its first-in-market joint stores in San Diego.
Known as a major British fashion authority with more than 440 stores in 37 countries, TOPSHOP and TOPMAN are slated to open 17,500-square-foot adjoining stores on the lower level of Fashion Valley, near JCPenney.
“We are beyond thrilled to have TOPSHOP and TOPMAN call Fashion Valley their San Diego home,” said Chris Lane, director of marketing and business development at Fashion Valley. “The addition of this iconic retailer will up the fashion game in San Diego, even further establishing Fashion Valley as the premier retail and lifestyle center in this region.”
The retailer specializes in trend-driven fashion, which includes glamorous pieces for going out, footwear, accessories, an extensive selection of denim and jewelry, and TOPSHOP Make-Up. Founded in 1964, TOPSHOP is a pioneer of design collaboration with young talent and fashion icons.
TOPSHOP and supermodel Kate Moss recently launched their spring/summer 2014 collection, a range of pieces encapsulating the British fashion icon's unique style. Key design categories for this collection include Balearic Dressing, Pyjama Dressing, Cocktail Hour and Tailoring Noir.
San Diego’s TOPSHOP is one of just four new store openings for the retailer in the U.S. by 2015. It’s also slated to open the second largest TOPSHOP and TOPMAN flagship store in the world at 40,000 square feet, on Fifth Avenue in New York this fall.
For more information, please visit http://www.shopfashionvalleymall.com or call 619-688-9113.
About Fashion Valley
Fashion Valley is San Diego's finest collection of more than 200 stores and restaurants in a beautiful outdoor setting. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and JCPenney, Fashion Valley offers over 1.7 million square feet of retail space, making it the largest shopping mall in San Diego and one of the largest in California. Global brands call Fashion Valley their San Diego home, including Burberry, CH Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada and Ted Baker London, among others. With dining options like California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Love Boat Sushi, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, True Food Kitchen and more, combined with an 18-screen AMC Theatres on property, Fashion Valley is truly a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Follow Fashion Valley at www.facebook.com/FashionValleyMall, www.twitter.com/fashionvalleyca or www.instagram.com/fashionvalleyca/.
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit simon.com.
Since it launched in 1964, TOPSHOP has become a major British style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. In 1994, a TOPSHOP flagship store was born, as the brand took over a 90,000 sq. ft. space at London Oxford Circus in the heart of the West End. It remains there today, and is considered the world’s largest fashion store on the high street, attracting over 200,000 shoppers each week. In the USA there are flagship stores in New York and Chicago, and Las Vegas, which opened in March 2012 within Fashion Show Mall.
TOPSHOP is the only high street brand to show on schedule at London Fashion Week, and has recently celebrated eleven years of sponsoring New Gen – supporting young British designers and giving them a platform to show within LFW and promote their collections to the international press.
A pioneer of design collaborations, TOPSHOP is also well know for nurturing of young talent, including Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll and Mary Kantranzou. In addition, the Boutique collection offers reworked future classics in luxurious fabrics with a focus on style rather than seasonal trends. All this sits alongside TOPSHOP’s trend-driven mainline, which includes glamorous going out pieces, footwear, accessories and an extensive selection of denim and jewelry and Topshop Make-Up.
TOPSHOP has 319 stores in the UK, with a further 137 international franchises operating in 37 countries.
TOPMAN has earned its sartorial stripes with an unswerving, energetic approach to producing truly exciting high-street men’s fashion. Driving trends forward while shifting the way men approach shopping, the brand’s attitude to creating brilliant, affordable and authoritative menswear is second to none. Born in 1978, with over 240 stores in Britain; almost every high street in the country boasts its very own slice of TOPMAN. London’s mega Oxford Circus flagship attracts 75,000 customers every week alone. The brand’s transactional website TOPMAN.COM sees over an average of 800,000 visits per week and currently ships to over 100 countries across the globe.
Topman has been supporting young British design talent for many years and currently sponsors both MAN and the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN MEN award as well as showing its stand-alone TOPMAN DESIGN collection during London Collections: Men. MAN – which TOPMAN instigated with Lulu Kennedy of FashionEast in 2005 has been intrinsic in kick-starting London Collections: Men after securing and proving a huge success controversially on-schedule at London Fashion Week. It soon became clear that there was a strong appetite and the talent to back it up for Menswear in London on a bigger scale – cue London Collections: Men now firmly set on global Menswear schedule in January and June each year.