Topshop sets sights on 'pop-up' campaign

Topshop opened its first store in Shenzhen in February last year.

Arcadia, the British clothing retailer owned by Philip Green, plans to embark on an aggressive expansion campaign that could see it opening up to 30 "pop-up" outlets on the mainland.

Monday, 14 October, 2013, 4:31am

Sir Philip Green reveals Topshop's winning formula

Crowds wait for the Queen's Road Central store to open earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

"Can someone turn down the air conditioning in here? It's far too cold for people to shop," says Philip Green to the army of Topshop staff getting ready for the 5pm grand opening more than two weeks ago.

24 Jun 2013 - 11:09am

Store reviews: Topshop & Uniqlo's new flagship

Topshop boss Philip Green, left, and Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei attend the opening ceremony of the first Topshop store in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

After months of speculation and anticipation, Topshop, Britain’s enormously successful “fast fashion” chain, finally made landfall in Hong Kong this week. The opening drew huge press coverage in the UK, from The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph to The Financial Times. Even flamboyant founder and billionaire Sir Philip Green flew into the city just to cut the ribbon.

10 Jun 2013 - 11:51pm

Topshop takes first step into China with new Hong Kong flagship store

Topshop's new flagship store in Central spans 14,000 square feet over two floors. Photo: Bloomberg

Topshop, the popular British high street brand, stakes its claim in Hong Kong's crowded fashion retail market with the opening today of its flagship store in Central.

6 Jun 2013 - 4:15am

Business Digest, December 15, 2012

British fashion brand Topshop to open HK flagship store.

Cathay cleared in UK price-fix probe

15 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Limited edition Katrantzou umbrella for shoppers is a bargain worth singing about in the rain

London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou is not only a fashion critics' favourite, she's also beloved by the brand collaboration set. Goodies from her crossover collections with Topshop and Longchamp have been selling like hot cakes - her Topshop collection was sold out within hours after its online launch in February.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Help! Now that Lane Crawford's gone from Pacific Place, where am I going to find my Topshop fix? I've looked in its other shops, but couldn't find it and the staff didn't know what I was talking about, which is never a good sign. Is it gone again or what?

To the Top, Happy Valley

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The challenges of Ever faster fashion

Fast fashion brands are known for quick responses to shifts in trends and managing product life cycles that are often measured in only weeks.

On the mainland fast fashion is all of the above, plus - the 'fast' in fast fashion means to expand as quickly as possible.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tina Green dazzles with crystal collection

Tina Green may be Britain's wealthiest woman, but that doesn't stop her from working hard. Her latest venture is a collaboration with French crystal maker Lalique, for which she has designed a collection of limited-edition and numbered pieces.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

All things considered

Newcomer to London's fashion scene Mary Katrantzou doesn't even have her website properly up yet. But since her runway debut two years ago, the Athens-born designer has wowed audiences with her graphic prints. At 28 years old, she is headed for stardom and packing a punch.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Luck of the draw

Will Broome is an unapologetically normal bloke. Stocky, bespectacled and built like a rugby prop forward, Broome has an unpretentious air to match his no-nonsense Nottinghamshire accent. In person, the artist couldn't be more different than some of his creations, or indeed, the fashionista circles he now works in.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I just had a baby and heard one of the other new mums talking about these amazing machines from Germany that get rid of fat for you with some sort of vacuum? Please tell me where I can get one so I can drop this baby weight and get back into my old clothes.

Not So Yummy Mummy, Happy Valley

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Virtual gem of a business model

Hong Kong-born model and television star Amber Atherton is relaunching her online jewellery business with a stronger social media focus. 'I am relentless with work. If I didn't need to sleep, I wouldn't. I want to be constantly going,' says the 20-year-old about her online business,

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

New York designer sees potential for a fashionable mainland

Possibly not long from now, we'll see New York-based designer Derek Lam expanding his fashion business further north to the mainland.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

Skin savers

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am