From what began in the UK made its way to The Jam Factory at Melbourne's South Yarra, and the great news is that Topshop is making its way to Sydney too. Sydneysiders can take delight and begin to celebrate the news that Topshop will now be opening in the city in October 2012. Topshop was originally planned to open in August 2012, however Topshop will occupy the old Gowings (and then Supre) site on the corner of George and Market Streets.
It will be interesting to see how the retailers across the road at Sydney's opulent Queen Victoria Building will cope come October. The Melbourne store has been quite popular, so it is all just a matter of wait and see, as at the time of writing this.
Sydney's fashionistas will be spoilt for choice. Sydneysiders are one large group of fast becoming expert trend setters. It is a given; Sydney is more fashion conscious than ever before. Come to think of it, not too long ago Sydney was spoilt when nearby Pitt Street Mall finally came to life once more, and what that meant for Sydney fashion initially at the time: Zara, and more Zara. Topshop is similar to Zara in many ways: cheap, chain trendy fashion. The queues to get into Zara back in December 2010 were insane. Furthermore, Sydneysiders were (and still are) spoilt for even more choice in the same opulent style building that is called Westfield Sydney. Think Miu Miu and Christian Louboutin. Furthermore, other international brands such as Burberry and Louis Vuittion opened nearby on George Street heading towards Wynyard recently as well.
Topshop is feeling really comfortable right now. International clothing stores are popular among us chic and cosmopolitan Sydneysiders, so chances are Topshop might (or definitely will) enjoy a roaring trade come October 2012 onwards.
Will Topshop in Sydney take off? Only time will tell.