IT'S OFFICIAL! British retail giant Topshop has landed on Australian shores.
Australia welcomed it's first Topshop flagship store on Chapel Street in Melbourne's fashionable South Yarra on December 8.
Coincidentally, I had planned a girls weekend to Melbourne a week after the opening (perfect timing). So of course, the first thing we did when we arrived in Melbourne was head straight to Chapel Street to suss out the much anticipated high street chain store.
Greeted by an abundance of dazzling, sequin-embellished pieces and loud music, it was no surprise that our arms were rapidly weighed down with hangers accommodating glitter-emblazoned mini dresses, chunky knits, billowing maxi skirts and eclectic tees.
Things that pleasantly surprised me about Topshop Melbourne:
- The stock accurately reflects what's in-store in the UK and online. Although this may bother some people due to seasonal differences, it means we don't have to deal with a disappointing southern hemisphere collection.
- The prices are very similar. This was the biggest surprise as the majority of the time when an international brand comes to Australia, they inflate the prices like crazy.
|Jacket/Acne, Singlet/Bassike, Skirt/Arnsdorf|
I came away with a navy blue and white nautical striped sweater, a pair of black leggings, a black shift dress and a fabulous metallic silver tee (pictured above).
With the Sydney store only forecasted to open in August 2012, I'll undeniably be planning a return trip to Melbourne in the next month or two.