Breaking News: In what may be the best Nordstrom news to date, the unstoppable Pacific Northwest fashion powerhouse today announced their partnership with 48 year-old British brand Topshop, as well as men’s line Topman, with merch dropping in 14 Nordstrom shops (including Southcenter Mall) and online on September 10. This will make Nordstrom the only large retailer to sell a wide range of Topshop stuff, including Nordstrom exclusives, with an expanded selection available online.
Topshop, the only British High Street brand to show at London Fashion Week, is known for their high profile collabs with young talent including Christopher Kane, Hussein Chalayan and Mary Katrantzou, as well as supermodel Kate Moss. While not inexpensive, Topshop sells on-trend styles a la H&M, with nicer fabrics and a ton more cache.
[Pete Nordstrom, President of Merchandising at Nordstrom, Inc., Sir Philip Green from TOPSHOP, and models at the press announcement in New York on July 12, 2012.]