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British retailer Topshop heading to 14 Nordstrom stores

July 12, 2012|By Shan Li
  • The British are coming. Or at least some of their fashions.
The British are coming. Or at least some of their fashions. (Nordstrom )

The post has been corrected. See note below.

The British are coming. Or at least some of their fashions.

Luxury retailer Nordstrom Inc.is partnering with British clothiers Topshop and Topman to sell the brands' apparel online and in 14 of its department stores.

Nordstrom will be the biggest American retailer carrying a wide array of apparel and accessories from the British fast fashion retailer, which already has standalone stores open in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. Topshop is the women's side of the brand, and Topman carries the men's merchandise. 

The Seattle-based Nordstrom will launch Topshop and Topman boutiques in its own select department stores on Sept. 10 with some limited edition items. A fuller selection will be available for sale on Nordstrom's website.

California will have four locations, including South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Valley Fair in San Jose. the Irvine Spectrum and San Francisco Centre (the first two stores will only carry Topshop apparel).

Both Topshop and Topman, whose rivals include fast fashion brands Zara and H&M, have slowly expanded in the U.S. The retailer is slated to open its fourth American store at the Grove shopping center in L.A.'s Fairfax district by the holiday season.

"I believe Topshop and Topman offer the Nordstrom customer something very different and unique with our signature British fashion authority," said Topshop owner Sir Phillip Green in a statement.

For the record, 1:50 p.m. July 12: An earlier version of this post said that three Nordstrom stores in California will carry Topshop merchandise. The number is four, including the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine. 

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