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Since the Arcadia Group announced the sale of their beloved Topshop flagship store on Oxford Street, fans have flocked to social media to express their sadness for such an iconic shop.
The 90,000 sq ft store stocked not only its own label, but also 50 partner brands, beauty services, a cafe and a personal shopping section for customers to enjoy, but since Philip Green’s Arcadia Group went into administration back in November, the days of meeting your friends at the big Topshop after work are no more.
We thought we would take a trip down memory lane and look back at Topshop’s most iconic pieces and celebrity collaborations over the years…
First up, it has to be the Joni and Jamie jeans. If you didn’t have a pair of these back in the day, you must have been hiding under a rock. Yes, the jeans faded quite quickly but they flattered pretty much every girl’s body shape and felt amazing to wear.
In 2017, Topshop sold a pair of jeans every 10 seconds and every minute in the Oxford Street flagship store.
Since then, the brand has expanded their jeans range and now sell Jamie and Joni in different styles such as a skinny flare.
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Kate Moss collection
She had 15 collections with the brand starting in 2007 and shoppers went wild for it.
Fans spent hours queuing to get their hands on anything from the Kate Moss range. The iconic edits are still sold everyday on Ebay with fans still desperate to own these must have items.
It’s hard to pick one piece from her many edits but it’s fair to say we all lusted after the yellow one shoulder frock that was a recreation of one of her own.
Chloe Green's shoe collection
Third on our list is Chloe Green, daughter of Sir Philip Green, and her shoe collections.
Branded as CJG which first launched May 2012, as statement as they were, we will never forget the signature jade green sole and the towering heel which each one featured, the shoe line lasted for two seasons and Kate Moss even claimed they were too high for her.
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In 2001 we saw the high street giant launch another line, Topshop Unique, which made history as the first high street label to show at London Fashion Week and confirmed supermodels such as Lily Cole and Cara Delevingne to walk. Similar to the main line, it had a more luxe feel with statement pieces and of course a heftier price tag.
Aside from Topshop Unique, the brand also collaborated with young designers such as Hussein Chilean and Christopher Kane – our favourite piece has to be the Christopher Kane X Topshop black studded dress, it sold out everywhere at the time as shoppers went mad to grab a designer name for a snip of the price.
Kate Middleton's dress
There aren’t many outfits the Duchess of Cambridge doesn’t sell out and In 2013 Kate Middleton sold out a black and white polka number within an hour of wearing it.
The £38 frock looked gorgeous on the Duchess and fit her perfectly at 6 months pregnant. It’s no wonder it flew off the website so quickly!
The 'it' dress
And more recently, the iconic brand dropped a sell out dress style called the Austin back in 2019 and was named the ‘it’ dress of the season. Priced at an affordable £39, they dropped a further six colours and prints in a midi and mini length.
While the store may be up for sale, the website will still remain along with their other 509 global stores and if you still love the brand as much as we do, you can shop the new collection here.
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