Thursday, September 8, 2011

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | welcome to chicago topshop & topman

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Since the announcement was made late last year that Topshop/Topman would be make it's appearance in Chicago, so many of my friends and fashion enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting its arrival.  Well dear friends, it's here and yesterday I had the pleasure of shopping the racks and  getting a sneak peek early at the brand new Topshop/Topman store in Chicago before its grand opening today.

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The store reminds me so much of its outpost in SOHO and its size is fairly comparable.  The Chicago location has 3 levels with the ground level welcoming shoppers with women's wear, accessories and make-up.  On this level you'll find tons of great pieces from maxi skirts, leather pants and sequin tops - all the items you would want for a glamorous night out.

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Then the basement has more daily women's wear including petite, maternity and tall sizes, as well as a HUGE shoe section complete with functional flats to stacked loafer heels. 

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Finally rounding out the top floor is Topman and personally that's where I had the most fun sifting through the racks. From oxford button downs in every color to soft tees and tweed sports coats, you would think that in the 3 story building there weren't enough stuff I would want to keep me distracted, but not the case.  I was just that excited about having great menswear options. 

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In a nutshell, this store covers such a great variation of style that there's something for everyone.  I literally spent 2 hours wandering around selecting things to take home and did a once over to make sure I didn't miss racks from my first go around the store.  What I appreciated most though were the items made specifically for the Chicago store. It makes those pieces that much more appealing  (at least to me) knowing there's only a limited amount.  With items ranging from $20 - $200, it's hard to not leave the store with something great for yourself and your significant other (if you're feeling generous). 

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If you're in the Chicago area, definitely check out this great addition to Michigan Avenue.  It's a great compliment to the new stores that have been popping up in the vicinity.  Don't live in the area?  Never fear, those of you that don't have a store nearby can still virtually shop with Topshop and Topman's online stores.  

Click here to see more pics of the new store.

12 comments:

Sandy said...

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!

:D SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

Sam said...

Oh my goodness! So jealous that Chicago has Topshop now! I wish SF had one! Granted that I'm currently in Manila and there's one in every single mall, but I live in SF!!!


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Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

UGH. it looks AWESOME!!!!!! have to get down there asap!

Katie said...

I'd love to go to a Topshop :)

Rebecca said...

I am hoping that I can check out Topshop the next time I'm in Chicago for work, but there probably won't be time. I hope MN gets one eventually.

Fauxshionable said...

Yippeeeeee!!! Those bags look delightful. Can't wait to make my way there.

laura said...

lucky ducky! I can't wait to get up to Chicago and splurge!
♥ laura

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natasha said...

That is great news, hope they expand!

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Jen said...

Fantastic pics of our preview Tabitha :) I see a sweater in your pic that I missed so now I feel like I need to go back soon. Great meeting you!

Courtney Erin said...

I wish one of these would open near me - I did so much shopping there when I was living in London.

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kirstyb said...

that white lace dress is gorge! WANT!

Kara said...

waaa .. look at those colors- gorgeous! Looks like fun, I wish I had a Topshop store here, but at least we can shop online.