The Bay in downtown Vancouver, at the bustling corner of Georgia and Granville, has been undergoing a small facelift recently. Removing bulky awnings and replacing them with heritage style pieces, a restoration of the facade, and creating a hole on the Georgia and Seymour side to make room for Topshop.
Topshop started out life way back in 1964. Since those humble beginnings in the basement of a department store they’ve grown up and now have over 300 stores in the UK alone. They ship to more than 100 countries and our eclectic British style is known all over the world. The Oxford Circus flagship is a mecca for cool girls, whether they’re holidaying in London or living in the capital, and they’ve spread the love across the pond with flagships in Chicago and New York!
Over the years they’ve built a strong bond with industry insiders and in 2002 they joined forces with NEWGEN, a scheme which allows us to foster new design talent and provide a global platform for the scene’s brightest new stars. They’re also the only high street brand to show on schedule at London Fashion Week, and Topshop Unique has become the style set’s hottest ticket.
This will be the largest Topshop in the world outside of the location in London’s Oxford Circus. This new flagship, nestled in The Bay, will carry both Topshop and Topman brands (for men and women) and have luxury elements like customized shopping experiences for birthdays and special events.
On Thursday, October 18, 2012 the public is invited to the official opening of the 33,000 store in The Bay. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony (with Bonnie Brooks) at 9:30am with a breakfast food truck parked out front and a DJ spinning inside. The store will then be open from 9:30am to 9:00pm offering exclusive deals like an iPad case giveaway when you spend $75 or a hat giveaway with each Topman spend of $75 or more. Everyone receives a opening celebration tote bag with purchase, free treats will be served all day, and you can get a complimentary makeover by Topshop Beauty Queen.
Topshop joins a line of high-end and highly sought-after stores that will be opening in Vancouver over the next year or so including a new anchor department store in Pacific Centre and a Victoria’s Secret that will move in at Robson and Burrard.
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