Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reviews and News: Topshop NYC

As a native New Yorker who is away most of the year for school, I was bummed to not be here for the Topshop grand opening in April. Today, I (FINALLY) had the awesome opportunity to check it out with some old friends.

First-off, I adored the set-up. Everything was so bright and modern. It was aesthetically pleasing to say the least. My favorite part of the store was definitely the Shoe Lounge. The area makes trying on shoes (something I usually hate to do) an enjoyable experience. I was browsing Kate Moss’ line when I saw the Broderie Anglais Sundress. This was probably one of my favorite pieces. I love summer dresses, and the eyelet design of this dress makes it light and sweet.

The Broderie Anglais Sundress is available online for $100.00.

Many shoppers who have gone to Topshop have claimed it to be the “expensive Forever21 or H&M.” As I looked around, I couldn’t help but think I’ve definitely seen this in Forever 21 for about $20 less. The one (major) difference is the customer service. There are an abundance of sales associates waiting to help out, but not in an overly obnoxious way. The store is kept clean and clear. You can easily find and pick out items. I can’t count the number of times I find a cute shirt in Forever 21 only to see it’s not in my size. Then when I ask a sales associate where I can find more, the reply is always, “Sorry, but I have no idea,” but at Forever 21’s prices, I can hardly complain.

When it comes down to it, it all depends on what kind of shopping experience you want to have. Topshop’s quality isn’t amazing, but the store makes up for it in other ways. You can even book an appointment with their Style Advisor if you’re in need of some help. I’ll probably stick to Forever 21 and H&M for now, but I’ll be sure to make some shopping trips to Topshop every now and again.

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