Topshop to Open L.A. Location
Los Angeles, being anchored by the lucrative film industry, has no deficit of shopping hot spots. In fact, it's abound with neighborhoods solely dedicated to the worlds of commerce. There's the upscale designer flagships that line Rodeo Drive, the ecclectic mix of thrift shops and cult labels that are at the foundation of LaBrea Boulevard, there's the cool corridor of effortlessly chic stores on lower-Melrose, and Beverly Drive's endless array of boutiques where celebrities spend their post-facial/pilates class downtime perusing high-end goods. Los Angeles is also no stranger to a mall, and although it may be the newest of the bunch, the mighty Grove looms large, with its Disneyland-like façades and al fresco joys.
Topshop, the British high-street shopping Mecca has proven its worth in gold in New York City, where even on weekday mornings one must elbow their way through the throngs of hungry consumers, but the mega-emporium has finally decided to look West. Yes, The Grove will serve as home to the West Coast's first ever Topshop location, satisfying the shopping urges of many a lad and lass that can't be fulfilled via ecommerce. The shop's design has yet to be finalized (the image above is but a rendering), and the company noted that a lot of back and forth went into persuading the popular shopping destination to welcome them. With Topshop's unsinkable track record, we have a feeling that once the UK behemoth opens, The Grove's corporate heads will be pleased with the business—not to mention cool caché—that will flock to the new location.