The excitement around the new Topshop and Topman locations inside The Bay downtown has been mounting over the last few weeks. And from what I saw at the media preview and festivities yesterday, the new store (reportedly the largest international Topshop location outside the UK) definitely lives up to the hype. Staffers flown straight from London worked with personnel from The Bay around the clock to put together everything before the October grand opening. The hard work paid off: They transformed an entire floor into a retail space true to Topshop's aesthetic, with neon signs, clusters of impeccably dressed mannequins, and store sections that flow seamlessly into each other. What's more, because this is such a large location, expect a full range of sizes (including petite sizes) for women and an impressive Topman selection.
The store officially opens on Thursday October 18 at 9:30am. (That's today!) Happy shopping, Vancouver! For now, here's a little glimpse of what you can expect to find.