Trendsetters can expand their wardrobes as a global retailer comes to town.

August 22, 2012 by  

It was announced last week that followers of fashion will be able to add to their collections next year, when British retailer Topshop opens a store at the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Within easy reach of Footscray, the store's opening will offer shoppers the chance to buy designs inspired by the catwalk but marketed at high street prices.

The opening of Topshop is part of an expansion of the Highpoint Shopping Centre that begins this year. The store will cover 1600 square metres and offer modern, trendsetting clothes for both men and women. It will be the second Topshop store in Melbourne.

Matthew Faddy , Head of Asset Management at Highpoint’s owners the GTP Group , said he was thrilled to add Topshop to the centre’s stores and that the retailer’s range would strike a chord with Highpoint’s customers.

Catalog printing may be used to help fashion fans get an idea of what is on offer at the store before they head for the changing rooms, with Topshop’s ranges changing each season.

The expansion also includes plans for a 14,000 square metre David Jones store split over two levels – the first in west Melbourne – and 80 other new retailers offering international and local designer fashion, lifestyle, and home wares.

The first stage of the development, which is set to cost around $300 million, is scheduled to open in October and will feature around 20 new retailers and a fresh food market. The new fashion mall that will house Topshop is slated for opening early in 2013.