Myer becomes department store partner in Australia for TOPSHOP TOPMAN

Melbourne, Australia, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Myer CEO and Managing Director Richard Umbers today announced Myer has formed an exclusive partnership with TOPSHOP TOPMAN to become the brand’s department store partner in Australia.

“On the day we unveil our New Myer strategy, I am delighted to announce Myer has entered into an agreement which will bring this iconic British fashion brand to Myer’s customers,” Mr Umbers said.

“Today’s announcement is a powerful validation of Myer’s commitment to delivering inspiring brands and wonderful experiences as we set out to bring the love of shopping to life.”

In forming this partnership, Myer will make a 25% investment in the Australian TOPSHOP TOPMAN franchisee (Austradia Pty Ltd) with its seven existing TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australian stores, and will roll out concessions in more than 20 Myer stores, commencing from November 2015. This investment will enable Myer to share in the success of the future growth of TOPSHOP TOPMAN in Australia

“TOPSHOP TOPMAN is a wanted brand globally and fully aligned with our strategic objective to provide a sharper, more focused offer to our customers. The brand brings to Myer outstanding fashion and cutting-edge design for customers who appreciate up-to-the minute and affordable fashion,” Mr Umbers said.

TOPSHOP and TOPMAN in-store concession spaces will play a key role in giving Myer’s customers a unique shopping experience in Myer stores, similar to that which is already enjoyed by other leading department stores around the world, including Nordstrom and Selfridges.

Hilton Seskin, Chairman of TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australia said, “TOPSHOP and TOPMAN will offer the Myer customer a different experience, delivering fresh new product into store twice a week. TOPSHOP is the only high street fashion brand to show on the official schedule of London Fashion Week, which validates and continually asserts our position as the global fashion authority.

“This is a very exciting time for our company to take this great proposition to Myer’s customers. The Myer partnership brings scale to the business within the Australian market. The international design team from TOPSHOP TOPMAN UK ensures seasonally relevant, constantly updated product that reflects the local market’s demand for global trends direct from the runway.

About Austradia Pty Ltd
Austradia is the exclusive franchisee of TOPSHOP TOPMAN in Australia, founded by successful retailer and Rebel Sport founder, Hilton Seskin. Austradia currently operates seven standalone stores in Australia, three in Melbourne, two in Sydney and one in each of Brisbane and Perth, which have driven 35% per annum growth over the past two years.

About Arcadia Group Limited
Arcadia Group is a leading British retailing company which owns a number of globally recognised fashion brands including TOPSHOP TOPMAN, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Outfit and Wallis and is owned by Sir Philip Green and associates.

Flagstaff Partners and King & Wood Mallesons acted as financial and legal advisers to Myer.

For further information please contact:
Rhys Ryan, Interim General Manager Corporate Affairs and Media, +61 (0) 427 227 719
Mel Ward, Corporate Affairs Manager, +61 (3) 8667 7596 or +61 (0) 438 101 078
Adriana Glass, EVHPR for TOPSHOP TOPMAN, +61 2 9358 0600 or + 61 (0) 404 642 927

Myer introduces Hemingway Design for Royal Doulton

MELBOURNE, Australia, 2015-8-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Working in line with Royal Doulton’s ethos to create design-led ceramics, the new HemingwayDesign collection offers contemporary accessories for decoration, as well as everyday use. Building on Wayne Hemingway’s roots in fashion, the family-run firm works across all design disciplines from housing and interiors, to graphics and product design. This exciting partnership sees the Hemingway family work directly with the talented Royal Doulton designers, bringing together years of experience to create a unique collection of products for the home.

THE DESIGNERS

WAYNE HEMINGWAY
Hemingway Design was founded by Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway in 1981 and focuses on affordable and social design, with a core philosophy of aiming to ‘improve things that matter in life’. Inspired by mid-century design HemingwayDesign is now a multifaceted agency led by two generations of the Hemingway family and a wider team of talented Designers

TILLY HEMINGWAY
Tilly, is the second child of Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway. It was inevitable that, after growing up in such a creative environment, Tilly would develop an eye for design. In her career so far Tilly has worked on a number of exciting projects including the reworking of a ‘tired’ large social housing development, the Museum of 51 exhibition at Royal Festival Hall and product design.

STORE AVAILABILITY

Available in Melbourne City, Sydney City, Chadstone, Perth City, Brisbane City, Pacific Fair, Adelaide City, Parramatta, Chatswood, Northland, Eastland, Southland, Doncaster, Highpoint, Morley, Garden City, Chermside, Indooroopilly, Carindale, Karrinyup, Macquarie, Penrith, Castle Hill, Knox City, Frankston, Cairns, Toowoomba, Brookside, Tea Tree Plaza, Belconnen, Geelong, Fountain Gate, Carousel, Mackay, Robina, Logan, North Lakes, Maroochydore, Townsville, Erina, Charlestown, Canberra City, Eastgarden, Albury.

Not available in: Werribee, Colonnades, Wagga, Dubbo, Orange, Launceston, Bendigo, Ballarat, Top Ryde, Bankstown, Wollongong, Hornsby, Liverpool, Shellharbour, Warringah, Joondalup, Marion, Mt Gravatt, Hobart City, Blacktown, Hurstville, Roselands, Miranda, Bondi.

Media contacts:

Melissa Templeton
National Public Relations Manager
+61 3 8667 6893
+61 (0) 438 101 987

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Myer introduces Hemingway Design for Royal Doulton

Myer introduces Hemingway Design for Royal Doulton

Retail Product Search And Store Locator iPhone app Now Available Through Lasoo

Lasoo.com.au has launched its pre-shopping iPhone app, allowing users of the popular phone to search across catalogues, products, retailers and brands from leading retailers while they’re out and about.

The app brings the full search and browse functionality of the Lasoo.com.au website directly to the iPhone. Using the iPhone’s integrated GPS functionality, users can search across retail products or browse catalogues that are available in whatever area they happen to be. Products appear with a price, description and an expandable image.

What’s more, once the user has found something they want to buy, the Lasoo store locator uses the phone’s GPS to direct them to the nearest shop, complete with a map, contact details and opening hours.

The Lasoo.com.au iPhone app has offers from many of Australia’s leading retailers, including Target, BIG W, Coles, Dick Smith, Myer, Toys R Us, ALDI, Officeworks, Borders, Repco, IKEA and many more.

According to Lasoo.com.au executive director, Paul Marshall: “The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular gadgets used by Australians today, with many people using it to do everything from banking to paying bills, checking the weather and much more.”

“The Lasoo.com.au app will make the iPhone even more indispensable to anyone who downloads it, giving you the ability to find advertised offers at shops near you, no matter where you are.”

Via EPR Network
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