New Topshop and Nordstrom emoji keyboard app launches at iTunes and Google Play App Store

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( Sept. 6, 2016), Topshop and Nordstrom launch a co-branded emoji keyboard app featuring fashion and lifestyle emojis, stickers and GIFs resembling actual Topshop product sold at Nordstrom.

The keyboard will launch with 95 emojis and nine GIFs including a Topshop jacket, floral purse, Topshop Beauty lipsticks, shopping bags, a variety of phrases, faces, drinks and more. On September 18 Topshop UNIQUE’s September 16 Runway-to-Retail collection will show on schedule at London Fashion Week, this same day an update will become available to add seven apparel emojis featuring styles from the catwalk collection. All illustrations were created by Los Angeles-based artist, Natasha Lillipore, and a holiday emoji refresh is also slated for later this year.

Emojis from the Topshop at Nordstrom emoji keyboard app can be used in text messages and emails, as well as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other smartphone messaging platforms. The keyboard is available for iOS and Android and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes and Google Play App Store until February 28, 2017.

ABOUT TOPSHOP
Topshop is a global fashion and beauty destination renowned for delivering great British fashion with flair and innovation. Topshop is the original design collaborator and champion of emerging talent; campaign alumni include Cara Delevingne, Jordan Dunn, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss. A Personal Shopping and Styling service is available in a selection of Topshop’s 420 stores and franchises located in over 40 countries. The brand’s global iconic flagship store on London’s Oxford Street has around 100,000 square feet of retail space and receives over 400,00 weekly visitors. Topshop.com attracts an average of over 4.5 million weekly visits across mobile, tablet and desktop and launches around 400 new products each week. With shipping to 110 countries and dedicated transactional platforms in nine countries – Topshop.com provides consumers, fans and followers with an unparalleled and engaging shopping experience.

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 333 stores in 39 states, including 120 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 205 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Topshop:
Camille Easy
Topshop PR
Camille.easy@topshop.com

Nordstrom:
Chelsey Allodi
Nordstrom PR
Chelsey.allodi@nordstrom.com

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New Topshop and Nordstrom emoji keyboard app launches at iTunes and Google Play App Store
New Topshop and Nordstrom emoji keyboard app launches at iTunes and Google Play App Store

 

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Zalando launches Brand Diaries – a video series featuring Polo Ralph Lauren, TOPSHOP and Levi’s®

BERLIN, 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando launches Brand Diaries: three brands, three ambassadors and three stories. Following in the footsteps of the Share Your Style campaign, where influencers such as Lucky Blue Smith and Caroline de Maigret shared their style insights, Zalando launches Brand Diaries – a video series featuring Polo Ralph Lauren, TOPSHOP and Levi’s®. Europe’s biggest online platform for fashion invited key representatives of these three iconic fashion brands to talk about their style in the context of a different city: New York, London and San Francisco.

To portrait Polo Ralph Lauren, the American heritage brand selected international men’s influencer Adam Gallagher. Exclusively for the Brand Diaries, Adam talks about his career, style evolution as well as the influence New York has on his lifestyle. Working out in Washington Square Park, admiring the Flatiron building or getting a quick coffee at Ralph’s Café are just a few of the things that contribute to Adam’s style. His modern gentleman and dapper looks, in photoshoots taken next to iconic NYC landmarks, accentuate the current Polo Ralph Lauren collection for men.

TOPSHOP Global Design Director, Jacqui Markham, reveals how London and British style  inspires the brand’s collections, what her exciting job entails, whose style she admires and how she’d describe her own personal style. In her closing words Jacqui says: “fashion should not be serious. It is about having fun, just experiment”.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Jonathan Cheung – Senior Vice President Design Levi’s – shares his favourite spots in San Francisco, the world’s denim capital. Straight cut, boot cut or flares – Jonathan explains us what is trending this season and how Northern California is part of the brand´s DNA. The Levi´s® Brand has invented jeans for men over 150 years ago, and also brought the first ever jeans for women to the world 80 years ago.  This Autumn´s Levi’s collection is paying homage to California’s “Lost Coast”, a wild and secluded part of the Northern California area.

Brand Diaries will launch on the 21st October 2015 in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. On zalando.com’s #shareyourstyle hub customers will find a range of inspirational digital and mobile-friendly content.

#shareyourstyle

Notes to Editors

CAMPAIGN CREDITS
BRAND DIARIES
Concept: Zalando
Art direction: Zalando

POLO RALPH LAUREN
Videographer: Cycy Sanders
Photographer: Nick Pierce / GALLA

TOPSHOP
Video/Photographer: Alick Cotterill

LEVI’S
Video/Photographer: Matthew Justus

 

About Zalando
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of over 1,500 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with three centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 135 million visits per month. In the second quarter of 2015, around 57 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in close to 16.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

 

Contact Zalando

Jolanda Smit
Head of Global PR
jolanda.smit@zalando.de
+49 176 12759223

SOURCE: Zalando

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Zalando launches Brand Diaries - a video series featuring Polo Ralph Lauren, TOPSHOP and Levi's®

From left to right: Adam Gallagher (Polo Ralph Lauren), Jacqui Markham (TOPSHOP), Jonathan Cheung (Levi´s®)

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

Topshop Introduces New Jonathan Saunders Collection For 2010

Topshop, the high-street fashion giant, has announced its partnership with the colour and print master Jonathan Saunders is to continue into 2010 with the launch of a new 2010 denim and devore collection, hitting Topshop stores at the end of January.

Geometric shapes and block colours run throughout this five-piece collection. A denim pencil skirt and matching cropped strapless basque are in panelled denim dyed in three different jean colours, ideal to be worn together, but can also be styled to great effect apart. A geometric devore grid design runs down the full length of a black body-conscious full length dress, a sweatshirt and a loose-fitting jersey tee, great for relaxed urban living.

Scottish born print designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA in Printed Textiles, going on to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s in 2002 gaining an MA with distinction in Printed Textiles. Jonathan joined the New Gen scheme for three seasons 2004-2005, sponsored by Topshop, which began their working relationship. Following three seasons showing in New York, Saunders has recently returned to London.

One of Saunders’ trademarks has been his use of traditional silk screening techniques, developing the concept of engineering prints around pattern pieces. Whilst print is still integral to his designs, more recently he has focused on the development of an architectural, clean form, perfectly displayed in his devore jersey pieces for Topshop.

Jonathan commented: “My collection for Topshop this season has been inspired by sportswear and workwear, as well as the bold and graphic shapes of the Memphis movement. It’s perfect for urban city dwellers”.

The new collection is Jonathan’s fourth for Topshop and will be available through selected stores: Oxford Circus, London Selfridges, Liverpool, Manchester Arndale, and online at Topshop.com.

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Topshop Launches Its New Spring Summer Collections

Topshop, the award winning clothing retailer, has announced the launch of its new Spring/Summer collections, combining casual, sassy streetwear, festival trends and sleek military inspired sportswear.

For Spring/Summer 2010 Topshop has embraced four distinct styling trends with its new Parisienne, Meadow, Downtown and Saloon collections.

The Parisienne collection offers flirty, feminine and fun styles featuring stripes, polka dots and pearls combined with flouncy dresses, boucle jackets, embroidered tees and accessories. Blouses, prim tailoring and casual tees also feature in this collection, with spotty tights and oversized bows adding a playful touch.

The Meadow collection invites customers to take a trip to the English countryside with billowing chiffon, bleached denim women’s jeans and delicate florals that conjure up the impression of a summer’s day. Toughened-up with studded waistcoats, lace-up boots and leather accessories, lace, crochet and intricate embroidery in the collection are given a harder edge for spring.

Mixing experimental fabrics, futuristic shapes and sporty detailing, the Downtown collection has a luxurious, yet pared down aesthetic, with a laid-back, urban edge and slinky harems with hidden zips, bodycon pieces in graphic prints and leggings with power mesh inserts.

From women’s blazers to luxe joggers, these sporty, versatile separates offer a bold, bright edge with futuristic prints and fluoro accessories.

Saloon, the final collection in Topshop’s Spring/Summer 2010 range, features a series of cancan ruffles, saloon inspired frills, broderie anglaise and delicate cutwork. When teamed with indigo denim, beaten-up leather and casual canvas, the dusty coloured tulles and sun-faded prints reflect the warm, heady nights of the Wild West. The pretty patchwork and faded Americana prints prevalent in the collection are embellished with accessories boasting fringing and tassels.

A video highlighting the Spring/Summer 2010 Topshop collections can be found on the Topshop website.

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Topshop Launches Charity Christmas Dress Hire Project

Topshop’s Oxford Circus flagship store is exclusively offering the once in a lifetime chance for customers to take a walk through the wardrobes of its fabulous circle of fashion friends. With one-off pieces donated by the crème of the fashion and celebrity world, customers will have the chance to hire their dream designer dress for December’s forthcoming Christmas parties.

Shoppers will be able to browse the selection of garments and try things on for size between 26th November and 6th December, before the hire period which runs 7th – 23rd December. Dresses will be available to hire for one day, and following the dress hire period there will be the opportunity to enter a silent bid and be the life-long owner of their desired dress when it is auctioned. Dress hire costs just £40. Most importantly, all of the hire fees and proceeds f r o m the auction will go to Topshop’s chosen charities Age Concern and Help the Aged.

Celebrities that have kindly donated to the project include Kate Moss, who donated a beautiful beaded Lanvin party dress, and Freida Pinto, who gave a pale yellow Burberry Prorsum dress. Scarlett Johansson’s Nanette Lepore animal print minidress will be available for hire, alongside a full length floral gown by Dolce & Gabbana f r o m Peaches Geldof and a midnight blue evening dress by Australian designer Jayson Brundson f r o m Dita Von Teese. Customers will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to wear one of Nicola Roberts’ of Girls Aloud’s bespoke stage costumes f r o m the band’s recent tour.

Not only will the dresses be the main talking point of the evening, wearers will not risk running into anyone in the same inimitable piece.

Sophie Dahl commented: “I am thrilled to support Help the Aged and Age Concern through Topshop’s Christmas ‘Dress Me Up’ initiative. What a good cause to put a lovely frock on for. The dress I donated is one I love, a proper party dress that deserves an outing.”

Peaches Geldof is also thrilled to be able to support the campaign: “This dress was a gift f r o m my good friends Dolce & Gabbana. It was beautifully made and means a lot to me. I wore it in Cannes and had lots of fun; I hope the next person who hires it does too. I think dress hire for charity is a great idea and Age Concern and Help The Aged are worthwhile causes. I am glad to be able to give something back to the third generation.”

Emma Cook, designer, commented: “Having worked with Topshop for so long, we didn’t think twice about donating our dress. It’s such a great cause, especially at this time of year. The combination of being able to help support Age Concern & Help The Aged and the chance for someone to wear our dress that wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford to, is such a fantastic concept.”

About Topshop
Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on Womens clothing, having won several awards for design reputation and new services, and has a wide range of dresses, shoes, coats, women jackets, jeans and bags.

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Barbara Hulanicki Collection At Topshop

Topshop is renowned for working with style heroes of the past, present and future, and this spring marks its coming together with Barbara Hulanicki. Continuing from where she left off in the 70s, Barbara Hulanicki rejoins the fashion world with a new series of clothes for Topshop.

Barbara Hulanicki

While rich with reminders of Biba in its heyday, the collection is a distinct move away from the pretty designs of the past. Clothes are brought up to date by modern prints and edgier shapes for a new generation of fans, making Hulanicki one of the most influential and inspirational style icons of the 20th century.

Having spent the last 15 years designing furniture and hotels worldwide, Hulanicki has reverted back to her first love of fashion illustration as the starting point for the collection. The enchanting ‘ladybug’ and ‘headscarf girl’ designs appear on delicate chiffons, the bold ‘enlarged animal print’ is splashed over silks and jerseys, and quirky large placement sketches of fashion girls stand out on T-shirts and accessories.

The Hulanicki collection takes on a split personality of Good Girl/Bad Girl dressing.

A playful, floaty silhouette in bright coral, pink and pale turquoise tones characterises the Good Girl. A flirty printed dress with Hulanicki’s trademark elegant puff shoulders is echoed by daringly short skater skirts, culottes and playsuits in chiffons and silks. Billowing smock blouses are grown up, while a bright pink ‘ladybug’ print cropped corset top and coral animal print body are aimed at the younger customer. The dramatic black maxi jumpsuit with tie shoulders is the stand out piece and most reminiscent of the collection’s 1970s origins.

A seductive off-the-shoulder body-con dress in lilac jersey with a teasing print on the bust appeals to the collection’s Bad Girl. Mini dresses are bandeau or halter neck in figure hugging jersey for a laid-back sexy look, and a cropped suede jacket with matching high-waist hot pants in khaki. The large prints used on these clothes are repeated on several simple jersey T-shirts for a more accessible and casual take on the look.

Beachwear finishes off the womens clothing collection with a ‘headscarf lady’ printed retro-shaped bikini set and oversized floppy sun hat in either bright or pale pink, and a large beach bag emblazoned with the ‘silhouette girl’.

On her collaboration with Topshop Barbara said: “Top Shop has always been the first shopping stop when I am in London. They work in the same fast thinking, ‘It won’t be there the next time so make a snap decision’ attitude that we developed in the 60s and 70s.”

Mary Homer, managing director of Topshop added: “It is an honour to be working with one of my own personal fashion heroes. Barbara’s approach to fashion is as bold and inspirational now as it was in the 70s. The team has loved working with her and I know our customers will love this collection”

The new Hulanicki collection will be on sale from the end of April.

About Topshop 
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.

Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on womens fashion, having won several awards for design reputation and new service. Topshop was the first fashion retailer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week in September 2005 and continues to grow its reputation for supporting exciting new talent at London Fashion Week.

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Burton announce VAT price reductions will be passed on to all customers from the 1st December

Following The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling’s decision to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5 per cent to 15 per cent, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has released a statement on behalf of a group of the high street’s most powerful retailers, confirming they will pass the full VAT cut onto their customers.

The change in the VAT rate will mean huge changes for all the shops in the Arcadia group, as all shelving and register prices will need to be updated. However, Burton, Arcadia, Mosaic Fashions, Bhs, Marks & Spencer, New Look and Next all confirmed in the statement they planned to pass the 2.5% VAT cut on to customers on Monday, or soon afterwards.

The group of retailers covers some of the biggest names on the high street, including; Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Burton, Bhs, Oasis, Coast, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Principles, Shoe Studio Group, Jane Norman, New Look and Next fascias.

The statement by Sir Philip said: “Following the recent announcement reducing VAT from 17.5% to 15%, equating to a price reduction of 2.13%, we are pleased to confirm that it is our intention to pass the benefit of this reduction onto our customers.”

The price reduction will be given on standard rated product and will be applied on, or as soon after Monday December 1 as possible.

The statement added that this would, “allow for the complexities of implementing the changes required.”

It is unclear how the price cuts will be implemented, however many retailers are expected to take off the discount at the till point rather than by re-ticketing stock.

For Burton, all mens clothing, mens suits and mens accessories will be adjusted at point of purchase as of 1st December 2008.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in men’s clothing and fashion, having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including mens shirts, jeans, jackets, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear and accessories.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home.

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