Go inside Canada’s first ever Topshop (!!!), and peep creative director Kate Phelan’s top 5 picks
The British are coming! Or rather, they’re here. At this very moment, actually, Topshop and Topman are opening the doors to their first Canadian store at Yorkdale Mall. We previewed the shop-in-shop at the Bay yesterday with creative director and former British Vogue fashion director Kate Phelan in tow. As we scurried through the 15,000-square-foot space along with Phelan (lots to see/mentally shop for/freak out over, so little time), we were tickled to see that all the familiar Topshop bases were covered—from the Unique and Boutique collections (Mary Katrantzou, Pamela Love, David Koma, and more collabs coming for the holidays!), to the seizure-inducing shoe wall and makeup. “What you see here is what you’ll see in one of our main stores in [London’s] Oxford Circus,” said Phelan. “Each of the trends is broken up into different stories so that you can pick and choose what you love. Topshop is really about styling yourself and finding your personality and not having to be dictated to.” While we could easily slide a hundred or more items onto our arm for the fitting room (and we did, we really did), Phelan whittled her faves down to a cool five. Buy them now, or we will.