Topshop to open first Los Angeles store at the Grove


British fashion chain Topshop is coming to Los Angeles.

The retailer is slated to open its fourth American store at the Grove shopping center in L.A.’s Fairfax district by the holiday season.

The chain, which makes cheap-chic clothes much like competitors Forever 21 and H&M, will take over a 25,000-square-foot location currently occupied by Banana Republic, which is moving to a smaller space in the outdoor shopping mall.

Rick Caruso, the real estate developer behind local shopping malls such as the Grove and the Americana at Brand, said he had been in talks with Topshop owner Sir Philip Green for the last two years and had campaigned for a Los Angeles location.


“We’ve spent a lot of time literally going around the world identifying great retailers and great restaurateurs,” Caruso said. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Topshop is one of them.”

The goal is to open the store in November in time for the holidays, Caruso said, although any hiccups may push the starting date to February 2013.

Topshop already has stores in New York and Chicago. A Las Vegas store is opening March 8.

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