See’s, Topshop, Topman opening at the Grove in February

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Two popular chains -- confectioner See’s Candies and British retailer Topshop -- are arriving at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles this month.

Topshop, along with its menswear offshoot Topman, is opening its 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles flagship store at the outdoor mall Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.

The chain’s fourth American store will feature two floors of styles, including colorful jeans, neon vests and a collection exclusive to Los Angeles and handpicked by actress Kate Bosworth.


The opening will be marked with what the company calls a “British street party” along with freebies and live music. The store is often viewed as England’s equivalent of the Los Angeles apparel giant Forever 21.

Topshop, in business since 1964, has 319 stores in Britain and 137 franchises in 37 countries. Its U.S. stores are company-owned.

On Feb. 22, See’s Candies will have its grand opening at the Grove.

The company, which began in 1921 as a shop on Western Avenue, will send vintage delivery vehicles and offer free candy samples and giveaways at the launch event.

See’s now has more than 200 locations across the country.

The chain may run into some competition at the Grove: Sprinkles Cupcakes, a Beverly Hills-based favorite of the sweet toothed set, opened an already-popular counter at the shopping center this fall.


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