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Gah! Ok we couldn't help it, we just freaked out. Topshop is talking about setting up shop in San Francisco. It's a trend it seems—one that we're all in favor of—for fast fashion outlets to move into the City by the Bay. Uniqlo is our latest proud addition, and they're talking about adding a second store.
But for Topshop, SF seems to be part of a large expansion the retail chain has planned across the country, including (gasp!) malls in the midwest. Topshop and Topman are already testing US waters with 14 shop-in-shops at Nordstrom (including SF's). But Topshop owner Sir Philip Green says he will carefully choose the malls they enter: "If you go across America, there will be 15, 20, 25 malls you want to be in, the key ones, and the others you have to be choosy about. [...] We are going to go carefully and cherry-pick locations. We will take our time." Here's hoping SF soon follows in the footsteps of LA, where Topshop is opening a store tomorrow.
· Topshop Steams Ahead on West Coast [WWD]
· Topshop Will Cautiously Go Where Zara, Uniqlo Won't: US Malls[Racked]
· Uniqlo Loves SF: Retailer Sets Sights on Second Store [Racked SF]