Topshop & Topman originally began in the UK. If you happen to be familiar with London's Oxford Street, you'll find Topshop & Topman to help you set a stylish scene in an affordable manner. Similar to the likes of Zara, Topshop & Topman set up shop in Australia in Melbourne. Where else than Chapel Street in South Yarra. The second ever Topshop & Topman store in Australia opened in Sydney City in early October 2012. No different to when Zara made an appearance at Westfield Sydney back in December 2010; the crowds arrived in abundance. On this, below are some tips to shop at Topshop & Topman wisely.
Come at a quiet time
1. The early bird...
Most definitely, the early bird catches the worm. Arrive at Topshop & Topman as early as you can. Get plenty of sleep the night before, and it might be a good idea to have a quality coffee in tow prior. Topshop & Topman opens at 9am. The earlier you arrive, the better. More space for you to browse and try on clothes, shoes and accessories at your leisure before the rest of the world wakes up.
2. Timing is everything...
If you can, it is advisable to shop up during the week and in other non-peak periods. When you shop at Topshop & Topman during the week, you will have more space (again) to shop in style.
3. Create a list...
The prices are fairly good. It can be quite easy to buy on impulse, considering that Topshop also sells some stylish nail polish. What do you really need clothes wise? If you just need a pair of funky skinny jeans, then go ahead and buy that pair of jeans. In terms of the latter, Topshop & Topman also sell the funkiest boots to match.
4. Stock selection...
Although many people do prefer to buy their Topshop & Topman clothes in Europe, however, both Sydney and Melbourne do rotate their fashion stock on a fairly regular basis. Head into Topshop & Topman one week, and then a few weeks later it might feel like you're walking into a completely different catwalk so to speak.
5. Keep up to date...
#lovetopshop - need I say more? Twitter followers rejoice.
6. Watch the plastic...
It is easy to impulse buy at Topshop & Topman, especially if you're a fashion and style shopaholic. Keep tabs on those credit cards. Only buy here if you can pay off your purchases straight away, or within the credit card interest free period.
When Topshop & Topman first opened, there was a free bus service that started at Bondi Beach, and finished up at Topshop & Topman in Sydney City, on the corner of George and Market Streets.
Skinny jeans heaven too
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