*Personal note* Topshop has progressively gone down hill as a brand since it's expansion to the states. I find this to be true with H&M as well. For the sake of penning this review based on my very first experience at a Topshop, I resort to rating it for what it was, not for what it is now. Yes, I have this love hate relationship with this beloved brand!!
While traveling to Dublin, I made it a point to head toward the city center so that I could experience all the shops that are not available in the states (this was before Topshop made it to NY, Vegas and LA circa the first Kate Moss collection.) I was smitten. The exclusiveness was just about enough to burst my little bubble. Also, I felt like the fabric choices and detailing fit the price tag. Imagine a semi tall Asian girl wigging out in Dublin over Topshop everything! I purchased a pair of tights and some smaller things for friends and that was that.
Shopping in store verses online = much different experience. If you're ever in Dublin, I highly suggest you drop by this store just cuz.
Oh Top Shop, how I loath thee, but yet I continue to patronise the place.
It's good for jeans, vests and undies (*blush*). But the last time I was here to get some vests, I was like "WTF, these are almost see through the thread used is so light". Seriously, I was a bit miffed at the price they were charging for them, even with the offer when buying in bulk.
The accessories are over priced too in my opinion, better off going to Dunnes or even Penneys where the stuff is the same quality, but the price tag will be cheaper.
Other clothes bought here I found to be as disposable as Dunnes or Penneys when after a bit of wear and a few washes, they are bent our of shape.
They do ship from their UK website, so the price will be cheaper buying from there and the postage seems to be 4 GBP. So treat this place as a changing room and buy online... I'm sure the staff here love that ;)
Topshop ? I have a jumper from Topshop I bought last year. It is in shape and black a year after ! Awesome. Plus I just found this cute pendant watch I got for nothing, I wear it all the time !
It is maybe a little expensive sometimes when it comes to tee-shirts, with wholes made on purpose. XD
Best. Shop. Ever. If it's good enough for Kate Moss, it's good enough for me!
The premier designer and the high street store have in recent years teamed up to combine the best of both worlds and no where is this more prevalent than within Topshop on St. Stephen's Green.
Topshop has the right idea about marriage with designers, focusing on up-and-coming young, super-hip (often British) designers and labels such as Preen, Jonathan Saunders and Emma Cook, who are at the top of their game and hungry for success.
What I love about Topshop's collections are that whilst you might not know the designer or recognize their signature style before the alliance, you'd need to be deaf, dumb and blind to ignore their influence after the collaboration.
If you do happen to be one of these unfortunates, you also might not have noticed paper shopping bags appearing recently with TOPSHOP blazoned across them, underneath a graphic photo of a crocodile, and you certainly wouldn't recognize them as the iconic image of Christopher Kane's new line of clothes for Topshop. Kane's collection for Topshop is the epitome of cool and sexy high-street fashion this season, and consists of body-con dresses with attitude, complete with eyelets and studs and available in black and pink. His sheer, floaty, feminine dresses decorated with studs, bags emblazoned with studded black leather made complete by a plastic blow-up version of his signature crocodile poking out and delicately vintage-patterned dresses are all sold in abundance within this Topshop and hence demonstrating the varied range available here to the shopper.
I adore Topshop. But I hate Topshop. I promise myself I'll be good. I'll just go in to look and I'm allowed to buy one thing. 30 minutes later I've walked away with two jumpers, a top and trousers that I know I can't afford. The clothes are so nice!
They have affordable jeans in every colour, shape and size. Ditto for t-shirts and vests. They also have a huge variety of every other type of clothes you could imagine. Great for dresses and going-out tops. They have shoes and accessories too. It's a favourites spot for picking up some pumps for me.
They give a discount for student all year around, they have a personal shopping service, it's a huge store and they do speciality tall and petite clothes. It's the complete shopping experience! Just be careful!
There are many Topshop's around Ireland and Dublin, my favourite one would have to be the one off Grafton Street. The outside of it looks old with the stonework, but the inside of it is very modern.
The shop is well laid out and spacious. They always have the latest fashion at very reasonable prices. They have a large accessories part and they always have nice modern jewellery and hair accesories.
Although I would consider it one of the more expensive high street stores, you have to give credit where credit is due. Besides doing exactly what it says on the tin, you can match any top in here to what you're looking for, the store on Stephens Green also houses a concessions department, that let's up and coming designers display and sell their wares. I nearly always just bypass everything else now and go straight up here, there are some really funky, different bits for much cheaper than everything else in store...all in all I heart topshop :)
Top Shop....I heart you! Every time I'm in Ireland I drag the reluctant hubby to Top Shop for some shopping (and drooling over all things amazing). I could literally buy out half the store! Love the jackets, dresses, accessories and tops. Wait....does that basically mean I love it all? 'Tis true. My credit card may not like Top Shop, but all I have to say is....be still my heart.
Sale+ student discount = happiness
Yes yes yes this shop does have lots of cute unusual designer labels and enough shoes to rival the wardrobe of Imelda Marcos but I never really fall in love with anything here. To be honest, I think it's pretty overpriced. True individuals don't need their trends to be decided by Kate Moss..
Topshop is a great shop, ideal for everyone! They sell a wide range of fashionable clothes, in all sizes and price. The shop is very bright and spacious, so you will easily find your way around the shop. Topshop sells a variety of clothing range from kate moss, pauls boutique to the basic pieces required in your wardrobe. The accessories are very nice, however the nicer accessories are very expensive. It's a great shop, prices are about average and you can get a discount if you are a student.
Maybe my favourite shop in Dublin. The store is really big and nicely decorated. There are clothes for everyone here because ther are so many different styles. It's great if your looking for something a bit diffrent (they also have staples like plain tops but I tend to just go to penneys for these). It is the flagship store in Ireland and so is definitely the one you should go to as it has the most stock. My favourite section is upstairs where you can get really cute little vintage dresses. The shoes downstairs are nice too but they're pretty expensive.
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