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Topshop started in England and it’s actually not that expensive here. Everyone I know (including me) shops there and I love it, it’s really well-made (I’ve never had anything bought from there rip or whatever) and the clothes are just really cool. I was in NY for 2 months this summer and couldn’t find anything close. I admit it’s really overpriced in the US but I just wanted to say it’s not like that everywhere.


Topshop IS overpriced in the UK, particularly considering it’s aimed predominantly at the under-25 market; I don’t regard £30-£40 for a skirt as a reasonable price for a garment of middling quality at best. TS used to be far cheaper (until about 10 years ago – showing my age here :oD), but then their prices started creeping up – and when they started their Kate Moss collaboration it pushed them higher still, not just on her range (and don’t get me started on how ridiculous the prices are for THAT stuff) but throughout the whole shop. And with no corresponding increase in quality as far as I can see. I shopped there all the time when I was a penniless student, but now that I’m earning a decent wage I rarely go in except during the sales. It’s not that I can’t afford it, nor is it because I’m outside their target market (I know I am, but I still think their stuff is cute). I just don’t think it’s good value for money any more.


Man, Buffalo Exchange is so great. I got a Balenciaga sweater–tags on–there last month for $40. Thank you, universe (And Buffalo Exchange).


Topshop is kind of aimed at teenagers in the UK. At £35 for a jumper, though, it seems expensive for that market. Some things are good, but I find much of it veers between poorly made and really small (seriously, if you are above a C-cup, don’t queue for the changing rooms.

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