topshop grand opening

I was invited to visit Topshop Canada's new location at our local Chinook mall. I decided to attend, not because there was a giftcard on a string pulling at my teeth, but because I remember very fondly the time I visited Topshop in New York. 

At the time I was 16 and felt like a small town girl who had no business walking into a store like Topshop. It was my first adventure to a place like New York City and I did not know if I was a fish out of water or exactly where I should be. I was young and afraid somebody would turn to me and say "You have to wear better clothes in order to shop here." 

To my young heart's surprise, no scowls or unwelcoming gestures were given. All I could see was glitter and racks upon racks of the most interesting outfit options I've ever seen. I remember how happy I felt to walk through a store that finally understood my desire to dress differently than my friends. I ended up bringing two Topshop dresses home to Canada and they continue to sit like souvenirs in my closet.

To have a Topshop in my own city is a surreal thing! All of the Topshop folks at the grand opening were very welcoming and generous - they provided us with baby cupcakes, a tour of the store and a giftcard. I left with a new explorer hat and frilly pink socks.

Striped Shirt   Value Village || SkirtValue Village || Hat  Topshop || Boots Forever 21 


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  1. Anonymous7.11.13


  2. Maybe Topshop is more exclusive where you are but in the UK, it's a common shop where everyone shops, especially teenagers. It's interesting to hear another account of something I take for granted

  3. oh la la it seems like you had lots fun! ♥

  4. Wow, attend the Topshop opening, you're so lucky, I don't even have a Topshop in my country! I remember visiting a small one in Prague when I was 16 though, I felt exactly like you described above!

    Have a great weekend,
    Mary x

  5. Wow such a beautiful place! It looks like you had a lot of fun! And you look really cute, Amy! ♡ :-)

  6. This looks amazing! I blooming love Topshop!


  7. Your outfit is the cutest! Love the lace up boots and the cute hat

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  9. I love Topshop! Your outfit is so gorgeous - you look really lovely.
    Gorgeous blog - now following!

  10. Love what you wore! Topshop is fantastic and they really do cater for alot of styles. Happy for you that theres one close by ;)

    Hayley xx

  11. I don't have any topshop near me :( you were so pretty, loved the outfit!

  12. TopShop collection is always awesome! love this post!
    would you mind to follow each other? :)

    Kisses from Hong Kong :*

  13. Cool to be there at the opening, looks beautiful!

  14. Anonymous28.11.13

    It looks like you had a great time, all the cupcakes look delicious! Your hat and your glitter eyeliner anre really gorgeous :) xx

  15. Love your glittery eye makeup!! I wish Topshop opens in my country as well...!

  16. Awesome Look
    And Cool Pics
    Love it

    December 3, 2013 at 5:50 AM

  17. I really love your hair, you look very cute !
    maybe you can check out my blog? I've post my first official post :)
    Love Lisa

  18. lovely photos :) you look like you're having so much fun!


  19. Amazing! Hope you managed to pick up one of those A3 books - I got one when I went to the opening in New York and I still use the cutouts from it as posters :) x

  20. Wow, these stuffs are stunning, it can attract a lot of attention.


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