Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Empire Is In Crisis - Here's The Fashion Verdict On Where It Went Wrong

When I was 14 or so, there was no greater thrill than a trip to Topshop’s Oxford Circus flagship. It was a gleaming fashion palace, filled to the brim with affordable delights.

Life in there felt fantastic and by extension, anything I bought added sparkle (literally sometimes, a standout purchase being a pair of iridescent turquoise heels) to my Home Counties teen wardrobe.

Later, at university, I danced through an all-nighter then made my way to the local Topshop branch to be first in line for its Kate Moss collection.

For anyone who ever shops for anything other than pure practicality (and who of us can truly make such a claim?), it’s this verve which a brand must inspire to keep us interested. That magic which you just really want to be a part of.

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