We’ve been on the edges of our seats since last spring, when a rumor surfaced that Topshop would be a tenant in the soon-to-open City Center. And while there’s been almost zero talk since then—save for some more discouraging news—we finally recieved a glimmer of hope. Topshop rep Richard Storer neither confirmed nor denied that a standalone store is headed our way (leading us to believe the idea’s not completely off the table), though he did tell us one sure detail about its future in DC: As part of Topshop’s expansion efforts, we’ll soon be able to get the British brand’s trendy, effortlessly cool duds at what Storer calls a “store-within-a-store” at Nordstrom Pentagon City. While it’s no two-story locale (like New York’s, the closest brick-and-mortar) this is big news for us DC gals who have endured the nearly online-only world that is getting some of the best peplum tanks, chunky knits, and edgy prints out there. The new section will appear in Nordstrom early this fall; we’ll update this post as opening dates and more info become available.
Hope isn’t completely lost for guys, either: Though Topman isn’t following suit directly in the neighborhood, the men’s counterpart will also pop up this season at Nordstrom in Richmond’s Short Pump Town Center.
Could this be a test run for how well DC responds to the brand in our town? Here’s to hoping for more good news in the near future—but for now, we’ll take it.