NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale Nordstrom Inc. is teaming up with British-based Arcadia Group to launch shops under the company's Topshop and Topman brands in 14 of its 231 department store locations.
With this deal, Nordstrom will become the largest U.S. retailer to sell a broad assortment of the brands' fast-fashions in its stores and online. Topshop offers women's clothing, while Topman is the men's wear counterpoint.
The partnership comes at a time when Nordstrom, which has enjoyed strong sales since the recession, is looking for new ways to get shoppers in its store more frequently. Meanwhile, Arcadia aims to raise its profile of its Topshop and Topman in the U.S. among young customers.
The Seattle-based retailer plans to eventually expand the offerings to the rest of the chain..