A plethora of fashion-led styles to bolster the trend quota in young women’s wardrobes
Topshop backs the nude trend with gusto this season and delivers a stunning feminine collection of muted pink and blue clog platforms and hidden platform courts which sit next to edgy fashion collaborations with London Fashion Week designer Louise Goldin in the form of harsh gold-studded courts in nude and black and stunning half plastic, and half wooden-soled wedges by Ashish. Strappy black zip-back flat sandals also stand out.
If Topshop loses points it’s on service. It is clearly committed to its footwear business and while shoes are merchandised in a big space on this flagship store’s ground floor, Topshop could carry this commitment through by upping staff levels. Having said that, the staff that are on the shopfloor are knowledgeable. There is ample seating, and Drapers was lucky enough to grab one of the velvet throne-like chairs.
Topshop offers good, better, best pricing, with hanging gladiator sandals at £25, zip-back flats starting at £45 and the designer collaborations in the Unique, Boutique and Premium areas from £80 to about £150. Most prices on the soles are hardly visible due to the shoes being tried on so much but bendy flat pumps with vamp details are £35 and a great pair of suede over-the-knee platform boots are a steal at £100.