Last night saw the official launch for the second installment of Topman General Store. With the original located in Shoreditch the new addition lies in the heart of Covent Garden (Seven Dials). The minimalistic concept store contains an edited selection of key Topman pieces, alongside carefully selected brands spread across two floors. Check out a few photos from the launch event last night...
The great night saw performances from Big Deal and Fiction (DJ) with drinks provided by Sipsmith Gin and Asahi.
Today we're starting a new feature on the blog called Get to Know. We've put together some questions that we think you'd like to know about our staff, that work in store and head office. First up is Terry, Store Manager of our brand new General Store, Covent Garden (Seven Dials).
Name? Job Title?
Terry Donovan, Store Manager of General Store Covent Garden (Seven Dials).
When and how did you get your job?
About 1 month ago, Job Centre..! Sorry, actually the internet.
What's the best part of your job?
The team, they are a group of individuals who bring their own style of fashion, music and lifestyle. We have a great time together as a team - work hard play hard!
What's your typical day consist of?
Everything from serving customers to maintaining product standards, I get stuck in with the team. I wouldn't expect them to do anything that I wouldn't.
How would you describe your own style?
Street sartorial work wear, clean but rough.
What are your top three picks of product you currently have in store?
Pendleton check bag, white pocket square, brown Swear boots oh and the Lou Dalton denim jacket, sorry that's four!
Where's your favourite place to eat in Covent Garden?
I'd have to say Rock & Sole Plaice. Traditional fish and chip shop, I am northern after all!
And finally, if you didn't do this job, what else would you like to be doing?
I am also putting together a festival called Yard Life and DJ at various spots around London.
The Artist Luke Drozd has been making and selling screen-printed posters since around 2005 and has exhibited them internationally in shows around the world. Check out an interview HERE where TOPMAN GENERATION get to know the man himself.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let it slip that the social media juggernaut has plans to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion USD. Having recently expanded to the Android market, Zuckerberg confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding that the deal won’t affect Instagram’s integration with competing social networks.
'We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.'
In its latest attempt to separate a unique retail experience from its competitors, SSENSE developed the world’s first interactive shoppable music video. The Canadian retailer uses an interactive hotspot technology from wireWAX in which the viewer is prompted with a “Shop This Look” link. If selected, the video will pause, and a box will appear with the artist’s outfit laid out in its entirety, presenting each item available for purchase through the brand’s webstore.
In conjunction with this innovative launch, we also get a look at the video premiere of “I Think She Ready” featuring FKi, Iggy Azealea and Diplo. Check it out below...
Entitled 'Jobs' the upcoming biopic about the late, former Apple leader Steve Jobs focuses on the pre-Apple part of his life. Alongside the casting of Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs other important figures from Jobs's past have been selected. Check them out below...
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs (Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO)
Hugh Grant as Tim Cook (CEO)
George Clooney as Bob Iger (Board Member)
Simon Pegg as Jonathan Ive (Senior Vice President)
Marking the 5th anniversary of the Sony World Photography Awards a selection of winners and runners-up will be on display from a range of categories (Professional, Open, Student Focus, Moving Image, 3D and Outstanding Contribution to Photography) in exhibition starting 27th April. Check out a few of our favourites...