With the recent news that Topshop Australia has entered into voluntary administration (*translation- major company debts), we’ve been worried about our other beloved overseas transplants.
But don’t fret, dear shopaholics! We’ve done some digging to check the current status of our favourite fashion imports.
With 21 stores in Australia (and 4 in Brisbane alone), H&M has successfully continued its fashion domination Down Under. While not busy creating custom red carpet gowns for celebrities (Nicki Minaj at the Met Gala, anyone?), this Swedish retailer has the winning formula for fast fashion.
Zara Australia is hot on the heels of H&M, with an impressive 18 stores opened in Australia since they entered the local market in 2011. This Spanish retailer recently reported double-digit sales growth- these guys aren’t going anywhere!
This Japanese retailer prides themselves on being the opposite of fast fashion- instead choosing to invest time in developing new textile technology. Uniqlo’s billionaire owner (the richest man in Japan) must be pleased with the move to Australia, with 12 stores opening on our shores since 2014.
Brisbane beauty buffs were spoiled last month when the French beauty giant (finally!) opened in Westfield Chermside. With 8 stores now nation-wide, Australian makeup fans no longer have to order their cult products online.
The American retailer has taken a more conservative approach when entering the Australian market, with just 3 stores spread across Brisbane and Sydney. Brisbane shoppers can be a little smug about finally nabbing an overseas retailer before Melbourne does (#score).
Feature Image: H&M Instagram